Happy 12-12-12 birthday
Andrew Super (TOP CENTER) turns 12 years old today, on a historic birthday when the numbers all lined up 12s. He was born Dec. 12, 2000 in Homer to parents Marvin and Julieanne Super (FAR LEFT). To celebrate the occasion, the sixth-grader in Shirley Gribble’s West Homer Elementary class invited students for a photo and today, the whole class is being treated to a catered lunch by Subway.
To mark the occasion, Andrew’s grandparents, Beth (UPPER LEFT)and Don Welles (FAR RIGHT), traveled from Myakka City, Fla. to spend the holidays. Further celebrations continue at home with siblings Eric, 14 and Kara, 9.
This is the second time a historic family birthday date was celebrated on Dec. 12. Andrew shares his birthday with great-grandfather Selmer Looney, born 12-12-20.
Come see Santa
Tykes and folks of all ages are invited to visit Santa Claus from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Elks Lodge. The visit is sponsored by the Homer Emblem Club and is free to the public.
Legislative open house
The public is invited to a Christmas open house at the new location of the Homer Legislative Information Offices and the new offices for Rep. Paul Seaton and Sen. Peter Micciche located in the former Job Center office at 270 West Pioneer Ave., on the corner of Bartlett Street. The open house runs from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 20, and refreshments will be served.
Let these elves wrap gifts
Homer’s American Legion Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping at Ulmer’s on Lake Street from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 23 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas eve. There is no set charge for the service, but donations to support veterans’ programs are accepted. The American Legion, Unit 16 is a nonprofit organization.
Also, Midtown Cafe employees will be wrapping gifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 15 at Safeway. Payment for wrapping services is by cash donation with wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and boxes appreciated.
If you can contribute, drop off items at Midtown Cafe under the Blackberry Bog (by the former Division of Motor Vehicle office) at the Kachemak Center, 3-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or call Angela at 399-5257.
HCOA nominations due Dec. 21
Nominations for Homer Council on the Arts annual arts awards are due Dec. 21. Every year HCOA honors six members of the community for their leadership in the arts, music, performance or support. Community members submit nominations, and the board of directors decides the winners. This year’s winners will be announced at the HCOA annual meeting on Jan. 25.
Recital, quilt raffle, Bakeshoppe
The Pratt Museum holds its holiday music program by the Seaside Singers, the Homer High School Swing Choir and other local musicians from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. The annual POPS Quilt Raffle Drawing will be held to determine the winners of the quilts generously donated by the Kachemak Bay Quilters. Refreshments will be served at this free event.
Also, check out a special old-fashioned bake sale at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A Christmas Holiday Bakeshoppe is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 255 Ohlson Lane. Cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, bread and gluten-free goodies will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the church library.
Santa reads a story
On Dec. 22, Santa will visit the Homer Public Library for a very special story hour. At 11 a.m., he will help celebrate the holidays with a special story, cookie decorating and a chance for the little ones to pass along their holiday wishes. Santa will be there until noon.
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