This year’s Country Fair will be held May 10th
By Lois Harper
Good morning March 24 and a lot of difference from a couple of days ago. The wind is blowing the red tips limbs briskly. While sun soaking Friday and Saturday resting from picking up limbs I saw two harbinger of spring. One was a robin hopping around scratching around in the leaves and the other was a bumblebee that was droning away.
Listening to nature can be astonishing in the way the birds sing. The mocking birds seem to talk; one was plainly saying pretty, pretty and another answered from somewhere, come here, come here.
The swarms of black birds, big and little, decorate the bare trees, then flying down making the yards ebony. Up close they are beautiful with heads hued in glistening blue and green.
Of all God’s creations the trilling winger are the most helpless as they follow the wisdom given to them at creation. We as His human imagine shouldn’t despair and give up realizing that when God knows when a sparrow falls, He will look after us in every way too.
April 5 the Yard Sale at the Park will roll around so if you wish space, a 10 x 10 one is still $10. For reservations call Molly at Red Door Studio 706-557-9020.
The next event is May 10 when our annual Country Fair will be held. Planned this year for your entertainment, “Soup Naze,” the singing Great Oak Boys, country, rock, gospel music; Ken Cook of Channel Five weather man; hall of fame fiddles Uncle Pen, singer Rusty Wright, “Tunes of the Battlefield,” Confederate Music. Val Renaud reported that there would be more antique tractors in the parade and if you would like to be in it calling her at 706-557-1560. There will be things of interest for the kids also. The time for the fair will be here before you know it. P.S. Antique cars, too.
We send condolences to Lori Swanson and family in the passing of their pig, Barbara Jean, the piglet that Mayor Knight kissed at last year’s fair. It was a cutie.
The storm didn’t hurt anyone but damage was done to various houses, some extensively.
Sympathy goes out to Beverly Bailey in the accidental death of her grandson Josh Williams last week. Services were held at Wheeler Funeral Home last Wednesday.
Brenda and Jimmy Thompson enjoyed lunch at her mother’s house in Greshamville Sunday, along with her other relatives. I know Estelle Sellers enjoyed this.
Bobby Gene and Betty Conner enjoyed their family attending church together Sunday.
Emory and Mary Nell Thompson’s visitors were his sister Mary Frances and family and others.
Les and Pat Higdon had as their guests Rickey and Pam Messer and children for Easter at church.
Alan and Cindy Latty and boys were guests of Richard and Linda Turk.
Dean and Betty Edwards treated me to lunch at the Mandarin Palace Sunday for lunch.
Happy birthday to my oldest grandson Jimmy Preston. Many more Jimmy.
Hubert Stanton would like to see you at High Shoals Nursing Home, remember him.
Susan Brisco is at home now and we hope she does well in the further medical procedures.
Baptist Church News
Family members of Wayne and Lori Ghann gathered together for the happy occasion of the baptism of Amanda’s husband Spencer Greenway after the cantata.
The family of Tommy Harvey gathered for his baptism yesterday also. Tommy has been waiting longer until the renovations were completed for the new pool.
Our choir did a magnificent job with the cantata, “Nail Scarred Hands,” seated in the beautiful new chairs, padded with comfortable enough to seat 40, decorated in blue like the church pews and carpet. We have a beautiful church now and my words cannot describe its beauty too well. Just come and see. Gerann would be happy to have you singing in one of those seats.
Our church was full as the choir rendered the cantata and we had baptism; this was special at Easter the first two to use the newly situated pool. Symbolic of when Christ arose from the dead, dying for us.
The men of the church worked hard to get renovation ready for last Sunday. Many thanks.
Thought for the week – Don’t let that newness in spirit get away remember joy triumphed over death, peace for forgiveness of sins, purpose, walking daily with us. Love and Hope because He’s coming again.