SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: • HOLIDAY SAFETY EXPO •FS.HAAF CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING •TREES FOR TROOPS •SPONSOR A WREATH AT WARRIORS WALK • 3ID THANKS- Community News & Notes V O L U M E 2 , I S S U E 4 7 2 4 N O V E M B E R 2 0 0 8 Holiday Safety Expo The Installation Safety Office will host a Holiday Safety Expo from 10001600 on 25 November in the FS Motorcycle Training Lot adjacent to building 162. This event will kick off DUI prevention month and the focus will be safety awareness for POV/ Motorcycles. There will also be a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) presentation, fire prevention info, weapons safety info and pet & toy safety info. Soldiers, Family members & civilians are encouraged to attend. Safety is the light… Let it shine during this 40 day holiday period! GIVING HOLIDAY MEALS •CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK •MWR HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR 1/2 DAY SCHEDULE INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Wreaths For Warriors Walk 3ID Thanksgiving Holiday Meals December Golf Specials FS/HAAF Christmas Tree Lighting Join MWR for a fun-filled holiday celebration! The 2008 Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 1830 on 4 Dec at Club Stewart and 1830 on 8 Dec at Hunter Club. The tree lighting will be held outdoors and will be followed by caroling & Santa’s arrival! Horse drawn carriage The festivities will continue inside the club and will rides will also be offered. Come out and celebrate include pictures with Santa, children’s activities, cookie the holiday season with your loved ones at MWR’s treats and much more! annual Christmas Tree Lighting. There is no cost to attend the event. For more information call 368-2212 (FS)/ 315-7923 (HAAF). 2 2 3 Christmas Brunch @ FS/HAAF 3 Christmas in the Park 4 Trees for Troops The Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEX Inc. are proud to sponsor Trees for Troops! Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be giving away free Christmas trees to Active duty military and their Families. Eligible Families will receive one free tree per Family during this special offer. Soldiers and Families may pick up a tree from 0900-1800 on 4, 5, 6 & 8 Dec at the Leisure Activities Center on Ft. Stewart and from 0900-1800 on 4, 5, 6 & 8 Dec at Bldg. 1288 on HAAF. The trees will be given away on a first-come, firstserve basis. For more information call 767-2841. December Live Oak Library Programs... MWR Holiday Activities for Your 1/2 Day Schedule Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run 4 5 5 PAGE 2 Sponsor a Wreath at Warriors Walk Honor a fallen Soldier this holiday season by sponsoring a wreath for Warriors Walk! The goal of Wreaths for Warriors Walk is to place a Christmas wreath at each tree located at Ft. Stewart’s Warriors Walk. In coordination with Wreaths Across America (WAA) this will be the second year Ft. Stewart has taken part in this event. For years, Wreaths Across America has donated and placed wreaths in Arlington Cemetery to honor our countries fallen Soldiers. The cost to sponsor one wreath is $15.00 and you can pay online using PayPal and the email address email@example.com Your support and sponsorship of a wreath is needed to help make this a possible and to help decorate Warriors Walk. To view pictures from last years event and to learn how you can sponsor a wreath please visit www.w4ww.org. The cost to sponsor a single wreath is $15.00 or you can sponsor multiple wreaths. Payments will be accepted online through PayPal or you can mail in a check made out to: Help honor our fallen Soldiers by sponsoring a wreath this holiday season. The wreathes will be placed at Warriors Walk on 13 Dec at 1200. All are welcome to attend. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wreaths for Warriors Walk c/o Anthony Justi P.O. Box 3533 Fort Stewart, GA 31315 Hilton Head Christmas Shopping Trip Do you still have some Christmas presents to buy and would like to go somewhere new & different to finish your shopping? Take a day trip to Hilton Head, SC with Leisure Travel for their Christmas Shopping Trip! Shoppers will visit the Hilton Head Tanger Outlet centers on 19 December to enjoy a full day of shopping. Lunch will also be included at the Cornerstone Grill and will be at each persons expense. The cost to participate is $10 per person for round trip bus transportation. For more info call 767-2841 (FS)/315-3674(HAAF). 