Photos with Santa
ATWATER Free photo with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at 1390 Broadway. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Come down and let the children tell Santa what they are hoping to see on Christmas under the tree. Pictures will be available for pickup from 5-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 or can be emailed.
ATWATER A craft bazaar sponsored by the women of First Church of God will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at 2100 Fruitland Ave. The event will include jewelry, art, crafts and gifts, homemade soup/salad lunch, homemade baked goods, raffle prizes, and Grannys attic with gently used items. Free admission. Do some Christmas shopping and support the womens group in raising money to support missions.
ATWATER The Atwater Fire/Kops for Kids will have a drive-through tri-tip dinner fundraiser from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 7. You can pick up your dinner at Station 41, 699 Broadway. Included in the dinner is one whole tri-tip, firehouse beans, salad and rolls. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to purchase toys for the Atwater Fire/Kops for Kids toy drive. The cost of the dinner is $35. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Scott Phillips at (209) 769-7684, or either fire station at (209) 357-6352, or (209) 357-6724
Union Square bus trip
Merced College Community Services will have bus trips in December. From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, the trip will be Christmas shopping at Union Square. The cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, refreshments and entrance to the event. Call (209) 384-6224.
Farmers Insurance groups lunch
All women who worked at Farmers Insurance group regional office are invited to lunch at DiCiccos at 11 a.m. Thursday. Cost is $14. Lunch may be ordered as you arrive. Bring an unwrapped toy. Please make reservations before Monday. Call (209) 723-4317.
Biscotti bake sale
The Italian Catholic Federation is sponsoring a biscotti/bake sale Dec. 7-8 at St. Patricks Church after each Mass. The varieties are: almonds, almonds with anise, almonds with chocolate, almonds with cranberries and biscotti without almonds. For more information call (209) 383-4819 or (209) 723-6400. Biscotti are $6 a dozen. All profits will go to local charities. For the members or friends that are baking for us, please bring them to the church hall kitchen on Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Shelter needs supplies
The D St. Shelter is in need of hygiene supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, small bars of soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Small and travel sizes work very well. For more information or to arrange a delivery, call Renee Mounce at (209) 725-8188 or (209) 947-8386.
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