FYI 12/6/09

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa Claus taking names for call list

The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department along with Jolly Old St. Nick will be holding their annual Calls from Santa program. Calls will be made from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 to 17 from the North Pole. To register a child, parents should call the parks and recreation department at 339-6340 or 339-6342 by Dec. 14.

Church to sell cookbooks

The First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau will start selling cookbooks filled with recipes from the congregation in honor of the church's 175th anniversary in 2010. The book will be for sale every Sunday after worship services until Christmas. Cookbooks are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Pay library fines by donating food

The Cape Girardeau Public Library has started its annual Food for Fines food drive. The Library will accept canned and dried food for overdue fines. Each item equals 50 cents. This does not apply to replacement of materials or other fees. No damaged or expired food accepted. The library will donate the goods to FISH, which will distribute food to local, needy families. If you don't owe a fine, donations are still welcome.

Nominations open for building awards

Old Town Cape will accept nominations for the John Boardman Excellence in Rehabilitation Award for a commercial rehabilitation and the Judith Ann Crow Residential Historic Rehabilitation Award. Homes or commercial buildings within Old Town Cape -- whose boundaries are Water Street, Highway 74, West End Boulevard and North Street -- may be nominated if they are at least 50 years old, have completed renovation in the last five years and meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards Guidelines for Rehabilitation. The committee will judge projects based on community impact, difficulty and amount of influence the project has on neighbors. Contact Old Town Cape at 334-8085 for details. Nominations are due Dec. 31. Awards will be announced in February.

Luminary donations being accepted

The 2009 Saint Francis Foundation Luminaries for Life campaign will collect donations to help fund a hospital expansion and construction of the Pediatric Rooftop Garden. The campaign allows people to donate money and sponsor a decoration to the Christmas display on the patio outside Saint Francis. Giving $25 to $99 provides a light, $100 to $499 adds a Luminary and $500 or more adds a star or angel. Gifts will be taken through Dec. 15, when a remembrance ceremony will be held. The Luminaries for Life Night of Remembrance will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. For more information, call 331-5133.

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