Santa Claus returns to the city of Ghent this week to visit with children at the home of Joe and Sandy Beall, 704 Liberty St. The annual event allows children to share their wishes with the jolly old elf for Christmas each year.
Santa will be there from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, Saturday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. The visits in Ghent continue Monday through Thursday, Dec. 21-24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Carroll County Middle School students Megan Perkinson and Heaven O’Neal are starting an animal supplies drive at CCMS to support animals in the Carroll County Animal Shelter without homes.
Some supplies needed are leashes, collars, grooming tools, water and food bowls, portable kennels, and dog and cat food. Items can be dropped off in the front office of the Middle School. Any donations are appreciated.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.
Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
“A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 6 with a parade, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.
“A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”
The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation.
Thursday, Dec. 3: 8:30 a.m., Cards and Games; 10 a.m., trip/bingo social at YMCA bring a dish to share; noon, lunch; 12:30 p.m., chair volleyball.