New Castle News

The New Castle Lions Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the New Castle Community Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. The Lions will provide turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and sweet potatoes. Community members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and their own table service.The sixth annual holiday celebration sponsored by the town of New Castle and the New Castle Chamber will be held in beautiful downtown New Castle from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. At Burning Mountain Park, kids can have a visit with Santa and get a goodie bag, and their parents can take home a free photo of the kids on Santas lap at the gazebo, sponsored by the Robert Gordon Construction Company. There will be free hot dogs and brownies, courtesy of the First Baptist Church, and hay wagon rides taking off from the basketball court, sponsored by Talbott Enterprises.If you have a prized chili recipe, bring a vat of it down to the Chili Cook-Off at Ritter Plaza and maybe youll get bragging rights for the year. Community members may taste and vote for a mere $3. For applications for the cook-off, go to Proceeds go to United Way and Salvation Army. Also at Ritter Plaza, there will be hot cider, chocolate, coffee and cookies, thanks to the New Hope Church. There will be Reading with Mrs. Claus at OZ, The Artists Workshop. Entertainment will be provided by John Noel, Joe Brown, Ritchy Marks and Friends, and the tree lighting is at 5 p.m.The seventh annual Christmas Bazaar hosted by the New Castle Art Guild starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of wonderful handmade items will be on display. Whether its a great wreath, a holiday centerpiece, paintings, jewelry, quilted items, or yummy cookies, you can find it here made for you by some creative local artists. Boy Scout Troop 221 will provide lunch. The Silt Chamber hosts its sixth annual Silt Winter Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Congregational Church of the Valley, 6th and Home in Silt. The event is free, and Santa will be giving free gifts to children.Murchison Wagon Works will offer hay wagon rides from 3-5 p.m., and a tree lighting ceremony is planned for 4:30 p.m. The Glenwood Hot Strings Band will provide holiday music. Sunday School children will be singing and making props in preparation for the Congregational Church of the Valleys Christmas program during the church service from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. Call Karen Wentzel at 984-2422 to become involved. Longtime New Castle resident Linda Murr has begun Murr Made Creations, a specialty embroidery business. Ive been learning the trade for over five years, said Murr. The Murr family is just branching out in their old age. Call 984-2212 to talk to her about industrial embroidery on shirts, coats, hats, or towels. Ginny Saliman is excited about the next chapter in her needlework life. She has started Needles & Pins Ltd., Colorados only mobile needlework shop. Call her at 984-9100, check out her Web site at, or e-mail her at will be traveling to rural areas that dont have access to fine quality needlework supplies. She can give classes, demonstrations, and workshops by request.

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