WARSAW — “Thanks For Giving” is the theme for Warsaw’s First Friday, Nov. 1.
Visitors to First Friday are encouraged to “fill the truck” with donated items. The event is being sponsored by Warsaw’s First Friday and G&G Hauling and Excavating.
The items being sought include toiletries, laundry/dish soap, winter wear, baby food/formula, cleaning supplies, maternity clothes, new blankets/sheets and nonperishable foods.
The items will be distributed to the Beaman Home, The Salvation Army, Combined Community Services, Serenity House, Fellowship Missions, Heartline and All Things New.
The evening will feature earthmoving trucks and other big machinery that the public can see up-close.
There will be an equipment rodeo, sandbox coin hunt, kiddie tractors, kindness/pet rock painting, crane basketball, concrete paperweight and more.
Partners with G&G Hauling and Excavating for the evening’s activities are IMI, Lake City Bank, Monteith’s Best One Tire & Auto Center, Kerlin MacAllister Rentals and Robinson Construction Inc.
Donations and participation in events will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. downtown Warsaw.
Countdown To Christmas Event
Looking ahead, Paula Bowman, First Friday coordinator, announced a Countdown to Christmas, a first-time event at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Activities will take place at Center and Buffalo streets.
The event will include the lighting of a menorah, arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Indian lighting of the lamp, a Latino Pasada, ornament smash and of course the lighting of the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn.
The evening celebration will include the Optimist Singers leading those who wish in carols.