- Plans in the works to save Esquire Theater on Broadway in Cape (2/21/18)2
- Man transitioning to woman killed herself in Cape City Jail in June; news comes from architect's pitch in Kansas (2/15/18)2
- Bell City arrest, Scott City incident highlight high-alert status following Fla. school shooting (2/20/18)4
- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)16
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)12
- As February winds down, Chaffee looking forward to reopening of ice cream shop (2/21/18)1
- Scott City puts school on lockdown; officials say alleged threat 'not credible' (2/21/18)2
- The heart of the matter: Clinic helps patients rise above congestive heart failure (2/17/18)
- Local foodies share most romantic places (2/22/18)
- Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge (2/23/18)6
Tree of Lights sets goal at $220,000
Because Thanksgiving Day is always on the fourth Thursday of November, it falls on the latest possible date -- Nov. 28 -- this year, which means there's less than four weeks of tradition holiday shopping and festivities between Turkey Day and Christmas.
This means there are fewer days for the traditional season of charitable giving as well. As a result, both retailers and organizations like the Salvation Army are starting their holiday activities well before Thanksgiving.
The Salvation Army had the lighting ceremony for its Tree of Lights last weekend at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. The goal this year is $220,000. Last year's campaign raised $197,000.
Red kettles used for collecting Tree of Lights donations are all around the area. You can help meet this year's goal by being generous as often as possible.