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Work continues on Shoreham Congregational Church

SHOREHAM — Why did the scientist install a knocker on his door? He wanted to win the No-bell prize. 
UPDATE ON PAST EVENTS 
Thank you to all those who contributed food for the Christmas Food baskets. On Dec. 22 members of the Shoreham Congregational Church and the Shoreham Elementary School joined efforts to sort donated food items and create the baskets, which were delivered before Christmas. 
Thank you also to all those who contributed unwrapped gifts to be donated to the HOPE Holiday Shop. These were made available to parents who needed a little extra help during the holidays. 
Additional thanks are in order to all those who made donations to Shoreham Congregational Church floor project. The sub-floor was completed on Dec. 12. During the demolition phase it was discovered that the footings for the support columns were in trouble. The columns needed to be removed and new stable footings installed before the columns could be reinstalled. The total price tag on this project was over $44,000. 
Edwin C. James has donated almost 1,400 square feet of pine board flooring that he harvested from his woodlots right here in Shoreham. The flooring will be installed in the new year. When the room is finished there will be an open house (church) so folks can drop by to see the completed project. Donations are still needed as this project came in well over budget. Donations may be sent to: Shoreham Congregational Church, PO Box 177, Shoreham, VT 05770. 
AROUND TOWN 
Platt Memorial Library Preschool holds its activity time Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and drop-in craft from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. St. Genevieve/Bernadette asks that if you know of someone “shut-in” this winter that would appreciate a Tea and Cookie visit from our friendly parishioners, contact Kathleen Brisson at 897-5625. We hope to get this Tea and Cookie Ministry started in the new year. 
SAVE THE DATE 
Shoreham Congregational Church Children’s Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday Dec. 29, at 4 p.m. 
The Shoreham Inn will host a New Year’s Eve party from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., so come help them celebrate the New Year. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed throughout the evening. (No dinners served) Watch the ball drop on a TV at midnight. 
Platt Memorial Library will hold open mic storytelling on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. Come hear stories to warm your heart. More information is available at [email protected]
Platt Memorial Library will host it’s A-Z Book Club on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7-8 p.m., with potluck snacks. The letter for January is “C,” so come prepared to talk about books with the author’s name beginning in “C” or the title featuring an important word that starts with the letter “C”. 
There will be a Community Partnership meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6-7:15 p.m., at the elementary school. There will be potluck meal and childcare provided. The partnership meets monthly to organize activities and events for the school and wider community. It is open to all. 
The Shoreham Congregational Church monthly breakfasts will resume in January.
Finally, the Platt Memorial Library Teen Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. All teens, ages 12-18 (grades 6 through 12), are welcome. There will be snacks and advanced reader copies of new book titles available as the council plans teen events for 2020. 

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