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2012-12-18 / Columns

Treadwell News

Debbie Tuthill

I heard that the Merrill family had three generations of hunters who each got a deer. Lloyd, Lloyd Jr., and Robert Merrill all were successful this season. Must be in the genes.

Last Tuesday, the Sweet Adelines were in concert at the Treadwell United Methodist Church. The event was sponsored by the Treadwell Community Improvement Club and was attended by more than 35 people plus the singers, themselves. The concert was great with such close harmony on all the songs. It was a treat to hear them. Refreshments were served in the chapel area. Louise Hebbard made a beautiful cake and Nancy Barnes set up the service table. Punch was also served.

Thank you to Louise Hebbard for putting some decorative pine boughs in the planters by the bridge. Thank you to Kathy Dorn for decorating the town sign planter by her place.

Christmas Bags for shut-ins were filled and delivered to more than 80 people during the weekend. Thank you to Nancy Barnes, Barb Menke, Barb Hall, Jan Hall, Irma Hall, Stella Sprague, Rachel Phillips, Jean Swenson, Lucinda Brydon, Louise Hebbard, Deb Tuthill, Donna Briggs, and Katie Tuthill Albright for supplying all the homemade cookies. Thank you to Louise Hebbard for making 36 loaves of bread to go in the bags. Jody DeGraw, Deb Tuthill, Hope Davidson, and Louise Hebbard packed the bags. Thank you to the Treadwell Fire Department and the United Methodist Church for their contributions. Thank you to Neisha Mitchell who organized a group of nine to sing Christmas Carols and deliver some of the in town bags: Angie and Kathy Di Dominicis, Amanda Barnes, Jacob Tuthill, Neisha and Doug Mitchell, Ariah and Justus Mitchell. Thank you to all who helped. A note-if you are over 80 and live around Treadwell and want to receive a Christmas goodie bag, please contact Neisha Mitchell.

Santa came to Butch and Rosie Miner’s Winter Wonderland last Friday night. More than 150 people were in attendance. When we arrived, Santa had a line of more than 50 people waiting to see him. Thank you to Butch and Rosie for all the work they put in to make this a great event. The Treadwell Fire Department was in attendance with the fire truck for transportation and thank you to all who flagged traffic and kept the children from going over the bank to the creek. The cookies were great and the hot chocolate was perfect for the evening.

Christmas Shoeboxes for the Franklin Head Start Children are being put together by the Treadwell Community Club under the direction of Donna Briggs.

Tom and Donna Briggs held their every other year Christmas Open House. Their home was decorated in festive holiday ornaments and Christmas pyramids. The food was delicious as usual with guest bringing in their favorite treats. I was bringing almond butter cookies made with homemade almond flour and dropped them as I sat on the car seat. Oh, well. But the peanut butter fudge was still intact. The Briggs’ Victorian Christmas Tree was gorgeous. The conversation was great. Thanks for all the work getting it together, Tom and Donna.

Now, it’s my turn to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and may we be thankful that we have our loved ones around us as we celebrate the Savior’s birth. It is a season of giving and in my quiet time I read that the blessings of God come from giving ourselves to bless others, not in concern about what we get out of it. In the moments of celebration, remember to give a smile, a gift of yourself, a kind touch, a gift of money, whatever you have to give and you will receive a gift of love in return. Merry Christmas to all!

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