The Van Wyck News

Volume 3 Number 15 A Voice for Freedom        20 December 2011
Al Williams
    Van Wyck lost a long time fixture on Friday, 9 December, when Al Williams passed away. Long known for his friendly smile and willingness to do whatever needed to be done, Al was an elder and many times Session member at Van Wyck Presbyterian Church. He will be sorely missed.
Angel Andrew Duffell-Hoffman
Christmas Pageant
    Christmas Pageants are essential to the Van Wyck Christmas experience. . .  .

Christmas Caroling
    A Van Wyck Christmas would not be complete without caroling for the area's shut ins.
Christmas Parties
Nicole Wesselschmidt, Joan Crawford and Pat Eudy at the Indian Land Action Council Christmas Party  on 19 December 2011

Yard Decorations

Christmas Parade

    Van Wyck's Christmas celebrations got underway on Saturday 10 October with a Christmas Parade featuring 24 units, including the Indian Land High School Band. There was lots of candy for the kids, and Santa and Mrs. Claus listened to Christmas wishes after the Parade in the Community Center.

Lighting of the Way
    Lighting of the Way went smoothly on Sunday 11 December under the capable leadership of Betty George, Van Wyck's Postmistress. The work of putting up the poles was done well ahead of time, and the actual first Lighting took place in beautiful weather on Sunday afternoon. The crowd proceeded smoothly from church to church, ending with the traditional "Go Tell It On The Mountain" at White Oak A.M.E. Zion Church, then back to the Community Center for cider, coffee and cookies.

Community Calendar
3 Jan 7PM - Crimewatch at CDC
3 Jan 7:30 PM - CDC at CDC
5 Jan - Bluegrass at CDC  

The serving line at the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen
Feeding the Hungry
The Turkey Project
This time of year many supermarkets are offering very good prices on turkeys and hams. If you have the opportunity to purchase a turkey or ham  and would like to donate it to the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen, we will make it easy for you. Just let me know. We will make arrangements to pick the food up from you and transport it to 201 S. Ferguson St. in Lancaster, where the GNHSK staff will prepare and serve it to those who would otherwise go hungry.
Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays from us
As we celebrate the season we push aside our differences and worries and celebrate our similarities and joys. All the best of 2012 to each of you.

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