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Kids enjoy Sand Lake fun

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Berkley, age 3, and Sullivan Armstrong, 8 months, are shown enjoying the festivities at the Sand Lake VFW Friday night, December 13. They reportedly loved the bounce house, hot wheels track and decorating star cupcakes with their grandma and grandpa Ruth and Donald Armstrong.

 

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Gingerbread houses a hit

N-Gingerbread-webFamilies flocked to the Cedar Springs Public Library last Saturday, December 14, to join in the fun tradition of making gingerbread houses for Christmas.

According Library Director Donna Clark, 107 people came to the library, with 28 children decorating the houses with either parents or grandparents.

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Santa visits Cedar Springs and Sand Lake

Santa heard lots of wishes from boys and girls last  weekend when he visited at both Family Fare in Cedar Springs and the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library.  If you missed him, you can see him at Classic Kelly’s Restaurant on Main Street on Sunday, December 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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Tour of Lights

There’s nothing like the warm glow of Christmas lights this time of year to give you a good dose of Christmas cheer! Pack up the kids, go for a ride, and enjoy the decorations your friends and neighbors have put up this year. We’re sure you’ll find a few other treasures along the way!

427 Northland Drive, near the corner of South Street and Northland. See the 90-foot evergreen Christmas tree at the Reep family home.

65 E. Muskegon, corner of First and Muskegon Streets. The home of Larry and Audrey Young is a classic home decorated with style.

Downtown Cedar Springs is aglow with lights and decorations on the lampposts and the town Christmas tree is at the corner of Main and Ash.

2207 15 Mile Rd, one block west of Algoma Ave. Nolan Patin, 12, set up a Christmas display to music. Tune your radio to 95.1, and don’t forget to make a donation to him to support the Cedar Springs Historical Museum.

830 19 Mile Rd, Burt and Wanda Drent. Go west on 17 Mile to Algoma, then two miles to 19 Mile, and 2 Miles on 19 Mile to home.

The corner of Beech and Maple Streets in Sand Lake. The display of Bob and Tracey Fitzgerald lights up the whole town! The kids will love it.

The Prairie Run and Pines subdivisions off Pine Street, and the subdivision just off 18 Mile, east of Main Street, all have some great lights.

White’s Winter Wonderland, 14181 Macclain Street, Gowen, has a musical light show you’ll be sure to enjoy.

 

 

 

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Baby’s First Christmas

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Season’s Greetings

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Red Cross safety tips to prevent home holiday fires

The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays.

“Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, and as people are cooking and entertaining this holiday season, we’re urging that they take safety measures to ensure that their homes and loved ones are safe from the threat of fire,” said Chip Kragt, Regional Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross of West Michigan.

Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and Thanksgiving are the top three days for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Nationally, the Red Cross responds to a disaster on average every eight minutes, and the vast majority of them are home fires. The Red Cross has some simple steps everyone can follow to prevent home fires around the holidays:

Holiday Entertaining 

Test your smoke alarms.

Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking. Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.

Enforce a “kid-free zone” in cooking areas. Keep children at least three feet away from the stove.

Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stove, oven or any appliance that generates heat.

Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.

Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.

Holiday Decorating 

Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.

Keep children, pets and decorations away from lit candles.

Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of LED strands to connect. Some strings of lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.

Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.

Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

People should also download the free American Red Cross First Aid app, which provides instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies. The apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.

People can test their knowledge on how to prevent home fires by taking the Fire Safety Quiz, and can learn more about fire prevention by visiting redcross.org.

 

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Letters to Santa

SANTA-Natalie

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Dear Santa I want a

3 DS a i pad a i pod

a magic kit

Justin BiBer perfume

a puppy

 

But I most want my

Grandma Dee

She is up there whith you

please please please

Santa

 

PS.

