TRADITIONAL TREE LIGHTING NOVEMBER 29

The Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will once again take place in downtown Story City this Friday evening, Nov. 29, beginning with carols around the tree at 5:15 p.m. The tree will then be lit at 5:30 p.m. The Fire Department will also hold their Chili Supper following the tree lighting at the fire station. And at 7 p.m. the Story Theater will present the holiday animated hit Free Birds.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPPER DECEMBER 6

Come join the Knights of Columbus Council 15060 for supper on Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Story City Community Center on Elm. The menu includes pulled pork sandwich or hot dog, coleslaw, potato chips and HOMEMADE DESSERT! Ice tea, lemonade, water and coffee available to drink. Adults-$7.00, 13-6 yrs-$3.00, Under 6-Free. ALL YOU CAN EAT. Bring your friends!

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LIMITED HOURS FOR HERALD OFFICE DURING THANKSGIVING WEEK

The Story City Herald office will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 27 (as usual) and Thursday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday, Nov. 29 the office will have limited hours during the day. Phone and email essages will be checked regularly throughout the week. And if anyone needs to drop off something there is a drop slot in back of the building at 511 Broad Street. The Herald wishes all of our subscribers, readers and customers a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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ROLAND-STORY CRAFT FAIR

Discover over 50 crafters with unique creations galore at the Roland-Story PTO Craft Fair Saturday, November 30 from 9 am - 3 pm at the Middle School, 206 S. Main Street in Roland. A $1 donation for admission includes a raffle ticket for special items donated by the crafters. A concession stand offering delicious lunch and snack items will be available. Proceeds will benefit field trips for elementary and middle school students.

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STORY THEATER GRAND OPERA HOUSE TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

The Story Theater Grand Opera House in Story City will be 100 years old this December and to commemorate this special milestone owner Todd Thorson, along with Veronica Skaar and other members of Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe, will be presenting a special variety program/concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to be a part of this special celebration, either as a performer with a "hidden" talent to share or as a volunteer to assist with the event, is asked to contact either Veronica at 460-3349 or Todd at 733-4551, 290-4011 or 733-4318. Tickets are expected to go on sale the first part of December. There is a pre-performance social gathering planned prior to the show. Post-concert socializing and plenty of memories will be shared as well. Plan now to attend.

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CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN ROLAND

Come celebrate the holiday season in Roland this year with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Sing-a-long on Saturday, Nov. 30 on Main Street. The festivities begin at 5:15 p.m. with the tree lighting, followed by Children’s Christmas Craft and Cookie Decorating activities at the Roland Public Library. There is also a Soup Supper scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center. A free will offering will be taken.

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YULEFEST TOUR OF HOMES DECEMBER 7-8

The 2013 Story City Yulefest Tour of Homes will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Homes featured this year include Jim and Judy Handsaker, 1270 Northridge Road (sponsored by Hook & Eye Questers); Dan and Pat Seitsinger, 513 Sunrise Avenue (sponsored by PEO Chapter FZ); and Ray and Rhonda Hampton, 1411 River Hills Drive (sponsored by Praeri Rail Trail Questers). Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased at the Greater Chamber Connection, 524 Broad Street, Nucara Pharmacy, 621 Broad Street, from any Quester or PEO member or at any of the homes on tour day. The Story City Historical Society will be serving complimentary refreshments at the Bartlett Museum, 619 Grand Avenue, during tour hours.

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RIVERSIDE BIBLE CAMP CHRISTMAS PARTY

Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp will hold their Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It will be fun for all ages, as they will have wagon rides, cookie decorating, caroling, hot cocoa, crafts and more.

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