Welcome: no trunk-and-treat

WELCOME — Welcome Legion will not have a Halloween trunk-and-treat as they usually do. There are some residents that will have their lights on and candy ready if parents want their children to go trick or treating. There are trunk-and-treat events in neighboring towns. Perhaps this will be the year to do something at home.

This Sunday will be the first day of November. It is the date of the annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church of Christ. They will have curbside pickup only. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, corn, cranberries, buns, and a pumpkin dessert for $7 a plate.

Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Welcome City Hall. Please note the change in date is because Tuesday is election day. There is always time at the beginning of each meeting for community questions or comment. Please use face covering and social distancing.

Pheasants for Vets fundraiser to provide a dinner for veterans in hospitals and nursing homes ends Nov. 6. Check out the “birds” at the Welcome Legion. Thank you for the generous support of our veterans. Speaking of veterans, the Welcome Legion has cancelled the Veterans Day event this year.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. There are no walk-ins, so appointments must be made. To make an appointment or find blood drives in the area, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), go online to www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOODAPP to 90999.

Doing the Rapid Pass the day of donation and bringing it to the drive helps to shorten the registration time.

Welcome Fire Department usually checks on smoke/fire alarms in the area in person but they will not be doing that this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to call or email any of the fire department personnel if you feel your alarm needs attention. This is the time to check your batteries if your alarm is battery run.

Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour Saturday night or early Sunday a.m. to go back to regular central time.


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