Roundup Briefs

12/4/2012

Free Christian musical program set for tonight

Free Christian musical program set for tonight

A Christian musical program will be presented at 7:30 tonight at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St., featuring "The Copeland, Ks. Salem Mennonite Singers."

The public is encouraged to attend at no charge. Note the time change for this week only.

For more information, call 275-5036.

JDCC Advisory Board to meet Thursday

The 25th Judicial District Community Corrections Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Corrections Conference Room, 601 N. Main St., Suite H.

Items to be addressed at the meeting are the FY 2012 JAG Audit, 2012 KDADS Audit, 1st Quarter Outcomes and a presentation on the graduated sanctions model, and public comment.

'Fill the Truck' toy drive set for Saturday

The Salvation Army will partner with Walmart to host a "Fill the Truck" toy drive at 3101 E. Kansas Ave., that will help provide new toys and coats to local children in need this Christmas.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, is open to people who would like to donate new toys and coats to children who take part in Salvation Army programs year-round. As they enter the store, Walmart shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help fill The Salvation Army's collection bin. Once the bin is full, The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts to local children in need.

Also this year, Walmart and Sam's Club will once again host Salvation Army red kettles in front of their stores as part of The Salvation Army's 122nd Annual Red Kettle Campaign, which continues through Dec. 24. In 2011, Walmart and Sam's Club helped The Salvation Army raise more than $46 million nationally.

All donations made to the red kettles and "Fill the Truck" events will remain in the local community and help The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance and other services to people in need.

Stevens Park to host community sing-along

"Old Tyme Christmas Caroling," a community sing-along with the Salem Mennonite Choir, will take place Saturday.

The public is welcome to join in the caroling or just come and listen from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City.

Retirement center to host holiday event

An afternoon of fellowship, goodies and traditional Christmas music will be offered during the "Sights and Sounds of Christmas" event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.

Performers will include local musicians Don Eves, The Half Fast Singers directed by Dr. Mark Neuman, Garden City Humdinger Band and the Mennonite Men's Quartet directed by Howard Koehn.

Tours of the village also will be available.

For more information, call 275-5036.

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