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Holiday happenings already beginning

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Editor’s note: New Castle News normally runs every other Thursday. Due to restricted space Thursday, it is running today.New Castle Newsby Kay VasilakisThomas Breslin, son of Frank and Kim Breslin, a 2004 Rifle High School graduate and freshman at CU, has been accepted to the 12-man a capella group In the Buff. His parents are looking forward to watching him sing with the group at the CU Auditorium on Nov. 5. Thomas has performed locally all his life, and New Castle-ites will be happy to know he is still using his musical talents.On Sunday, Oct. 24, the Congregational Church of the Valley celebrated Barbara Eanes’ 20 years of volunteer service. The choir provided a fun musical tribute to Barbara, and the church presented her with roses and a special gift.Eanes is the esteemed volunteer organist and pianist and vocal director of the church. She has also directed many delightful musical fund-raisers for the church. Many loyal fans attend her annual Christmas concerts. Besides her dedication to the local church, Eanes has taught piano and vocal classes in New Castle for many years.Riverside Middle School’s Special Thanksgiving lunch is being offered to the public again this year. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, community members can have a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The adult lunch is $3.50. Please call 625-7800 to reserve your lunch. Volunteers are needed to help serve the Thanksgiving lunch. Volunteers will get their lunches for free. Please call Karen at 625-7848 if you can help out.Kathryn Senor Elementary School’s Thanksgiving luncheon is set for 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Nov. 22. To reserve your place, call 625- 7705, which will get you directly to the kitchen. The price of the luncheon, which includes not only turkey and all the trimmings but also an experience with eager school children, is $3.50/adult and $2.25/students. Seniors’ luncheons are complimentary. Bob and Mona Koper are sponsoring a benefit for Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter at their home in Peach Valley Acres from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. There will be an assortment of handcrafted items for pets and their owners.To get to the Kopers’ from I-70, take Silt exit 97, turn north at the exit, then turn right at the four-way stop at Highway 6&24. Go approximately one mile to Davis Point Road, and turn left. At the stop sign at the end of Davis Point Road, turn right at Peach Valley Road. Watch for the Peach Valley Acres sign and turn right on the blacktop road. The Kopers’ house is the third house on the right. Balloons should help you find your way.It’s never too late to become a New Castle Chamber member. Please contact info@newcastlechamber.org if you need additional information or go to their Web site, http://www.newcastlechamber.org.The eighth annual New Castle Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by the New Castle Art Guild, is scheduled for Dec. 3 and 4 at the Community Center. The bazaar will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call Sharon Yoast at 876-2426 for more details.The Picket Fence Holiday Open House will be Monday, Nov. 8, through Dec. 23. Stop by for hot apple cider and cookies and check out the great new holiday inventory. The Picket Fence is now on winter hours with the time change and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.Owner Judy Gordon appreciates all the interest and creativity her new store has generated from local vendors, but because it is overflowing with inventory, she requests no more new vendors attempt to distribute their products in her store.Kay Vasilakis’ column “New Castle News” runs every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.Kay Vasilakis’ column “New Castle News” runs every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.


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