Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Community Food Bank, 1404 Meridian Road, Jasper, will accept donations of frozen turkeys, non-perishable items, aluminum roaster pans and monetary gifts from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Let’s make sure everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

K of C meeting

There will be a Good Shephard of the Hills Knights of Columbus business meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Happy Hour basement. Any Catholic gentleman interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a K of C member is welcome to come to Happy Hour at 7 p.m. prior to the meeting or send an email to coucil13623@indianakofc.org.

Confirmation meeting

There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, for those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. It will begin at 7:45 p.m. in St. Celestine Catholic Church. Also that evening on Nov. 13, there will be a Confirmation program with the 10th-grade students from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in St. Celestine Hall.

End-of-year meeting

The Celestine Elementary PTO will hold a planning meeting for the end-of-year celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Celestine Elementary School. Anyone wanting to give input or volunteer may attend.

Cookie walk, tree lighting

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the community of Celestine’s annual cookie walk and Christmas tree lighting on Sunday, Dec. 1. The organizers are excited about 2019 activities and remind all that this is a great way to kick off the holiday season in Celestine.

Christmas D of I meal

The Jasper Circle 140 Daughters of Isabella will host its Christmas dinner on Monday, Dec. 9, at St. Joseph Parish Center in Jasper. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner being served at 6:30 p.m.

Cost of the meal is $8 per member, $10 per guest. Reservations should be made by Monday, Nov. 25, by calling Vice Regent Kathy Schneider at 812-630-2616 or Financial Secretary Betty Mehringer at 812-482-3661. Dues for 2020 also may be paid at the dinner.

The circle will meet for their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Room 301, St. Joseph Parish Center, Jasper.

Dubois Branch Library

Library closed: Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving.

Keurig’s Korner: After school until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For middle and high school students.

Tech help: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays. No help on Nov. 8 and 29.   

Free Celtic Music Concert with Emily Ann Thompson: 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Kelly Thompson will join in.

Little Explorers: 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. For infants through age 6 and their caregivers. Preregistration required.

Reindeer Meet and Greet with Silly Safari: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Discussing, “A Peoples History of the United States” by Howard Zinn.  Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy.

Northeast Dubois Corp.

Thanksgiving break: Nov. 27-29. No school is scheduled.

Holiday Ball: Nov. 22, Celestine Community Club.

Nov. 19: Freshmen campus visits to University of Evanville and Vincennes University.

Nov. 25: ASVAB will be administered to all juniors and any interested senior.

License plates

The Northeast Dubois Lady Jeep Basketball program is selling license plates for $10 each. Contact Andy Chinn if interested.

Beta Club Nationals

Northeast Dubois High School Beta Club students qualified for Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer. Students are Austin Palmer, first in science; Trenton Harrison, first in onsite painting and third in 2D design; Elizabeth Recker, second in language arts; Taylor Dodd, third in math; and Jared Young first in social studies.

Celebration Singers

The Celebration Singers will add to Christmas festivities by performing at St. Celestine Catholic Church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

Submitted items

Items for this column may be mailed to Kathy Bachman at 808 Eisenhower Ave., Jasper IN 47546; called to 812-482-2074; or emailed to kabachman@twc.com. Items need to be received by Wednesday night to be included in Friday’s column.

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