We Are Community for the week of Nov 20th, 2023, by Joyce Steiner

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Saturday, November 18th, was definitely the day to be in Plymouth.  The town was busy all day.  First there was a Holiday Bazaar at the Plymouth Circle Community Center from 9 am to 6 pm.  The center was filled with homemade pies, soups, cakes, candy and more goodies.  There was a huge assortment of decorative items available plus bows and more.  It was a great day!  We would like to thank all the people who made things for the Bazaar and especially thank all those who came out and bought our offerings.  All the funds raised will be put back into the Community Center with emphasis on paying for a new furnace.  Thank you all so very much for supporting this important cause.

There was also a show at the American Legion.  Great to have them the same day so that shoppers could visit more than one show.

I believe there was also music at Pop A Top Again.

While I was at the store, I saw a very large group of young people come on to the Plymouth Square so I asked what was happening.  Sara Guyman told me that the Southeastern Jr and Sr High Science Club members had walked the 15 miles form the Bowen Christian Church to the Plymouth Square to raise funds for their research projects.  Congratulations to all these students for their interest in science and for going the “extra mile” to help fund them.

Amy Aleshire passed away on Wednesday.  There was also a fire at her home.  We are so sorry for this loss.  Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Often go to Macomb on Mondays as I take the day off from the store to get shopping done and errands run.  While at Walmart, three people greeted me.  One man said he had a problem with my column.  Intrigued, I asked what that was and was surprised by his reply “that you do not write it more often”.  I am humbled by all the positive comments which I receive.  Thank you.

The Antique and Collectors Club met at Macomb City Hall at 7 pm on Wednesday.  It meets the third Wednesday of each month but there will not be a meeting in December.  Allen Nemec gave a wonderful presentation on tin windup toys.  He had a couple of tables full of really neat toys and showed us how many of them worked.  Was a great program.

On Friday morning the scam calls began before 8 am and I was still receiving them at 8 pm.  If you have caller ID, you can spot some of them as they will show a city and state from the caller.  Sometimes spammers can get around this and spoof a local number of not provide a name and one answers not realizing it is a spam call.  The one call I answered was clearly from a foreign country.  The nice man said he was from Medicare and began to chat but I was rude and immediately hung up.  Please be careful and never give out any personal information which is what they want.

Talked to several hunters who have gotten deer in the last two weeks.  Seems most of the lockers are just overwhelmed.  Remember you can donate your deer to the food pantry located within Living Faith UMC if you have more meat than you can use or need.

Thought from one Bible reading this week “Encourage one another and build each other up”.  So worthy.  Noone needs to step on another to elevate themselves.  Love and encouragement are needed by all.

This week is Thanksgiving.  If you are “on the green or now brown side of the grass”, you have much to be thankful for.  Scatter kindness and love this week and every week.

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