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 Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Christmas event kicks off season at Westlake
Tree lighting and holiday concert set for Dec. 4
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The annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert at Westlake Towne Center is set for Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Sponsored by the Willard Companies, the event will feature live music, refreshments, photos with Santa, and the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree.

In addition, the celebration will coincide with the annual toy drive to benefit We Care of Franklin County. The first 150 individuals who donate a new, unwrapped toy to We Care during the event will be given a complimentary ticket to a special showing of "Elf" at Westlake Cinema immediately after the tree lighting event at 8 p.m.

Collection boxes for toy donations will be located inside the retail stores during the event, and movie vouchers can be picked up after toy donation.

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Library to Celebrate Holiday Season

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Zachery Williams will perform in a holiday celebration on Dec. 5 at the Moneta- Smith Mountain Lake Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Other activities will include the reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Glenn Ayers and making miniature elf shoes and hats for the tree. Homemade cookies and spiced cider will also be available. Also, children will be able to read to a dog. Call (540) 425-7004 for more information. During this event, the library will accept toy and book donations for Toys for Tots and Flotilla for Toys.

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Lake Players ‘Step Out’ With Berlin

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Last Saturday, the Lake Players performed "The Best of Irving Berlin" at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta.  Berlin wrote some 1,200 songs, and the entertainers performed 25 of his most popular hits. Above, these dancers added a little spice to some of the numbers.

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SML Charity Home Tour distributes $111,000
2014 proceeds given to eight local charities
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The Smith Mountain Charity Home Tour distributed $111,000 in proceeds from this year's event to eight area charities on Nov.12 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta.

"We are so pleased to be able present these funds to this year's charities," said Denise Tuttle, executive chair of the Home Tour. "The charity teams and all of our volunteers worked hard to make the Home Tour a big success. It was indeed a complete community effort for a worthwhile cause."

As part of the program, charity representatives told how their organizations planned to use the Home Tour funds:

The AGAPE Center will use funds toward making connections with clients to help them live better lives.

The Bedford Pregnancy Center will acquire a new database system to replace paper record keeping and invest in new curriculum materials for its educational programs.

CASA of Central Virginia will support its Bedford program, which currently has a long waiting list for CASA advocates, with increased recruitment efforts there.

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What's Coming Up on Lake and Land
Smith Mountain Lake Community Calendar


The Moneta Ruritan Club will host a community Thanksgiving service at Morgan's Baptist Church in Moneta at 7 p.m.


A gluten free support group meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish.


An alzheimer/dementia caregiver support group meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish


A CPR (no certificate) and first aid class by Mickie Singer from Moneta Rescue Squad will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church. Must register with Tami by calling 721-4330.


A multiple sclerosis support group will meet at 12 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church.

A men's cancer support group will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish.

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