12-14-2017 Hometown Holiday Happenings

LIGHTED FLOAT… Simple elegance reminds parade watch-ers of the “Reason for the Sea-son” with this beautiful entry from the Hartford Federated Church, one of many with lighted Nativity scenes in the Christmas in Hartford parade Saturday Dec. 9. (TCR photo by Jon Bisnett)

Winter Choir Concerts in Coloma Thurs. & Fri.

 Coloma High School choirs will present their annual Winter Choir Concert on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Coloma High School Auditorium.  The concert will feature Chamber Singers, Serenade Women’s Chorus, Men’s Ensemble, Varsity Singers and other specialty acts.

Coloma Junior High School choirs will present their annual Winter Choir Concert on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. also in the Coloma High School Auditorium.  This concert will feature the 6th grade choir, the 7th and 8th grades’ choir, and other specialty acts.

Admission to both concerts is free.

MARINES MAKE CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER… On November 10 marines old and young gathered at T’s Tap in Coloma to celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps. Pictured here from that event are (from the left): Leigh Schultz, T’s Marines; Larry Graefen, Toys for Tots repre-sentative; CPT John Franklin USMC; Richard Kelemen, Commander Coloma American Legion post 362; and Samantha Bailey, T’s Tap representative. Owner, Gene Tidey, a Navy veteran, his wife Kim and the staff sponsor this annual party that has been going on for well over a decade. The evening is filled with food, tradition and fellowship. Money is also raised for the Toys for Tots program. T’s Marines, along with the Coloma American Legion and a generous donation from the South Haven Meijer store were able to raise funds to purchase $500 worth of toys at the Meijer store. The toys will be collected, wrapped and distributed to needy children in the Southwest Michigan area in time for the holidays.

Celebrate Christmas at the Flywheelers Museum in South Haven on Friday

Bundle up the kids, pull on your boots and head out to the Michigan Flywheelers Museum as it celebrates the holiday season the old-fashion way with “Christmas at the Flywheelers.” This free event will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

Lighted outdoor displays throughout the property will greet visitors as they take a ride on a tractor-pulled “Holly Trolley” through Old Towne. There will be several stops along the way where guests can get off and watch the blacksmith at Over The Hill Forge pound iron, go inside the holiday decorated Farm History Building for a game of checkers or visit the log cabin decorated pioneer style.