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Cottonwood: Veterans program set for Dec. 1


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— We had a little dusting of snow last week. That was our warning to get those snow tires on and wrap up those fall chores. Time is running out!

A presentation of the veterans program by the 1st -7th grade will be held at Summit on Dec. 1, starting at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome and a free lunch will be provided to all our guests that day. Postcards were sent home with the students, invite friends/neighbors/family.

Parents of college-age students are asked to give addresses to the youth group. The group will send Christmas cards to all Prairie and Summit alumni. E-mail Debbie by Nov. 28,

Would you like to help others for Christmas? Children of the inmates at NICI need your help. You can pick up a family list at the Tri-Parish Office and buy the children gifts. Then mail them to the children on behalf of the dad who is incarcerated. It helps the children at Christmastime and the dad is very appreciative.

Cottonwood Shelter Home would like to have help with gifts at Christmas. There are 17 residents. If you would like to help with this project, call JoAnn McHugh at 962-3846.

Greencreek Altar Society will have their Christmas party at the Greencreek Hall Dec. 4. Happy hour is at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, bread and drinks will be provided by the Altar Society. Bring a $15 wrapped gift if you would like to participate in the gift exchange.

The Haiti mission team is selling poinsettias as a fund-raiser. Each poinsettia is $14 and will be delivered around Dec. 16. Order yours by calling Ruschelle Forsmann at 507-0059 or Debbie Chicane at 553-5837. Orders must be received by Nov. 30.

Mark your calendar for a fun hands-on community science night which is being held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the auxiliary gym at the old Prairie Elementary School. This holiday-themed Chemis-Tree Science night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Many fun science experiments are planned and each student will go home with their own snow globe and other fun goodies. This event will be hosted by the Prairie science department and GEAR UP program. All are welcome. Contact Loretta Poxleitner with questions at or 962-3901. Admission is free.


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