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Stewart, Hunter don their gay apparel this week
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Fort Stewart and Hunter's Christmas trees will be lit during festivities Thursday and Friday evenings, respectively. - photo by FMWR graphic

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will arrive at the Tree Lighting Ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The same festivities are set on Hunter for 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Featured at Stewart’s annual event will be seasonal music by the 3rd ID Band and songs by the Liberty High School Chorus. The audience can join in singing “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” with Santa’s elf. Visit the Kringle Market sponsored by FRG’s for your holiday gifts and treats. Plus, there will be free MWR Kiddie Train rides.

Old St. Nick will be available for pictures.

There’s no charge.

For more information, call 912-767-6212.

Hunter’s colorfully decorated tree is outside Hunter Club. There will be music by 3rd ID Band and Pulaski Elementary School chorus, as well as the sing-along with Santa’s elf. Free MWR Kiddie Train rides. Santa will be available for pictures.

Trees for Troops give-away to soldiers and their family will take place following the tree lighting Ceremony on a first-come basis. Trees provided by The Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEX.

For more information, call 315-5078.


Trees for Troops on Stewart 

Free, donated Christmas trees will be given to soldiers and their families on a first-come basis at Newman Fitness Center, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, while supplies last.

The Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEx have partnered to provide the trees. Military ID card required. 

For more information, call 767-6212.


Thunder Run hours

Thunder Run restaurant at Club Stewart no longer serves lunch on Mondays. It still serves lunch Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, call 912-767-4717.


Super Mega Bingo

Super Mega Bingo at Stewart/Hunter on Dec. 5 is an opportunity to win big.

The packet consists of fully loaded 108 faces (electronic) or four pack (paper), $15K overall, six $2,000 games, three $1,500 games and four $5,000 jackpots. There also will be specials and intermission games (not included in the cost of the packet).

Cost is $250 to play electronically, $100 to play on paper. Doors will open at 2 p.m. at both locations for those who pre-purchase their packet. Actual program starts at 6 p.m. Stewart Bingo is in building 405 (767-4200) and Hunter Bingo is in building 6015 (315-4606).


Brunch with Santa

Enjoy brunch with Santa from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Club Stewart.

Omelet and carving stations, decadent desserts, and Southern breakfast favorites will be offered.

Advance tickets, available until Dec. 3, are $14.95 for adults and $6.45 for children (ages 3-10). After that, prices are $17.95 for adults and $7.45 for children. Children 2 and under free.

For more information, call 767-4717.


Call of Duty for prizes

Compete in BOSS’s Answer the Call Gaming Tournament starting at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Club Stewart and you could win cash and get your entry fee back. The Call of Duty Black Ops competition will take place until 10 p.m. inside a mobile gaming trailer, provided by event sponsors Omni Financial and Mike Reed Chevrolet. Cost to enter is $15 per person. It costs $5 per person if you just want to watch. Food will be provided. For more information, call 271-5136.


Lights at Holbrook

Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas lights and illuminated decorations, and buzz with activities Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The event has all the ingredients for great holiday family fun: holiday scenes that light up the campground trail for 15- to 20-minute hayrides; roasting marshmallows and making s’mores; time for the children to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and get their pictures made; the MWR Kiddie Train and pony rides.

Plus, visit the Kringle Market sponsored by FRG’s for gifts and treats. Cash only. Costumed characters will be there for the children.   

The cost is just $10 per vehicle both nights.

Even if you miss the special nights, you can still ride through the Holbrook area at no charge to see the decorations from 6-9 p.m. until Dec. 25.


Disney’s Military Salute

Walt Disney World Military Salute 2016 tickets will become available Jan. 3 at Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel offices. They can be used until Dec. 19, 2016.

The price for a four-day military ticket with the Park Hopper Option for themselves and up to five family members or friends is $196. Add the Water Park Fun and More option for $34.

Active and retired military members are eligible.

Patrons are asked to check blackout dates before planning Disney vacations.

The Stewart office (767-2841) is in PX Furniture Mall Complex and is open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Hunter office (315-3674) is in Hunter PX Exchange and is open 9:30.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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