Community Bulletin: Dec. 10
Help fight hunger at Quincy Market
Quincy Market is inviting people to donate groceries to the Quincy Food Bank through its annual Help Fight the Hunger campaign.
For a $10 donation, customers can purchase a bag of groceries at the store that then will be donated to the food bank. The bag of groceries is filled with $20 worth of food; Quincy Market is matching any $10 donation.
The campaign is running now through the end of December.
Santa Claus also will be visiting Quincy Market from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 19. Customers are invited to bring their children for free photos with Santa. The photos are sponsored by Pepsi and IGA.
Holiday lighting contest returns
Get those holiday lights up before Dec. 13 if you want to participate in the Quincy Valley Lions’ Christmas lighting contest.
Judges will choose the top residential and commerical decorations that catch their eyes. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email your name, address and phone number for judging.
The winner of the residential category will get a gift certificate to a local business. The winner of the commercial category will get a traveling trophy to brag about.
Holly Starr to give free Christmas concert
Quincy’s own Holly Starr is coming home for a free Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Quincy High School Performing Arts Center. A $5 suggested donation is appreciated. The Christian singer and songwriter also will share music from her newest album and fourth studio release, “Everything I Need.”
Get your tickets now for Old-Fashioned Christmas
Perhaps one of the area’s most popular events, the Old-Fashioned Christmas at the historic Pioneer Church, is 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 5 p.m. Dec. 20.
The event includes live music and a tree lighting. It is free; however, attendees must have tickets to ensure seating. Pick up tickets at the Post-Register, CliftonLarsonAllen, Barb’s Place or the chamber. Or call 787-4685 and leave a message.
Holidays to impact city garbage collection
The city of Quincy reminds residents that because Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Fridays, garbage pickups will be on the Saturday following the holidays.