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Children’s Christmas Party set for Dec. 14

Santa Claus will be coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall for the annual Children’s Christmas Party. There will be delicious refreshments and arts and crafts to appeal to the little ones while they wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive. Area children look forward to this event every year and young and old have wonderful time. Once Santa arrives he visits with the children for a while then each child gets to sit on his lap to tell him what they most want for Christmas.

Every child will receive a gift from Santa at this free event. So dress your little ones in their holiday best and don’t forget your camera!

Formed in 1980 by Thurman’s own Evie Russell, the local Christmas Basket Committee provides a warm seasonal remembrance to those 50 or so folks in the community who will spend the holidays alone.

For this outreach, townspeople donate home-cooked foods such as breads, muffins, cookies, candy or fudge. To each basket they add a little fruit and a small gift.

Help is needed and appreciated when it comes time to bake, pack and deliver the baskets in early December.

The Christmas Baskets will be put together on Dec. 7 beginning at 9 a.m. — and the committee still needs donations of baked goods or anything that would go with the theme of Christmas.

Drop off donations of food from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Thurman Town Hall. Those who know of anyone in Thurman that will be alone, or has been ill or hospitalized and would be an appropriate recipient of a gift basket, call Cheryl at 623-9718 as soon as possible. This is will be the 33rd year that the Christmas baskets are to be delivered in Thurman. In 1980, 12 baskets, all handmade, were distributed.

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