A little late getting this out; I was a couple of days early last week, so it all balances out.
We made it out to Canterbury Road in Trent Woods Christmas Eve evening to catch a view of the Canterbury Balls — probably the best neighborhood-wide Christmas display in New Bern.
On our way back home, we stopped at Publix to satisfy a sweet tooth craving. By about 6:15 p.m., with about 45 minutes before closing for Christmas, Publix staff was handing out surplus bakery items, which would have otherwise been discarded. Our purchase of a frozen chocolate pie, two pints of ice cream, and two pieces of candy, came to $16 and some change.
The rest, pictured at left, including the chantilly cake, came at no extra charge.
Merry Christmas to everyone who worked on Sunday, Christmas Eve, and who are working Christmas Eve.