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Commission approves use of grounds for Chamber of Commerce Christmas activities

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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County clerk Debbie Russell, Northern Commissioner Norvelle "Brownie" Brown, Presiding Commissioner Tom Stallings, and Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner prepare for the Saline County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
Lori Godsey, chair of the Chamber of Commerce Business and Promotions Committee, spoke at the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, to request the use of the courthouse grounds for the community Christmas. "Star Spangled Christmas" is the theme for this year's event on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

"The one new request this year is that we'd like to use the rotunda of the courthouse for Santa. The plan would be for the kids to come in and have a couple non-messy projects, like a letter to Santa and making a Christmas ornament while they wait to see Santa," Godsey said. "See Santa, get hot chocolate and cookies and leave the North side."

A small tree will be inside for the children to hang their ornaments on when completed. The commission also approved the use of the evergreen tree in the southwest corner of the lawn and the use of the south steps of the courthouse for the lighting of the tree, induction of the Grand Marshall and caroling.

The commission set a time and day for the servers in the Saline County Collection and Assessor's offices to be transferred. The transfer will take a half a day and County Clerk Debbie Russell said it will only put their office out of work for around an hour. The transfer is to be scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 10, if the technicians are available. At the next commission meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 17, the proper use and accessibility of the new server will be discussed.

The Department of Social Services sent the commission an application for an emergency solutions grant. The commission decided not to apply, but to provide letters of support for any non-profit organization in the community that applies.

Contact: Kelsey Alumbaugh

kalumbaugh@marshallnews.com



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