Batchtown News – December 8, 2021
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The Batchtown St. Barbara’s Altar Society enjoyed their Christmas, beef and fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings Sunday evening at 5 p.m.
Father Roberts stopped by briefly to wish everyone a merry Christmas. A moment of appreciation was expressed by the folks there and some accomplishments of the year were noted. The Fill Inn Station was praised for the wonderful meal they served. Games of bingo followed.
The Christmas Concert will be performed this coming Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Hardin. Refreshments and a good will offer will follow the show. Jerry Sievers the Director and the Entertainment Company will put you in the Christmas Spirit with old time classics, and surprises that bring you Christmas cheer.
Santa is coming. The Christmas Party at the Town Building in downtown Batchtown will host Santa Claus who will hear the little ones’ Christmas requests. This party is Sunday evening, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Stop by and visit this special time.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet this Saturday morning, Dec. 11 for their Christmas Meeting. The members will assemble the fruit baskets for this year’s folks that have been ill, or have lost a loved one. A brunch will be enjoyed by the members who will deliver the fruit baskets after eating together.
The St. Vincent DePaul is in operation on Wednesday. and Thursday. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Robin Hillen is the Food Pantry Manager, and she has volunteers to assist her. Tuesday is a work and preparation day for volunteers.
Calhoun residents who qualify for food should sign up. Individuals and families can sign up weekly, or when they need food. A clothing store is on site for those signed up.
The St. Vincent DePaul Society is available for those who need help with rent, utilities, mortgage, GED, and help with contacts with other agencies. Call the hot line number at 1-618-310-1141.
Robin Hillen and her mother Mary Ann Bailey went to St. Louis last week to two doctors’ appointments.
The Santa and Mrs. Claus breakfast will be held at the Fill Inn Station on Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m.
A Christmas 50 / 50 Christmas Tree Contest is available in Calhoun County. Simply vote for your favorite tree. The Fill Inn Station in Batchtown is participating. Simply vote on the raffle tickets for them with your name and address.
The beautiful sights in Batchtown, up Candy Cane Lane to Tony and Jana Sievers’ home on Turner Hollow and Franklin Hill Road, and on Rocky Hill Road near Jerry and Bonnie Sievers Home are just a few of the sights and wonders to put you in the Christmas spirit
Christmas in Calhoun is this Saturday from 1-6 p.m. There will be a tent set up with free ornaments for the kids, and raffle tickets ready for the adults. Keep the Dec. 8 time open to be on the riverfront in Hardin for this Christmas event.
The Presbyterian Church in Hardin is the proud sponsor of the Stuff your Stocking event which will be held Thursday, December 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your kids to the Fellowship Hall for a stocking full of goodies.
Christmas in the Heart
It is Christmas in the mansion
Yuletide fires, and silken frocks;
It is Christmas in the cottage.
Mother’s filling little socks.
It is Christmas on the highway;
In the thronging busy mart;
But the dearest truest Christmas
Is the Christmas in the heart.
– Author Unknown