Thursday, November 29, 2007
Snow Lake News
Santa will arrive Christmas Eve on a fire truck
Thanksgiving Day has passed, and the turkey dishes have been put away for another year. Family has returned home; laughter of our loved ones, children’s giggles and babies’ cries are now another wonderful memory. Pictures are now being added to albums, which will bring us smiles in the years to come, with hopes that they will be saved by future generations. Rest is much deserved and quietness is appreciated. But come Monday morning we will all be missing our families and the laughs and the giggles and the cries. When we talk to them on Monday, we’ll tell them how much we miss them and invite them down again, but with hopes that they will bring a sack lunch.
Santa is coming to Snow Lake! On Christmas Eve, members of our fire department will circle our town in the fire truck with Santa, and he will personally deliver a little gift to all the small children at Snow Lake. If you have small children that will be here Christmas Eve, call John or Elizabeth Ross at 224-3570 and give them their ages and whether they are little boys or girls in order to have the appropriate gift for each. These wonderful firemen have chosen to be away from their families on Christmas Eve and they could use a little financial help from us to buy gifts, so give John a call and he will make arrangements for your donation to be picked up. Don’t wait; it takes time to buy these gifts for our small children.
Dixie Stevens called last week and said that several residents were going to meet that week to discuss their options of having a float in the Ashland Christmas parade. If you are interested in joining these residents please call Dixie at 224-8604.
Pot Luck for December will be held on the third Saturday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m. Christmas ham will be furnished, so bring a dish that goes well with ham. Jim and Kay Sons will do a skit for this Christmas meal. Join us; eat, drink, and be merry in this season of joy with your friends and neighbors of Snow Lake.
The Big Monthly Breakfast will also be on December 15, followed by the corporation meeting. Mark your calendars.
As of now, I do not know if Christmas baskets are being donated to a needy family. We are a very blessed little town, but if you know of any family in our community that needs our help, please call Emily Koen at 224-8707.
The following friends need our love and prayers, especially during the holiday season: Pat Boston and her brother, who has been ill recently; Leslie Zarnstorff who is now in Briarcrest Extended Care after suffering from a stroke; Peggy McCrady, who just received word that her daughter-in-law was recently diagnosed with cancer; Excel Dishion who is at home recuperating from a fall and for Martha Ann Byrd who broke her leg again. A call, a note, or a quick visit will make their day a little brighter, as well as yours.
For those of us who celebrate Christmas, we have dreams of spending this holiday with our families in a comfy home beside a warm fire. We watch old Christmas movies and enjoy festive meals, then retire to a warm bed. When you close your eyes tonight, imagine spending December nights in a cold foxhole filled with water, while protecting the freedom of your country. This is the way many of our soldiers will spend Christmas this year.
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