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TOYS FOR TOTS

WHERE: Thomson Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 2158 Washington Rd., Thomson

WHEN: through Dec. 14

FOR MORE INFO: This is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys-For-Tots" drop-off location. Please bring new and unwrapped toys along with cash contributions for underprivileged children in our area. The dealership is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 706-597-0062 for directions. In addition, the dealership staff will donate to the collection drive.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

WHERE: City of Thomson

WHEN: Today and Friday

FOR MORE INFO: If an emergency arises, call (706) 595-2145 or (706) 595-6133 to arrange repairs of utility (water, sewer, natural gas) services. The police and fire departments will be on the job as usual.

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste

WHEN: Today and Friday

TREE OF LOVE

WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center front lawn, Thomson

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Santa will be available for pictures. For a minimum of $10, a light can be placed on the Tree of Love in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Make check payable to Tree of Love. Envelopes may be found in the Sunshine Corner Gift Shop or at the front desk of the hospital. This year the tree and star will be lighted in memory of Sharon May, who died earlier this year and was an associate of our hospital for 18 years. Proceeds from this year's Tree of Love will be used for a "Stryker Stretcher" to be used in the Sonography Room of Radiology.

ANNUAL DEARING TREE LIGHTING

WHERE: Old Dearing School/Gym

WHEN: Dec. 4, 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Free. Bring your cameras for a picture with Santa.

ANGEL TREE

WHERE: McDuffie County Partners For Success

WHEN: Until Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Please help families in the community by meeting the children's Christmas needs and wish lists. Call (706) 595-3112 if you are interested in adopting a family. You may adopt as an individual, business or organization. Please indicate what size family you are wishing to adopt. McDuffie County Partners For Success is working with other organizations in the community to make certain families are not on more than one Angel Tree and to be sure that they collaborate as a county to serve the most families possible.

HOLIDAY ON THE HILL

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Dr., Thomson

WHEN: Dec. 11 and 12, 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO:  Tour the Southern Naturalists exhibit to explore Christmas from a more natural point of view. Dig up holiday traditions rooted in nature, flock to winter bird migrations and more. $5 per person. Southern cheese and wine reception at 6:30 p.m. Tour begins at 7 p.m. For a required reservation call (706) 595-777

Because of an editor's error, a headline in the Nov. 19 edition should have stated that three arrests were made before a police raid on a home in Raysville community. The arrests were made Nov. 4; the raid occurred Nov. 13. The Mirror regrets the error.



Web posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009













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