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Elks New Year’s Eve celebration planned

ESCANABA — Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will be sponsoring a New Year’s Eve celebration. The Lodge will have a public license to sell alcohol that day. Admission is by ticket only, with only 500 tickets being sold. Admission includes a buffet and beverages at free or reduced prices.

The party begins at 6 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at the Lodge, located at 510 Ludington St., in Escanaba, or by mailing P.O. Box 354, Escanaba, MI 49829. When requesting tickets by mail, include your name, address and phone number.

Live entertainment will be provided by the “Jam Band” from 10 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle winner named

ESCANABA — The winner of the Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle for Dec. 9 is Christopher Cole of Perkins, who won $100. This was week 19 of the raffle.

GFWC sets meeting

ESCANABA — The December meeting of the GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon at Pacinos Restaurant. Julie Mallard, from the United Way, will share information about Destination Imagination.

If interested, contact Sue at 233-7436 or Kay at 235-2027 before noon on Monday, Dec. 16. GFWC welcomes all women interested to attend a meeting.

American Legion ­breakfast Dec. 15

GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be serving breakfast Sunday, Dec. 15. Serving will be from 9 a.m until noon.

There will be no steak feed the month of December.

Longest Night worship service set for Dec. 22

GLADSTONE — While many folks are singing “Joy to the World,” to celebrate the Christmas holidays, some folks find this a difficult time of year. If you or someone you love is struggling this year, finding joy to be elusive, consider visiting Memorial United Methodist Church for a gentler time of worship on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. During the service, there will be time to acknowledge grief, losses, and difficulties in the sacred space of the sanctuary, surrounded by the evergreens and wreaths that symbolize renewed life and encircling love. Quieter Christmas songs will be sung, readings from the gospel will be shared, and prayers for those who are hurting will be prayed.

The smaller, quieter service may also be appropriate for those who struggle with crowds, such as loved ones with dementia or other conditions.

The church is fully accessible and is located at 1920 Lake Shore Dr. in Gladstone.

Escanaba Eagles to hold breakfast Sunday

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington Street in Escanaba.

Public is welcome to attend. There is a fee to attend the breakfast. For more information, call the Escanaba Eagles Club at 786-3451.

Rock-Perkins Area Cantata Choir to perform

ROCK — The Rock-Perkins Area Cantata Choir will present their annual Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 15. This year, the group will be performing “Everlasting Light” by Larson, McDonald, Rouse and Shackley. There will be two performances, one at 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Rock, and one at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins.

Refreshments and fellowship will follow each performance. A free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of music. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy these performances.

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