Historic Bluefields

Donelson to Observe a Quiet Xmas


Christmas, the greatest of America's Holidays, will be observed in a quiet manner in Donelson this year with activity in the community largely centered upon dinners and the opening of gifts in the home.

Christmas will be observed in the "normal" manner this year for the first time in many years. Many families will be together for the first time since World War II interrupted and darkened Christmas of 1941. Holidays of 1942, 1943, and 1944 were torn by great conflict and even though the war was over last year many servicemen were yet to return to their homes and families.

Few Firms to Open

Business life in Donelson will be at a virtual standstill with only a few firms remaining open. The Donelson Theatre will be open with a special matinee slated for 3 p.m. All of the drug stores will be open at least prt of the day with the Prescription Pharmacy scheduled to operate as normal. The Donelson Service Store will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Bradford's, adjacent to Lee's Motor Courts, will open for the afternoon. Ligon's Flower Shop will be making deliveries on Christmas morning. The Swiss Farm Dairy will be open eben though a few routes will be covered on Christmas Eve. McMillan and Hibbett will answer emergency calls.

The Holiday season, touched off last week with a great many parties and activities, will be continued on Christmas Eve....

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