Hometown Happenings

Hot Hometowns 11/29/2023:

Santa Day is Sunday, December 3rd, from 3pm to 6pm at the City Auditorium. Fun for the whole family including soup supper, hayrack rides, movies, caroling, tree lighting, treats, and of course, photos with Santa. Free will donation – the donations will go toward renovating the Crofton Welcome Signs.

St. Rose School Christmas Concert is Sunday, December 3rd, at 3pm at the Parish Hall.

The Crofton Community Club’s Gnome on the Roam will be visiting Crofton Community Club member businesses throughout the month of December. Watch the Crofton-Nebraska Facebook page to find the gnome and to earn chances to win Crofton Community Club Bucks.

Main Street Treasures is collecting nonperishable food for the Knox County Food Bank through November. Drop off your food donations during store hours.

Christmas Goodies bake sale at the Senior Center on Thursday, December 14th, starting at 3pm – this is the Senior Center’s holiday fundraiser, and donations are appreciated. And starting at 4:30, enjoy entertainment from Kim Sawatzke on the keyboard.

Remember to look local when shopping this holiday season. Crofton has a wide selection of gift options for the whole family, and Crofton Community Club Bucks make great gifts. Order them early.

Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area is hosting their 4th annual Holiday Tree Decorating Contest, November 23rd – January 2nd. Win a 2-Night Cabin Stay at Lewis & Clark SRA. Contact the Park Office at 402-388-4169 with questions. Guidelines: Choose a tree at the park entrance to decorate. Only one entry per household/group. Households/groups will provide their own decorating items, preferable environmentally friendly decorations such as popcorn garland, solar powered lights, bird seed pinecones, and other wildlife friendly decorations. Take a photo of your decorated tree and send it to NGPC.lewis.clark@nebraska.gov to enter. Judging will take place on January 3rd and 4th. All decorations that are not wildlife friendly must be cleared off by January 14th.

All Saints Parish will be hosting a Creche at St. Boniface. View nativity sets on December 2nd from 5 to 8pm and enjoy Christmas cookies, cider, visiting, and viewing a variety of nativity sets.

CHS Alumni Books are available for sale at People’s Grocery, and School Lunch Cookbooks are available at Main Street Treasures. Buy yours while they last!

Meals at the Senior Citizens Center are served Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon and Thursday at 5:00pm. Please call the senior center at 402-388-2365 at least 2 hours in advance to be signed up for a meal. Dine in, to-go, and delivery meals are available. Coffee and Conversation is every Monday starting at 8:30am. Bingo is played on Mondays and Fridays from 1 to 3pm, and Exercise Classes are held on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30am.

The Crofton Community Sign would love to announce your special messages such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, thank you, and congratulatory messages. Please contact Erin Dennis at 605-760-4470 to get information on how to get messages for your loved ones on the community sign. Personal messages are $5/day plus tax. This money goes to Main Street Treasures to pay for electricity and maintenance at the sign.

Crofton’s school lunch cookbooks are available for sale for $8 and alumni directories for $10. Please note that these are 2020 editions. Contact Terry Mueller to order yours!

Visit Crofton Community School’s events calendar at croftonschools.org for information about upcoming school events.

Crofton Community Club meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm. Join us! Meetings are held at various locations throughout the community. Ask a Crofton Community Club member for more information. There will be no meeting in December.

Main Street Treasures is a non-profit thrift store operated by volunteers. The store sells clothing, housewares, small furniture, small appliances, lawn & garden items, toys, baby stuff, hunting accessories, and other items. Proceeds benefit the Crofton area. The store is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays 10am to 3pm.

Crofton Community Club members: If you have an update or information to send to the public, please email us at croftoncommunityclub@gmail.com or message us on Facebook, and we will try to share your information. Continue to watch our social media pages and website at www.crofton-nebraska.com for more information.

Crofton Community Club Bucks make GREAT gifts for teachers, pastors, employees, grown children, & friends! They can be redeemed at any of our member locations, keeping dollars right here in our community. A full list of members is available on our website www.crofton-nebraska.com. Please call ahead to order: Larry Cooper at Farmers & Merchants State Bank. 402-388-4344. These “Bucks” work just like a check and cannot be redeemed for cash, so it is best to order in small increments of $10-$20

The Crofton Community Club is always looking for individuals and businesses to strive for the future of Crofton. Dues are reasonable and help support activities in and around the Crofton area. Visit our website or like us on Facebook and print off a new member form, or ask a current member for information. We would love to add you or your business to our list of members in 2023!

Watch our community calendar on www.crofton-nebraska.com for information about things happening in Crofton.

December 3: Santa Day from 3pm to 6pm at Crofton City Auditorium

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