2017-11-23 / Columns

Kickoff to holiday season comes with busy schedule in Glen Lake area

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope everyone is having a great day with family and friends. It’s the beginning of one of my favorite times of year. People seem to change in attitude. I would like to see the attitude of the Christmas season continue year round.

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I am sure this is the retailer’s favorite season also.

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The weather has also changed it’s attitude. It’s been cold.

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This is the kickoff weekend to the holidays, with family and friends getting stuffed on Thursday with the turkey that’s already been stuffed. And it’s a day of football.

After dinner and during the game folks go into a turkey coma and get ready for “Black Friday.” The next morning is the official beginning of the Christmas shopping frenzy. The Pajama Party in Glen Arbor is from 6-9 a.m. Then that evening from 6:30- 8 p.m. comes the tree lighting at the Glen Arbor Township Hall along with singing Christmas carols and a Marketplace preview. Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and going until 4 p.m. will bring the Holiday Marketplace at the Glen Arbor Township Hall where the Clause couple will show up at around 12:30. They plan to stay for most of the afternoon before heading back to the North Pole.

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And in Empire, plan to attend the Artisans Marketplace at the Empire Township Hall starting at 10 a.m. A tree lighting is planned later in the evening in the village.

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Two of our dedicated Glen Arbor Township employees, Dotti and Lori, spotted a dead bear alongside the road on the way to a meeting in Cadillac. They are around folks. We had a bear car accident last year at about the same time.

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The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) Readers’ Theater will present “Remember The Night,” a tale of petty larceny, redemption and cupid just doing his job in time for the holidays. The Readers’ Theater troupe will perform the play on Dec. 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. both days at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. Email or call GAAA at 334-6112.

There is no charge. The GAAA is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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The Glen Lake Woman’s Club is collecting your unused, unloved jewelry to sell at the club’s Art Fair. Take your broken, costume, or valuable jewelry to the Glen Lake Library or a local beauty salons. All profits help fund college scholarships to Glen Lake seniors.

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Happy anniversary wishes to Criss and Kelly Thompson, and to Jan and Bill Freeman.

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Birthday wishes go out to Sue Nichols, Christy Bailey Stuber and Jim McCabe.

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Have fun, be safe, stay warm, be kind, be happy.

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Go Santa and go Patriotism.

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