Good Morning, take a drive around the community and enjoy the colorful fall foliage.

The Christmas Celebration finished up their planning for the kick off of the holiday season. Nov. 29, is when we will kick off the season. "A sense of Christmas" (taste, smell, touch, hear, sight) is there theme for this year. They are asking businesses to provide a wreath and they will attach to the light poles, with your business name attached. If your business would provide a wreath, please advise the office, so they will have some idea to prepare. They would like it to be from 18 in. to 24 in., in order to be seen from the street. They will attach bows, if you don't like making a bow, decorated would be nice to represent your business, but is not necessary. It would be returned to you when decorations are taken down, so you can reuse it next years or we can keep it. There will be only one Santa on the Lions Club firetruck in the parade - so plan accordingly.

Something new this year - Gingerbread creation contest. Bring your gingerbread house to 101 S. Pennsylvania between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. and we will set up a display in the window. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You can leave your creation in the window for a couple of week for display or you can pick up following the parade.

The committee will also allow vendors to sit up on the courthouse lawn from 5 p.m. to after the parade. This can be crafts, food, drinks. The committee with Farmers Co-op's help will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs beginning at 5:30 p.m., along with chips for $5. We will not do a drink.

This week:

Saturday, Nov. 4 First Christian Church bazaar, chili and soup lunch

Monday, Nov. 6 City council, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Executive committee

Wednesday, Nov. 8 Board meeting, noon at Rowdy's Rustic Moose Lodge. Members are encouraged to attend and give input, we do ask that you advise in order to have enough lunch on hand.

Thursday, Nov.9 Leadership Columbus junior class, noon to 3 p.m. This session will be on government and the students will start out at city hall.

Have a good week,

Jean