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Hometown Holiday Happenings

Tri-City Record Giving Tree, a way to help those in need this Christmas

What is the Giving 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 Wednesday, December 19. 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.

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!

VFW Post 1137 annual Needy Family program

Watervliet VFW Post 1137 located at 8777 Red Arrow Hwy in Watervliet is accepting donations to their annual Needy Family program to assist six families in the Coloma, Hartford and Watervliet area for the Christmas season.

Anyone wishing to make a donation of canned goods, non-perishable food items or a monetary gift please call Corky Openneer at 463-7544 to arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Collections are needed in time for a December 22 delivery. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Berrien RESA’s Blossomland Learning Center to host holiday bazaar Dec. 7

Berrien Regional Education Service Agency’s Blossomland Learning Center is hosting a Holiday Bazaar open to the public on Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will take place at Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue in Berrien Springs.

The Blossomland Learning Center Holiday Bazaar will feature an assortment of items including various crafts, ceramic art, baked goods, ornaments and more!  There will also be several raffle items as well as light lunch options.

Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit BLC students by             providing them with classroom materials, opportunities for social gatherings and community outings.

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