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Posted: November 6, 2012 - 12:45pm
An informational meeting for participants in the 25th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes was held Oct. 16 at the home of Odus and Beth Francis. The annual tour is scheduled for Dec. 7-8. Pictured front row (left to right) are: Odus and Beth Francis, Janet Vaughan, Sally Vines, Kim Rogers and Talluha Trimmier. Back row (left to right): Lindsay Allen and Kevin Winters. Not pictured: Lauren Virgo, Walker Posey, Danny Purvis, Joey Galloway, Steve Rogers, Jim Vines and Sidney Trimmier.    SPECIAL
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An informational meeting for participants in the 25th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes was held Oct. 16 at the home of Odus and Beth Francis. The annual tour is scheduled for Dec. 7-8. Pictured front row (left to right) are: Odus and Beth Francis, Janet Vaughan, Sally Vines, Kim Rogers and Talluha Trimmier. Back row (left to right): Lindsay Allen and Kevin Winters. Not pictured: Lauren Virgo, Walker Posey, Danny Purvis, Joey Galloway, Steve Rogers, Jim Vines and Sidney Trimmier.

Tour will feature homes, school

Hammond Hill Elementary School is seeking memorabilia for its mini-museum that can be viewed during the 25th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

The tour will be held 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. This year’s tour features six homes decorated for the holidays, the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, and Hammond Hill Elementary, which is celebrating 60 years.

Items from over the years such as pictures, T-shirts, yearbooks, report cards, desks, chairs, awards and vidoes of school performances are needed for the mini-museum.

Those willing to loan items should bring the items to the school’s office, 901 W. Woodlawn Ave., during school hours and complete a loan agreement form.

The deadline to turn in items is Nov. 20. For more information about the mini museum, contact the school at (803) 442-6170.

Tickets for the North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes are $20 if purchased by 3 p.m. Dec. 3 and $25 for tickets purchased on days of the tour.

Advance tickets can be purchased from Jim Bush Flower Shop, Communigraphics, and Parks Pharmacy. On the day of the tour, tickets can be purcahsed at any tour stop. Each person on the tour must have a ticket including children.

The sorority will also have a Brunch and Fashion Show at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Spring Grove Ave. Fashions will be provided by White House Black Market. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased by Dec. 5.

Proceeds from the tour will fund scholarships for North Augusta High School seniors and the remaining funds will go to the North Augusta PAL Boxing Club, North Augusta school wish list and other North Augusta charities.

Upcoming concert

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council will present a Veterans Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wesley Center at Grace United Methodist Church.

Savannah River Winds will perform and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will perform a solo with the group. The concert will have patriotic music and other selections with featured vocalists, according to a news release.

Virtual food drive

Hungry No More is accepting donations for its virtual holiday food drive.

Donors can go to www.hungrynomore.net , select the items they would like to donate and purchase the items online. Donations will be used to feed children in a holiday food program and families seeking assistance, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Donna DeTroye at donna@hungry-no-more.org or (803) 392-7043.

Sno-Cap FUNraiser

Food purchased at the Sno-Cap between 5 and 8 p.m. Mondays in November will benefit the RECing Crew. Those making a food purchase will also receive a ticket to win a Harvest Basket with holiday dinner items and a $25 Publix gift card.

Basic training completion

Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael A. Devivo has completed U.S. Navy basic training at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Devivo is the son of Crystal M. Robbins and Michael C. Devivo, both of North Augusta. He is a 2012 graduate of North Augusta High School.

Operation Christmas Child

Gift-filled shoe boxes or similar sized plastic containers with removable lids will be accepted at area Operation Christmas Child collection sites from Monday through Nov. 19.

Donors can fill standard size shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in the following age ranges: 2 to 4 years old; 5 to 9 years old; and 10 to 14 years old.

A personal note can also be included with the box.

Donors are asked to include $7 or more per shoe box to help cover shipping costs and other project costs.

The gift boxes can be wrapped as long as the lid and the box are wrapped separately.

The North Augusta collection site is Bel Ridge Baptist Church, 108 Monterey Ave. Boxes can be dropped off from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ .

Veterans Day ceremony

American Legion Post 71 will have its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Wade Hampton Park on Georgia Avenue.

The keynote speaker will be Col. Robert Barker, the Garrison Commander for Fort Gordon. Flo Carter will be the musical vocalist.

North Augusta High School’s NJROTC drill team, Post 71 ceremonial corps and honor guard, and representatives from local military service organizations will also participate.

In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be held at Post 71, 333 East Spring Grove Ave.

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