By: By Jacqueline D. Gardner
Well, Christmas is only five days away! People are hurrying to get that last minute shopping done, including me! I still have two packages to mail out, too! I will make it because I have faith! To me, Christmas is a time of rejoicing and celebrating your family and friends. I am so thankful that I have been blessed with such a wonderful family. I am from a rather large brood, and with my extended family, it is really a crowd, but I love them each and every one and thank God for them, too.
Janice Page had her pacemaker put in on Dec. 17 in Jackson. She is feeling great and said it is wonderful to have your heart beating properly again! Her family wants to say a special thank you to all those who lifted her up in prayer. Through God all things are possible and as a family member I want to say I thank God for her and how she is feeling. We appreciate all of the phone calls too.
Last year Don and Carla Edwards had a New Year’s Eve party and are having it again this year. They have requested that I post this note: Friends and acquaintances are welcome to attend our New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31. The party will begin after 6 p.m. and will of course, lead into the New Year. Please call Carla at 456-9967 so that she can have a head count for this year’s party!
The Sharon Library will host two parties on Dec. 21. The first will be from 10-11 a.m. and is for children ages 7-12 years; the second will take place from 3-4 p.m. and is for ages 13-18 years. The Book Buzz will meet on Dec. 20 at 1:30 at the library.
On Jan. 4, at 1:30, Kay Roberts Smith, a local author, and former Sharon resident will present a program at the Sharon Public Library for the New Salem FCE Club. The public is invited to attend Mrs. Smith’s presentation on how quilts may have played a part in the escape of slaves on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Mrs. Smith will explain how escaping slaves might have used quilt designs, along with music and stories, to communicate among themselves and with others on the Underground Railroad. Be sure to mark your calendar and come out to hear this interesting information about our history.
For those of you who do not have children in school, be cautious because our children are now out of school until January. Watch for them and be careful because our youth will be in town and crossing streets, riding bikes, etc.
Shannon “Bo” and Sandra Stone will celebrate their anniversary on Dec. 20; and Cassidy Roney will celebrate her birthday that day too. Also celebrating birthdays on Dec. 20 are Katie Sheridon and Emma Cook. Orrin and Jesse Snider celebrate their 64th anniversary on Dec. 22. And my cousin, Steve Lassiter will have a birthday on Dec. 24, and then my sister-in-law, Dawn Robertson will have a birthday on Dec. 26. The Sharon community wishes each one a very happy birthday and happy anniversary.
The American Red Cross will accept hygiene products and phone cards to be distributed to the service members at Walter Reed. Send them to American Red Cross, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20307-5000. Please find a way to say thanks to these service members by using the American Red Cross.
Well, for today, that is “all the news that is news” from the Sharon community. Remember to continue to pray for the military, your neighbors, and that God will have mercy on our land!