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Stewart, Hunter decking the halls
Weekly FMWR briefing for Dec. 5
The Christmas Spirit Foundation, FedEx and local growers join FMWR to distributed free Christmas trees to military families in this area at noon Dec. 9 at Newman Fitness Center on Stewart and the Squires Sports Complex Parking Lot at Hunter.

FMWR's on the Web, Facebook
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at
Also, like the activity on Facebook at

Christmas Tree Lighting at Hunter
Holiday music will fill the air and the Christmas tree outside Hunter Club will come to life at the flip of a switch during the annual tree lighting ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
Santa will be around the tree, available for photos with kids. There is no charge. Parents and others with the children are reminded to bring their cameras.
The 3rd Infantry Division Band will play and local school choirs will perform at the start of both events.
For more information, call 912-767-6212.

Youth Action Council Facebook Meeting
A Youth Action Council Facebook meeting will be held from 5-6 p.m. Dec. 8.
The meeting will let teens discuss issues concerning their quality of life on Fort Stewart. The meeting is open only to military-connected teens whose parents are stationed at Fort Stewart.
Inquiries or suggestions about teen-related concerns on Fort Stewart can be made by going to the Fort Stewart/HAAF CYSS Facebook page at
For more information, contact the School Liaison Office at 767-6533.

Hayride at Lotts Island, Hunter
Lott's Island will be decorated in its holiday finest for a Hayride around the island on Dec. 9. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and continues until 9. Take the hayride to see the lights. The FMWR mini-train will be there, and a holiday movie will be shown under the stars. The cost will be $5 per family or $1 per person.
Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be sold for a nominal fee.
The Lotts Island light display will continue Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 for families to drive around and view. For more information, call 912-315-2019.

German Favorites on Thunder Run Menu
German favorites, one of the four Internationally Inspired Cuisine Night offerings, are on the menu Wednesday at Club Stewart's Thunder Run restaurant.
American, Italian and Latin favorites also are on the rotating menu.
Service is every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Thunder Run. The cost is $9.95 per adult and half-price for children ages 5-10. There is no charge for children 4 and under.
For more information, call 368-2212.

Trees for Troops at Stewart/Hunter
The Christmas Spirit Foundation, FedEx and local growers join FMWR in efforts to make the holidays merrier for soldiers and their families. Last year, 375 live trees were distributed free on a first-come, first-served basis.
The trees will be distributed at noon Dec. 9 at Newman Fitness Center on Stewart and the Squires Sports Complex Parking Lot at Hunter.
For more information about the worldwide Trees for Troops program, go to For more information about the Stewart/Hunter distribution, call 767-6212.

MLK Basketball Tournament
The first of what is to become the annual Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament will be at Newman Fitness Center from Jan. 13-15.
Registration is under way.
The competition will consist of a round-robin, team seeding play, with a maximum of 12 teams. The tournament also will include a slam dunk contest and a 3-point shootout.
Entry for military costs $150 per team. The cost for non-military competitors is $200 per team. The cost is $10 per individual for the slam dunk and 3-point contests.
All teams must be signed up by Jan. 6 and must present a roster with a minimum of seven players. Awards will be presented to first and second-place teams.
For more information, call 767-9336.

Red Sails in the Sunset Trip
Spend two nights at the Holiday Inn Riverview in picturesque Charleston, and tour the city to enjoy its sights and sounds as part of Leisure Travel's Red Sails in the Sunset Trip Feb. 10-12.
The trip also includes a visit to Charleston's Historic District, Patriot's Point Maritime Museum (home of USS Yorktown), and a surprise. Plus, enjoy an evening dinner at Charleston Crabhouse, a local favorite.
Call to make a reservation, as only 46 spaces are available. Registration will close Jan. 15.
The cost is $325 per person and includes luxury motor coach transportation, lodging, meals, and tour admissions.
For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 912-315-3674 at Hunter.

Bowlers Breakfast at Stewart Lanes
Looking for a special pick-me-up to celebrate the end of the work week? Visit Stewart Lanes every Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. for their new Bowlers Breakfast special.
Just $7.50 buys two games of bowling, shoe rental and breakfast.
Don't have time to bowl? That's OK. Stop by to enjoy something from the new breakfast menu, with prices ranging from $2 to $5. The menu includes breakfast burritos, bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, toast and biscuits.
Don't have time to dine in? Call ahead for a pick-up order.
For more information, call 767-4273.

Holiday rooms at Army Lodging
Are you concerned your house will overflow during the holidays? Army Lodging at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has double and single rooms available for your guests' leisure travel needs.
Call Stewart at 368-4184 any time, or Hunter Lodging at 912-355-1060 from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. for reservations.
Reservations accepted two weeks prior for valid military ID card holders. Limit two rooms per visit. All rooms have kitchenettes, laundry, daily housekeeping service and complementary continental breakfast.
Call for rates and reservations.

Holiday shopping for golf gifts
Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Club pro-shops have a selection of gifts for golfers.
Want to buy any golf equipment not in stock? Special orders are 10 per cent over invoice and shipping.
For more information, call 767-2370 at Stewart or 912-315-9115 at Hunter.

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