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I finally got a picture of my ‘possum friend Owen after he finished his meal of leftover meatloaf. As I write this, he has a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers waiting for him.

Today was the smallest Thanksgiving dinner I’ve ever been to. It was just me and my husband Dan and my older brother Matthew. My cousin Cami and her daughter Paxton dropped off my Aunt Elena’s ready-to-be-baked oatmeal rolls and picked up their carrots and turnip and some deviled eggs for Uncle Ed. I called my neighbor Dave over for a slice of apple pie and some pumpkin raisin bread I made for him.

The Food Drive that the Boy Scouts put on at Shop ‘n’ Save collected 1,400 pounds of food and $1,067.25 in donations for the Unity food pantry. They also picked up several bags of trash around the area. The scouts camped out Saturday night on the lawn between The Homestead Airbnb and the store. A great example of volunteerism demonstrated by some fine young men.

There is an online auction to support the new Unity Public Library. You can find the link at UnityPublicLibrary.org.

Get lit! Decorating your house for the Christmas holiday? Puttin’ up lights? Big Tigger Santa? Santa’s sleigh sitting on your roof? Or even just “candles” in the windows? Between now and Dec. 5 you can enter for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates from a local business. Enter by posting a picture (on the Facebook page CommUnity OpportUnity) of your home “lit up” for the holidays. Names will be randomly drawn at the Dec. 7 Select Board meeting. Unity homes only.

Roadrunner goes Beep Beep! Great job by our friends at Avian Haven in Freedom successfully returning a stowaway greater roadrunner to its home in Las Vegas. My dad had a Roadrunner; it was the 1968 Plymouth kind.

Reminders!

Yuletide Celebration to be held Sunday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. Market of Unity vendors will be ready at 4 p.m., with caroling at 4:30 p.m., parade of lights at 5 p.m. with Santa, who is making his sixth annual visit to Unity to light our Christmas trees and have photos with families. We will have treats, singing and shopping. Gathering on the corner of Main and Depot streets. Don’t miss this year’s events.

Festival of Trees at the Masonic Hall on the Bangor Road, Dec. 2-5.

 

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