Community calendar 11-29

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December

Pomerene to hold Breakfast with Santa

Pomerene Hospital, along with Kurt C. Garren, MD, and Smith Ambulance, will hold the seventh annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1 from 8-10:30 a.m. at Westfork Community and Senior Center. The morning will include a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, a letter to Santa, temporary tattoo station, holiday treat bag and a Christmas beanbag game.

Cash donations and nonperishable items will be accepted for Holmes County Share-A-Christmas and the Love Center.

To RSVP or for more information, call Connie Weaver at 330-674-1584, Ext. 1764.

Donate to Holmes Humane Society, adopt a kitten on Saturday

The pet food drive at Rodhe's IGA in Millersburg to benefit the Holmes County Humane Society will continue through Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. On site will be kittens that need a good, safe home.

Humane Society representatives will be on hand to give information and membership sign up sheets will be available. Dec. 1 is also aluminum can pick up day.

Donations needed by the humane society are: office supplies, dog and cat food (espeicially Purina) dog and cat treats, litter, storage cupboards, dish and laundry soap, bleach, storage containers, paper towels and toilet paper, copy paper, ink cartridges HP 61, used bath towels to use for surgery, storage barn, coffee pot, mugs, coffee, pop, silverware, fencing, poster board and markers.

Money donations accepted anytime.

Golden Bear Brigade to hold donation drive

The Golden Bear Brigade has been serving the emotional and physical needs of the Southeast Community's enlisted and active duty military personnel and their families since 2011.

On Dec. 1, the Brigade will hold a Holmesville Donation Drive and Pack and Ship event. Boxes will be located around Holmesville until Dec. 1 when the special holiday boxes will be packed from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Holmesville Town Hall.

Lorah to speak at Christian Women's Club

Holmes County Christian Women's Club will return to Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Speaker will be Sugarcreek's author and musician, David Lorah, with a new story and a sing-a-long of Christmas carols. The brunch will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. and cost of $8 is inclusive. For reservations call 330-674-2767 or 330-343-7046, or e-mail reservations to dawdys@embarqmail.com, using CWC in the subject line. Make reservations by Dec. 1. There will be no January meeting. Currently, collections assist the Share-A-Christmas program.

Public meeting to review CHIP program is Dec. 6

To all homeowners: An informational meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Millersburg Village Council Room at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the programs available through CHIP, income eligibility guidelines, as well as a presentation on fair housing. Applications will be available at this meeting. Millersburg Village has been selected as the target area for the 2013 calendar year.

Mobile homes are not eligible for CHIP assistance unless it is taxed as real estate.

To all interested contractors: There will be a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. for contractors interested in participating in the 2013 Holmes County Community Housing Improvement Program.

Applications will be available at this meeting. There will be a question and answer session.

Empty Bowls Chili Supper is Dec. 7

The Southeast Local Schools Art Department is sponsoring an Empty Bowls Chili Supper Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the Waynedale High School cafeteria. The cost is a $5 donation and that includes chili, with tomato soup as a vegetarian option, bread or crackers, drink and dessert. It also includes a handmade bowl. There will be holiday musical entertainment provided by the high school jazz band.

For presale tickets, please contact Ronda Shultzman at Waynedale High School at 330-698-3071. Only a presale ticket guarantees a bowl. All proceeds will be going to help purchase food for needy families in the Southeast district for the holiday season.

Pancake breakfast and Tuba Christmas at WHS

The Wooster High School Music Parent Association invites you to attend its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wooster High School Commons. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-10 when purchased from a music student before the event. Tickets are $6 and $4 when purchased at the door. Children 2 and under are free. Tuba Christmas is at noon and free to attend.

Benefit is planned Dec. 8 for Matt Miller

A benefit dinner and auction is scheduled for Dec. 8 at American Legion Post No. 192 in Millersburg for Matt Miller. Miller has lived his entire life with cystic fibrosis. He will undergo a double lung transplant soon. Proceeds will assist the family with travel and lodging expenses.

Dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. Pork sandwiches, noodles, baked beans, scalloped potatoes and dessert will be available at a cost of $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and younger.

The auction will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. with Auctioneer Roman Miller followed by DJ Cory Manbock from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Auction items and donations would be appreciated. Contact Patty at 330-231-4175 or Cindy at 330-276-0104 for donation information.

Holmes Habitat home dedication is Dec. 9

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on its most recently completed home Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at the home site at 586 Elm St. (facing Wooster Road) in Millersburg. The public is invited. Plenty of parking is available across the street at the Victorian House.

The home was built in partnership with Becky Mike and her two children and leading the building process was Habitat's construction supervisor, Roy Crayton.

"Getting this home completed so close to the holidays has been very special for Becky and her children," said Kristy Bowling, president of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity. "We encourage all of those that helped on this home to join us and see the completion of their efforts."

Habitat works in partnership with people to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to Habitat's partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged. Partner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their homes and the homes of others. The mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. Real estate taxes being paid to Holmes County by partner families are now more than $30,000 per year.

More information about Habitat for Humanity can be found at www.habitatofholmescounty.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-4663. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg 44654.

Farm Bureau Christmas Party is Dec. 15

Holmes County Farm Bureau Board membership Christmas party will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at Life Center (formerly the Grocery Bag), in Millersburg. Meat, beverage and table service will be provided; take a covered dish to share. For more information or to register, contact the Farm Bureau office at 330-263-7456.

Schmid to share holiday music on Dec. 16

Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary will present holiday music with John Schmid on Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Bowman Street and College Avenue.

The auxiliary will hold a silent auction and serve hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the performance at 7 p.m.

Call 330-263-8299 to register. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to help fund the auxiliary's mammogram project.

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