Shell Knob community Christmas event to be held at VFW Post
As has been done for years, the Shell Knob Memorial VFW Post 2203 will hold a spectacular Christmas party to which the entire Shell Knob Community is invited. the event will be Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to come and enjoy an open house party, courtesy of the VFW Post and its community sponsors ó the Shell Knob Garden Club and the Shell Knob Lions Club, without whose support this event would not be the same. Anyone who has never been to the Shell Knob VFW Post during Christmas has been missing out, as the Post is transformed into a winter wonderland.
On Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Santa will be hosting a Christmas party for the children. This event is really popular, so staggered arrivals are encouraged. For instance, those with the last names beginning with the letters A through G should to be there from 10-11 a.m.; H through M should be there from 11 a.m. to noon; N through S from noon to 1 p.m.; and names beginning with T through Z from 1-2 p.m. For parents and grandparents, this is a fantastic photo opportunity with Santa.
Finally, on Dec. 16, after area residents and the children have enjoyed the Christmas parties, the VFW will host an event for veterans living at the Mount Vernon Veteransí Home. While this event is not open to the public, it is always a very special time for these special veterans. They will be treated to a wonderful Christmas dinner, followed by an opportunity to play Bingo and win some cash prizes. Itís a meaningful time for these folks and a lot of fun for everyone there.