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Posted on Dec 13, 2018

News briefs, week of Dec. 13, 2018

Food bank to give out ham, turkey
The Quincy Community Food Bank will distribute ham and turkey again this year for Christmas, said Teri Laney, who manages the food bank. The holiday ham and turkey will be given out on Friday, Dec. 21.

Christmas services set at Heritage Park
Celebrate the simplicity of the Christmas season at the Old-Fashioned Christmas. This service, now in its 11th year, provides a beautiful and meaningful service with live string music, singalong carols, readings of “The Night Before Christmas” especially for children, Scripture and story, and the lighting of the tree in the German tradition.
Held in the historic 1904 Pioneer Church, two services are scheduled: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. After the hour service, guests are invited for refreshments, including hot spiced cider.
Doors open at 30 minutes before the hour for seating and live string music. All Strings Considered from Wenatchee will feature hammered dulcimer, violin and guitar.
The event is free, but reservations are required to ensure seating by calling Harriet Weber at 398-1949 or by picking up tickets at Barb’s at Shops on Central or CliftonLarsonAllen, all in Quincy.
The Pioneer Church is at the Heritage site at 415 F St. SW, Quincy, along Highway 28, across from AutoZone.

Bazaar supports dance group
Expressions Dance Studio’s holiday bazaar is planned for Saturday, Dec. 15, at 410 F St. SW, Quincy. Vendor spaces are available. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and helps the performing group pay for competitions.

Lavender culinary event planned
The Lavender Ranch at Crescent Bar, 117 Freese Road, is organizing a unique Culinary Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. Besides the Lavender Ranch’s own products, other vendors that use the Lavender Ranch’s lavender will be present, offering an opportunity to sample food and health products made with lavender. Products from vendors such as McGregor Honey, Whistlepunk Ice Cream, Umpine Creamery, Cake n Bake, Independent Cider and This n That will be available.

Seniors: Serving beef pot roast
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Judy Todd and Nick Todd; Rummikub – Ruth Minor and Glenn Barrow; and bridge – Barb Kennedy and Susan Romano.
Thursday is beef pot roast, roasted potatoes and veggies, green salad, Parker House rolls and lemon bar. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is broccoli cheese and bacon soup, cranberry orange scones and sugar cookie. Tuesday is dollar-size pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and fruit or soup from Monday. Wednesday is turkey bacon ranch sandwich, cranberry walnut slaw and chocolate crinkle cookie. Thursday, Dec. 20, is baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, green salad, French rolls and chocolate sheet cake.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Thursday inside Quincy city limits for an additional $2; call 787-3231.
Weekly activities include Monday – TOPS at 4 p.m.; Tuesday – coffee hour at 10 a.m. and SAIL class at 2 p.m.; Wednesday – bridge at 12:30 p.m., Chat and Stitch at 1 p.m.; Thursday – SAIL class at 2 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by games at 6:30 p.m.
The center is open to all seniors 50 years and older, membership is $20 a year or $200 for lifetime. The office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Library lines up more December activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Dec. 13, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 13, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Dec. 14, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Dec. 17, Minecraft 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Dec. 18, Minecraft Special Event, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; ask Maureen about it.
Dec. 19, Combined Kids Book Club Activity, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dec. 20, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 20, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Dec. 21, Movie Day, kids Christmas movie, 2-4 p.m.
Dec. 22, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Wreaths Across America to honor veterans
Wreaths Across America announced that the Columbia Basin Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol Ephrata, and Quincy Valley Cemetery have joined for a fifth year to participate in the national Wreaths Across America event Dec. 15.
The goal is to raise enough funds to place approximately 300 wreaths on the headstones of all the local veterans laid to rest in the cemetery, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for Quincy Valley Cemetery are invited to visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/22620/Overview/?relatedId=17275. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.