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Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - Fresh yeast rolls of­fered Project Prom bake sale Gravette Christ­mas pa­rade Gen­try Christ­mas Pa­rade set McGlas­son to sing at First Bap­tist in Gen­try Live Nativity planned at Ozark Ad­ven­tist Academy TOPS meet in Gen­try First Bap­tist holds food pantry in Dec

The Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter is tak­ing or­ders for fresh yeast rolls at $5 per dozen. Call 479787-5950 and or­der now for Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. Or­ders will be taken through Mon­day, Nov. 19. Or­ders may be picked up on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 21, be­tween 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Cen­ter, 1870 Limekiln Road, in Gravette. All pro­ceeds go to the Meals on Wheels pro­gram that serves home­bound se­niors in the Gravette, De­catur, Hi­wasse, Sul­phur Springs and Maysville ar­eas.

The an­nual Christ­mas baked goods sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 30, in the lobby of the Bank of Gravett, on Gravette Main Street. Pro­ceeds will go to ben­e­fit Project Prom, a fun, safe and free af­ter­prom event for Gravette stu­dents.

The city of Gravette will hold its Christ­mas pa­rade at 4:30 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 1, on Main Street. The theme of this year’s pa­rade is “Sounds of the Sea­son,” and awards will be given for the en­try with the best use of lights, the most fes­tive en­try and for the best use of the theme. Fol­low­ing the pa­rade, a cel­e­bra­tion will be held at the Gravette His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum, 503 Char­lotte Street S.E., with free hot dogs, cook­ies and hot co­coa. Teams from the Gravette Po­lice De­part­ment and Gravette Fire De­part­ment will com­pete in a chili cookoff. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the chil­dren and Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Kind­ley are sched­uled to make an ap­pear­ance.

The Gen­try Cham­ber of Com­merce-spon­sored Christ­mas pa­rade, with a theme of “Christ­mas Around the World,” is set to be held on Gen­try’s Main Street at 6:30 p.m. on Satur­day, Dec. 8. For more in­for­ma­tion on the pa­rade or how to en­ter, con­tact the Gen­try Cham­ber of­fice at 479-736-2358.

Melinda McGlas­son, an in­ter­na­tional Chris­tian record­ing artist, will speak and per­form at a spe­cial Christ­mas con­cert to be held at First Bap­tist Church in Gen­try at 6 p.m. on Sun­day, Dec. 2. All are wel­come and in­vited.

A walk-through live nativity will again be held at Ozark Ad­ven­tist Academy from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 14, and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Satur­day, Dec. 15. The nativity scene of­fers vis­i­tors a jour­ney back in time to the streets of Beth­le­hem and to Cal­vary. A fully-cos­tumed cast of more than 100 peo­ple, as well as an­i­mals and live mu­sic, is planned to bring the story of Christ’s birth, life, cru­ci­fix­ion and res­ur­rec­tion to life. Golf carts will be avail­able for those un­able to walk through the set­tings. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Non-per­ish­able food items will be col­lected to be given to those in need through the food pantry at To­tal Life Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, lo­cated just south side of Gen­try on Ar­kan­sas High­way 59.

Gen­try TOPS AR113, a non-profit group which pro­motes healthy weight loss, meets ev­ery Mon­day at the First Chris­tian Church Fel­low­ship Room, Sec­ond and Giles, with a weigh in at 2:15 p.m. and the meet­ing at 3 p.m. There is a small fee to join but the first meet­ing is free.

First Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 213 E. Roller Av­enue in De­catur, holds a com­mu­nity food pantry on the sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­days of the month, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the church at 479-752-3514.

The De­catur United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open the first and third Thurs­day evening of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and of­fers food boxes to De­catur res­i­dents. All that is needed is a valid iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, a util­ity bill or piece of mail show­ing an ad­dress in the 72722 ZIP code area. Also avail­able is a USDA com­mod­ity pro­gram to res­i­dents of De­catur and other com­mu­ni­ties without a com­mod­ity pro­gram. The com­mod­ity pro­gram re­quires in­come in­for­ma­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, stop by the church dur­ing food pantry hours.

The GFA food pantry at the First As­sem­bly of God in Gen­try is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tues­days. The church part­ners with the NWA Food Bank and Ru­ral Com­pas­sion to re­ceive food to be given away, in­clud­ing canned goods, fresh veg­eta­bles, bread, milk and dairy prod­ucts, eggs and meats. Other items such as toi­let pa­per, sham­poo, clean­ing prod­ucts and baby sup­plies are also avail­able as sup­plies last. Clients are asked to call for an ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to make an ap­point­ment to re­ceive food as­sis­tance, call 479-736-8415.

The Gravette Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m., the first and third Tues­day of the month at the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter, 1870 Limekiln Road, in Gravette. The Gen­try Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Mon­day of the month at the McKee Com­mu­nity Room in Gen­try Pub­lic Li­brary. New mem­bers are wel­come and in­vited.

VFW Post 9834 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tues­day of each month. Guests are wel­come.

Tired Iron of the Ozarks an­tique en­gine and trac­tor club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tues­day of each month at the club’s show grounds, lo­cated at 13344 Tay­lor Or­chard Road in Gen­try. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the club’s web­site at tiredironofthe ozarks.org.

The Gravette Ki­wa­nis Club holds break­fast meet­ings at 7 a.m. each Fri­day at the cafe­te­ria in­side Ozarks Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal. Guests are wel­come.

Gravette Amer­i­can Le­gion, Post 25, meets at 7 p.m. the third Tues­day of the month at the Civic Cen­ter. All veter­ans are wel­come. Per­sons in­ter­ested in join­ing the Amer­i­can Le­gion, and es­pe­cially Post 25, may con­tact the Gravette post at P.O. Box 476, Gravette, AR 72736.

Monthly singing ser­vices at Fall­ing Springs Church are held at 7 p.m. the first Fri­day of each month. The church is lo­cated north­west of Gen­try and west of De­catur on Fall­ing Springs Road.

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