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Tell us about your outstanding Christmas light displays: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 12/12/18

Hello, people! Are you enjoying all the festivities of this season?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend some time doing nice things for others this week? It is already the season to be …

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Tell us about your outstanding Christmas light displays: LaVonne Ackerman

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Hello, people! Are you enjoying all the festivities of this season?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend some time doing nice things for others this week? It is already the season to be jolly and generous … let’s add kindness and gentleness.

Do you know where great Christmas lights are shining, maybe in your neighborhood? Please share here so we can all enjoy them.

If you have any thoughtful simple gift ideas, we want to hear about them!

Finally, please email me your Christmas cookie recipes if you would like to share them with your neighbors.

Enjoy the season. Can you believe that it’s less than two weeks until Christmas!

Birthdays

Happy cake-and-ice cream day to Erik Tomalis of Lower Swatara on Dec. 12. I hope 38 wonderful things happen for you on Wednesday!

Alex Fach of Lower Swatara turns 22 on Thursday, Dec. 13. Enjoy your happy birthday, Alex!

Brooklyn Rodriguez of Royalton marks her double-toothpick cake day on Friday, Dec. 14. God bless you and your family, Brooklyn! Happy 11th birthday.

Jennifer Hunter of Lower Swatara marks her confetti-popping day on Friday, Dec. 14. Enjoy your birthday weekend, Jennifer!

Best wishes for a fantastic birthday are sent to Mike Pavlishin of Lower Swatara. Mike will hear the birthday song Friday, Dec. 14. Have a wonderful day!

Sarah Gossard of Lower Swatara celebrates cake day No. 23 on Friday, Dec. 14. Hoping your day is full of smiles and surprises!

Here is a shout-out to Jack Etter of Lower Swatara on Saturday, Dec. 15. Happy 81st birthday, Jack. Keep looking up!

Lisa Miller of Lower Swatara celebrates her festive happy birthday on Sunday, Dec. 16. Wishing you a wonderful razzle-dazzle birthday, Lisa!

Zach Carricato of Lower Swatara celebrates his balloon-flying day on Sunday, Dec. 16. May all your dreams come true this birthday, Zach!

Osman Kamara of Lower Swatara hits birthday No. 20 on Dec. 16. I hope your Sunday is super with lots of sunshine and fun!

Quincy Dukes celebrates his big-deal 25th birthday on Monday, Dec. 17. Wishing you much happiness and lots of love on your cake day, Quince!

Many good wishes for a happy birthday are sent to Angela Knaub of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Hoping your week is full of sparkles and light!

DJ Butler of Middletown will blow out 11 candles on top of his birthday cake on Dec. 18. Have a very blessed happy birthday, DJ!

Rolo Pretzel Christmas Buttons

30 Rolos, unwrapped

30 mini pretzels

30 M&Ms, red and green

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lay pretzels out on cookie sheet and top each one with a Rolo. Place in oven until Rolo starts to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove from oven and press an M&M on top of each Rolo. Allow to cool before packaging.

Utz Holiday Pretzels, which contain bells, trees and stars, also may be used.

Quote of the Week

“There will come a day when you’ll be so grateful you never gave up.” — Anonymous.

Question of the Week

What can you do to bless someone this holiday season?

“Give them a present of money!” — Ka’Nai Wallace, 8, Middletown.

“Offer to help my mom do laundry.” — Amelia Bishop, 8, Middletown.

“I could help someone who is sick with a meal.” — Anna Benkovic, 9, Lower Paxton.

“You could help someone who doesn’t have family by spending Christmas with them.” — Jon Benkovic, 8, Lower Paxton.

“Be nice to my friends and share my Rexy dinosaur with them.” — Auggie Fisher, 4, Lower Paxton.

“Share my toys!” — Zeke Kelly, 3, Harrisburg.

Proverb for the Week

The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful (22:12).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.