From over the Hill . . .
Grandma used to say . . . 'Whoa
Nelly' or 'Hold the phone'!!!!!!!!!
the November 22nd post
about sending a Christmas card to a Recovering Soldier . . . a
friend said they thought the cards would not arrive as addressed.
Then Eb reminded me that last year we sent cards and they came
back in the mail.
my 'sleuth friend' Betty,
who has earned the name 'Digger' for digging out pertinent information,
guided me to snopes.com and sure enough:
cards addressed to 'A Recovering American Soldier' or 'Any Wounded
Soldier' sent to Walter Reed Hospital will not reach their intended
originated as a request to further the project by the Interact
Club of Etna High School . . . and it may well serve to remind
young and old alike not to believe all that comes in email
or appears on the internet!
we shall await further instructions.
Red Cross does have a program for sending cards however
they have strict rules and the cards must be postmarked by December
9, 2011 or will be returned to sender.
the focus will be geared toward 'State of Jefferson soldiers',
which would be 'local' for us.
is on recess for Thanksgiving and my Advisor unavailable until
to come on this one.
however, does not give us free license to be at a 'black
Friday sale' at midnight!!!! Enjoy the hours with family
and friends, deepening connections.
thing I do know for sure . . .
Saturday, December 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (just
before and after the Christmas Tree Lighting in Etna),
The Friends of the Etna Library will host an open house and book
signing by local author and artist Catherine McElroy (Queenie
'hot off the press' book,
'it's an absolutely perfect day for . .
.' is a delightful alphabet book for people of all ages.
You can read more about Queenie's work on her website.
have books available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds
will be donated to the Friends of Etna Library.
addition to the book signing, there will be free cider, a bake
sale and unique holiday decorations.
don't forget the children's PAL Christmas
party that evening AND the very special Piano
and Music Concert at the Avery Theatre . . . our Fire
Department's annual Fund-raising event.
Saturday night' on December 3rd!
lots to do locally . . .
you just have to know
where to look!
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