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December 7th, 2019. Saturday. Holiday Potluck Dinner and Party.


 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Cocoa Talk - Free coffee and cocoa for anyone! Free time for everyone to mingle and talk informally with each other.  We invite people from local non-profit groups to be here, both as a chance to talk with each other and with anyone else who wants to know more about your organization -  Community Centers, Library, Clinic, Charter School, Track and Field,  MCDC, McK Education Foundation, Churches, and more, all make this community together.


  5 pm  Singing at the Belknap Covered Bridge - Several years have gone by since the last "Bridge Lighting", when the lights on Belknap Covered  Bridge were switched on, and songs were sung.  This year, Singing at the Bridge is happening again, (although the lights come on automatically at dusk now.)  Words of traditional Christmas Carols - and some new songs - will be made available by the song leader. Let your voices be heard!  Park at UMCC and walk to the bridge.


   5:30 pm - 6 pm. Appetizers and beverages - enjoy the holiday spirit with your neighbors. Bring your appetizers and beverages to share.  You might meet someone with similar tastes!

   6 pm. Potluck Dinner - What will you and your neighbors bring? Hot meat ham with honey glaze, roast beef, salmon, crab cakes, pasta and vegetable casseroles, salads of all kinds, and sweeeeet desserts?  We are always happily surprised by the variety and amount of food that is shared. (Bring your own plates and service please. We have no dishwashers!)


7 pm. Music and Gifts We have invited the McKenzie High School Band to fill the UMCC hall with their rousing music.  We will mix this with our own singing, and stir it up with a big serving of gift-giving. We've sent a letter to Santa to please be there. The real gift is everyone's presence!


 Invite your friends!



Thank you to everyone who is making this event happen:

Dick Lauer, Kelly Britt Davis, Shirley Fry, Jeanne Fager, Allen Brody, Chere Estrin, Marla English, Margaret Beilharz, Kathy Jaworski, Francesca Anton, Alex Jones, Lisa and Dave Frelke, Carolyn Nielsen, Barbara Emannuel.

A special thanks to Chuck and Shannon Leland for their generous donation to ensure the electrical system is safe. 


The Upper McKenzie Community Center is now a 501 c (3) Membership organization.


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