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Help us celebrate this season

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By Melissa Blankenship

I love this time of year.

For me, Halloween marks the beginning of a prolonged holiday season of good times, good food and an overriding sense of good cheer.

It is also the beginning of what is undoubtedly one of the busiest times of the year. With school activities, family get-togethers, organization and club events, church concerts and pageants, business open houses and all the cities that need to be lit up, there is never a shortage of things to do between Oct. 31 and Dec. 31.

Because we want to be smack-dab in the middle of all the excitement, we’re asking you to let us know about your events. We’ll be publishing an extra edition of The Oldham Era on Monday, Nov. 25, the week of Thanksgiving. In it, we want to include all the holiday happenings throughout the county.

This is where you come in.

First, we want to create an Oldham County Thanksgiving Feast. Please send us your favorite recipes for this holiday meal. We want main courses, sides, salads, stuffings, desserts, appetizers, beverages – whatever you’ve got. We’ll then select several of your submissions to create a single, fabulous Thanksgiving meal to share with our readers.

Secondly, let us know for what you are thankful. Each of us has some good fortune, a word of encouragement or a message of gratitude that can be shared. Just start by saying, ‘This year, I am thankful for…”

Next, if you have an event to announce – from school concerts and plays to church choir contatas to business open houses to club gatherings – please let us know. We’ll put together a holiday calendar listing all these events so that your friends and neighbors can enjoy them, too.

Also, if you are part of a city celebration – let’s light ‘em up! If your city is hosting a holiday event, please send us all the pertinent details of when, where and what, but also let us know what special activities you’ll be offering as well.

Lastly, we want to hear about your holiday traditions. How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What kinds of unusual family traditions do you love to recreate each Christmas? What do you remember from your childhood at Hannukkah that you’ve continued with your own children?

To send in your submission

Mail them to The Oldham Era, P.O. Box 5, La Grange, KY 40031.

Email them to publisher@oldhamera.com.

Drop them off at our office at 202 South First Street in La Grange during normal business hours or in the front door drop slot.

Deadline

The deadline for all submissions for this special issue will be Wednesday, Nov. 20.

We hope you’ll accept our invitation to help us celebrate this upcoming holiday season as a community. Oldham County has much to be thankful for, much to commemorate and much to celebrate. We’re especially excited to be a part of it this year.