Santa’s coming to the market

Santa will be at the Webb City Farmers Market for pictures and gift consultations the next two Saturdays, Dec. 17 Dec. 24. He’s posing here with Craig Henson of Hillside Garlic Farm, of Carthage. (Rachael Lynch photo)

1,100 wreaths to be laid on graves Saturday in Mt. Hope Cemetery

The graves of veterans of all wars buried at Mount Hope Cemetery will be honored Saturday, Dec. 17, which is National Wreaths Across America Day.

Through generous donations from individuals and organizations, the nearly 1,100 veteran graves in the cemetery will receive a wreath placed by Webb City JROTC cadets and other volunteers.

According to Travis Boyd, Manager of Mount Hope Cemetery, “This Saturday, veteran graves in Mount Hope will be adorned with a wreath made possible by local donations and the support of Wreaths Across America.”

At the City Council meeting this week, Mayor Lynn Ragsdale gave credit to Webb Citian Susie Crutcher for recognizing how nice this program would be here, rallying organizations and not giving up until enough money was raised to lay a wreath on every veteran’s grave.

The wreaths are to be delivered to Mt. Hope by 10 a.m. Saturday. They will be laid following a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope’s Veterans Memorial.

One day left for $5 car wash at ZIPS

Thursday, Dec. 15, is the last day of a peanut butter donation promotion at the ZIPS Car Wash in Webb City.

Drivers can get a $5 car wash if they bring in a jar of peanut butter (16 oz. of any brand is preferred) to be donated to Webb City CARES in cooperation with the Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce. The promotion began Dec. 8.

Anne Marie Wright on stage two Saturdays in a row

Anne Marie Wright, a student at Webb City High School, on Saturday, Dec. 10, had the privilege of performing during the first Connect2Culture concert in the new Corley Arts and Entertainment Complex. The concert was performed by Wright’s piano teacher, Glenda Austin. On Saturday, Dec. 17, Wright will play Amahl in the Heartland Opera production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”