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Cottonwood News: Lighted parade is this Sunday




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Gifts for residents of Cottonwood Shelter Home are needed at Christmas. If you would like to help purchase gifts, call JoAnn McHugh at 208-962-3846.

Prairie Pro-Life Has set up the Tree of Life at St. Mary’s. The tree will be up for the duration of Advent. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers have only specific needs; note the items written on the tags. For questions, contact Kerry Uhlenkott or Julie Arnzen 208-962-3464.

The Prairie High School cheerleaders are raising money for various spirit-related expenses and in the process will help make the Christmas season special for kids with a letter from Santa. To support this, e-mail Emily Cash at CASH@SD242.ORG for an information sheet to complete about your child. Return the sheet and $5 per letter to Emily Cash, cheer coach, at PO Box 540, Cottonwood ID 83522. Letters will be mailed the week of Dec. 10, so forms must be received no later than Dec. 7.

Get your Christmas spirit going by attending any of the following events:

The Lighted Christmas Parade will be Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. Lineup will be at St. Mary’s Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. After the parade there will be free hot dogs, hot cocoa, coffee and cookies at the firehouse. Santa will be there for pictures and to hand out treats. The Cottonwood Saddliers 4-H Club is sponsoring the parade.

The dates have been set for the Prairie winter concerts: Dec. 12 is the Prairie Jr/Sr. High School Band concert at 6:30 p.m. at the high school gym. Dec. 19 the Prairie Elementary School concert is at I p.m. in the gym.

The Nativity Play is coming up at Summit Academy on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., in the gymnasium. It will be based on “A Christmas Carol,” the story of Scrooge. Mrs. Gina Lustig has done an adaptation of that story. All the students in the school will have parts to play. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The Idaho County Orchestra will perform a Christmas concert, “A Prairie Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Gertrude’s Monastery from 2 to 3 p.m. The concert is free and will feature Carletta Allen- violin; Alli Kohrman- violin; Lana Claussen- violin; Joan Haaland- flute; Bruce Graham- guitar; Lori Graham- viola; Sister Karen Martin-clarinet; and Dave Johnson- cello. Cookies to follow.


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