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A Christmas Day eve fireworks show was held Monday at the Hillcrest Soccer Complex, where the Jamestown community was treated to around 30 minutes of non-stop fireworks. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
A subzero cold snap will continue for a week, according to the National Weather Service.
Giving for the annual Red Kettle Campaign is at 76 percent of the Jamestown Salvation Army’s goal, according to Maj. Tim Nauta of the Salvation Army. As of Tuesday, red kettle giving had reached $107,653, he said. That leaves around $32,347 to raise to reach the $140,000 goal by the end of the month, he said. “It is a good place to be in because typically, giving in the last week is big,” Nauta said. “But I am a little worried because the bell ringing schedule has a lot of empty spots this week.”
Growing up poor was difficult but the Christmases were still memorable for three Jamestown women who now live at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown. Beth Nuetzman said her favorite Christmas memory came as an adult in 2002, the year that her family stayed at a resort in northern Minnesota. “We had a wonderful time,” she said. “I will never forget that because most of those relatives are not here anymore.”
Residents of Ave Maria Village in Jamestown enjoyed a Christmas party on Friday, complete with Christmas Carols, cookies and presents from Santa and his helpers. Tom LaVenture / Jamestown Sun
The Christmas Eve candlelight service is a tradition that many area churches continue as a spiritually moving part of celebrating one of the greatest days in Christianity. The meaning of a candlelight Christmas service starts in Scripture, said the Rev. Bob Boyar, pastor of United Presbyterian Church. The prophecy of the coming Messiah is found in Isaiah 9:2, which reads “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.”
Violence reduction continues to be a priority at the North Dakota State Hospital, according to Lincoln Coombs, director of quality management and psychology.
Clients of Alpha Opportunities Inc., loaded a bus and brought their Christmas cheer to Jamestown area businesses. The group sang Christmas carols and wished everyone a happy holiday season.