We are counting down to the annual San Miguel Holiday Crafts Faire and Christmas Lights Parade this Saturday! Come and celebrate with us.
Reminder: The crafts faire and baking contest open at 2 p.m., and the parade begins at 6 p.m. on Mission Street. Santa will greet the youngsters at the Fire Department afterward.
County officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the San Miguel Community Park Expansion Project in the park on K Street, rain or shine, on Friday at 9 a.m. The community is welcome to attend.
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Toys and cars
The Toys for Tots Show and Shine was a huge success. More than 140 cars were on display, and nearly 3,000 gifts were collected. Thanks to all who participated.
At the Mission
Mission San Miguel Christmas schedule: The Las Posadas Celebration will be held from Dec. 16-23 in the church. Times are Sunday at 5:15 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday times will be announced.
Christmas Masses are Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Christmas Day Masses are at 7 a.m., noon (English) and 6 p.m. (Spanish).
Recently, there have been some changes made in the Mission tour, and the side door to the church interior has been chained for access from the museum. A sign directs people to the Gift Shop.
For parishioners and worshippers, the church is accessible through the front door. For more information, call the Gift Shop at 805-467-3256 or the Parish Office at 805-467-2131.
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Go to www.discoversanmiguel.com for information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area.
Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.