Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper December 2011 : Page 1

z LOCAL NEWS z CROSSWORD z SUDOKU z HOROSCOPES z COMMUNITY Vol 12 Issue 12 Proudly Serving Orange Park, Argyle/OakLeaf, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms & Keystone Heights Since January 2000 NEIGHBOR State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living The Neighbor to CALENDAR z SCHOOL NEWS z GARDENING FREE 904.278.7256 December 2011 Virginia Hall, Recipient of the Sheriff’s Choice Extraordinary Citizen Award email us at More Jingle Bell Run and Parade of Trees Pictures Parade VOTER REGISTRATION CLOSING Inside BOOK The voter registration books will close 44th Annual GCS Christmas Parade Wayne Spivey Staff Writer he Jingle Bell fun run, live entertainment in Spring Park, and the 44th Annual parade highlighted Christmas on Walnut Street in downtown Green Cove Springs. ‘Cove Life’ and ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,’ began the holiday season. The Parade of Trees and tree-lighting ceremony was fun for all, and the trees will stay lighted through January 6th. T Virginia Hall is an outstanding citizen who makes a huge difference in the lives of others in our community. She has held many posi-tions in the county – on various school and medical boards and agencies – and is presi-dent of Hall Properties, a land holding and development company. Spending limitless hours as president and chair of the J.P. Hall, Continued on page Santa and Mrs. Clause wave to the parade crowd from a red fi retruck in downtown Green Cove Springs. ‘Christmas Around the World,’ was the parade theme. Marching units and fl oats line-up at the old Revels Chrysler parking lot; the parade marched through riverside neighborhoods to Spring Park with Santa greeting chil-dren all along the way. He entertained gleeful young-sters with all their hopes and dreams on ‘Walnut Street’’ The famous Green Cove Springs and Spring Park were lighted throughout the after-with 150 Christmas trees in their Annual Parade of Trees. noon of December Merry Christmas from City Hall is in the background. 3rd. Family entertainment included Santa’s workshop and kids’ zone with face painting and bounce houses around historic Spring Park. Arts and crafts booths were everywhere. Continued on page 13 Tuesday, January 3, 2012 for the Presidential Preference Primary election. You must be a registered Republican in order to cast a bal-lot in the Presidential Preference Primary to be held on January 31, 2012. All new voter reg-istrations and political party changes must be made by January 3, 2012. Voter registration applications will be accepted at the Supervi-sor of Elections of fi ce from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1417-1 S. Orange Avenue, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. The Supervisor of Elec-tions staff is dedicated to serving the voters of Clay County, call 904-269-6350 if you have any questions. Applications are available at the Of fi ce of the Supervisor of Elections, all public libraries, and many governmental agencies, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Armed Forces recruiting agencies, and quali fi ed edu-cational institutions. Applications may also be obtained from the Clay County Supervisor of Elections website http://www.ClayElections. com which must be printed, signed and post marked by January 3, 2012. Any voter regis-tration applications postmarked or received af-ter January 3, 2012 will be held for processing until after the January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary. Voters are encouraged to update their address and signature prior to voting. You will no longer be able to change your address from outside of the county at the polling place; however, you will be entitled to vote a provi-sional ballot. Happy Holidays Thanks Clay County for a Great Year Don’t buy re-sale at BENNETT BUILDINGS OF ORANGE PARK RE-SHOP Storage & Steel Buildings Tools LAY-A-WAY PLAN z Furniture z Appliances Happy z Collectibles Holidays z OPEN 11:00am -6:00pm Closed Sunday & Monday Publix 904-298-1122 1238 Blanding Blvd. SEE AD ON PAGE 4 331 Parkridge Ave Orange Park 904-874-1703 College Drive Parkridge Ave. Tire Kingdom HERE Parkridge is Between College Dr. & Blanding Blanding Blvd. X Wishing you a tangle-free holiday. Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 (904) 269-5200 Fax: 904-269-5111 May all your days be merry and bright. A safe and joyous season to everyone. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. ™ State Farm ™ Certi fi ed Pedorthist on staff State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI), State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) -Bloomington, IL 2176 Park Ave. Orange Park, FL 904-269-1100 Check us out on-line Smart phone QR Code

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