WELL SAID: “Why did I walk though crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode! Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me?” — Marley’s ghost, in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
Letters to Santa collected by Chamber of Commerce at the Dec. 1 tree lighting event, courtesy of “Elf” Ashley May, Chamber Events Coordinator:
In life, there’s the plan, and there’s what happens.
Hood River’s new overhead street lighting system, now brightening the residential districts, was completed by Pacific Power & Light company a year ahead of schedule to give the city modern and efficient lighting.
‘Tis the season for Christmas programs, having already attended two Dance Academy Christmas programs, and, by the time this runs, three Mid Valley Elementary programs.
Enjoy a family-friendly event celebrating the longest night of the year at the Hood River Library on Thursday, Dec. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
For the month of January, Wy’east Middle School in Odell will be celebrating “Action for Happiness — Kindness Matters.”
Officers, from left, are Juan Pulido, Brent Goe, Jeremy Cervantes, Isaac Miller, Erin Mason, Houston Webb, Sal Rivera, and Don Cheli.
The winning team from the Dec. 9 Parkhurst Place wreath contest was Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union. Their wreath, made of blue Christmas bulbs, is above; at right are other entries in the contest.
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Peggy Swyers of Eastside Road writes:
Terri Cannon of Special Olympics writes:
The History Museum of Hood River County hosts its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.
Wells Fargo bank branches throughout Oregon and S.W. Washington are helping out those in need by collecting donations of food and toys this month.