Baldwin in brief
The Clearfield United Methodist Church will have its German Fest open house on Saturday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A traditional German brat dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. A bazaar and bake sale will also be available. The choir from Ives Chapel will sing at 5 p.m. and the tree lighting will be at 5:30 p.m. The music program presented by "Redeemed" from Worden UMC will begin at 6:30 p.m. Clearfield United Methodist Church is located at 597 E. 2200 Rd., Eudora, KS 66025. (Four miles north of U.S. Highway 56 on Douglas County Road 1061, or Seven miles south of Eudora.) Information is available at (785) 883-2360 or (785) 883-2701.
set for Sunday
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is sponsoring a senior social 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Elementary School gym. "Let It Snow! Senior Holiday Social" is open to anyone more than 50 years old. There will be dancing, card games, bingo and refreshments. People aged 50 to 70 are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. People older than 70 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the BCRC office, 820 High St.
First UMC to have
winter holiday party
The First United Methodist Women will have their winter holiday party at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the fellowship hall. Hostess will be Eve Circle and the program is a surprise. If you need a ride, call Linda, 594-3194.
Contest set for
best holiday lights
Houses decorated for the holiday season have a chance to win $100 in the Baldwin City Recreation Commission holiday lights contest. The decorated houses, both rural and in town, will be judged the weekend of Dec. 14. There will be four $100 prizes awarded, one from each district.
for Vinland Nativity
Two workdays have been scheduled to prepare the Vinland Fair exhibition building for the 26th Annual Living Nativity. The workdays are Saturday and Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Living Nativity will be Dec. 21-23. Anyone who would like to assist is encouraged to attend. Questions may be directed to Jean at 594-3658.
Arts Council presents
The Fifth Annual Christmas Tea, hosted by the Baldwin Community Arts Council, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Collins House, located at Eighth and Elm streets.
Featured at the event will be tables decorated by various community members and music by the Chansonettes, a Baldwin Junior High Choral ensemble. Chocolate delicacies, prepared by the Baker University catering staff from recipes in the arts council's "Fine Art of Chocolate" cookbook, will be served.
The first tea was in 1997. Tables were decorated by JoAnn Krekel, Deborah Melton, Star Novak, Anita Neuenswander and Ruth Dickinson. This year the tables will include "Quilting Country Christmas" by Cleo Langley and Diane McAtee; "Christmas in Red, White and Blue" by Barb Henre; "English Christmas" by Sally Nixon; "Christmas with Jewel Tea" by Joy Wellman; "Glistenings of Gold" by Christy Carlisle and a new children's table, "A Berry Merry Christmas" by Ruth Dickinson.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.
changes meeting day
The Palmyra Township board will meet Fri., Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Township Hall. The meeting was previously scheduled for Christmas Day.
Chapter CK of P.E.O.
Chapter CK of P.E.O. met at the home of Kelli Farha. Marlene Courtney, president, conducted the meeting. Memorials will be given in the memory of Dr. Irene Murphy and Sue Torneden Nye. Lydia Barth, Gardner, presented a report on the International Chapter Convention that she attended in Milwaukee, Wis. The program was given by Barbara Pressgrove, Jan Boyd and Claudia Hey. The next meeting is Tuesday at the home of Judith Tanner.
Citizen of the Week
Chloe Gaylord has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Gaylord, 10, is in Gina Hill's fourth grade class. Her parents are Scott and Holly and her siblings are Caleb and Christian. Her friends include Connor, Amelia, Delaney and Reid. Her hobbies are collecting rocks, camping and playing with friends.
Families in the USD 348 area who are eligible for assistance can receive food vouchers to purchase food at the local grocery store for their Christmas dinner. Those eligible for a food voucher can call one of these social services workers at the schools for information, Celia Boyne-Schuh at 594-2444, Barb Marden at 594-3912 or Laura McCall at 594-2448. Donations can be sent to the Baldwin Community Emergency Fund in care of Baldwin State Bank.