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Volume 27, Number 12

In December & Inside

December 2015

32 Pages

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ this holiday season Making the holiday season merry and bright for a needy senior can be easy. The 11 th annual ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign provides gifts to senior adults who often need practical items such as blankets, space heaters, sleepwear, and nonperishable food. Area non-profit agencies, including Meals on Wheels and Adult Protective Services, provide the names of older adults in the community, as well as gift ideas for each senior. Volunteers write the first name of the participating senior, and their gift preferences, on a ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’s’ tree ornament. Each ornament will be placed on a Christmas tree at

Carol of Lights, Dec. 1 Light Up A Life, Dec. 2 .......page 9 South Plains Nativity, Dec. 3-6 ................page 16 Holiday Craft Fair, Dec. 4 .....page 11 First Friday Art Trail, Dec. 4 ......page 32 Hanukkah begins, Dec. 6 Candlelight at the Ranch, Dec. 11,12 ................. page 2 Miracles Christmas Parade, Dec. 12 ..................page 2 Lake Ridge Ladies Christmas Tour Dec. 15 ...page 13 ‘Ragtime’ musical, Dec. 18, 19 ................page 17 1st Day of Winter, Dec. 22 Christmas Day Dec. 25

Lubbock, Texas 79401

one of four locations. Trees are located at -Kmart 6201 University City Bank 5219 City Bank Parkway Lakeridge Chapel & Memorial Designers 6025 82nd St. Home Instead Senior Care 1010 Slide Rd. The gifts need to be delivered to one of the four locations no later than Dec. 10. People can participate by donating gift requests for individuals, or donating to the Adult Protective Services Silver Star Room. The gifts will be delivered to the recipients on Dec. 18. Call the HomeInstead office at 806-281-4663 for more information.

Providing holiday cheer and gift giving to seniors is the goal of ‘Be a Santa to a Senior.’ Christmas trees are at four locations with ornaments displaying names and gift preferences.

Food for Fines at the library Lubbock Public Library users can pay off late fines by donating canned food at any library location during the week of Dec. 7. Each can donated removes a dollar from the fine. This event is part of the South Plains Food Bank’s “U Can Share” food drive. Cans will be accepted at the Mahon Library from Dec. 7 through Dec. 13, and at the Godeke, Patterson and Groves libraries from Dec. 7 through Dec. 12.

Photos by Gary McDonald

HomeInstead held a ribbon cutting in November for its annual ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign. Lubbock Chamber of Commerce representatives were on hand for the official kick off.

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