Highland News Leader

New Douglas News for the week of Nov. 19

New Douglas Baptist Church events

Members of New Douglas Baptist Church will be Christmas Caroling on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Anyone who would like to join in should meet at the church at 5:45 p.m.

The church will be collecting non-perishable items for Christmas baskets. Have your donations dropped off at the church by Sunday, Dec. 20.

The church will celebrate of the Lord and Savior’s birth on Sunday, Dec. 20 services, which will start at 10:40 a.m. The Christmas play will also be held that evening at 6 p.m.

Watch Night Service will be held on Dec. 31st at New Douglas Baptist Church. Services start at 7 p.m. and go until midnight at the church. Join in for a night of fun, food and games. Bring your friends and family. Everyone invited.

Community to host live Nativity

The churches of New Douglas will hold a live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 12, at New Douglas Township Park. There will be showings at 6 and 7 p.m. The event is free to attend.

3-on-3 basketball tournament set at Rec Plex

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at the New Douglas Rec Plex on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Games will start at 11 a.m. all three days. Cost is $10 per team ($5 goes to the Rec Plex). Names and money must be turned in by Nov. 21. For more information, call Jeremy or Mike at (217) 456-1069.

Local Meetings

The New Douglas Fire Department meets every Monday (except the third Monday) every month. The department is actively looking for new members. Minimum age requirement to join the department is 18. Contact Chief Danny Robertson at (217) 456-6221 for more information.

The American Legion meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Masonic Lodge meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Community Center

The New Douglas Community Center Hall can be rented for events. Contact Linda Huntsinger (618) 402-1726 to reserve a time.

Contact New Douglas reporter Rachel Beckett at (618) 971-6687 or email rtevis1@hotmail.com.