12-01-2016 Hometown Holiday Happenings; Thanksgiving Fire


THANKSGIVING FIRE… Sirens and smoke filled the air Thanksgiving morning as units from Hartford, Lawrence, Kee-ler and Watervliet responded to a call at 325 W. Main in down-town Hartford. The call came at 10:35 a.m. for a fire at the site of the Hornbarger Auction. No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation.  (TCR photo by Jon Bisnett)

THANKSGIVING FIRE… Sirens and smoke filled the air Thanksgiving morning as units from Hartford, Lawrence, Keeler and Watervliet responded to a call at 325 W. Main in down-town Hartford. The call came at 10:35 a.m. for a fire at the site of the Hornbarger Auction. No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation. (TCR photo by Jon Bisnett)



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 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to all the readers who donated coats, mittens and boots for the Warm Winter Clothing Drive. It is incredible how this all came together so quickly. Many not only thought about the kids, but also donated coats for adults. The donations will be sorted and put into the hands of people who need them. This far surpassed expectations! We love to see the Tri-City community members working together to help each other out.

Now, it is time to move on to the next project, the Angel Tree. What is the Angel Tree? It is a Christmas Tree in the Tri-City Record office at 138 N. Main Street in Watervliet that will be loaded with hanging tags. Each of those tags will have a gift request written on it for a child in need. We are asking readers to stop by and select a tag or two off of the tree, then go out and buy the item listed on the tag. Return the new item, unwrapped with the tag by Friday, December 16. Tri-City Angel helpers will then wrap the gifts and deliver them to the families prior to Christmas.

The Tree is up and information is being gathered about the Tri-City families that will be adopted. Interested readers should start to see some tags appear on the tree in the next couple of days. The goal is to have all tags on the tree no later than Monday, December 5.

Please join in giving a local child a little hope this Christmas. Please join in giving a hand up to a family that is struggling. Please join in showing that love and kindness do still exist, especially in the Tri-City Area.

A challenge this Christmas season is to take a moment to do something nice for someone else. It can be as small as holding a door for someone while out shopping, smiling at someone passed on the street, or taking cookies to a neighbor. Whatever the case may be spread some kindness. Be surprised at how it will not only make someone else’s day, but will also put a smile on your face too!

Feel free to write in to the Tri-City Record Angel at PO Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or e-mail at record@tricityrecord.com with any ideas, suggestions, talents you would like to share, etc. Make sure to put it to the attention of Tri-City Angel. We look forward to hearing from you.