Volunteer bell ringers needed
The Salvation Army is need of bell-ringers in the Pendleton area during the holiday season.
Any individuals or families in the community that would like to schedule a time slot to ring bells outside Marsh in Pendleton can call 765-778-2002, 765-425-1866 or 765-425-2915.
Senior Café offers food, games
LifeStream services and the Pendleton Community Public Library conduct the Pendleton Senior Café at noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St., Pendleton.
Seniors 60 and older are welcomed to eat a hot, healthy meal for a suggested donation of $3.50.
After each meal, seniors may enjoy a rousing game of Bingo.
Please remember to RSVP for each meal at least 24 hours in advance.
Call the library at 765-778-7527 to reserve a place.
Senior Café Menu
Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Chicken a la King, green beans, stewed tomatoes, pumpkin bar
Wednesday, Dec.12 - Pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit
Tuesday, Dec. 18 - Chicken fillet, gravy, potatoes, garden salad, fruit crisp
Wednesday, Dec.19 - Vegetable soup, sloppy joes, corn, apple
‘Comfort Keepers’ to serve up meal
The Christian Women’s Fellowship (C.W.F.) “Comfort Keepers” of the East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Markleville will have its monthly “God Abundance Meal” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the lower fellowship hall of the church.
The menu includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and drink with a free will offering accepted.
The event is open to the public.
The East Christian Church is located at 124 E. Main St. (on Ind. 38), in Markleville and is handicap accessible.
There will be carryouts available. Shut-ins and small businesses in the immediate area can have carryout delivered by calling the church at 765-533-4996 during the day of the meal or Diane at 765-533-2330 immediately. Call Diane for more details.
PHHS yuletide event Thursday
The Pendleton Heights High School choral department will conduct its annual Yuletide Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Loran G. Skinner Auditorium.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $5 for seniors.
For more details, call 765-778-2161.
Chicken and noodle meal
The Lapel High School Students to England 2013 group will be sponsoring a chicken and noodle meal from 5-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the LHS commons area.
Adult tickets are $7 and the student price is $3.
Tickets include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll and drink. Desserts will also be available for purchase for $1.50.
This meal will take place before the boys high school basketball game with Beach Grove.
People may purchase tickets in advance from any of the participating juniors at LHS.
Tickets also will be available that evening.
Profits from the fundraiser will go to help students pay for their trip to Europe in the fall of 2013.
Town council meeting changed
The Town Council of the Town of Pendleton scheduled for Dec. 6 has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Dec. 13, at Pendleton Town Hall, 100 W. State St.
The public administrative meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Legions plans arts, crafts fair
The American Legion Riders have scheduled an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Pendleton Post 117.
Vendor space is still available.
For more information, contact Terrie Harrison at 317-385-1130, Shelly Fosnot at 765-278-4115 or Monte Schneider at 317-445-8240.
Men plan hearty church breakfast
The Christian Men’s Fellowship (C.M.F.) East Christian Church, Markleville will have its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the downstairs church fellowship hall.
The menu includes sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, with a free will offering accepted.
The East Christian Church is located at 124 E. Main St., Markleville (on Ind. 38), and is handicap accessible.
Call Wayne Fox at 765-533-9012 for more details.
The public is welcome.
FUMC to present holiday cantata
The Pendleton Campus of First United Methodist Church Ministries will be the site for their annual Christmas Cantata at 11 a.m. Dec. 16.
This year’s theme is “Hope for the Broken World,” and will include many styles of Christmas music including solos as well as anthems by the Chancel Choir
This free event is open to the public.
First United Methodist Church is located at 225 W. State St.
For more information, contact the church offices at 765-778-8074.
Trinity to share ‘Hope’ with show
The Trinity United Methodist Chancel Choir will present the cantata “Hope For A Broken World” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the church sanctuary.
Featured soloists are Doug Coverdale, Faith Ostling, Mike Nicholson, Pam and Donnie Teeters, Sue Beanblossom, Scott Cecil and Jennifer Brown.
The evening will conclude with the traditional candle lighting ceremony during the singing of ‘Silent Night.”
Jeannine Terhune is the choir director, Rhonda Kuntz is the pianist, Jim Hostetler is the organist and Kathleen Terhune will be accompanying on flute.
The public is invited to attend and participate in this Christmas celebration.
Monthly garden club meeting set
The Pendleton Garden Club will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Conservation Building in Falls Park, 520 Falls Park Drive.
The program will be the Christmas Party, so attendees should bring a wrapped gift valued at least $5 for the gift exchange (may be homemade or purchased).
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Contact Ellen Elliott at 765-778-4782 for more details.
LHS blood drive theme ‘bleed blue’
The Ford Street United Methodist Church, located at 925 Ford St., Lapel, will conduct a “Bleed Blue” blood drive from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Smith Hall gymnasium.
Donors will receive a limited edition, regulation size coach Pagano Colts football as a special gift in appreciation for their donation.
Donors may go to the Indiana Blood Center donor website at www.DonorPoint.org to schedule an appointment (walk-ins also welcome).
Call the Ford Street church office at 765-534-3314 for more information.
Red Hat Chicks to meet
The Pendleton Red Hat Chicks will meet at noon Dec. 19 at the home of Barbara Mercer.
Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share and a $10 gift to exchange.
Meat and drinks will be furnished.