Monday, January 14, 2013
Community enjoys lighting of Christmas Tree
The Macedonia community gathered on the night of Dec. 1 for the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Macedonia Community Action Project members and several young people erected and decorated†the tree earlier that day.
At the lighting, Marsha Giggleman welcomed everyone, and Pastor Chris Peagler gave prayer and told the story of Christmas. Jodi Nobles sang several Christmas songs, and the program closed with Chris Peagler giving a prayer.
Everyone went outside for the lighting of the tree; there was a countdown and the little daughter of Pastor Peagler flipped the electric switch to light the tree. It was really beautiful. Santa arrived, giving out candy canes, and talking with each child about what they wanted for Christmas.
Then everyone went inside to have hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. Everyone had an enjoyable time. The turnout wasn't as large as in former years but it was still a lot of fun for adults and children. No matter how old you are Christmas time brings out the child in you!
The Macedonia Community Action Project wants to think everyone who helped in the Christmas Tree lighting, the preparation of refreshments and Roger Mitchum of the Macedonia Handy Mart for the donation of hot dogs and buns.†All of the help was greatly appreciated.
The Macedonia Fire Department has acquired a much needed fire truck. It's not new but has only been used about 300 hours. It has different features and will†sit eight fire persons in the cab.†The truck was purchased in Pennsylvania.
A family in Macedonia is missing their dog. Her name is Honey and she is a Shepherd Lab mix . She has been missing since Thursday. A reward is being offered.
The family can be reached at 565-3411.
The Hickory Grove PH Church Mission Team is preparing to go to Costa Rica in January to build a church. There are 22 people from Hickory Grove planning to go.
Letís keep them in our prayers as they prepare for the travel.
Happy Birthday from Providence Baptist Church to Marion Taylor (Dec. 13) and Luke Weatherford (Dec. 15).
Continue to pray for Virginia Kirkland, Louise Litchfield, Thelma Shurlknight, Eric Shurlknight, Maggie Dubose, Bo Langley, Brenda Law, Patricia West, Kitty Cumbee, Ruth Cumbee, Yvonne Cumbee, Shelvy Jean Wilson, Mildred Thames, John Graham, Ricky Hood, Sam and Yvonne Hood, Marion and Juanita Mills, Roy and Marlene Farmer, Brian Welch, Byron Dupree, Violet O'Connor, Viola Atkins, Viola Murphy, Kelly Umphlett, Gage Brinson, Geraldine Garrett, Gennie Vincent, Marilyn Tucker, Arlene Giggleman, Janice Musau, Shirley Perry, Wilma Morris, Leah Mitchum, Liz Barlow, Marie Barlow, Mike and Elizabeth Balard, Mike and Beth Crawford, David Brown, Dusty Driggers, Cody Mullanax, Dexter Floyd, Bryon and Jenelle Watts, Kirby Litchfield, Madison Litchfield, Justin Knight, Zachery Waterman, Diane Litchfield, Willis Wiggins, Cassidy Cox, Willie and Neshia Cox, Diane Gaskins, Rouse Thomas, Sarah Jackson, Gary Goldberg (military), Kit Reames, Rosa Lee Litchfield, Allen Mills, DP Caddell, Mitizie Caddell, Frank Litchfield, Frankie Garrett, Pete Wrenn, Patty Mathis, Burt Alexander, firefighters, first responders, military, our community and country.
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