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Harvest for the Hungry

The holiday season is a time of financial hardships for many Kentucky families. Your food bank needs your help! Start collecting non-perishable food items now through Dec. 15. Your food donations will help those who may otherwise go without. Participate by calling (270) 735-1407.

Santa letters
The deadline to submit Santa Letters to The Springfield Sun is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Photos may be submitted with letters. Make sure to include your name, age and address. Age limit for letters is 11 years old. The letters will be judged with first place winner receiving $15, second place will receive $10 and third will receive $5. The letters will appear in the Santa Section on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Send your letters and photos in a sealed envelope to The Springfield Sun, P.O. Box 31, Springfield, KY 40069 or bring to 108 Progress Avenue, Springfield. If you have any questions, call (859) 336-3716. Photos may be picked up at the office after the section is printed.

Dec. 2, 3 and 4

Christmas Concert
Mid-Kentucky Chorus annual Christmas concert, The Beautiful Music of Christmas will be held in Springfield Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catharine College. With beautiful arrangements of traditional choral pieces enhanced with professional musicians and soloists, the entire concert is spectacular, up-lifting and joyous. Other performances of this concert will be in Bardstown Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday evening, Dec. 4 in Lebanon at St. Augustine Church at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating is available. For more information or reservations call 859-336-9232.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Centering Prayer Workshop

Contemplative Outreach of Ky. is offering a workshop on the history and method of this silent prayer; at St. Catharine Motherhouse (Hwy. 150 out of Bardstown) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 12:30-3 p.m. For information or registration contact Judy Sharer 270-765-7108 jrs.sharer@gmail.com

Sunday, Dec. 4

Radio Auction
The Lions-Rotary Radio Auction will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. on WLSK FM 100.9 or WLBN AM 1590. If you or your company want to donate items or a cash donation, call us or drop it off at the Springfield Opera House. For more information call Rotary: Jerry Effner (270) 401-9023 or Lions: Jimbo Carrico (859) 324-4274.

Monday, Dec. 5

Origami Christmas Ornaments
Learn how to make Origami Christmas ornaments at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. Classes are free and will last one hour. Register by calling the Washington County Public Library at 336-7655 or by stopping by the front desk.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Information Session
There will be an Information Session for Spring Semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Springfield Campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to discuss the programs available at ECTC, the courses offered at the Springfield campus, how to enroll and register for classes and options for paying tuition.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Parent Night
Parent Night is scheduled at Washington County High School on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

Christmas Centerpieces
Learn how to make Christmas centerpieces at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. Classes are free and will last one hour. Register by calling the Washington County Public Library at 336-7655 or by stopping by the front desk.

Saturday, Dec. 10

Christmas in Mackville
Christmas in Mackville Show will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 with Larry Sanders and The Borderline Band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Tickets available at BB&T Bank, Springfield State Bank and Branches, US Bank and Royalty’s Florist in Harrodsburg. For more information call (859) 262-5535 or (859) 262-5730.

Christmas Home Tour
The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual “Christmas Home Tour” will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2-9 p.m. A total of 10 locations will be on this year’s tour, including historic homes as well as more recently built homes. Also included on this year’s tour is “Federal Hill”, better known as “My Old Kentucky Home.” Tickets will be available beginning Thanksgiving weekend at the Tourism Office on the Old Courthouse Square in Bardstown. For more information, call 502-348-4877 or 1-800-638-4877. Proceeds for the Christmas Home Tour will fund scholarships for area students to attend the Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

Sunday, Dec. 11

Christmas Concert
The Washington County bands will present their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. in the WCHS gym. All are invited to attend. There is no admission.

Christmas Cantata
Springfield Presbyterian Church Choir, 140 E. Main St., Springfield presents “Born a Savior” Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 11, Worship Service at 11 a.m. and Community Program at 5 p.m. Directed by Higo Rodrigues, with guest musicians from Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky.

The Love Story of Christmas

“Down From His Glory - The Love Story of Christmas” will be presented by the Springfield Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary located at the corner of Lincoln Park Road and High Street.

Monday, Dec. 12

Blood Drive

Are you looking for the “perfect” gift to give during this Christmas season? We suggest you give a pint of blood. The person who receives it will thank you for the rest of their life. So, leave your credit card at home and come to the Family Life Center at Springfield Baptist Church located at the corner of Lincoln Park Road and High Street on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and give that perfect gift. This will be the regularly scheduled visit of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Managing Your Meals

Managing Your Meals will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Washington County Health Department. Initial Class will be at 1 p.m. with Follow Up Class at 2:30 p.m. These classes will be conducted by a registered dietitian or nurse. Call (800) 280-1601, ext. 1035 to register.

Monday, Dec. 19


The Washington County Elementary School Site Based Decision Making meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 in the Media Center.