Christmas parade set

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and parade co-chairpersons Bonnie Johnson and Jane Wilson are announcing the annual Newcomerstown Christmas Parade through downtown Newcomerstown on Saturday, Nov. 24. Line-up starts at 4 p.m. and the parade will move at 5 p.m. starting at Cy Young Park, Newocmerstown.

Santa will be at the East School immediately following the parade to hand out treats. Refreshments will also be available.

Also, a mailbox is available at Baker's IGA for letters to be sent to the North Pole. Be sure to put a return address on the letter for Santa to reply.

To enter a float/vehicle/walking entry or to learn more, call the chamber office at 498-7244, Wilson at 330-407-0575 or Johnson at 498-6644.

Toys for Local Tots donations

Monetary donations are being sought for the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce's annual Toys for Local Tots program.

Last year, the organization was able to give holiday gifts to some 200 children in the Newcomerstown area.

Donations may be dropped off at the Huntington National Bank or mailed to the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 456, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

Toys for Local Tots applications

Applications are still being accepted until Nov. 30 for children in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District for the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce's annual Toys for Local Tots program.

Applications are available at the Dale Gress Real Estate office in Newcomerstown and at the Newcomerstown News.

Holiday market planned

A holiday market will be held at the Newcomerstown Library Annex on Wednesday Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a good opportunity to get homemade pies and fresh baked goods for your holiday dinner, as well as crafted items for your Christmas shopping list. Vendor spaces is still available.

For information, contact Newcomerstown Public Library at 498-8228.

Breakfast, dance set

STONE CREEK -- The Tunnel Hill Community Center in Stone Creek will offer breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, eggs to order, sausage, fruit, coffee cake, juice, and coffee or tea. A free will donation will be accepted.

Later that night, a round and square dance is set from 8 to 11 p.m. The cost is $5 for admission. The Hand Picked Band will provide the music with Gary Wood calling the squares.

There will be cake walks and door prizes. A lunch stand will be open for sandwiches.

Ladies Night Out set

Ladies Night Out and Christmas Shopping Extravaganza is set for Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown. All proceeds to go to the Newcomerstown Relay For Life.

Admission is $1. Each paid admission is entered into a drawing for door prizes.

More than 30 vendors will be on-hand with cash and carry specials. They will also have a food stand and a 50-50 raffle.

For information, contact Melissa Stahl at 330-401-4414.

Board member sought

Anyone interested in serving a seven-year term on the Newcomerstown Public Library Board is asked to contact the library at 498-8228 by Dec. 5.

Blood drive planned

A blood drive is set for Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcmerstown.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

If you last donated on or before Oct. 3, you may be eligible to give.

Quilting in museum

The Newcomerstown Quilting Bees will be working on the Community Quilt in the Temperance Tavern Museum on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to help. For information, call Gladys Hinds at 498-6240.

Bicentennial committee

Anyone or any organization wishing to correspond with the Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee can use: The Newcomerstown Ohio Bicentennial Committee, P.O. Box 11, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

Christ's Kitchen

Christ's Kitchen, located in the Fellowship Hall of the Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, serves dinner from 4 to 6:15 p.m. every Monday. The dining room is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The meal is free but donations are accepted.

The church is located at 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown.

For information, call 498-8134.

Sonshine Boxes drop-off

Bob Pell's Nationwide Insurance office, located at 117 N. Bridge St., Newcomerstown, is a new collection site for items to be sent to soldiers serving our country. Items may still be donated at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also in Newcomerstown. Sonshine Boxes consist of anything a soldier might need such as personal hygiene items, games, movies, etc.

For information, call 498-7994.