2012-11-26 / Peck Press

Peck Legion Auxiliary to pack holiday boxes for troops Dec. 5

BY CATHY BARRINGER
Staff Writer

PECK — The Peck American Legion Auxiliary will be packing up the holiday spirit for local servicemen and women again this year.

As in past years, the auxiliary will be packing boxes on Monday, Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the Legion’s Pines Club Bar for servicemen and women from the Peck area. The public is welcome to participate as well as donate needed items.

In Yale, the 16th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. hosted by Yale Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Christmas Vacation.” Trophies will be awarded in many categories. Call Barb Stasik at 810-304-1650 for details.

The Yale chamber also is sponsoring a Christmas Light Contest throughout the city. Participants can enter by calling the chamber office at 810-387-9253 before Dec. 3.

In Marlette, the city will be celebrating its annual Marlette Country Christmas during a oneday event that kicks off during the daytime this year at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Holiday-goers can look forward to a Christmas concert, pictures with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, chili cook-off and more.

A staple activity for the celebration is a holiday-themed parade that will commence at 1 p.m. in downtown Marlette. Entries from area businesses and organizations are being sought. Participants are encouraged to dress up in holiday attire, walk along the parade route, decorate their vehicle or float, play holiday music and/or hand out items. This year a prize will be awarded for the best holidaythemed entry. For more details, contact Sara Redman at (989) 635- 4012.

Also new in Marlette this year will be a Christmas Bazaar Vendor Sale at the Marlette Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Current vendors include Tastefully Simple, Avon, The Purse Gallery, Celebrating Home, and various craft/gift merchandisers. Additional vendors are being sought for this event. Table/space rentals are $15 each, and an unwrapped toy for the local Toys for Tots is welcomed.

To reserve your space, contact sale coordinator Mary Anderson at 989-635-3115.

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