Come Home for Christmas cancelled

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CHENEY – The annual Come Home for Christmas event, hosted by the Cheney Area Chamber of Commerce, has been called off. The event was to be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic was the reason.

Information will be coming soon on what Christmas activities will still take place.

This information updates the Chamber story that appeared in the Nov. 26 print edition of TSnews.

Following is the other information from that story:

• Approved giving Cheney bucks to the volunteers who helped put up Christmas lights in the downtown area.

• Introduced new employees at United Insurance in Cheney, and a new insurance agent for Farmers and Merchants Insurance Agency in Norwich.

• Noted that the local American Legion is planning an upcoming raffle.

• Heard a report from the local Emergency Fund that more requests for food and rent assistance are being processed. If you know someone who is in need, contact a local minister.

• Heard a report from City Hall that the new mural on the side of Cheney Health Center is underway. It was funded with a grant and Make a Difference Day donations.

• Heard a report from USD 268 that it is considering virtual holiday programs for the community. The school district also noted that it will be resuming Student of the month recognitions, but won’t be bringing them to Chamber meetings for lunch. They will receive Cheney Bucks, instead.