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Christmas activities abound


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— This week we begin the season of Advent. It is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. Attending the school concerts will help with your Christmas spirit. Prairie Elementary Christmas concert will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Prairie Elementary gym. Prairie Junior/Senior High School concert is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Summit Academy’s Nativity play will be on Friday, Dec. 19, at the school.

Get busy and put a float together for Cottonwood’s Lighted Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 14, starting at 4 p.m. at the Catholic Church parking lot. It makes it more fun if there are lots of floats in the parade. Any business or individual can enter one.

Assumption Choir in Ferdinand is sponsoring a baked potato bar following the 5 p.m. Mass at Assumption on Saturday, Dec. 13. All are welcome, no charge, donations will be accepted.

The annual drive for residents of the Cottonwood Shelter Home needs your help. They try to provide gifts for all of the residents. If you can help by donating money or gifts, call Jo Ann McHugh at 962-3846.

We welcome Bishop Peter Christensen to our Diocese. Installation ceremonies will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. John’s Cathedral in Boise. Seating is limited and tickets are needed. After Dec. 8, you may contact Deacon Richard Kulleck at for tickets. Or you can watch the proceedings on the website

The Tree of Life is up in St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood with tags/suggestions of items that could be purchased to help women who need assistance with their baby. Items are given to Pregnancy Care Centers in Grangeville and Lewiston to be distributed to mothers who need them. Give “gifts of thanks” for women in crisis pregnancies who have chosen life. Gifts/baby items do not need to be gift-wrapped, just put them under the tree after you purchase or make them.


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