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Sunday, November 18

Thanksgiving Celebration featuring the Singing Family “God Can” at 11:00 AM at the Mountain View Church of God of Prophecy, Mountain View Church Road in Patrick Springs. Everyone is invited to enjoy this time of worship in song with Thanksgiving in our hearts! Lunch will follow the morning service.

Come by Spencer-Penn for a fun, family-friendly afternoon! Doors open at 12:30 with Forever Young performing at 2 p.m. A food truck will be on site for lunch and children’s activities will take place in the Centre. Admission is a $4 recommended donation.

Wednesday, November 21

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City Municipal Building and administrative offices along with Constitutional offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21st and will reopen on Monday, November 26th. Employees in essential operational positions (Police, Fire, EMS, water/sewer plant operations) will continue on their normal schedule. There will be no bulk or garbage pick-up on Thursday, November 22nd. Normal garbage route pick-up will resume on Friday, November 23rd. Thursday’s regular garbage route will also be picked up on Friday. Bulk trash will not be picked up on Friday the 23rd.

The last day Christmas Cheer will be accepting applications is Wednesday, November 21st. The office is located at 4 Liberty Street, near Lester Building Supply and Grace Network. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications must be completed in person and proof of residency in Martinsville and Henry County is required along with a photo ID. All household residents must provide their social security information and dates of birth. Acceptable proof of residency is a Virginia driver’s license, a city or county utility bill or AEP bill, etc. Christmas Cheer has been assisting families in need residing in Martinsville and Henry County since 1951. Providing toys to small children, Cheer provides each household with a generous food box and blanket. The fundraising goal for 2018 has been set at $50,000. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 540, Martinsville VA 24114 or dropped off at the Cheer office.