11-23-2017 Hometown Holiday Happenings;

STUDENTS HONORED… Hartford High School recently inducted 17 new members into their National Honor Society. The inductees were honored at a ceremony on November 8, 2017. New inductees are back row (from the left): Blake Snyder, Riley Traver, AJ Lehnert, Makiah Tripp, Alexis Griffith, Nayeli Roman, Mariela Gutierrez-Quintana, Abigail Garcia, Mikenzie Chambers, Evan Delarosa, Brynn Duffy, Trey Ackerman, Brandon Galvan, Robert Ledesma, Abby Drane, Faith Sumners and Alondra Ponce. Current NHS members include front row (from the left): Olivia Ziemer, Bobby Johnson, Kendall Ziemer, Adam Wheeler, Esmeralda Garcia, Giselle Garcia, Jessica Cortes, Elly Valdes, Alyssa Castillo, Helen Guillaron, and David Dimas.

Hometown Holiday Happenings

Co-ed Snowball Softball Benefit for Haiden Edelberg Dec. 2 at Watervliet’s Hays Park

On Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of Watervliet’s Home Town Christmas celebration, the City of Watervliet is holding a Co-ed Snowball Softball tournament. All proceeds from this event are going to benefit Haiden Edelberg Striking out Leukemia.

The tournament starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 for 10-person teams. Sign-up is taking place Tuesday, Nov. 28 at City Hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Entry fee of $50 per team for ages 5-18.

Age categories are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. Adults can enter for a fee of $100 per team. Make checks payable to Cory Edelberg.

Anyone interested in participating but does not have a team, organizers will assemble one.

Please contact Julie Querfurth at jmouse269@gmail.com or Erica Kinzler at ericadkinzler@gmail.com for more information.

It’s a Home Town Christmas in Watervliet on Dec. 3

Please join us Sunday, December 3, 2017 to celebrate the holiday magic! There are some great events planned.

The celebration begins at 4:00 p.m. with the crowning ceremony for the Snow Prince & Snow Princess. The ceremony takes place this year at the Watervliet Fire Station for contestants in 6th through 8th grades. Voting is taking place now until 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 at B&B Outlet, Arclight Brewery, Cool Tan/ Watervliet Laundry and Watervliet Wesco. Votes are $1 with proceeds going to the Home Town Christmas Celebration. A donation of half the proceeds for this year will be made to Haiden Edelberg Striking out Leukemia.

Events taking place at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St. on December 3 include a chili cook-off from 4-8 p.m. All entries must be set up by 4:00 p.m.; entry forms and information are available at the brewery. The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a parade downtown starting at 5:30 p.m. from the Watervliet Fire Department and ending at Arclight Brewery. Mr. Matt