News Next Door: Dec. 11


The "Delightful, Delicious, December Luncheon" will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at United Methodist Church in Yelm. Cost: $10. Reservations required by calling Linda at 253-341-2301 or Judy at 360-458-0510. There is complimentary child care available. upon request. The event features the Yelm High School Choir and special speaker Joanne Sheehan on "Life Signs-Warning Bumpy Road."


The upcoming Dogwood Garden Club meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the home of Crystal Dorsey. We'll be celebrating the holiday season by collecting food for the local food bank, enjoying a fun gift grab and sharing a potluck lunch.  If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Diane Mettler at 360-832-1745 or Mary Bewley at 360-832-4910.


Eatonville Lions invites all local senior citizens to the annual holiday dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Lions Hall at 123 Rainier Ave. Call Walt Sandor at 360-832-6069 for more information.


The third annual Interfaith Community Christmas Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13612- 224th St. E., Graham. This event will feature an assortment of different faith traditions, with Christmas as a common link between them all. Help minister to the needy in our Graham Community by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate at the door.  All donations going to "Harvest House!"  Please open the attachment for details of time and place.


The toy drive in the sleigh at Center Street Junction is on now through Dec. 17. The antique sleigh will be brimming with toys for kids in Eatonville, from very generous donors. There is also a coat rack outside the Center Street Junction store, froa coat drive to benefit those in need in the community. In addition, Christmas dollars, unwrapped toys and food donations can be dropped off at the Community Center by Dec. 17 as well. Food baskets and toy distribution is set for Dec 16-19. Please call the agency at 360-832-6805 or come in and sign up if you need a Christmas basket.


The Eatonville Family Agency, a nonprofit charitable organization, supports and runs the only backpack program in the Eatonville School District, which feeds around 100 children each weekend for the school year. To participate, volunteer or donate, visit the agency at the Eatonville Community Center at 305 W. Center St., in Eatonville or call 360-832-6805 for information.


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