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Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’ October 13 – 14 at Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre will bring Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to their stage at Christmastime! 

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Happy family opening Christmas presents

Most Wanted Christmas Toys for 2014 – What’s on Your Kids’ Lists?

Have your kids mentioned anything for their Christmas lists, yet? What do they want for Christmas? Toys"R"Us has put together its 2014 Hot Toy List, which includes the "Fabulous 15," the best new toy introductions of the year that are expected to be at the top of kids' wish lists. Toys"R"Us says that by releasing their list well in advance of the holiday season, they are able to provide parents with early shopping advice so they can be sure to get that "must-have" gift for their child. 

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A Christmas Carol coming to Quincy Comminity Theatre
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Quincy Community Theatre to Hold Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Quincy Community Theatre will hold auditions for its musical adaptation of the classic holiday tale 'A Christmas Carol' on October 13 and 14. 40-minute audition appointments will be open each day for adults (ages 17+) from 6:15p.m. to 8:30p.m. and for children (ages 7-16) from 4:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Continues

The Salvation Army will continue its annual Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign in Quincy and Hannibal until the end of January in order to meet goals.

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Tomorrow is the Last Chance to Go Through The Avenue of Lights

The lights for the 2013 edition of the Avenue of Lights will be turned off for this holiday season tomorrow night. The Avenue of Lights is located in the Wavering/Moorman Park complex with more than 350 separate pieces and over 15 miles of lights illuminated. The lighted display will be open tonight and tomorrow night (New Years Day) from 6 to 9:30pm at the parks located on North 36th Street in Quincy.  

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

NORAD in Trouble for Escorting Santa

For years the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD has tracked the progress of Santa around the world on Christmas Eve for children world wide to see Santa's progress. Now they are being criticized for doing so.

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Cub Scout Pack #1 Annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Cub Scout Pack #1 in Quincy is doing good in the community again by picking up trees.

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Santas Run In Osaka

A Look at How the Rest of the World Celebrates Christmas

Christmas traditions around the world can be quite different from what we’re used to at home.

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The Madonna House, Quincy, Illinois
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Help Madonna House By Purchasing Meat Bundles From The Butcher Block

The Butcher Block is offering meat bundles to be purchased for the Madonna House Food Pantry. The $10.00 meat bundle include two lbs. of ground beef and pork mix, two lbs. of pork sausage, ten lbs. of potatoes, two lbs. ground deer meat (donation program) and two lbs. deer steak (donation program). This will make eight meals for a family of four.

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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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