Home front – Dec. 7

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Get into the spirit of the season by attending the 49th annual Kiwanis Christmas Carol Festival on Sunday at Gaetz Memorial United Church in Red Deer. There’s no admission charge for the 2 p.m. event, but donations to the Red Deer Food Bank and Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call 403-340-1109.


The Red Deer chapter of a group that provides blankets to children in crisis is looking for donations. Red Deer Project Linus needs blankets to hand out to children and teens up to age 18 who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. The blankets must be handmade, washable and made with child-friendly colours. They can range from baby blankets to versions big enough for teens. Donations of blanket supplies, including fabric, thread and fill are also appreciated, says Angie Garcia, local chapter co-ordinator. Project Linus, named after the security blanket-toting character in the Peanuts comic strip, has chapters across Canada and the U.S. The local chapter serves Red Deer and area. To help out or get more information, email to projectlinusrd@gmail.com or go to http://projectlinus.yolasite.com


The headline for a story in Tuesday’s Advocate about Sundre Forest Products upgrading its plant contained misleading information. The total value of improvements to the plant is $11.3 million.


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