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Carthage chamber plans for Memory Tree ceremony

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CARTHAGE — The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its Memory Tree ceremony co-sponsored by Calvary Assembly of God. Bulbs in memory or in honor of loved ones may be purchased for $3 each from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the chamber office, 120 S. Mechanic St., or by calling 493-3590. There also will be bulb dedication boxes located at area banks, pharmacies and businesses until Dec. 7. The names of those honored will be published in the Carthage Republican Tribune.

The candlelight prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Village Green Park, State Street. Inspirational music will be provided by the Calvary Assembly of God choir. Refreshments will be available at the Long Falls Apartments community room, 222 State St., immediately following the ceremony.

During the monthly meeting Wednesday, the board also discussed hosting a scavenger hunt and a postcard contest to promote local businesses and the area.

Library Director Linda M. McCullough reported the Carthage Free Library should reopen in early December following recent construction. The Friends of the Carthage Free Library will hold a craft and bake sale Monday at Kinney Drugs, 401 State St.

Deborah J. Pierce told the board the Twin Villages Community Picnic that was held around Sept. 11 for a number of years will be discontinued.

Mrs. Pierce said letters are being sent to major contributors asking if they object to splitting the $2,600 left in the picnic account among the Wilna-Champion Transportation Association, Village Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry and Good Samaritan Society of St. James Church.

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