HO! HO! HO! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas or at least the Holiday season around here...warm weather excluded. Although I am enjoying not having to be all bundled up right now.
PLATTSMOUTH HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS -- Season's Greetings! Everyone is invited to visit downtown Plattsmouth, Dec 4th, from 5pm to 8:30pm. Begin your Holiday season with a walk down Historic Main Street. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with music and street carolers and say "Hello" to storybook characters. See the 1st Annual Candle Lighting of Main Street buildings. Carriage rides are available at 6th and Main where the remodeled Fitzgerald Building has an open house. Santa arrives by fire truck at the Cass County Museum followed by the traditional old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting ceremony around 6:15 pm. Visit Santa and his Elves at Santa Land at the Plattsmouth State Bank from 6:30 pm and visit Kringle's Stables to see real reindeer. The Library features Terry Little with music at the Yuletide Coffee House and other events for kids. Businesses will be open late offering holiday specials and refreshments. The Village Nursery will have trees for sale at 6th and Main. Register for free turkey drawings at designated businesses. Play "Main Street's Window Mystery Game" for prize drawings. Visit http://www.plattsmouthchamber.com/ for more event times and details. (Paid in part by a grant from Cass County Tourism.)
I went to the Durham Western Heritage Museum yesterday with the kids to see their great tree. The actual tree lighting ceremony is next Sunday with all of the trees but it was nice yesterday because there was hardly anybody there and we could see everything. We also enjoyed ice cream at the soda fountain. It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon and educational without the kids even knowing it!
Congratulations to former State Senator Roger Wehrbein for receiving the 2009 Silver Eagle Award from Nebraska Farm Bureau. This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and distinquished service to the agricultural industry. He will receive the award at annual banquet on December 8 in Kearney. It is an honor well deserved and well earned.
The Plattsmouth Public Library is continuing its Food for Fines program through December. For every can or box of non perishable food donated, $2.00 is waived of your fines. There has already been a great response to this program and it is a wonderful way to redeem your card and benefit the community at the same time.
Also, if your kids are are looking for fun on Saturday, there is a Parrot Presentation at the library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is free and will have David and Stacey Ewing sharing their experiences with their pets.
Last is a flyer regarding a H1N1 Flu Clinic at Conestoga. I went to St Johns last Saturday and it was a breeze.
WHAT: An additional supply of H1N1 vaccine has arrived and the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness will be holding a public vaccination clinic for those who are most at risk for complications from H1N1 and who are within the geographical area of the school listed below.
WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED? For this public clinic, five target groups have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): pregnant women, persons who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months, health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact, children and young adults aged 6 months through 24 years, and persons aged 25 through 64 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications. We ask people who are not in one of these groups to be patient and allow people most at risk for complications from H1N1 influenza to get vaccinated first. After the CDC ships enough vaccine to states to serve the at-risk individuals in our counties, the vaccine will be made available to those in Sarpy and Cass counties who want it. The Health Department advises those attending the clinics to wear short sleeves under sweatshirts and jackets.
WHERE/WHEN: Monday, November 30 at
Conestoga High School
8404 42nd Street
(SW corner of Hwy 1 and 42nd St.)
2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
COST: There will be no charge
As more doses become available, more public clinics will be provided, most likely in local school facilities.
That's about all I have this week-enjoy your Thanksgiving!