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Posted on Dec 11, 2014

Community Bulletin: Dec. 11

Santa making his way around Quincy, George

Santa Claus is making his rounds around the area.

On Saturday, Santa will be at the Shopko Hometown store to visit with area children. He will be available for photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Parents may take their own pictures of their children with Santa Claus; a photographer will not be on site to take or sell photos.

On Monday, Santa then will make a stop in George. Santa will be at Colonial Market to visit with children from 4 to 8 p.m.

Volunteer needed for county board

EPHRATA – The Grant County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board seeks someone to fill its citizen-at-large position.

The term is for two years, and candidates must be Grant County residents. It is a volunteer position. The LEOFF board considers claims for disability and sickness made by law enforcement officers or firefighters. It typically meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Grant County commissioners hearing room in Ephrata.

Candidates can submit a letter of interest until Dec. 19. Mail the letters to the Grant County Disability Board at P.O. Box 37, Ephrata, WA, 98823.

Seniors: Christmas dinner will be Dec. 18

With the Christmas holidays, the Quincy Senior Center will have a modified activities schedule. Chat & Stitch will not meet on Dec. 24; however, it will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 31.

The office will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2. No meals will be served on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

The menu for Thursday is spaghetti with mushroom meat sauce, broccoli and poke cake. Christmas dinner will be Dec. 18. The meal will include roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy and pear crisp. The $6 all-you-can-eat meal is open to all who wish to attend. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with games following.

Monday bridge winners were John Rylaarsdam, first place, and Dick Bennett, second place. Wednesday bridge winners were Dorothy Hammack, first place, and Bea Weinand, second place. Dominoes winners were Dan Neumann, first place, and Mark Owens, second place. Pinochle winners were Betty Boorman, first place, and Jim Fleming, second place.

Can we see your house from space?

The Quincy Valley Lions Club again will host a residential holiday lighting contest. Homeowners can enter themselves or nominate a neighbor by calling Marilyn at 398-2349.

Judging is Sunday. The winner of the best decorated home will receive a prize.

Businesses can join in the fun. Businesses can compete for a traveling trophy that is currently at the Idle Hour, last year’s winner. Winners will be announced in the newspaper next week.

Firefighters to pick up food donations

Santa and Grant County Fire District No. 3 firefighters will make their way through Quincy neighborhoods on Sunday, picking up donations for the Quincy Food Bank.

People who want to donate can leave their donations on their front porches or steps, or wave down a truck and say hello to Santa.

The fire district also will accept food and other donations at its main station until Dec. 19.

Another way to help the food bank is to purchase a pre-prepared bag of groceries at Quincy Market for $10. Quincy Market then will donate $20 in groceries to the food bank.

Special performance Dec. 18 at library

The Book-It Repertory Theatre will be at the Quincy Public Library Dec. 18.

A program where literature meets theater, the group presents “La Mariposa,” a story about a son of Mexican migrant farmers who is starting first grade at a new school in his new country. The boy longs to be a part of the world around him, but he struggles with an unfamiliar language nad making new friends.

The performance is at 4 p.m. It will be performed in English and Spanish.