Recklein Auditorium was filled with Christmas spirit and holiday cheer last week, when the Cuba Ministerial Alliance held its annual Christmas basket giveaway to families in need. This year, 300 families were served at the giveaway.
Cuba R-2 District Superintendent Jon Earnhart announced last week that the Wallis Foundation plans to make a $50,000 donation to all three of the school districts in Crawford County. Earnhart made the announcement at the December 19 meeting of the Cuba School Board.
The Cuba Kiwanis donated the December Book Buzz books to the Cuba Elementary School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program, which provides three books each week to area schools.
Thanks to the work of the Cuba Police Department and monetary donations from the community, the Christmas season just got a whole lot brighter for more than 50 area kids.
The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade took place on Saturday, December 8. The parade traveled east to west along Route 66, turning at Smith Street to end at the Recklein Commons area. Santa's Village was held inside Recklein Auditorium, with cookies and hot chocolate, vendors selling Christmas gift ideas, and Santa arriving to take photos with the kids. A Christmas tree lighting event on the grounds wrapped up the evening's events.