The Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony is relatively brief. People show up, cider is sipped and carols are sung, Miss Poulsbo flicks the lights on and everyone goes home. But under the guidance of a tattooed 27-year-old entrepreneur, this year’s ceremony is shaping up to be about as subdued as Santa Claus in a monster truck. Because Santa will actually be riding in a monster truck.
As temperatures get colder and nights grow longer, Kitsap residents are not only looking forward to holiday festivities, but also ensuring they’ve got each others’ backs.
The Manor Farm Inn, a country-style farmhouse inn on Big Valley Road, is presenting a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 26 in which all proceeds will go to the Kitsap Rescue Mission.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Vinland Elementary School teacher Richard Ham at 2 p.m. Nov. 22, at Vinland Elementary. The celebration is open to the public.
Proceeds from the Jingle Fest Holiday Craft & Gift Show will benefit Meals on Wheels Kitsap. The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel, Admiral Ballroom, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale.
Helen Stoll, member and leader of Bethany Lutheran Church of Bainbridge Island, has been selected to receive the Helen Norris Award for outstanding service from Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSN).