Home for the Holidays

Again this year, local organizations, individuals and businesses have been a flurry with holiday event planning, hoping to make this year’s holiday season one to remember.

Ladies Night Out

The sixth annual Ladies Night Out event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at City Hall. Participating local businesses will be offering one-night-only deals and other goodies.

The Vintage Butterfly is offering a Chalk Couture Craft Class beginning at 7:15 p.m. at City Hall Gym. Reservations for the craft class were due by Monday, Nov. 5.

The cost for Ladies Night Out is $15, which will include appetizers, wine, punch, coupon book and punch card (for the scavenger hunt.) After you get your punch card stamped at the participating businesses, return the card to City Hall to be entered into a drawing for three $100 Chamber Gift Certificates.

For more information please call 785-285-2139 or email sabethachamber@gmail.com.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, a Community Thanksgiving Dinner is being offered on Thanksgiving Day.

The free dinner will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at The Main Event in Sabetha. A full meal of turkey and all the trimmings will be available at no charge, or can even be delivered.

Event organizers ask that you RSVP by Nov. 15 to Shari at 785-285-0133 or Mariah at 785-285-2421.

Letters to Santa

Children are invited to write letters to Santa, and The Sabetha Herald and Sabetha Chamber of Commerce will help make sure they are delivered.

Letters should include the child’s full name, age and mailing address. All letters received by Friday, Dec. 7, will receive a hand-written reply from Santa!

All letters — and if desired, a submitted photo of the child — also will be published at no charge in The Sabetha Herald’s Christmas Greetings Special Supplement on Dec. 19.

Please send letters in one of the following ways:

• Hand Deliver: Santa’s Mailbox, located inside Sabetha City Hall, between Nov. 12 and Dec. 7;

• Mail: Santa’s Mailbox, PO Box 208, Sabetha KS 66534;

• Email: santa@sabethaherald.com.

Window Opening

With the theme, “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Sabetha’s annual Window Opening is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23.

Throughout the evening, attendees can shop at downtown businesses, visit vendors along the downtown streets or at the Christmas Market at Sabetha City Hall, take a trolley ride and much more.

Santa Claus will arrive by fire truck at Sabetha City Hall at 6 p.m. After his arrival, he will be available for photo opportunities inside the large commission room at City Hall, until 8 p.m. After visiting Santa, take a stroll to Aberle Ford to meet two of Santa’s reindeer. Visitors also can bring the reindeer a carrot to put in their feed bucket.

Local music groups will provide musical entertainment. Sabetha High School Odyssey and Infinity will perform at the corner of Main and 11th Streets at 6:15 p.m.

A number of food vendors and opportunities are planned, including a free hot meal beginning at 6 p.m. at United Bank and Trust.

The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Best Decorated Window contest, in which attendees are encouraged to drop change into the Christmas House located at the business to vote for its window. All proceeds will benefit the Sabetha Food Pantry.

Also providing an opportunity for residents to give back locally, in conjunction with Window Opening the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation will be hosting its Give to Grow charity drive. Online giving can be done anytime, and the walk-in location will be open from Noon to 8 p.m. at 905 Main Street in downtown Sabetha. Through this campaign, matching funds are being offered for a number of charitable causes. See a more detailed story on Page 8A of this week’s Herald.

For an updated list of specials, activities and what vendors will be available, visit www.sabethachamber.com.

Light Up Sabetha

Anyone with a residence inside Sabetha’s city limits can enter the annual Light Up Sabetha House Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce and City of Sabetha.

Prizes will be given for first through fourth places, as awarded by an independent judging committee. First place will receive $200, second place $150, third place $100 and fourth place $75.

Call the Chamber or City Hall to enter your own house or any other house you think is deserving. Nominations will be accepted up until noon on Friday, Dec. 14. Judging will take place beginning at 5 p.m.

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