A Reason to Give Thanks
April 29, 2011 at 11:15 am my phone rang. Child Protect Services (CPS) was on the phone, a sweet voice says to me, we have a baby boy, he is 4 months old and just arrived via law enforcement. She tells me he was found in a known drug house, no one there knew where his parents were or much about him. He has an obvious eye infection and is “super adorable”. She asks if we can pick him up at the CPS office. We drop everything and excitedly head home to grab a car seat and some clothes. We had been licensed foster parents for less than 24 hours. You see our license arrived the night before. After many hours of training, home inspections, background checks and several months of waiting for it all to come together we finally were realizing a dream, to be foster parents. To help. To rescue. To love. We had somewhat Pollyanna views that we would “save” a child, this child.
Community Soup Night
Five years ago Claudia Evans and Pattiann Bennett decided there were individuals in Eureka who could use a hot meal at least one night a week. They began the Community Soup Night which is open to everyone from kids to oldsters. The dinner is served from 4:00 - 7:00pm every Tuesday. Each week a group or organization or church or business signs up to prepare the food, serve it and clean up.
The Spirit of the Season
The Spirit of the Season is one of hope and good will....you have many opportunities in our community to spread that Spirit to those in need.
The Food Pantry is taking donations of food that will be given out for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. They need all the fixins' such as turkeys, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegies, pumpkin, fruits....you all know what's involved in a holiday feast! They will be accepting donations for the Holiday Baskets through Mon., Dec. 22.
Shop Small Saturday!
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29 is National Shop Small Business Saturday. In Kick off the holiday gift-buying season by supporting businesses in the Tobacco Valley. You'll find gifts for everyone on your list, decorations galore, and delectable treats and dishes for your holiday happenings. Some businesses will have extended hours and will be offering special deals that you won't want to miss.
Eureka's First Snowfall of 2014!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
The first diamonds of snow covered the ground last night after an amazing Montana fall. The wood has been gathered and tucked in the shed, the garden harvested and laying quietly beneath a blanket of straw and now it’s time to get outdoors to enjoy what winter brings. Whether it’s snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice climbing, sledding or star gazing, there’s always a reason to get out and enjoy the fourth season of the year. Below are a few links of places to go, things to do and where to get the gear to make your event more enjoyable…so, button up and get out into the winter wonderland!