Out and About – Week of December 21st

This Friday is Christmas Day. I’m not telling you something you don’t already know, but I’m just reminding you that you only have two more full days to do your gift shopping and if you haven’t mailed your Christmas cards, the chances of them arriving on time are slim to none. The time for procrastinating is over.

Here’s a reminder also that this is the time of the year when you especially want to remember those people who make your lives run smoothly. I’m talking about your mail carrier, the newspaper girl or boy, the refuse removal technician (garbage man), and all those other public service people who do their jobs so that your life might be just a little better. Two groups come to mind automatically: law enforcement personnel and the firefighters/EMTs. These people are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. For some, Christmas Day is just another day on the job. Their only time to get Out and About is when the rest of us are safe and sound and not in harm’s way. The next time you see any of these public service people, thank them for what they do. They will appreciate it.

Firefighters for Santa are still accepting gifts and wrapping paper for their Christmas Eve project. These items may be dropped off at City Hall, Armstrong International, and Century 21 Real Estate. Gifts and food will be delivered by Three Rivers firefighters and volunteers on Christmas Eve, beginning at 3 P.M. With your help, many families will be able to celebrate a very merry Christmas.

May the spirit and joy of this holiday season be shared with each and every one of you. May peace someday exist in every neighborhood, in every country of this world. That would be the best gift of all!


Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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