Hometown Holidays is this Friday night, November 21 starting at 5:00 p.m. and lasting until 8:30 p.m. This annual event is just fun-from the free carriage rides (my daughter’s favorite) to petting the reindeer (my son’s favorite). The Snow Queen and Holly Fairy will be in town to greet guest on Main Street as part of the night’s activities.
This is the first chance for your kids to share their wish lists with Santa at Cass County Bank’s Santaland that night. What a great opportunity to get their pictures taken and visit with Santa without having to drive very far!
Terry Little’s Yuletide Coffeehouse is at the Plattsmouth Public Library this year in the auditorium. There will be a children’s holiday movie being shown and Santa has loaned us some helpers for the gingerbread men Christmas ornaments we will be making! There will be hot cider, hot chocolate, and coffee with delicious treats as well. This is a free event and anytime Terry sings, it’s a party!
There will be a break at 6:15 p.m. to walk up to the Cass County Museum and watch the tree lighting and sing some Christmas Carols. And while you are walking around make sure to bring your spare change to vote for your favorite Christmas tree. The proceeds benefit the SENCA food pantry here in town.
As a mom with younger children, I am so grateful for these Friday night events here in Plattsmouth. It is a great way to spend an evening in the community with our friends and not have to spend a lot of money or have to leave the town for fun. Thank you to everyone who supports and puts on these programs-what a great reflection on this town!
Congratulations to Ruth Wassinger for being chosen Business Woman of the Year for 2008. She is self employed as a financial planner and has owned her own business, Ruth Wassinger & Co, for the last 23 years. She began her career as a marketing/business teacher at Plattsmouth High School. I remember her from those days and she was always smiling and friendly to all the students, even those of us that didn’t take business classes. We wish her continued success in the future!
Operation Christmas application forms can be picked up at the Health and Human Services Department or the SENCA office in the Methodist Church Building on Main Street. The applications need to be returned by Friday, December 5th . Eligible families will be participants in the Toys for Tots program.
The Plattsmouth Conservancy Christmas Home Tour is on Monday, December 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are 5 houses on the tour and include River Hill Cottage, 310 Second Ave, Pollock-Perry House, 724 Main Street, Stadelman Building, 432 Main St, Banker’s House, 414 Ave B, and Morgan-Fricke House, 623 N. 6th St.
These tours are fascinating and a great way to glimpse into Plattsmouth’s past and into times gone by. Tickets are $10 apiece and are available beforehand at River House Café, 402 Main Street or The Gift Nook, 530 Main Street. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the tour. This tour is partially funded by a grant from the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.
The Great American Smokeout is tomorrow, November 20. This event is very personal to me because when I was in college, it was this event that led to my mom quitting smoking. What a great gift she has given a husband, two children and a daughter in law, and four grandchildren! So please consider stopping.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I know next week will be hectic so wanted to make sure my greetings went out beforehand. I wish everyone good travel, good turkey, good company, and a good year ahead!