Love Rylee

Brace

 

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Der Satul I No

I Fora I Fon

But I wot a

I Pod

 

Love

Kaylee Muree

 

I love You

 

Rylee is MeN

 

I wot a Dog

and I wot a I poD

I wot peroofom

 

I woot a puppy

Santa and

a I paD

Justin Bevrv

and do Not raDool

reD HiS LeDSwu

 

Are You MaJit

Yes Are No

 

Sorry  For Being NaugHty

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SANTA-Reindeer

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Letters to Santa

From, Josephine Vanderhyde

 

Dear: Santa

I have been good this year. for Christmas alex dominic and I are asking for a trampiline together. Some other things I would like in my stocking would be a tiny stuffed animal and candy.

 

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Santa Claus

I’m sorry Santa, Ive not Been that good. Please forgive me. I would like if you could help me give just write a letter.

from Alexandria Vanderhyde

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Dear Santa:

I would like

1. a toy chruc

2. and LAgow SiDy (City)

and BookS

 

It is your BeSt Friend

Benjamin Drier

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Mr. Santa

 

Hi SanTa can

You Leave Me a

Note Just LIKe

Ben.

have a

grat day.

LIST

SonIC Wii

VIDeo Game.

WIPeout Wii Game.

head Phone Wii.

 

From

Joseph Drier

WrITe If I am Bad or Good.

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CriSMaS LiST

I wont A toy Chran AND clos

and PrfyouM now  oWrduMiNtS

ANd StoNPees AND MaKup NaL poLiSh ANd LipStiK. My favorit seson

is Crismas all The lovE in crismas.

AND three mor thingS I wont a IPaD a taBLit a tv!

 

from: Shalene

to: Santa ClaS

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Dear Santa,

I hope you are haveing susesful

year so far! And your elfs are geting

ready for the big day! But what I

want for Chrimas is a Wii U, Sonic lost

world for Wii U and mario 3d land for

Wii U. Plus I wold like some suprise!

I have cookies and milk ready for you

on Chrismas eve night! And I hope you

have a meary Chrismas ful of cheery.

Oh Santa thank you for all of the

wonderful gifts last year and all the

years. And thank you.

Sinsersly, Courtney Mooney

P.S. Thank you for giveing gifts

to Makenzie and me. And for the gifts in

the stocins. Thank you Santa and Mrs. Claus

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to: Santa from Morgan, age 9

I love Santa

1. I want a Big giant Stuff animal

2. I want lotS and lotS of make up

3. I want a loft Bed like a bunk bed

4. I want a Pair of snow boots please

5. I want Crazy Loom

6. I want a pair of high heels Please size 3

Please get me crazy loom and High heels

Please get me crazy Loom and High heels

Please get me crazy loom and High heels

Please get me crazy loom and High heels size 3

Please get me crazy loom and High heels size 3

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Tour of Lights

There’s nothing like the warm glow of Christmas lights this time of year to give you a good dose of Christmas cheer! Pack up the kids, go for a ride, and enjoy the decorations your friends and neighbors have put up this year. We’re sure you’ll find a few other treasures along the way!

427 Northland Drive, near the corner of South Street and Northland. See the 90-foot evergreen Christmas tree at the Reep family home.

65 E. Muskegon, corner of First and Muskegon Streets. The home of Larry and Audrey Young is a classic home decorated with style.

Downtown Cedar Springs is aglow with lights and decorations on the lampposts and the town Christmas tree is at the corner of Main and Ash.

2207 15 Mile Rd, one block west of Algoma Ave. Nolan Patin, 12, set up a Christmas display to music. Tune your radio to 95.1, and don’t forget to make a donation to him to support the Cedar Springs Historical Museum.

830 19 Mile Rd, Burt and Wanda Drent. Go west on 17 Mile to Algoma, then two miles to 19 Mile, and 2 Miles on 19 Mile to home.

The corner of Beech and Maple Streets in Sand Lake. The display of Bob and Tracey Fitzgerald lights up the whole town! The kids will love it.

 

Send us your home or homes you’ve seen to news@cedarspringspost.com.

 

 

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