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Angel path lights up lake house
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 10, 2007
The Spring Hill Community Association's annual Angels on High holiday celebration will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 16 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
This is a free family event that includes the Angel Path, which includes lights, decorations and many angels hanging from the trees, created by businesses, individuals and organizations.
There will be live entertainment at the new Palmwood Pavilion and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus each night. Food and refreshments will be available. Donations to support local charities will be accepted. For information, call 666-4746.
Polish celebration cleaves to tradition
The Polish Legion of American Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary, Walter Weiss Memorial Post 196, will host the annual Oplatek traditional Polish Christmas Party on Saturday at the new VFW Post 10209 facility on Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road.
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. A Polish dinner will be served at 3:30 p.m. and will include a herring appetizer, pierogi, kielbasa and sauerkraut, fresh rye bread, complimentary wine, and poppy seed cake for dessert.
The Bee-Sharps will entertain with Polish and American dance music from 5 to 8 p.m.
While partygoers will be able to bring their own snacks for the cocktail hour, no beverages will be allowed to be brought in. A full cash bar will be available throughout the event.
The event will also include a communal tree decoration, the singing of Polish and American Christmas carols, a visit by St. Nick and the traditional sharing of the Oplatek.
Children are welcome at this event. Tickets are $15 for adults and youths; free for 11 and younger but their complimentary tickets must be requested in advance when purchasing adult tickets.
All those attending are asked to bring a small gift-wrapped Christmas present for a hospitalized veteran, which will be donated to patients at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg or Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home in Land O'Lakes. Since most veterans at the two facilities are men, gifts should be for men or nongender-specific; gifts should be marked whether they are appropriate for men or either gender.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. For information or tickets, call Frank Makosiej at 796-1923 or Ann Rakucewicz at 796-0111, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.