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A Christmas Story
The Christmas classic film now on stage!
November 19-21 & 28 at 7:30, Nov 22 & 29 at 2:30
At the Henry County Performing Arts Center, 37 Lemon Street, McDonough Tickets in Advance: $12 for Adults, $10 for Senior Citizens and Children Based on the book by Jean Shepherd. This Chrismas classic is the story of 9 year old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out”. All the elements from the movie are here! This production is rated PG
For tickets and information about auditions visit: www.HENRYPLAYERS.com or contact Kim Decker @ 678-346-0074
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Financial Advice for the Holidays
Traditionally, the holiday season is a time of indulgences. But this year—in light of declining investment portfolios, sinking house values and a shaky job market—many American consumers will be looking for ways to toast the season without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to economize:
Set proper expectations It helps to make sure everybody in your family is onboard with the cost-conscious approach. If you are married, have a frank discussion with your spouse about spending limits. If you have children, make sure they understand that your plans for the holidays will focus on fun that can be had without spending a lot of money. If your children are old enough, you may even use this as an opportunity to explain the fundamentals of household economics and involve them in setting holiday spending priorities for the family. Plan ahead Take time to write down a list of possible gifts you hope to purchase for family and friends. Knowing what you want ahead of time may help you avoid making poor decisions and impulse purchases once you hit the stores. Invest time to save money The best deals can be found by shopping around. Check out stores in your area and investigate what’s available online. The emergence of online shopping has made it much easier to do your homework before you buy. Web retailers will help you determine best prices for the products you are looking to purchase. Track your spending One of the best ways to keep spending under control is to set a limit. Within your family, this can be on a per-person basis, or you can set a budget that dictates your maximum holiday spending. Once this number is chosen, see if you can come in under budget. Track all of your purchases and be certain
to hold onto receipts. You might also request gift receipts where available and tuck them inside cards or gift boxes. Be smart about gift cards Gift cards have become increasingly popular and more widely available. Make sure you understand the terms of a gift card (such as expiration dates) before making a purchase. Get a jump on the season Given the forecast for below-average consumer spending, many retailers are cautious to avoid stockpiling large inventories this holiday season. If you shop early, you will be more likely to find what you’re looking for at a reasonable price. Conversely, last minute shopping could result in spending more than you planned, particularly if you are determined to buy specific items. And finally… These tips are about gift buying. But rather than making gifts and packages the center of your holiday celebration, try putting more emphasis on spending quality time with family and friends. Encourage games and conversation; you may be surprised to find how little you miss the excesses of years past.
This column is for informational purposes only. The information may not be suitable for every situation and should not be relied on without the advice of your tax, legal and/or financial advisors. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its financial advisors provide tax or legal advice. Consult with qualified tax and legal advisors about your tax and legal situation. This column was prepared by Ameriprise Financial. Financial planning services and investments offered through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA & SIPC. ©2009 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 91804 (11/09)
Our office is accepting toys for Toys for Tots now through December 21 from 9AM-4PM!
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Wanna Party at Woody’s? 8 varieties of exciting large inflatables with a special toddler’s safety zone
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We are Atlanta’s Jump ‘N Play Center!
Parents lounge with flat screen, free wifi, snack bar Parties are hosted in private rooms Walk-ins welcome anytime
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any Sunday Party Package for 16 or more people” Exp. 12/31/09
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The About Henry Holiday Guide Mark your calendar for the upcoming
Holiday Gala Tuesday, December 1, 2009 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A favorite of all Stockbridge residents, the festivities feature Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s sleigh guided by his favorite reindeer and the opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa. The Christmas train, entertainment and refreshments are all part of the occasion.
So don’t miss the fun-filled event that begins the Christmas Season! Merle Manders Conference Center 111 Davis Rd, Stockbridge, GA. www.cityofstockbridge.com Friday, November 13 5-9 PM Holiday Open House Kick-off on the Square Entertainment – Seasonal Music SPONSORED by the MAIN STREET PROGRAM
Saturday & Sunday November 14 & 15 Merchants Holiday Open House on the Square Entertainment – Seasonal Music Sat. 10 AM - 9 PM, Sun. 12 Noon - 5 PM SPONSORED by the MAIN STREET PROGRAM
Sunday, November 15, noon-5PM McDonough Arts Council McDonough Arts Annual Christmas with the Arts on the Square
Hometown Holiday Events in McDonough!
Saturday, December 5 Santa Saturday – 11 AM – 3 PM on the Square Entertainment – 5 PM – 6:30 PM SPONSORED by the MAIN STREET PROGRAM
Lighting of the tree – 6:30 PM Christmas Parade – 7:00 PM –
SPONSORED by the CITY of MCDONOUGH
We have a large selection of watches for holiday gifts!
Clock, Watch and Jewelry Repair Howard Miller Distributor Mantle Clocks Clock & Watch Repair
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Eyeglass Repair Ring Sizing
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Winsor Gallery Fine Art
Tiny Treasures Art Show through December Millerâ€™s Mill by D. Winsor Anglyn
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Come see us for a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!!
