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Cottonwood News: PES donates to newborns, families


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Greetings on this snowy morning. The snow arrived yesterday just in time for us to go get Christmas trees. We had a great time playing in the snow with friends and family. Skiers are probably happy with the new snowfall on Cottonwood Butte.

“Christ Comes to the Land of the Scots,” the Story of St. Margaret of Scotland. Summit Academy’s Christmas play will be Friday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. All are welcome. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to perk up your Christmas spirit. The kindergarten class raised money for their costumes by selling campfire starters. They did a great job and made enough money for all the costumes.

Prairie Elementary staff and employees supported St. Mary’s Hospital for a community service project this year. They donated a book and blanket set for each newborn and their families. As teachers and parents they know how important it is to start reading to our children at an early age. Reading is the foundation of a solid education. Good job, everyone!

Prairie Pro-Life Tree of Life. This is the one fund-raiser for the entire year. All baby item gifts go to crisis pregnancy centers in Grangeville and Lewiston. All $$ go towards our pro-life billboards at the south end of Cottonwood. Cash or check donations (made to Prairie Pro-Life) are also accepted. Bring to the Tri-parish office, or mark Tree of Life and place in the collection during Mass. Please be generous.

Prairie Faith Formation Program post: The annual Family Advent Night was well attended. More than 40 families joined us! From all the PFFP students and catechists, we sincerely wish everyone a Christ-centered Advent and Christmas! It is that time of year again when PFFP students will be out and about sharing Christmas joy! Wednesday, Dec 16, will be our annual cookie drive; we plan on delivering more than 150 plates of cookies all around town.

Annual crab feed sponsored by St. Anthony Society will be Sunday, Jan. 16! Get your tickets now! Tickets are available from Connie Schumacher at Cottonwood Credit Union, or Bo Rose at B&A Auto. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., music by The Senders begins at 9 p.m. Tickets for dinner and evening are $30. If you want to come later for music and dancing, tickets are $8.

Hey, all you chess players, here’s a chance to show your stuff! Summit Academy will be holding a chess tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Open to all ages, $5/person fee – prizes galore! From 9–10 a.m., free chess instruction for newcomers. Sign in for the tournament at 10 a.m. Tournament runs until 3 p.m. with a 30 min. break for lunch. Food is available or BYOL. Scholastically rated. Contact Sandy at or 926-4450 or check him out at http://facebook/TheChessGuy.


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