12-08-2016 Hometown Holiday Happenings; Hometown Christmas brings snowfall and people to Watervliet


SITTING ON SANTA’S LAP… The 2016 Watervliet Court of Honor got to visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Watervliet Hometown Christ-mas. Pictured are: (from the left) Mr. Watervliet Brody Rol-and, Second runner-up Brittany Collins, Little Miss Firecracker Caroline Weber, Little Mr. Firecracker Braydon Collins, Santa, Miss Watervliet Karlee Liles, First runner-up to Little Miss Firecracker Lilyahna Col-lins, Mrs. Clause and First run-ner-up to Miss Watervliet and Miss Congeniality to Blossom-time Aliea Chapin. (Photo by Shawn Mead Photo-graphy)

SITTING ON SANTA’S LAP… The 2016 Watervliet Court of Honor got to visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Watervliet Hometown Christmas. Pictured are: (from the left) Mr. Watervliet Brody Roland, Second runner-up Brittany Collins, Little Miss Firecracker Caroline Weber, Little Mr. Firecracker Braydon Collins, Santa, Miss Watervliet Karlee Liles, First runner-up to Little Miss Firecracker Lilyahna Collins, Mrs. Clause and First runner-up to Miss Watervliet and Miss Congeniality to Blossom-time Aliea Chapin. (Photo by Shawn Mead Photo-graphy)


Tri-City Angel Tree still has gift request tags

 What is the Angel Tree? It is a Christmas Tree in the Tri-City Record office at 138 N. Main Street in Watervliet that is loaded with hanging tags. Each of those tags has 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.

Please join in giving a local child a little hope this Christmas, a hand up to a family that is struggling, and showing 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. Do not 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.

Watervliet’s Best Lighted House contest, Dec. 4-17

 This contest is sponsored by the City of Watervliet for those who love going all-out to decorate their house for the Christmas season. It is in coordination with the Home Town Christmas Celebration on December 4.

Residents in both the city and township of Watervliet may enter to win! Simply post a photo of your display on the “Watervliet’s Best Lighted House” event page on Facebook, then send your street address via Facebook messenger to Katie Ann Muth (so they can confirm authenticity – do NOT post your address publicly with your photo.)

Entries can be made anytime between Dec. 4 and 17 but not prior to Dec. 4.