3ID Thanksgiving Holiday Meals Visit the FS & HAAF dining facilities for a hearty Thanksgiving meal on 27 Nov! The following dining facilities will be serving Thanksgiving meals: • • • • Meal Hours Breakfast: 0700-0800 Lunch: 1130-1430 Dinner: 1530-1730 Holiday Meal Prices (Lunch Only) Standard Rate: $6.35 Discount Rate: $5.40 The discount meal rate will be available for spouses & dependents of Soldiers in pay grade E4 & below. Marne DFAC (Bldg 207) Provider DFAC (Bldg 726) Spartan DFAC (Bldg 3003) Soldiers INN DFAC (Bldg 110– HAAF) COMMUNITY NEWS VOLUME 2, ISSUE 47 PAGE 3 December Golf Specials Play All U Can Play 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17 Dec After 1100 Active Duty & Retirees: $22 Greens & Golf Car Fee Civilian Guest: $25 Greens & Golf Car Fee. 22-23 & 29-31 Dec All Day Active Duty & Retirees: $22 Greens & Golf Car Fee Civilian Guest: $25 Greens & Golf Car Fee. Juniors Play with your Parents 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec After 1300 Juniors receive a free Greens Fee when they play with a parent. Both Taylors Creek Golf Course & Hunter Golf Club will close at 1500 on 24 Dec 08. Both courses will be closed on 25 Dec 08. For further info call 767-2370(FS)/ 315-9115(HAAF) “Test Your Putting Skills” 26 Dec 1100-1300 For more info call: 767-2370(FS)/ 315-9115(HAAF) Hunter Lanes Bowling Specials After School Special: Mon– Fri 1500-1700 Students will enjoy $1 per game & .75 shoe rental Saturday Evening Bowler Special: Every Saturday 1400-2200 Bowlers will have a choice of combo meal, 2 games of bowling & shoe rental for $9.00. Mom’s Morning Out Mon-Fri 1000-1200 Mom’s are invited to bowl for $1 per game & .75 shoe rental. For more info call 315-6279. FRG Leader Training @ HAAF Are you a new FRG Leader? If so then the FRG Leader Training course on HAAF is for you! Visit the New Gannem Community Center on 6 Dec from 1030-1430 for this informative class! Designed to equip new FRG Leaders with the necessary knowledge and ability to do their job, this class is also open to seasoned FRG Leaders as a refresher. Presentation topics include program overview, FRG organization, FRG structure, FRG leader roles, resources, fundraising, and recruiting & managing volunteers. Please bring a lunch. Free childcare will be available upon request. Reservations are necessary in order to participate. For more info call 315-6115. Super Super Saturday Bingo Special @ HAAF Visit the Hunter Bingo Hall on 6 Dec from 1900-2200 for the Super Super Saturday Bingo Special! Doors will open at 1400. The buy-in will start at $85 with a total payout of more than $50,000 (includes two $10,000 games). Open to Active Duty Soldiers, Family members, retirees, DoD civilians & authorized guests. Christmas Brunch @ FS/HAAF Get into the Christmas spirit at the Christmas Sunday Brunch! Visit Club Stewart on 7 Dec & Hunter Club on 14 Dec from 1030-1330 for a festive holiday meal. The cost is $14.95 per adult, children (5-10) half price, (4 & under) free. Bring in a church bulletin and receive $1 off each meal! Don’t miss out on this delicious holiday smorgasbord! Reservations are not required. For more info call 368-2213(FS)/ 459-7923 (HAAF). Would you like to subscribe to the Community News & Notes? If so, email Molly Cooke at email@example.com Come join the festivities and fun on Friday, 5 December at the 12th Annual Liberty County Illuminated Christmas Parade! The parade will begin at 1830. The parade route will start at General Screven to Hendry St. to Main St. to Memorial Dr. and back to Bradwell Institute. The parade will also be televised by WTOC, Channel 11. For more info call 368-4445. Christmas Parade! Christmas in the Park Visit Bradwell Park in Downtown Hinesville on Monday, 1 Dec from 1700-2100 for Christmas in the Park! The festivities will include free children’s activities, pictures with Santa, live Reindeer display, decorate an ornament workshop, popcorn & balloons, cookies & hot chocolate, Christmas tree lighting, holiday music, decorate a cookie workshop, Christmas stories & more! Pictures with Santa are limited to the first 200 photos and the ornament workshop is limited to the first 300 children. December Live Oak Library Programs... Preschool Storytime Liberty Branch Library, 368-4003 Children are invited to come for stories, songs, crafts, and more. Join us every Monday in December at 1030 Ages 3-4 Tea & Tales Book Group 4 Dec, 1730, Midway-Riceboro Branch Library, 884-5742 The Tea & Tales Book Group will discuss Maggie Sweet by Judith Minthorn Stacy. How to Create Comics 7 Dec, 1630, Liberty Branch Library This is a special workshop presented by “Galaxy Man”. Do you like to draw? Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Have you Business Start-Up Basics ever wanted to give it a try? Quick! Tree Tots Storytime 1 Dec @ 1900 & 6 Dec @ 1400, Grab a pencil and paper and tap into you creative side! Liberty Branch Library, 368-4003 Liberty Branch Library 368-4003. Each Tuesday in the month of De- Registration is required. All Live Oak Public Libraries will cember at 1030 The program will be a basic introbe closed Wed, 24 Dec & Thu, 25 Join us for stories, songs, and more. ductory class to starting a business Ages 1-2 and the resources available at the Dec in observance of the Christmas library to help with the start-up Holiday. phase. Holiday Closure 27 Nov is Thanksgiving Day, a Federal holiday and 28 Nov is a MEDDAC training holiday. On 27 & 28 Nov services at Winn Army Community Hospital will be limited to inpatient care and emergencies. Full operations will resume on 1 Dec. All services at Tuttle Army Health Clinic & the Hawks Troop Medical Clinic will be closed 27 & 28 Nov. Full operations will resume on 1 Dec. For more info call 435-6965. PAGE 5 MWR Holiday Activities for Your 1/2 Day Schedule! HAAF 22 December 2008 3 on 3 Speedball Tournament (Paintball) 1300—1700 @ Tominac Fitness Center Paintball Tournament conducted in our Inflatable Speedball Course. $5 per person 28 December 2008 Hayride & Hot Dog Roast 1600 @ Lotts Island Recreation Area Join Outdoor Recreation for a n old fashioned hot dog and marshmallow roast, hayride, story telling, & games. $10 per Family 29 December 2008 Bocce Ball Tournament 1500 @ Lotts Island Recreation Area Compete to become the first Bocce Ball Champion at Hunter Army Airfield. Free 3 Person Sidewalk Art Competition 1100; Judging @ 1630 Lotts Island Recreation Area Demonstrate your artistic ability by creating chalk art pictures. Winter Wonderland theme; Prizes awarded for most original & most unique drawings. Free Jingle Bell Bingo 1600—2200 @ Hunter Club Active Duty Soldiers get one free 4-pack which includes all program games. Ft. Stewart 27 December 2008 Jingle Bell Blue Pin Bowling 1800—2200 @ Marne Lanes Bowl a strike when the blue pin drops in the head position & win a free game. $1.75 per game for Active Duty Soldiers Hip Hop / R&B Night Doors open @ 1700; Event from 2200-0300 @ Rockys. Free 28 December 2008 Hayride & Hot Dog Roast 1600 @ Holbrook Pond Recreation Area Join Outdoor Recreation for a n old fashioned hot dog and marshmallow roast, hayride, story telling, & games. $10 per Family Movie Night 1700—2130 @ Rockys Enjoy movies and free popcorn. Free 29 December 2008 3 on 3 Speedball Tournament (Paintball) 1300—1700 @ Newman Fitness Center Paintball Tournament conducted in our Inflatable Speedball Course. $5 per person Bocce Ball Tournament 1500 @ Corkan Family Recreation Area Compete to become the first Bocce Ball Champion at Fort Stewart. Free 3 Person Sidewalk Art Competition 1100; Judging @ 1630 Corkan Family Recreation Area Demonstrate your artistic ability by creating chalk art pictures. Winter Wonderland theme; Prizes awarded for most original & most unique drawings. Free Jingle Bell Bingo 1600—2200 @ Club Stewart Active Duty Soldiers get one free 4-pack which includes all program games Monday Night Football / Trivia 1700—2400 @ Rockys. Free 30 December 2008 Dive In Movie 1800 @ Newman Pool Bring your Raft & watch a family movie while floating in the pool. Free 31 December 2008 New Years Eve Party Doors open @ 1700; Event from 2200-0300 @ Rockys. Free 1 January 2009 College Bowl Games 1700—2400 @ Rockys Rose Bowl @ 5 pm; Orange Bowl @ 8 pm. Free 2 January 2009 Cardboard Boat Regatta 1500 @ Newman Pool Four man teams will race across pool; Boats judged on originality in addition to race completion. Free Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run It’s not too late to sign up for the Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run! Participants are encouraged to “Run, Walk, or Crawl” the length of Historic Savannah’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge on 6 December! The mission of the Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is to create an enjoyable fitness opportunity for the people of Savannah and surrounding communities. All are encouraged to try to conquer “The South’s Toughest Bridge Run” by either walking or running in the 5K, 10K, or “Double Pump”! The Talmadge Memorial Bridge spans 1.4 miles over the Savannah River peaking at 196 feet with a 5.5% grade. The Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is one of the fastest growing running events in the Southeast and reached a record 3,500 participants in 2007. The event has been featured by Bart Yasso of Runner’s World Magazine as the “Race of the Month” and was recently named “Best-Kept Secret” by Bart in his book, MY LIFE ON THE RUN. For more info visit the official website at http://www.savannahvisit.com/ bridge-run.asp.