Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - December 24, 2008
WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas to one and all!
Springfield officially commenced the Christmas week on Friday, December 19th when the “Tree” was installed in the middle of Main Street at 2nd St. Now, this is a Holiday tradition that we love! Just be sure to watch for that great big Christmas tree in the center of the street!
Rocky, Sarah, and Annika Manzer arrived at Eppley Airfield to celebrate Christmas in Springfield. The airport was quite busy with loads of Holiday travelers. We saw many families reuniting for this joyous occasion.
A few years ago decided to down-size Christmas at our house. Our son was serving in Iraq and we felt didn’t feel much like participating in all the shopping, decorating, and partying that Christmas seems to had evolved into. What a relief! That year not exhausted or stressed out, we enjoyed spending our time with family and friends more than ever and in relishing the true spirit of the Holidays. Be sure to take some time to enjoy your loved ones and the reason for the season.
Celebrate Christmas at Church services in Springfield
First United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve – 5:00pm
Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 11:00pm – 12:00am
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Christmas Eve Candle Light service – 7:00pm
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Christmas Eve – 4:30pm
Christmas Day 9:00am
Lisa Ebert, Allen Bartley, Jordan Blacketer, and Jeremy Koons enjoyed cookies and cider during the Springfield Library's Xmas Open House week.
We send Christmas Greetings to our Military troops serving overseas and away from their families during this Holiday season. Thanks for your service to our country!
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD –The Calendar
December 22 – January 2, 2009 – Winter Break for South Sarpy District #46 schools.
December 30, 12:30pm – Platteview High Girls Basketball vs. Ashland -Greenwood in the Ashland –Greenwood Holiday Tourney.
December 30, 2pm – Platteview High Boys Basketball vs. Ashland -Greenwood in the Ashland –Greenwood Holiday Tourney.
January 5, 2009, 12pm – Senior Meal at First United Methodist Church. Free will donation appreciated.
January 6, 2009, 3:30 – 4:30 – Get Fit and Read begins at Springfield Memorial Library for all Elementary School ages. This program will be held every Tuesday in January.
Happening in Nearby Communities:
LOUISVILLE, NEMax Cooley from Louisville is serving in Iraq. Show your support! If you didn’t get a Christmas card sent, send New Year’s greetings to:
299 BSB 2 HBCT
Elmwood Rescue Raffle2009 Weekly Drawing for 52 weeks $100.00 winner every Saturday are now on Sale for $20 Contact Any Elmwood Volunteer Rescue member or Send Check or Money and a Self-Stamped Addressed Envelope to:Elmwood Rescue Raffle104 Railroad Ave Elmwood, Ne 68349
Bess Street Aldrich House204 East F St.Elmwood, NE 68349www.BessStreeterAldrich.org"Journey Into Christmas" Holiday Open House WeekendsDec. 27 & 28, 2008 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m. daily.
See every room of the house dressed for the holidays! Each room is decorated by a local group or family, and themes change every year. After your tour enjoy complimentary holiday goodies and browse the gift shop. This is our oldest and most popular event, and we hope you'll join us!
~~Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! - Amanda Bradley
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