By LINDA SCOTT
As chairperson of the Tidioute Salvation Unit, I thank all the volunteers who came out to ring the bells for the Salvation Army this year.
We also would like to thank all those who donated money in the kettles; your support is greatly appreciated.
This year we had three kettle locations Tidioute Trading Post, Northwest Savings Bank, and Polly's ShurSave Market, with 27 volunteers with a total of 92 volunteer hours.
Treasures For Children
Our Treasures for Children program this year helped 61 children.
Thanks to our special angels who took the tags from the tree and shopped for the children and also thank you to those who donated cash so the elves could go shopping for several of the children.
Those in Tidioute who would like to have their birthday and the birthdays of family members added to the list, contact Linda Scott at 484-7525.
Bonfire/ Christmas Trees
Tidioute Sports Boosters will be holding their bonfire on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the ballfield at which time they will be burning the live Christmas trees.
There is a $5 fee for each tree.
This is open to the public, all are welcome to come and join in the fun even if you do not have a tree to burn.
Tidioute Knights of Columbus will once again be sponsoring the Free Throw at Tidioute Community Charter School at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
All boys and girls ages 10 to age 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.
For entry forms and additional information, contact Gary Koech at 484-2252.
Just a reminder that Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be having Sunday services at 10 a.m. every Sunday.
Make note of the new time of day.
All are welcome.
District 19 Meeting
On Sunday, Jan. 12, a special meeting of District 19 Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW will be held at the Forest County Veterans Club, N. Route 66, Marienville.
The business to be taken up will be the election and installation of the offices of President, Sr. Vice President, and Jr. Vice President.
Registration of District delegates will be at 1 p.m. and the above business is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Auxiliary members of Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department met recently for their quarterly meeting and held an election of new officers.
President: Anita Nicholson, Vice President: Sheryl Hulings, Secretary: Monica Morgan, and Treasurer: Tammie Silvis.
Quarterly meeting dates are April 6, July 13 and Nov. 2,; meetings for the auxiliary are at 5:30 p.m. downstairs in the firehall.
There will be a formal/semi-formal Winter Ball for grades 5 through grade 12 on Friday, Feb. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the social hall at the firehall.
Admission will be $4 per person and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Auxiliary members will be selling Tidioute Area Fire Department T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts and Hoodies. All items must be pre-paid and can be ordered by contacting Anita Nicholson at 484-3007 evenings.
T-shirts are $12 each ( add $1 for 2xl-3xl), long sleeve t-shirts are $15 each (add $1 for 2xl-3xl), sweatshirts are $18 each (add $2 for 2xl-3xl) and Hoodies are $25 (add $2 for 2xl-3xl).
New officers of the board of directors of Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department are Chairman: Chris Morgan and Vice Chairman: John Brown.
TAVFD Hall Rental
For those wishing to rent the Tidioute Firehall for parties such as birthday, anniversaries, showers, family reunions etc. contact the new contact person: Henry Brown at 484-3979.
January Birthday additions
16 Justin Weaver
30 Curtis Lee Lewis
8 Free Throw at 1 p.m. at TCCS
10 Bonfire at ballfield 7 p.m.