Our Town: Zoar

By DELORES HEMMER
Herald Correspondent

Hoyt Joseph Schwindel made his appearance at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper on Wednesday, Dec. 12. His happy parents are Derek and Jenelle Schwindel. The little man weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed by his two brothers, Reide and Beau. The grandparents are Rose and Donnie Brang, Richard Dooley, Shawn and Cathy Schwindel and Cindy Schaeffer. The great-grandmothers are Mary M. Dooley and Geneva Brang.

EPIC met Wednesday evening at the church. Attendance was excellent with 43 youth and 18 adults. The menu for this Wednesday evening is lasagna rolls, chicken alfredo, garlic sticks, Chinese cole slaw and Jello. This will be the Christmas celebration. EPIC will resume again in January.

Haley Langebrake graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville last Saturday. Her parents, Randy and Lynette Langebrake, and the rest of her family attended the ceremony and then had lunch together. Haley’s degree is in elementary education and she is employed at Lincoln Trail Elementary School in Lincoln City. While they were in Evansville, Randy and Lynette visited Randy’s aunt, Juanita Hayden, at a local nursing home.

A large group from the church went caroling Sunday evening to a couple of nursing homes and to shut-ins of the community. Ron and Becky Brockriede hosted a time of food and fellowship at their home following the caroling.

Dress rehearsal for the Christmas Eve program at the church will be Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. 

The Christmas Eve program will be held Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. The small children will enact a living nativity scene with Christmas songs. The youth will present a musical play titled “Code Red: An ER Christmas. The evening will conclude with candlelight communion and the singing of Silent Night.

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