Well, it’s almost here! The Lewiston Bridge Lighting & Fireworks is this Saturday, Nov. 27! Rain or snow, the show will go on (the seven-day forecast calls for partly sunny skies). Santa will be outside the Dance Hall starting at 3 p.m. There will be lots of arts and crafts there, too. Great time to do a little holiday shopping. And plenty of food vendors, too! Please leave your dogs at home in a secure area due to the loudness of the fireworks. Bring a flashlight to find your car afterward.
Members from the all-volunteer group, United Shasta, are coming up from Redding again this year to help raise donations for the Lewiston Fire Department. Keep in mind, this is just a donation, not an entrance fee and will go solely toward our fire department.
This time of year is a time for gratitude and thanks giving. We still have our town and our homes. We have friends and family who help us when we need it. It’s a good time to take a deep breath and think about the many wonderful things in our lives — and I am not talking about fancy cars, boats, better ‘toys’. I am talking about a roof over our heads, food on the table and a job, if we want one. I look around and still see nature’s beauty and how fortunate that we are here in Lewiston. So, tomorrow, maybe the first thing you put on the table for Thanksgiving is your gratitude.
This Sunday, after the fireworks, head over to the Moose Family Center to enjoy a great breakfast put on by the Future Farmers of America. These kids are good kids and are having a fundraiser breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Your dollars help fund the program for our local kids. Please, give a little extra.
Terri Hazeleur, owner of The Country Peddler, wants you to know that she will be open on Friday, Nov. 26, as well as Nov. 27 and 28. Her last day open this year will be Friday, Dec. 3. She will reopen on May 1, 2022. Great time to pick up some Christmas gifts!
As we head into December, and the burn ban has been lifted, have you done a few of those “honey do’s?” Clean the gutters? Inspect your fireplace and chimney before having a fire in it? Check and replace weather stripping? Other activities (chores) to consider are: Shut-off valves to outside facets and open the faucet to drain the line. This will keep your pipes from freezing and causing damage to your home. Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if you did not do it when the time changed. Don’t turn off the heat when you leave town. It can be tempting to turn off your heat and save a little money if you’re traveling this winter, but it could end up costing you more. Keeping the temperature of your home at 55 degrees or warmer will keep your pipes from freezing. Plan ahead and it could really help.