Macedonia Newsline: The trip of a lifetime ...
The letter below was written to me for my column by Madison Bryant, the daughter of Tonya and Chad Bryant. She along with others recently took an unforgettable trip to Europe.
I (Madison), along with 45 students from South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas went on a European Heritage trip with the People to People Student Ambassador Program. We went to Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Great Britain in 20 days. We saw many sights and ate lots of different food.
We climbed a mountain and went rafting through the Swiss Alps in Switzerland, and saw a rainbow arched above a mountain. It was so awesome!
In Germany I stayed with a German family for three days to experience the daily life of a teenager including attending school. We watched a soccer game between Germany and Italy.
In the Netherlands, we visited Anne Frank's home. I couldn't believe I was actually there. Then we watched as a pair of the famous Dutch clogs, Belgian lace and chocolate were handmade in Belgium.
In Paris we visited many landmarks such as the Chateau de Versailles, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We walked up the first two flights then rode an elevator to the top.
In London we visited Hampton Court Place, Buckingham Palace, where we saw the changing of the guard, the Tower of London, and rode the London Eye, which was a beautiful experience.
I would like to thank everyone who helped make this trip possible! It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I am truly blessed to have had this opportunity of a lifetime! I appreciate everyone's prayers and support.
Don't forget about the Bonneau Peanut Festival. It's wonderful that they are bringing it back after 17 years.
The Town of Bonneau has set aside the dates of Sept. 27, 28 and 29. If anyone wishes to obtain further information regarding events, schedules or vendor applications to attend, please call (843) 825-3385 or (843) 494-2112 or e-mail Bonneaupnut@yahoo.com.
Hood's Chapel UM Church will hold Vacation Bible School on Monday, July 30 to Friday, Aug. 3. It will be nightly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Snacks or a meal will be served nightly. Community children are invited to attend.
Happy Birthday from Hood's Chapel UM Church to Jaclyn Nobles (July 24).
Happy Birthday to Rhonda Hill (July 22) have a blessed day, from Mom and Dad.
Continue to pray for Virginia Kirkland, Louise Litchfield, Eric Shulknight, Mrs. Thelma Shulknight, Brian Welch, Justin Knight, Ted Caddell, Bill Garton, Joyce Lewis, Willis Wiggins, Willie and Neshia Cox, Patricia West, Brenda Law, Roy and Marlene Farmer, DP Caddell, Allen Mills, Amelia "Weasie" Thames, Mildred Thames, Maggie Dubose, Gloria Connor, Bo Langley, Geraldine Garrett, Gennie Vincent, Marilyn Tucker, Leah Mitchum, Liz Barlow, Marie Barlow, Viola Atkins, Viola Murphy, Sarah Jackson, Dexter Floyd, Kitty Cumbee, Yvonne Cumbee, Ruth Cumbee, Sam and Yvonne Hood, Ricky Hood, Diane Litchfield, Claudia Guerry, Diane Gaskins, Kit Reames, Pete Wrenn, Wilma Morris, John Graham, Kirby Litchfield, Kelly Umphlett, Cassidy Cox, Dusty Driggers, David Brown, Zachary Waterman, Elizabeth and Mike Balard, Shirley Perry, Marion and Juanita MIlls, Bryon and Jenelle Watts, Junice Musau, Cody Mullianax, Rouse Thomas, those grieving, firefighters, military, our community and country.
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