Home front – December 7

Just because it’s the Christmas season accompanied by spotty road conditions, photo radar will continue hunting for speeders until Dec. 14.

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Just because it’s the Christmas season accompanied by spotty road conditions, photo radar will continue hunting for speeders until Dec. 14.

• School zones: 60th Street, 48th Avenue, 69th Street Drive and Lawford Avenue.

• Playground zones: Jewell Street, Kerry Wood Drive, Boyce Street, Cornett Drive and Allan Street.

• Traffic corridors: Gaetz Avenue, 67th Street, Taylor Drive, 49th Avenue and 49th Street.


Alix nativity scene display

People in and around Alix are invited to join community display of nativity scenes. For the second year, the Alix Evangelical Free Church is inviting the entire community to take part in a display that it will host for three days, starting on Thursday. The church’s inaugural event in 2009 attracted 50 scenes and organizers are hoping for even more this year, says church member Sheila Sandul. The display is to be set up on Wednesday and will be open for viewing from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is invited to enjoy the display and free snacks and beverage. The church is at 4619 Lake St. For more details, call Sandul at 403-747-0003 or Claudia Cameron at 403-747-2221.


Car dealer helps Bureau

A Red Deer vehicle dealership will donate $200 to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau for every new or used car sold between now and Monday, Dec. 20. Festival Ford will donate the money to the non-profit organization that was set up to help children and families in need at Christmas. The goal is to provide families with a full Christmas meal and for the parents to be able to give their children toys and other gifts. The bureau works with the Toy Depot, located at 10 7429 49th Ave., to distribute hampers on Dec. 22 and 23. Festival Ford general manager Darren Easy said he believes in the spirit of Christmas and the power of community. “The Red Deer Christmas Bureau does such a terrific job bringing the joy of the holiday season to families in need each year,” said Easy. “It’s more than a meal — it’s ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to share in the spirit of Christmas.”