San Miguel Scene

Plenty of holiday events planned in San Miguel

Special to The TribuneNovember 27, 2013 

Lynne Schmitz

The San Miguel Electric Christmas Light Parade and Craft Faire will be held on Mission Street on Dec. 21.

The Craft Fair, featuring an array of handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts, opens at 2 p.m. Following the parade, Santa will greet children at the San Miguel Fire Department. Events include a chili cook-off at 4 p.m. at the Coffee Station and a decorated cupcake contest from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Country Diner. Children are creating snowmen, which will be placed outside the businesses at the beginning of the week to be judged with donations of non-perishable food for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.

Parade entry forms and Craft Fair applications are available on or call Mike Sanders at 712-9120.

Potluck at Senior Center

San Miguel Seniors will have their Christmas Potluck on Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. at the Senior Center on East 12th Street. Everyone is welcome to bring a dish to share and enjoy the camaraderie. The last bingo of this year will be on Dec. 13, starting at 6 p.m., which will be a lucky day for those who win!

Fundraiser for Philippines

The Filipino-American Association North County (FAANC) will hold its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Paso Robles Culinary Arts Academy, 1900 Golden Hill Road in Paso Robles. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Donations are $25 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The event is a fundraiser to send more aid to the survivors of recent disasters in the Philippines, including Typhoon Haiyan and the October earthquake in Bohol. For information and tickets call 237-1380, 239-4475, 238-3556 or 239-7922.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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