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Left to right, Janis Haine, Judy Arnold and Cindy Dyer at a previous OMWC Christmas Cookie Sale | Jane Boursaw Photo

Here’s a roundup of OMP news around the neighborhood…

The Old Mission Women’s Club will once again be hosting their annual cookie sale and raffle. (They didn’t have it last year due to Covid). The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. until sold out (usually by 12 noon, but often sooner, so get there early). This year’s location is the Peninsula Township Hall at 13235 Center Road.

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If you’ve been to previous cookie sales hosted by the Old Mission Women’s Club, you know that it’s a treasure trove of every kind of delicious cookie, along with assorted breads, truffles, candies and other treats. The cookies sell for $10/lb., and the other treats are priced individually. The club supplies the boxes, as well. Masks are required for all customers and club members who are working, and plastic gloves will be provided at the door. All major credit cards, as well as checks and cash, are accepted.

You may also purchase tickets for a one-of-a-kind raffle, either in-person at the sale or online by clicking here. The prize is one of five holiday gift boxes filled with five dozen – yes, FIVE DOZEN – beautifully-decorated cookies and truffles made by Janis Haine, who is not only the club’s president but also a professional caterer (her cookies are amazing). You don’t have to be present at the sale to win. The drawing will take place on Dec. 20, and boxes will be delivered to your home or office on Dec. 22.

All proceeds from both the cookie sale and the raffle go toward the Club’s charitable projects and donations to local area nonprofits each year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact cookie committee members Lois Manigold, (231) 223-7212, or Denae Neirman, (231) 342-5415.

Old Mission Women's Club Christmas Cookie Raffle | Jane Boursaw Photo
Old Mission Women’s Club Cookie Raffle | Jane Boursaw Photo

American Legion Holiday Dinner

The Old Mission American Legion Post is hosting a holiday dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 7, with a special menu to celebrate the season (the menu isn’t finalized at this writing, but I know it will be delicious).

The cost for the holiday dinner is $20 per person, and you will need to make a reservation. Call Mary Shultz at (231) 223-7721 to reserve your spot. The deadline for reservations is Dec. 1.

The Old Mission Legion is located at 4007 Swaney Road, on the left before you round the corner to Haserot Beach.

An Old Mission Christmas Story from the Historical Society

The OMP Historical Society has canceled their holiday potluck this year, due to rising Covid cases in the area. Instead, they’ll host a Holiday Zoom program on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Tom Dalluge will read a story from the Elson-Gray Basic Readers Book Five entitled “The Story of Pat Santa’s Early Ride.” The story takes place right here on the Old Mission Peninsula.

If you would like to join the Zoom program, email Nikki Sobkowski, [email protected].

OMP United Methodist Church Happenings – No Thanksgiving Dinner

Due to rising Covid cases in the area, the Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church will NOT be hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner this year. Also, the Men’s Breakfast will resume when it is safe to do so.

And, the church is getting a new pastor! Pastor Andrea Johnson, who comes to the Old Mission Peninsula from Monroe, Michigan, will be at the pulpit for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Masks are currently required for anyone who enters the church.

I will post pics from the Trunk or Treat event in a separate story, but here are a few pics from the Christmas Bazaar, courtesy of Helen (Lindsay) Mumford. Jack and Alice Lardie brought up a mannequin of Mrs. Claus with no head. Helen was thinking they could get people to take a picture beside Mrs. Claus, which sounded good in theory, but wasn’t everything she thought it would be. (But Helen looks adorable, doesn’t she?) 🙂

Also the beautiful wood pieces on the table in the third photo were crafted by Wes Gore.

Helen Mumford with the body of Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Bazaar, Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church | Helen Mumford Photo
Helen Mumford with the body of Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Bazaar, Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church | Helen Mumford Photo
Helen Mumford with the body of Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Bazaar, Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church | Helen Mumford Photo
Helen Mumford with the body of Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Bazaar, Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church | Helen Mumford Photo
Christmas Bazaar at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church | Helen Mumford Photo
Christmas Bazaar at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church | Helen Mumford Photo

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