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Mercer Community Christmas includes merry memories


December 4, 2017

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

ENJOYING THE Mercer Community Christmas event at the Mercer Community Center Saturday are, from left: Jessica Milashus; her daughter Ava, 9; Santa; and Rob Milashus with son Max, 5, on his lap.


MERCER - A full moon shone brightly over Saturday evening's Mercer Community Christmas at the Mercer Community Center.

Tables were full with local residents enjoying holiday treats with family and friends while Santa sat nearby to visit with a steady stream of babies and children.

"This is a giveback for the community," said Mary Vaughn, who has chaired the free event for the past twenty-one years. "We don't even sell raffle tickets here."

The occasion itself goes back more than 40 years, according to those old enough to remember.

Marge Pemble, who w...

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