Thankful in Fawnskin

Fawnskin Folks have a real sense of community–which is often a good thing but sometimes it can seem more like a big dysfunctional family. So, good and, uh, interesting.

Residents meet for coffee or breakfast in the small downtown area, gather at the Moose Lodge for socializing, and attend the monthly potluck to catch up with neighbors, share a good meal, and learn what is happening around town.

In memory of Sister Annette and Sister Gloria (who moved out of the area), the November potluck was a Thanksgiving Feast.

There was a great turn out and the canned food collection for St Josephs food bank was a success.

Now the real reason GG showed up (without the persimmon pie since it was still not done baking) was because she needed to get the dirt for you.

Here it is…

Fawnskin Fire Station 96
Fawnskin Fire Station 96 is awaiting a new fire engine, which is why we watched all that construction on the fire house over the last year or so.

Currently we have Captain Chris and Captain Bill heading up the brigade. If you watched the action news slide show you will see Captain Bill (left) sitting with Fireman Chuck (right). Be sure to say hello when you see them.

I tried to get them to take some of the cookies with them but alas, Fawnskin Folks were seen munching on them down at the Fawnskin Post Office.

All gone!

If you’ve lived here any amount of time, you know that the Post Office and Moose Lodge 2085 are great places to share any baked goods, garden vegetables or fruits with your neighbors.

Cookie Days
Normally Fawnskin Folks celebrate the December holidays with cookie days and pie day but this year we’ve shaken things up a bit by adding a few more chances to do that.

You see, we like to party…and munch a bunch.

Next week (November 21-23) will be cookie days down at the Post Office.

Now I did not sign up but you still can. Rest assured that I am likely to bring more baked goods.

One of the perks of giving GG some fresh goodies is that I like to bake and cook…and then share.

Fawnskin Community Thanksgiving
One of my favorite events here in Fawnskin is the annual Thanksgiving feast put on by Moose Lodge 2085 and Women of the Moose 359.

It is always a great time to catch up with neighbors and share a tasty meal in a festive atmosphere.

The event is free to Moose Lodge members and Fawnskin residents and will start at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 24th.

You are invited to bring your favorite food items to share or to just show up.

Alas, this year it doesn’t look like GG will attend–but I will be there in spirit!

MARTA Bus Stop
One of the nice things about the local organizations is that they strive to make things around these parts a bit better.

NSIA has been working on getting a shelter down at the bus stop at the Fawnskin triangle for a long while.

Recent news is that this might happen in the spring–but don’t hold your breath!

Moonridge Zoo
Word is that the Moonridge Animal Park is seeking towel and sheet donations for the animals. Donations can be taken up to the zoo.

For safety reasons, these items should be free of holes.

Holiday Lights
There have been a few attempts to get the downtown merchants to light up all the businesses during the holidays.

NSIA is asking for holiday light strand donations from anyone who wants to see this happen.

For more details call Chris at (310) 880-3645.

Holiday Angel
Are you a holiday angel? Would you like to be?

If so, head on down to Moose Lodge 2085 at the end of this week to pick an angel off the tree. Each angel represents a request from someone in need.

Fawnskin Tree Lighting
Mark your calendar for the annual Fawnskin Tree Lighting ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

The afternoon and evening are filled with fun activities down at Fire Station 96. Kids can help make decorations for the holiday tree and there will be food and hot beverages.

Fawnskin Folks are likely to break out in song or a holiday conga line so be prepared.

Santa & Mrs Claus arrive in style to hand out gifts to the local children–so mark your calendar for this fun event.

Holiday Gift Exchange
While I am thinking about it, the next NSIA potluck is scheduled for December 12th and will be a holiday feast with a gift exchange.

Bring a wrapped gift of about $10 and be sure to bring your favorite holiday dish to share with the neighbors.

Okay, GG is plum tuckered out now but check back on Friday for more exciting news from the mountain lake resort town of Fawnskin!

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