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Sweet Lorane Community News
December 2, 2021
By Pat Edwards
Post-Thanksgiving greetings, all… Our “turkey day” was wild and wonderful this year with seven of our twelve great-grandkids, ranging in the ages from 2 to 6, very much in evidence. Our family hasn’t been able to sit at one table in years, so after gathering around my big dining room table and saying grace, we filled our plates and dispersed throughout the dining, living and family rooms to eat and visit. We even set up a children’s table next to the big table this year.
Has everyone cleared their refrigerator of Thanksgiving Day leftovers yet? Jim and I just finished the last bowl of the turkey-noodle soup I made from the scraps. I was able to get a good “do” on it this year so it went pretty fast. Our house has always been the venue for our family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I love having them here, but I’ve always had problems with the large amount of leftovers that I have to deal with afterwards. As I mentioned earlier, I bought cardboard takeout containers this year and no one was allowed to leave that evening without at least one carton in hand, and all remaining pies and desserts had to be taken away, too. We were left with a manageable amount of leftovers to enjoy for only another meal or two. How nice that was, since Jim and I eat so much less than we used to.
Connie Suing of the Crow Grange has asked me to let you know about the upcoming Holiday Community Potluck they are hosting. It will be taking place on Thursday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. The Grange is providing turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes and is asking folks to bring side dishes, salad, and dessert to share. There will be crafts for kids to create and take home and also photos with Santa. Contact Connie at 541-556-2609 for more information.
The Lorane Community Association put up their Angel Trees at the Lorane Family Store and Applegate Elementary for area children last week. One of the Holiday Helpers, Rozlyn Fox, shares this information with us about the Angel Trees:
“If you come for a tag and they are all gone, please check back in a couple of days; families are still reaching out for assistance and tags will continue to be added as requests filter in.
“Families, it’s not too late to request assistance with gifts for your kiddos! We ask that kids be 18 or under and either live in Lorane/Crow or be enrolled in C-A-L School District… the ‘littles’ and kids being homeschooled or attending school in a different district can receive gifts too! All information is completely confidential.
“You can sign up by either sending me (Rozlyn) or Marissa McNutt-Cooper a message on Facebook or by calling or texting Marissa at (541) 517-6608 or Paula May at 541-729-3999. Please share with us your child’s age, an idea of some items your child has on their wish list, their clothing sizes and any particular items they’re in need of. We’ll ask for your contact information in case we have follow-up questions and to arrange drop off.”
They would like to have the information by December 8, if possible.
Boxes for the community food drive have been placed at the Lorane Family Store and the post office. Also, a drive-through collection for the annual Lorane Community Food Boxes will take place in front of the Lorane Deli on Saturday, December 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be another drive-through collection at the Crow Grange on Sunday, December 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as well. If you or someone you know could use a food box, please let Jennifer and John Long (785-806-5262) or Pam Kersgaard know, or contact one of the Holiday Helpers listed as contacts for the Angel Tree, above. They stress that it’s helpful for them to know if you have any particular requests of items your family prefers or food allergies so they know what foods to include or avoid when packing.
Happy Holidays, everyone!