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Floyd County

November 26, 2013


News and Tribune will not publish Thursday

Note to readers: The News and Tribune will not publish an edition on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. In addition, the business offices at both locations [Jeffersonville and New Albany] will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.


Boy Scouts provide concessions

Bring the family to Meyer Tree Farm to select your perfect tree. Boy Scout Troop 4025 will be on hand for several days with their concession stand providing hot chocolate, cappuccino, cider, hot dogs and fresh baked goods, starting the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, and also on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15.

The tree farm is located off U.S. 150, at 24619 Tom Evans Road, Borden. Hours are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day starting Nov. 29 through Dec. 24. The Boy Scouts provide concessions on weekends only.

For further information or directions, please call 812-923-9355.


Museum hosts open house

Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, 1101 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, will sponsor a Holiday Open House, 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at the museum

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be “on deck” to visit with children from 1 to 3 p.m.

Candy Cane Raffle, courtesy of Schimpff’s Confectionery. Music provided by the Corydon Dulcimer Society.

Admission is free. For more information call 812-283-3728.

Dine, shop with St. Nick

Sacred Heart School will be hosting a Brunch with St. Nick, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8,  in Walpole Hall, 1842 East Eighth St., Jeffersonville.

Chris Cakes will be here to flip all-you-can-eat pancakes between 12 and 2 p.m. Adults are $7 each, children 3-10 are $5 each, and children 2 and under are free.

The Christmas Bazaar will be open from 12 to 4 p.m. and will feature local vendors and crafts people who will offer their various items for sale, including: Fabulous Creations 4 U Accessories, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Diva Bands, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Rhea Lana, Usbourne Books, and other local vendors as well as homemade arts and baked goods.

Santa Claus will be on hand to have his picture taken with the children and there will be Christmas crafts and fun children’s games to enjoy.


Craft a Santa Belly

An adult Christmas crafts event will be held at branches of the Charlestown Clark County libraries. Using clear Christmas ornaments, participants can create Santa Belly ornaments, and should bring one or two clear Christmas ornaments. All other materials will be provided.

Date and times are:

• New Washington, 120 Poplar Street — Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-7:15 p.m.

• Sellersburg, 430 N. Indiana Avenue — Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

• Henryville, 214 E. Main Street — Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-7:15 p.m.

• Charlestown, 51 Clark Road — Monday, Dec. 9 6-7:30 p.m.

• Borden, 117 Main Street — Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Contact 812-256-3337 or to register.


Program to look at New Harmony

Dr. John R. Hale, director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville, will present the program “Exploring Utopia: New Harmony on the Wabash” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at St. Marks United Church of Christ, 222 East Spring St., New Albany.

Marie Duclos Fretageot was one of the founders of the Owenite New Harmony experiment. She is also the ancestor of Hale and it is her letters that provide a uniquely personal view of this extraordinary attempt to create a utopian community on the banks of the Wabash River.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Paul Ogle Inc. Foundation.  Registration is required, Please call 812-944-7336 or email

‘Jesus Loves Fruitcakes’

The drama team of First Baptist Church, 813 Spring Street, New Albany, will present “Jesus Loves Fruitcakes,” 7 p.m. nightly, Dec.  5 through Dec. 7.

The colorful, crazy yet thoroughly Christian staff and residents of the Jesus House, a retirement home, prepare to welcome Ellery Jamison into their world. Unfortunately, the last place on earth Mr. Jamison wants to be is in a Christian nursing home, especially where one of the residents prides himself on making red and green fruitcakes for Christmas. Jamison's disdain for the home and all its residents is obvious, and it's tough for the other residents to set aside their initial harsh reactions and demonstrate love and acceptance that can only come from Jesus. But can Jamison learn to love and trust them back? And will that new life include his lost family? The appearance of dozens of fruitcakes under the tree makes the outcome all the sweeter!

Admission is free. For more information, call 812-944-4318.

FC group hosts bazaar

The Floyd Central High School Student Renaissance will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the school.  

There will be holiday shopping for unique gift items, along with a bake sale and concessions hosted by student renaissance members. Any vendors interested in renting booth space for $30 should contact Floyd Central’s front office or send a request to Deadline is Nov. 15.


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