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Goodbye Halloween, Hello Christmas

With Halloween behind us, it is time to focus on Thanksgiving. As we consider our fortunes, it also brings to mind those who are not as blessed. With cooler weather now upon us, if you've not gone through your winter outerwear yet, consider doing so and donating any gently used items that you can no longer use. From now until Nov. 17, the Newberry County Young Professionals have partnered with the Rotary Club of Newberry, the Muller Center at Newberry College, and Newberry County Literacy Council for a Coat Drive. They are accepting new and gently used coats and other outerwear for high school students in Newberry County. Drop off points include the Chamber, Prosperity Drug, Newberry College Keller Hall, and Sissy's Boutique. New items are more than welcome as well.

In thinking ahead to the Christmas season, please let us know if you are willing to "adopt" a child. We have been approached by two entities with opportunities to provide for local children during the season. It can be as simple as providing one toy or clothing item on a child's list to as much as providing for his or her entire list.

You only have three more Saturdays to access fresh, local produce and locally made items found at the Grow Newberry Famers Market. Drop by each Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m. through Nov. 18 in Memorial Park in downtown Newberry.

November's Chamber Business After Hours will be held on Nov. 2 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at The Farm, located at 7556 SC Hwy 219 in Newberry. This will be an outdoor event for the whole family, so bring your partner, spouse, and/or child(ren). ServiceM