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November 18, 2012

What's Goin' On: Time to gear up for Thanksgiving holiday

Community Thanksgiving services

• The Goshen Community Thanksgiving service, sponsored by the Goshen Ministerial Association, will once again be held at First English Lutheran Church, located at Fifth and Madison streets in Goshen. The worship service will be held on the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  

Pumpkin pie will be served by the people of First English following the worship service. Everyone is invited.  For the offering, people are invited to bring canned goods and/or a monetary offering to help feed the hungry in the community.  The church is handicap accessible.

• The community is invited to the 21st annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at Goshen First United Methodist Church. There is no cost for the meal, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delivery is available for those who are shut in by calling 534-3693. Transportation and carry-out meals will also be available. The church is located at 214 S. Fifth St. in Goshen.

• In Shipshewana, a free meal is being offered at New Life Fellowship church on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Sit-down service along with a carry out option will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. There will also be free meals for pick up from noon to 1 p.m. at the following sites: Yoder’s Insurance at 5&20 in Shipshewana and Tiffany’s Restaurant in Topeka. Delivery to homes is also available for those who are shut-in. Reservations for meals or requests for delivery can be made by calling New Life Church at 260-593-0400. New Life Fellowship is located at 2755 South and Ind. 5 south of Shipshewana.

Monday

Food drive at Interra — All this week, through Saturday, Interra Credit Union will be collecting food, personal care items, household supplies and paper products at their offices throughout Elkhart County. Items will be donated to The Salvation Army, The Window, Family Christian Development Center, Open Door, Middlebury Pantry, Jefferson Pantry, Fairfield Food Pantry, Church Community Services and the Syracuse Food Pantry.

Thursday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Turkey Stampede — Runners and walkers will be on their mark at 8:30 a.m. for the annual Turkey Stampede at McNaughton Park, 701 Arcade Ave., Elkhart. It includes a 10K run, 5K run or walk and a 1-mile walk and a chance win $25 by catching a running “turkey.” The cost is $15 on site. For complete race details, go online to www.StoneSoupPromotions.com.

Friday

Piano concert — Pianist Nicholas Roth will perform at Ruthmere starting at 7 p.m.

Roth, who is internationally recognized, is an Elkhart native.

His program will feature works by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Liszt and Beethoven. There is an admission fee of $20 per person.

Next weekend

Mark Miller benefit Nov. 24 — A benefit to generate funds for a trust fund for the children of murder victim Mark Miller is set to take place Nov. 24 from noon to midnight at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 88, 1519 Bristol St. in Elkhart.

There will be games and prizes for children. Children younger than age 13 will not be permitted after 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be available, as will $1 beer, tattoos, value package photo opportunity, bake sale, grill-off and a Minute to Win It challenge. There will be a beer pong tournament after 6 p.m. for those older than age 21.  

Peach Tree Otis, Randy and the Finks, Banana Jones, Illusions Fate and Shades of Grey will provide music. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 6 years old  available at 500 Baldwin St., Elkhart, or by calling 225-0743. Tickets at the door will be $8 and $4.

Those who are unable attend but would like to make a donation can visit any 1st Source Bank for the Mark Miller Benefit Fund or mail to the Mark Miller Benefit Fund, 500 Baldwin St., Elkhart, IN 46514.

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