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Children at First Baptist Church of Ardmore encouraging everyone to participate in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program when First Baptist will be the collection site for the area November 18-25 are, from left, front row, Luka Greene, Miles Whitt, Charlee Bailes, Ruthie Schumacher, Case Hampton; back row, Hadley Strain, Levi Shaw, Carson Faulk, Collins Hampton, Collin Shaw, Dawson Wilbourn and Katie Schumacher.
First Baptist Church Is OCC Drop Off Location
First Baptist Church of Ardmore will be the drop off location this year for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoeboxes. This means that the church will be a collection site for the Ardmore area.
Families, churches, community groups and businesses can drop off their shoebox gifts during the designated times. These small gifts will be sent around the world to hurting children through the Operation Christmas Child program of Samaritan's Purse.
Collection hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, November 18, 20 and 22, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. -7 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; and Monday, November 25, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
"This is an incredible opportunity to reach children who have nothing and bring joy into their lives," said Amanda Shaw, coordinator of the OCC program at First Baptist. "This is also a way to show them the love and free gift of Jesus."
First Baptist Church is located at 26670 Fifth Street in Ardmore, Alabama. For more information, call 256-423-2000. To learn how to pack a shoebox go to www.samaritanspurse.org.
Among the representatives of the Colonel Walter Aston Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVIIC of Huntsville, AL who visited the Ardmore Public Library Saturday, November 2 are, from left Kitty Labay, Member and Alabama Service for Veterans Chairman Maple Hill Chapter Regent; Doris Estes, Member and Colonial Heritage Co-Chairman; and Mary S. Johnston-Member and Honorary President General National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
MXR Homemakers News
Submitted by Angela Farmer
The October meeting of the Madison Crossroads Homemakers was hosted by Dainie Tidwell at Domino's in Meridianville. A bead workshop was given by our guest, Faye Gwin. We had a workshop instead of our program which will be given at a later date.
In a poem called Thanksgiving, Florence Earle Coates wrote, "O Father, more and more
I thank Thee for the unattained,
The good we hunger for!"
Our next meeting to help fulfill our hunger for good is Tuesday, November 19, at the home of Virginia Laux at 1:00 p,m. Please call Nancy Kitchens at 256-828-5344 for more information and directions.
An arrangement crafted by Nancy Kitchens for National Button Day is displayed at the recent Madison Crossroads Homemakers meeting.
Christmas Open House Downtown November 16
Downtown merchants are hosting Christmas Open House Saturday, November 16, in Ardmore. Everyone is invited to come and shop local for all your Christmas needs.
Visit these local stores for some great holiday gift ideas: Thingamabobs, Avenue Treasures, The Rustic Willow, Sunshine Attic Boutique, Lee & Co. Boutique, Creator's Corner and The Painted Fern.
Customers at participating stores will be entered into a drawing for a $200 shopping spree and lots of giveaways. Details are available at participating stores.
Shoppers are encouraged to visit these local stores and shop at home during the upcoming holiday season and throughout the year.
Friends of the Library's Annual Fall Bake Sale
by Verlin Collins
Fall is coming with all of its smells, tastes, and holidays. To help create memorable fall days, the Friends of the Library will assist with items from their Fall Bake Sale, which will include cakes, pies, dressing, pumpkin rolls, fruitcakes and many other items.
All the proceeds benefit The Friends of the Ardmore Public Library, allowing for purchases of new items for the library, including books and all forms of public media. Marty Lathrop, president of The Friends of the Library, says that the group will also accept monetary donations at any level if you are not in need of any baked goods at this particular time.
In addition, you can purchase a $1 chance or six chances for $5 now until noon on the day of the sale for a $150 Christmas swag donated by Jane Buford of Home Wreaths, etc.
The hours of the annual sale are 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, November 16. The library is located at 25836 Main Street, Ardmore, TN, 38499. If you would like more information, you may call the library directly during their normal hours at 931-427-4883.
Sunrise Chapel Will Serve Free Thanksgiving Meal
The congregation of Sunrise Chapel will serve a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, November 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church located at 9444 Elkton Pike, Elkton, TN 38455.
A full course meal will be served to families who need a bit of help during the holiday season. Those who would like to receive a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, should call 931.309.3351 or 931.309.9104 before November 24 and leave a message with your name, address, phone number and the number of meals needed.
The Thanksgiving meal became a reality a few years ago when Tina Green asked preacher Don Baugher if she could put together a Thanksgiving meal for people in the community who may not be as fortunate as others. Through her efforts and the efforts of her church family the first Thanksgiving meal was served to more than 100 people.
The Thanksgiving meal program has continued to serve 200-plus diners each year.
Thursday, November 28, the Thanksgiving meal will be served beginning at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Carry outs and deliveries are available.
Lisa Williams of Avenue Treasures, formerly known as Lil' Munchkins Boutique, invites everyone to stop by and see her new store during their 2nd Anniversary celebration Saturday.
Lil' Munchkins Is Now Avenue Treasures
Changes are happening on Ardmore Avenue and Lisa Williams invites everyone to come by and see her at Avenue Treasures Saturday, November 16, at her shop for a 2nd Anniversary Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The former Lil' Munchkins is now Avenue Treasures located at 30480 Ardmore Avenue downtown. Lisa wants her customers to know that Lil' Munchkins is still located inside the store. Lil' Munchkins has clothing, shoes, baby items and gifts for infants to toddler sizes.
Avenue Treasures is now a shop filled with treasures in addition to the Lil' Munchkins items. Several vendors are featured in the store showcasing furniture and unique one-of-a-kind items to decorate your home.
Saturday marks the 2nd Anniversary of Lisa's store opening in Ardmore. There will be hot chocolate and cookies to celebrate the occasion. Play "Plinko" from The Price Is Right and receive a prize or a discount on Saturday. Customers may also register to win a Thanksgiving basket full of goodies.
Avenue Treasures offers furniture, home d馗or, holiday wreaths, items for your home and also many gift giving options. Stop by Saturday and see Lisa at Avenue Treasures.
Members of Scout Troop 282 who conducted a flag retirement ceremony following the Ardmore Veterans Group Stew Monday, November 11, 2019 at the City of Ardmore annex building are from left, Levi Biggerstaff, Evan Lawrence, Joshua Browning, Levi Howard, Will Biggerstaff, Langdon Lewter, Brigadier General Bill Forrester, USA, Retired; Logan Lohr, DT Luker, Ethan Magnusson, Mason Foss and Jaiden Parker. (YCS photo by Joe Stagner)
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