DCBC sponsors Ladies Night Out


Several Drexel businesses participated in a DCBC sponsored Ladies Night Out event Tuesday, December 17. The businesses opened their doors for a special night focused on helping local ladies shop for Christmas gifts. Home-based businesses set up booths, too. Ladies who attended the event enjoyed finger foods and drinks as they shopped.

Pictured: Shoppers viewed the selection of products offered by home-based business owners who set up booths at Citizens Bank.

Holiday shoppers enjoy a special day at Mane Frame


Mane Frame Boutique and Salon held a Girls Night Out event Saturday, December 14. Business Owner Tesa Deel filled her shop with new merchandise for the holiday season. Many great deals were avail- able to help customers get their Christmas shopping done. Aesthetician Hannah Griff was on hand to give half price facials. Deel had giveaways throughout the event provided snacks and wine for shoppers to enjoy while they browsed.

Pictured: Shelbi and Sharise Hettinger and Sharolyn Barnhart do a little shopping at Mane Frame.

Hawthorn Bank offers prizes to people who donate to their holiday food drive


Hawthorn Bank in Drexel has been collecting donations for the RIO food pantry during the holiday season. The bank setup a prize wheel in its lobby. Anyone who makes a $5.00 donation or brings in five nonperishable food items gets a chance to spin the big wheel. Three little ones had fun spinning the wheel on Friday, December 20th. They came to Hawthorn Bank with their families and donated to the food pantry. Each of them won a fun prize including a Hawthorn Bank mug, a $10.00 turkey gift certificate and a Hawthorn Bank can coolie.

Drexel Christmas Programs


The Drexel R-IV annual Christmas programs were once again a success, complete with talented vocalists and musicians. Kindergarten through sixth grades performed Christmas songs and the Elementary Band played for the audience. The Junior High and High School choir and band performed. Both programs were directed by Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher Jacob Herzog.

Right: Drexel 5th and 6th graders sang Christmas songs for the audience.

Far right: The Drexel High School band played Christmas music for all to enjoy.

Live Nativity at Merwin Christian Church


The Merwin Christian Church performed it’s Annual Live Nativity Sunday, December 15. Members of the church’s youth group played the roles of those present at the birth of Christ. Church and community members came to see the Nativity and were served coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.

Right: Bradley Moles, Olivia Shipps, Trevor Gunnels, Sydney Shipps, Chandler Eastwood, Tayler Lancaster and Koal Eastwood.

Far right: Jacy Bolton as Mary in the Merwin Christian Church’s Live Nativity.

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