Emblem Club, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, New Holland firemen and Jefferson Street
Christian Church all make the Close Up
By Mike Fak
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[December 09, 2008]
Emblem Club is sponsoring a
Christmas Dance on December 14th at the Lincoln Elks' Lodge from
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. The dance is open to the public. Come and
enjoy the music of the Kevin Turner Trio. Please bring your favorite
hors d'oeuvres to share.
For more information or tickets, contact Betty Marvel at 732-8691
or Vera Wurth at 735-2416.
local chapter of Habitat for Humanity/Logan County, will
celebrate the 12th House Blessing and Dedication on December 14th at
3:00 p.m. at 1301 Lincoln Avenue – the corner of Lincoln and
Hamilton. It will be at this time when the keys to the house are
officially presented to the new owner, Adam Cheatham.
Steve Allen, Adam's mentor for the Habitat for Humanity program,
will have the honor of handing over the keys to the house to Adam.
Among the guests attending the Dedication will be Adam's supervisor
from Eaton Corporation, Rick Wyatt; David Hoffer, Pastor at St.
Peter's Lutheran Church, Emden; and the Habit for Humanity Board of
Adam has completed and exceeded the minimum required number of
hours of sweat equity and volunteerism as part of the agreement
between Habitat for Humanity and the new homeowner. As a new
homeowner, Adam will be responsible for a 25 year mortgage on the
house and will become a contributing, taxpaying resident of
Adam invites the public to tour his home following the House
Blessing to enjoy the refreshments provided by his friends from
Lincoln College Food Service.
Captain Dean Sanders of the Salvation Army in Lincoln has
set a target of $27,000 for this year's Red Kettle Campaign This is
an increase of $4000 over previous years. The Salvation Army is
experiencing an increased number of families coming in and seeking
assistance with rental and utility costs as well as life-saving
prescription assistance. Their food pantry also has seen an increase
in those needing help with providing food for their families.
A great need still exists for groups, families, and individuals
to contact them at 732-7890 to volunteer to cover kettle sites
between now and December 24. There are especially dates open during
the week days. Shifts can be set up for am or pm time frames and
usually last four or five hours.
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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church - corner of Broadway & Logan
Streets, will have a Christmas Program Sunday, December 14th, at
6:30 p.m. His Majesty's Children will act out the Nativity. The
program will also include musical selections as well. Refreshments
will follow the program.
The New Holland Volunteer Firemen on December 13, 2008 will
host Santa Claus at their fire department. The time is 1-3 pm and
the public is invited.
"A Night in Bethlehem" sponsored by the Jefferson Street
Christian Church, 1700 N Jefferson in Lincoln, will be Sunday,
December 14. Walk with your family through the streets of Bethlehem
on the night that changed the world. Talk with shopkeepers,
shepherds, and even Mary and Joseph as you experience the Nativity
story. Begin your Bethlehem experience at the new Worship Center
entrance. The times are 5-8:00 pm.
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