12-07-2017 North Berrien Historical Museum holds successful Holiday Open House; Team Zoe bowling fu

Team Zoe bowling fund-raiser

  On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. a bowling fund-raiser event is being held for Zoe Phillips at Coloma Lanes, 6025 Mountain Road, Coloma. The cost is $10 per person and includes two games and shoe rental.

Zoe is the daughter of Jason Phillips and Augustina Contraras of Hartford. She was originally diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in August 2016. In Sept. 2017, Zoe had her last treatment and in November they were told her cancer had come back.

She has begun radiation and chemo and is awaiting acceptance for a clinical trial. Please help them ease the financial burden as they start medical treatment again. Keep sweet Zoe and her family in your prayers.

For anyone wishing to make a donation to the silent auction or to sponsor a lane for $25, or purchase tickets in advance, please contact Leah Dibble at 269-277-4771 or Sandy Burtchett at 269-207-8501.

North Berrien Historical Museum holds successful Holiday Open House

By Christina Gelder

The North Berrien Historical Museum held their annual holiday open house this past weekend and it was a great success. Museum Executive Director Jack Greve reports that there were over 700 visitors throughout the weekend which is up over 100 from last year.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE… Who knew that making slime could be a fun holiday activity? Add some glitter and put it in a Christmas ornament and you are good to go. Marshall and Brooklyn Smith of Watervliet were having fun at that popular stop during the Kid’s Carnival at last weekend’s North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma. (TCR photo by Christina Geld-er)


The open house boasted many of the annual favorites including gingerbread house making, visits with Santa and Mrs. Clause and lots of gorgeous Christmas trees while also offering new options.

New this year, was a kid’s carnival with games like duck pluck and pin the nose on the snowman. The carnival also had a slime making booth and an opportunity to get your face painted. Greve reports that due to its popularity the carnival will definitely return next year. Live reindeer also very popular, visited for the second year in a row. The Coloma choir gave a great concert on Sunday afternoon to help bring cheer to visitors.

Greve says that the official announcement for the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Chr