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Christmas Celebrations

Posted November 21, 2012 in Community Featured, Boone

Christmas caroling is a beloved tradition in Boone, offered by the Boone Open Bible Church each year.

The Christmas time of year is upon us, full of holiday treats, cheer and children’s celebrations. In Boone there is no exception, and the churches are the place to be to enjoy the celebration and joy of the season.

Boone Open Bible Church will be continuing its annual caroling evening at each of the nursing homes and requested residences in Boone.

“The residents there absolutely love when anyone comes to carol for them; they really appreciate it,” says Lisa Hoffman, office administrator at Open Bible.

Carolers will meet at the church around 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. After the songs end and the stops run out, everyone is invited to the annual “Chili Dump” back at the church.

“We’ve always had the dinner afterward,” says Hoffman. “It’s a great thing to all eat together and a good way to end the evening.”

For more information about Boone Open Bible, or to request a caroling stop, contact the church at (515) 432-3329, or stop by at 1224 Hancock Drive.

Folks at First Evangelical Free Church would like to invite everyone in the community to join them for their Christmas program, “The Candy Cane,” on Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. The performance of students pre-school through 12th grade is filled with drama, song, instruments and dance — a little taste for everyone. Come hear how a simple piece of candy can unfold the true story of Christmas.

For more information about the Christmas performance or other happenings at FEFC, contact the church at (515) 432-7690, or stop by and enjoy the celebration at 1407 Kate Shelley Drive.

All in the spirit of Christmas, First Baptist Church will be offering a free Christmas meal for anyone in the community of Boone on Christmas Day. Volunteers at the church will be serving lunch prepared at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and they will also be offering the meal in the form of take-out that can be picked up between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. First Baptist is also offering free rides to and from the lunch. Just call the church for requests, (515) 432-5981. For more information regarding the Christmas meal or First Baptist Church, stop by at 612 8th St.

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