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Members of the River M Sams, a West Tennessee chapter of the Good Sam Club for RVer’s, met on Dec. 8 for their Christmas party at the Naval Support Activity Conference Center in Millington. Carrying on the Good Sam Club tradition of being “Good Samaritans” and helping others, members came bearing gifts of stuffed animals for the Millington Police Department. The stuffed animals will be given to children who are victims of domestic violence. A stuffed animal will often help bring comfort or even a smile to a very frightened and distressed child, who is caught up in a terrible situation. Officer Terry Reed, Bravo Shift, from the Millington Police Department was on hand to accept the gifts.CAL officer accepts gifts 12-20

Month of December

The Kiwanis Club of Millington’s annual Christmas Tree sales began on Nov. 23.   Sales location is the Millington Farmers Market. Kiwanis members are present from 4-8 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Sales will continue until all trees are sold. All proceeds go back into the community for various service projects.  Projects include scholarship for a MCHS graduating senior, support for the annual Christmas Basket program, the Millington Crisis Center, Boy Scouts, Ronald McDonald House, Hope House- just to name a few. Kiwanis International includes more than 8,000 clubs with nearly 400,000 members in more than 85 nations.

This past year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community-service projects.

 

Tipton County American Legion Post 67 is sponsoring “Operation Christmas Care Packages”. Needed – names and addresses of Armed Forces members serving overseas; items for 130 packages (Christmas cards, hygiene products, small canned items); or money to mail packages ($14 per package). Contact Chaplain Brian Styer at 828-9385 or bjstyer@aol.com for more information.

 

The Dream Third Annual Shoe and Sock Giveaway will take place Dec. 22 at the Millington Payless ShoeSource from 9 a.m. to noon. The store will open a hour early to meet the demand. This event was made possible by a worldwide grant given to Dream Ministries. More than $1.4 million of free shoes are given to children in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Latin America. Local business OpenMarket Place has donated socks and some adult shoes targeted to the elderly in need. For those interested in receiving a new pair of shoes for their child, contact Dream Ministries at the attention of Irene Beach at 4641 Shelby Road in Millington or call 487-7747 or 873-2660.

 

Throughout December – Send your favorite holiday recipes, and Millington Arts and Recreation will post them to its Facebook page during the holiday season. Be sure to include your name, category of dish (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, drink, etc), the recipe (broken down into ingredients and steps), and a low-resolution photo of the dish if you happen to have one. E-mail all recipes to samantha.mccracken@yahoo.com.

 

Dec. 20

Christmas Stories with Mrs. Claus (Sponsored by Millington Arts and Recreation, Millington Telephone, and Millington Public Library):  Mrs. Claus and her elves are taking time out of their busy schedule to read some of their favorite Christmas stories to children of all ages! Tell Santa your Christmas Wish List at Millington Telephone, then join Mrs. Claus and the elves at the Millington Public Library.  The elves will be passing out treats to good boys and girls! Stories begin at 7 and 7:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 21

Family Skate Night will be held from 6–9 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center gym. Entertainment will be provided by Jordabella Entertainment.  There is an admission fee which includes the use of our skates.  Non-skating parents are admitted free.  Concessions will be sold.  The school with the most students in attendance will win the traveling Skate Night trophy!

 

Dec. 27-Jan.1

Mini Golf: Mini Golf returns to the Millington Civic Center gym. The course features 18 holes.  There is a fee per game.  Course hours: Dec. 27  5-9 p.m., Dec. 28:   5-9 p.m., Dec. 29: noon-9 p.m., Dec. 30 1-6 p.m., Dec. 31  5-9 p.m., and Jan. 1 noon-9 p.m.

For more information, call 873-5770.

 

Jan. 7, 2013

The next meeting of the Lucy Garden Club will be on Jan. 7, 2013 at the Lucy Wedding Chapel at 6185 Chase Road in Lucy.   The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Carl Wayne Hardeman. His presentation will be on “Sustainable Gardening Methods.” Hardeman has been a member of the Memphis Area Master Gardeners Association since 2005. He is well known in our community for his humorous talks on gardening. Hardeman has been on the WKNO Family Plot series.

He is a co-founder of the Collierville Victory Garden which uses sustainable gardening methods to grow produce for the Memphis Area Food Bank, the Collierville Food Pantry and for various families and other organizations that, at no charge, receive high quality fresh produce. On 4,500 square feet of raised beds, the CVG had delivered almost 5,800 pounds of food this year, which is more than one pound for every square foot of gardening space.

They have a cut flower bed from which they deliver cut flowers weekly to local hospice and nursing homes to hopefully brighten the day of the staff and their residents.

All Northern Shelby County and Tipton County neighbors are encouraged to come out to Hardeman’s speech. There is no charge and refreshments will be served immediately after Hardeman’s presentation.   For more information or need directions call Program Director, Tom Mashour, at 872-3593 or 337-0046.

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