We are the exclusive Henry County distributors of “Mark Sundermeyer” UGA framed and signed prints-a series of pictures that will form a sentence. First picture available now! We also monogram personalized wedding gifts, holiday items, and baby items.
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Closed Sundays
McDonough Flowers & Gifts 162 Keys Ferry Street McDonough, GA 30253
16 Macon Street McDonough
on the downtown Historic McDonough Square
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We have Southern Elegance Creme Brulee candles!
Introducing Diva Lite!
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Great gift ideas! Visit our website to see other items!
The Yuko Japanese Thermal Straightener is truly a life-changing experience if you have struggled with curly, resistant and unruly hair. After the treatment, your hair will become more manageable and healthy-looking.
Schedule a consultation today & receive $50 off service with ad!
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$19.99 Long Stem Roses Special Not valid on holiday days. Exp. 12/30/09
Specializing in fresh cut flowers for any occasion!
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4518 N. Henry Blvd. Unit #109, Stockbridge (Right across the street from Sonic) Open Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3
Mon-Fri. 10-7 and Sat. 9-3, Sun. 12-4
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If you are a Plus we are a Must! Specializing in sizes 2-26
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-7:30 Sunday 12-6
5485 N.Henry Blvd. Stockbridge GA
Any service for new clients of $25 or more
Try our deluxe pedicures!
For a stylish holiday look!
(next door to Bank of America & Near Walmart)
1445 Rock Quarry Rd Suite 106
$10 off any purchase
May not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/09
(across from Henry Medical Center)
of $40 or more!
The Best Mexican Food & Fiesta Environment in Town! Tacos & More Every Day at Lunch!
Enjoy a variety of appetizers, soups, and salads including our sizzling Fajita Nachos, Hearty Caldo de Pollo, and crispy Taco Salad as well as Combination Dinners ranging from $6.90 to $8.50. Come and visit us for additional menu items, lunch specials, daily specials, and more! Also featuring a full bar at both locations and an outdoor patio at Locust Grove.
230 Jonesboro Rd â€˘ McDonough
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4952 Bill Gardner Pkwy â€˘ Locust Grove
Fajitas • Nachos • Grilled Quesadillas Fresh Salads • Tacos • Vegetarian Friendly
Buy one get one free!
w/purchase of 2 large drinks. (equal or lesser value) (restrictions apply). Expires 12/31/09
Any Catering Order For The Holidays! Expires 12/31/09
Kids Eat Free Every Tuesday
We Cater! No time? Call in your order!
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Henry Town Center, McDonough, GA
Order a delicious CAJUN OR JERK Fried Turkey for the holidays!
Buy one patty, get the second one FREE! With coupon. Exp. 12/31/09
BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY CATERING TODAY! Fried Turkeys,Wings, Chicken & More! Specialty Bakery- Pastries, Specialty Cakes
Buy any large meal get 1/2 off any sm chk meal! With coupon. Exp. 12/31/09
(cheesecakes, keylime, italian cream rum, fruitcake & red velvet) 599 Jonesboro Rd, McDonough, GA 30253
Empire of China DINE IN • TAKE OUT • CATERING Voted #1 in Henry County!
Open 7 Days A Week 299 Jonesboro Rd McDonough Home Depot
HWY 75 Ext 221
Delivery Service (Min. $15, Limited Area)
Purchase $18 or more from our menu and get $2 OFF!
Open 2-9pm On Christma Day!
Purchase $40 or more from our menu and get $5 OFF!
Cannot be combined with any other offer One Coupon per family/party per visit. Exp. 12/31/09
We sell beer & wine!
770.954.9999 • 770.954.1967 www.empireofchina2.com
WE ARE THUNDER 96!
We are proud that we were able to secure a spot in a major international tournament in Germany in June 2010!
We will represent Henry County and the Atlanta soccer community in an event that hosts a range of junior teams from professional soccer clubs from all over Europe. Our players are working very hard in order to be able to compete against those big names.
Your donation can help our team get to Europe!
Outside of the field we would appreciate all the help we can get. If you want more information about our team and our big adventure or how you might be able to help with a sponsorship look at our webside at www.thunder96.org or call 404-509-3225.
Get a new look in time for the holidays!
Free Estate Planning Seminar Saturday Dec 12th 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16th, 11:30 am & 6:30pm
Learn the importance of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and what could happen if you have none of them!
Call for Reservations 770-602-9925
For other Conyers Holiday Information call 1-800-Conyers
Gymnastics for Both Boys and Girls
Competition Cheer Squad • Recreational Gymnastics Tumbling Classes • Stunt Classes Routine Choreography and Birthday Parties
FREE TRIAL Class New students only. Expires 12/31/09
Level Pre Team to Level 10 • Small Classes Boys Team www.viperboys.net Top Rated Coaches • Private Lessons Available
New Girl Gymnastic Coaches Irina and Sergey Over 40 years Experience!
Boy’s Coach, Paul Over 15 Years Experience Boys Teams Many Levels State Championships
Contact us 770-957-5970 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Advertising Information Call Denise Vojnich 5330 Starboard Ct, Conyers, GA 30094 678-616-5285
403 McDonough Parkway, McDonough, Ga. 30253