Daily Life (Nov. 30, 2011)

Tampa Christmas Home Tour Dec. 4

Tampa?s Christmas Celebra?tion begins with a home tour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the homes of David and Catarine Rziha, Leo and Sue Yanda, David Mueller and Danny Williamson, and Walt and Iona Dietrich.

Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Tampa Community Building.

Refreshments, a free gift and registration for a drawing, sponsored by Tri-County Telephone, will also be offered.

Following the home tour, a homemade soup supper by donation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Santa arriving at 6 p.m. and bingo starting at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Tampa Community Association and PRIDE.


Help available for drug plan inquiries

Open enrollment for the 2012 Prescription Drug Plan is coming to an end Dec. 7. Those eligible still have time to have a comparison done and enroll.

The Marion County Depart?ment on Aging will be available by phone or appointment from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 to assist individuals with enrolling.

Staff can assist those on the final day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by phone or appointment.

Call 620-382-3580 for an appointment during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


?Tunnel of Lights? scheduled Dec. 4

Marion County Lake residents are again offering their ?Tunnel of Lights? from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4.

Visitors will be treated to decorated homes and acres of Christmas lights along with hot cocoa, popcorn and candy canes from Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their helpers. Those activities will be at Hill Road with a bonfire marking the way.

As visitors continue their trip around the lake, they will see a 40-foot Christmas tree, plus some smaller trees with lights and Rudolph leading the way over water as hundreds of lights shine from the shore.

The event is free and open to everyone.


Letters to Santa welcome at library

Marion City Library is encouraging children to write letters to Santa and drop them off in a special mailbox for North Pole delivery.

The library staff will make sure Santa receives the letters and will write children a letter back.

Organizers ask that all letters include a return address and complete name from Nov. 28 to Dec. 10.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.


Hospital auxiliary plans Dec. 1 event

Hillsboro Community Hospital Auxiliary volunteers are sponsoring a fundraising event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 in the hospital lobby, 701 S. Main St.

Organizers encourage the public to come for hot drinks, cinnamon rolls, New Year?s cookies and more. Tables will be set up with many Christmas gift choices.

For more information, call 947-3802.


Marion library sets holiday activities

Christmas activities are beginning at the Marion City Library starting at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3, when children may visit Santa in his house at the library, and then come in to do a ?Make ?n? Take? craft.

In addition, children may visit Santa from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10 for cocoa, cookies and Christmas stories.


Canton holiday events set Dec. 3

Canton is having its ?Christmas on the Prairie Trail Byway? Saturday, Dec. 3.

A variety of events are planned with the annual Christ?mas in Canton Arts, Crafts & Gifts Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the USD 419 Central Office, 109 S. Main St.

Other activities from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. include Santa Claus at the American Legion, sponsored by the city of Canton, a children?s hour at Canton Library, a craft fair at the Canton-Galva School District office, tablescapes, collections and drawing for prizes and an open house at the Stars & Strips Military Museum.

In addition, an open house at Beauty Within Salon is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Three Sisters Victorian Tea Room holiday shopping from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a soup supper at the Senior Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in a craft booth space or for more information, call 620-628-4735.