Ample Participants Sign Up for Progressive Dinner
Posted December 5, 2013
After a slow initial sign-up period that gave the Hospitality Committee cause for concern, White Bluff residents responded to the spirit of the holiday season and added their names to the list of participants. Their sign-up to join the popular Christmas event meant that plenty of party-goers received their invitations in the mail this week for the Saturday, December 14, event. The invitations announced their host home “assignment” for the first phase of the evening, which will run from 5:30 – 7:15 pm.
The four host homes that will be sharing the honors include David and Ava Wood, Linda and Larry Turner, Chris and Charlie Whisenand and Jay and Kay Miller. After enjoying fellowship and a lavish spread of hors-d’œuvres at their host home, the four sets of party guests will merge at the Chapel at 7:30 for Christmas carol singing, fellowship, coffee and desserts.
A very limited number of extra reservations is available for those who did not make the deadline. Those interested in joining the group should contact Patty Turner at 254-694-5803. There is no charge, but party-goers are expected to furnish either an hors-d’œuvre or a dessert for the event.
Joint Committee on Christmas Seeks Volunteers
Posted December 5, 2013
Angel adoptions are well underway with gift bags and toys arriving at display sites around town. Contents of Christmas Meal Boxes are being purchased. Senior Gift Cards are being obtained. Frugal's building is being prepared for set up and distribution of the gifts. Okay, folks, it's crunch time!
The following are activities and contributions that you might consider doing for the Whitney community, for the JCC and most importantly, for JCC clients. Please respond to Director Connie Merrill at 281-814-8693 with your willingness to perform one of these tasks:
1. Pallets to hold Angel Clothing/Shoe Gift Bags: These pallets are located at Our Daily Bread Food Bank and several (6-8) are needed to cover the floor of the Frugal's building and protect the gift bags from grungy, peeling, yucky red paint. The pallets are to be moved on Dec 17 (around 9 am) from the food bank to Frugal's and returned to the food bank on Dec 19 after the distributions are complete (around 2 pm, Dec 19).
2. Chairs and Tables: 40 folding chairs and 3 or 4 tables are located at the Whitney Senior Center on Highway 22. Chairs are needed for use by our clients of all adult ages who must wait a couple of hours before receiving their gifts. Tables are needed to hold many gifts in the Toy Store. Chairs and tables are to be moved on Dec 17 (around 9 am) from the Senior Center to Frugal's and returned to the Senior Center Dec 19 (around 12 noon).
3. Coffee for Volunteers: Freshly-brewed coffee is greatly appreciated by all volunteers during Distribution Day. The loan of a large coffee pot (at least a 12-cup or larger size) and supply of the ingredients (coffee grounds, filters, cups, sugar, creamer and drinking water) [the water at Frugal's is turned on for restroom usage and is not suitable for drinking] are needed on Dec 19 (around 8:00 am). The JCC will gladly reimburse the coffee provider all the funds used in this work.
Snacks/mini-sandwiches will be available for all volunteers on Distribution Day December 19, beginning around 10:30 am.
So, please step up and assist as you are able! We will begin December 17, Set-up Day, 9:00am and December 19, Distribution Day, 8:00 am.
Director Connie Merrill looks forward to seeing you and working together in giving. Cheers! Again, call Connie at 281-814-8693 to get involved.
Silent Auction to Benefit Chapel
Posted December 5, 2013
The woodcarvers who meet at White Bluff Chapel have carved or wood-burned over 50 Christmas Ornaments, and now you have the opportunity to own these ornaments along with the lighted tree they are displayed on.
The ornaments and tree will be on display this Sunday and through the Community Christmas Program on Sunday evening, December 15. The tree and ornaments will be awarded to the highest bidder of a silent action, with the auction bid sheet available for new bids throughout the display period. All proceeds from this action will go to White Bluff Chapel.
Each woodcarver in the group has carved a lamb to add to the Chapel’s Nativity Scene. Also, the woodcarvers group has in past years auctioned off Folk Art Nativity Scenes and held raffles at the Art Shows with the proceeds going to the Chapel. They do this in order to offset the expense of the use of the Fellowship Hall for their meetings.
Those participating in the carving of the ornaments to be included in this year’s silent auction are Ray Fox, Joan Grubbs, Jim Browder, Sandy and Richard DiLorenzo, Guin McGinnis, Larry Lively, Marty Hays, John Knightstep, and Ginger and Harry Seurkamp.