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By Leslie Collins

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The White Christmas committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in the celebration of this 25th year. That this program has been carried on for a quarter century is quite an accomplishment and one we are proud of. But none of this would be possible without the selfless generosity of many groups and individuals from our community. The carols sung by the Eaton Area Community Chorus directed by Jay Conard set the mood for the program, which continued with the EHS band under the direction of Paul Bingle.

Tony Sollenberger, the new music director for East Elementary, brought great enthusiasm to the second graders. Pastor Jeremy Halstead’s invocation reminded us of the reason we were celebrating and John Kramer as emcee was truly invaluable.

Behind the scenes the foundation provided by Eaton Schools’ maintenance department, and Eaton Police and Eaton Maintenance Departments was essential.

The committee would like to thank all those who participated in any way:

John Kramer, Dean Wigger, Joanelle Gates-Phillips, Eaton Schools Superintendent Barb Curry, Tony Sollenberger and the East Elementary School staff, Paul Bingle and the Eaton High School Band, Tim Miller, Rodney Mann and Orlin Strunk of the Eaton Schools’ maintenance department, Jay Conard and the Eaton Area Community Chorus, Pastor Jeremy Halstead, Eaton Police Chief Chad DePew, Sgt. Eric Beeghly, Sgt. Steve Hurd, officers Dale Haney, Luke Baker, and Brian Carpenter of the Eaton Police Department, Chief Jack Royer of the Eaton Fire Department, Jim and Joanne Brandenburg, Vancrest Healthcare Center, Pat Taylor, Kee Printing, the Eaton City Council, the Preble County Commissioners, Chris Harper, Lou Barker, Delta Theta Tau sorority, and The Register-Herald.

The following businesses donated door prizes:

Ameriprise Financial, Arby’s, Barnes Funeral Home, Big Cat Party Store, Carnahan Jewelers, Cassano’s Pizza & Subs, Delta Theta Tau Sorority/Premier Design Jewelry-Terri Shaffer, Eaton Floor and Wall, Eaton Floral Balloons Gifts & Home Decor, Eaton National Bank & Trust, Eaton Parts/NAPA, Eaton Place Restaurant, Fifth Third Bank, First Impression Wear, Freedom First Credit Union, Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Greenbriar Nursing Center, Hot Head Burrito, Jell’s Sports Grill, Lowman Heating & Air, Miami Valley Vision Care, Murphy Insurance, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Once Around Shop, Radio Shack, Raylynn Outfitters, Rejuvenache, Remagen Inc., Rocky Top, Rodney Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC, Sarah’s Pizza, Shear Madness Hair & Nails, Sherwin-Williams Co. Simon Insurance Agency, Skyline Chili, Somerville National Bank North & South Barron St., Subway-1201 n. Barron St., Subway-Walmart, Sun City Tanning Salon, Taffy’s, Tangles Salon, The Register-Herald, To Your Health, Uppercut, U.S. Bank Main & Barron, Walgreens, Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Wild Cat Sports, Yesterday’s Treasures and Your Flower Shop.

Finally, thank you to all those in the community who decorated for the lighting contest. Eaton is truly a splendor throughout the holiday season.

The White Christmas Committee includes Joanne Brandenburg, Ted and Susie Landis, Emily Medearis, Ron Roth, Marsha Shannon, Penny Ulrich, Patty Wagner, and Greg and Chris Waxler.

Emily Medearis

White Christmas Committee


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