November 26, 2022

Our village is blessed. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, and our town has a lot to be thankful for. For example, as part of an organization, school or church, there are hundreds of volunteers who make a difference every day, week and month. Just because it’s part of their personality. The many events that have occurred and accomplished for others in the past year should be mentioned and appreciated. thank you! Countless hugs to each and every one dedicated to the betterment of others and our town. Truly, our village is blessed! Note: Extra Blessing: The clock next to the Huntington Bank of Washington is stationary and working! Guy Cooper in “Clean Your Clock” is a genius. He can be reached at 810-358-7740. Thanks, Mr. Cooper!

DEPARTURE TO FIREKEEPERS WITH SHIRLEY NOV. 29: Call 586-531-1934 to spend the day in Battle Creek with a friend. The cost is $40 per person and includes luxury bus transportation, snacks, bottled water, and movies on the way home. Firekeepers offer $20 playing cards and $5 food coupons. Departure at 8:00 AM from Lowes Parking Lot, 27990 23 Mile, Chesterfield. Please arrive by 7:45 AM. Arrival time home is around 7:30 PM. good luck!

November 30 NB Police Offer: Fin’s, 51006 Washington in Our Town is the place to go for $20 per person on a menu of macaroni and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, barbecued beef in a bun, and barbecued chicken in a bun. cash bar. Tickets are available at the New Baltimore City Hall or Police Department. Donations to the lottery are welcome by dropping off items at City Hall or Police Station. If you have any questions, please contact Flo Hayman at 586-725-4690 or Darlene Socia at 586-630-7389.

“RAZZBERRY” newspaper issue date December. 2-3: Goodfellows are at crossroads or business entrances to collect donations for witty publications. Funds realized will support their work for families in need, so be generous. Their motto is “There are no children without Christmas”. The Goodfellows in my town started this decades-long effort in the 1940s, right after World War II. The writer will be at the entrance to Huntington Bank with a Razzbery and a giant urn for the collection. Stop by and say hello to her.

DECEMBER 3 YUMMY COOKIE WALK: St. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 51161 Maria will display delicious cookies for guests to choose from. The cost is $9 per pound. Walk around the table and drop your selection into the box. enjoy!

Concerts December’s NBIC 4: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 29920 23 Mile is the venue for the choir’s 2022 concert “An Afternoon of Christmas Music” at 2pm. , Susan McFeely, Andrew Myrold, Timothy Rettberg, Wendy Rettberg, Holly Sacra and Barbara Schuster. From Chesterfield: Barbara Balfour, Bertha Bolton, Mary Chisholm, Selina Felton, Shirley Hawk, Joann McCardell, James Torrento, Rose Torrento, William Wasilina and Sandra Wasilina. At Fair Haven: Anni Adkins and Frank Reno. From New Haven: Patricia Bruen. From Warren: Sandra Berube and Nancy Thomson. From Algonac: accompanist Sandra Fearn. From Clinton Township: Gloria Grunow and Andrea Steacy. From Cottrellville: Paula Bradley. From Casco Township: James Parsons. From Washington Township: Lynn Myrold. See you there!

December 5 Sharing Our Town’s Christmas Tree Lighting: At 7pm Santa will arrive at the intersection of Washington and Alfred and light the tree. There they sing carols with singers. Bring a can of food to your local pantry. This is a tradition that has been going on since the early 1960s. Our town is famous for its decorated and illuminated Christmas trees. Often families take pictures in front of the tree. After the lights are on, welcome Santa Claus and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate at the New Baltimore Civic Club, 36551 Main. It’s Christmas soon and the tree will be the highlight of the entire decoration of Our Town. Many thanks to the city workers who put up the trees.

Holiday Family Painting December. 10: Family groups are recommended at Ira Township Hall at 7085 Meldrum. Jane Weis is the artist to guide the painters. Dues are $15 for 3 or more members. You can pre-register at the hall or put the fee in the box with the yellow brush on the check note in the parking lot. Session times are 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:45 PM. For more information, please contact Cindy at [email protected] or Anna at 586-339-3969.

December 10 Spaghetti dinner at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH: Located at 51161 Maria, service hours are 4pm to 7pm. Enjoy a delicious meal with your friends for a generous donation. Chef Roger Bocano and his staff will provide guests with a truly memorable experience. Additional food and desserts and all “fixins” are provided. Don’t miss out!

Hearty Breakfast December 11: VFW Post 7573, 35011 23 Mile serves meals from 8am to 11am. Order eggs and omelets, scrambled eggs, French toast, homemade gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausages and potatoes. World War II veterans eat free. $2 for children 10 and under. Everyone, eat to your heart’s content! Note: The flea market is open for $10 per table for readers and friends to join. At 9 am the doors open in the hall in front of the market. VFW Post 7573 can be reached at 586-725-7100.

DECEMBER 11 BEACH GLASS CHRISTMAS GIFT CLASS: Classes are held on Sunday from noon to 2pm at Clay Township Hall, 4710 Pointe Tremble Road (M-29). Build a snowman or choose from three items: driftwood decorations, beach light bulbs, necklaces, dangling bracelets, bookmarks, pouring wine glasses, or key chains. Bring beach glasses if you wish. Pre-register for supplies at 810-794-9320 or [email protected]

Jingle Bell Run December 11: Runners, karts, bikes, decorations, costumes and colorful take part. Call the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Department at 586-725-0291 to learn more about this fun and traditional event. Spectators would cheer and applaud the “parade” as it passed. Entry fees are $20 for walkers, $25 for runners, and $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents to be part of SLOW ROLL. Pick up your packages in front of the MacDonald Public Library from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Events start at 3pm across Our Town. Another great tradition we added slow rolls this year. Be part of the crowd and enjoy the “parade”.

DECEMBER 17 “WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA AROUND THE AMERICA” Celebration: Exactly noon at mile 24 St. George’s. Services include VFW Post 7573 Color Guard, ABHS ROTC, and representatives from their respective armed forces at Queen Mary of Creation Cemetery. Its purpose is to honor and recognize those buried in the cemetery grounds there and those in Oakwood Cemetery. Homemade wreaths with red velvet ribbons can be placed on each grave by the family that day. It is a national event that takes place on the exact date and at the exact time. Don’t miss out!

Texas Travel April 11-20, 2023: Donna, 810-966-0017, is waiting for the call from travelers to take a trip to the Lone Star State. The 10-day/9-night tour includes visits to the US Mint (two nights) in Little Rock, Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Branson, Missouri, Fort Worth, Texas, Austin, Texas, and San Antonio. The Pacific War National Museum, Waco and Magnolia Gardens. Prices are $1,489 for 2 people and $2,048 for 1 person. An amazing trip to explore Texas.

Reminder: Bring clean, empty beverage containers to the Champion Health Club, 33090 23 Mile, Chesterfield, on Saturdays from 10:00 am to noon. The New Baltimore Lions Club thanks everyone who contributed to supporting Leader Dogs for the Blind and sending blind children to summer camp.

Grandpa Jones: “I want the cow to be good and the turkey to be plump. Hopefully no lumps form in the potatoes and broth. I hope the yams are delicious and the pies win prizes. I hope your Thanksgiving dinner is off your thighs.”

To report news about your service organization, call Bette Carrothers at 586-725-8051 or email [email protected]

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