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Well it may be a few days early, but winter is here and reeking havoc in many areas of the country. Mostly in Auburn the forecasted havoc was somewhat less than expected, but enough to cause a weekend disappointment.

The very cold temperature, forecasted ice and snow, caused some events to be canceled or rescheduled.

The lighting of the Christmas tree on Friday evening had to be rescheduled for Saturday morning and the cold temperature kept lots of folks inside. However, Sgt. J. D. Williams braved the cold to light the tree, but the carolers had a previous engagement.

Our local merchants all had great days with many shoppers in town, but because of the forecasted ice, and for safety reasons the horse drawn vehicle was also cancelled, but the decorated churches remained open for tours.

Christmas for Kids was a success on Sunday afternoon. Even though the annual parade had to be canceled, the attendance was estimated at eight hundred. As usual, great work by Gayle Gregory and her family. Thanks to the many “elves” who helped prepare the way for Santa.

By the way, Steve Montgomery is home recuperating from surgery. Hang in there Steve, won’t be long before you’ll be

out and about.

Hopefully the annual home show scheduled for Sunday afternoon December 15, will escape frightful weather.

The tour includes the home of Johnny and Lavelle Meguiar, the 2013 winner of the Beautification Award, and the Drew and Elizabeth Teel home. (The historic Linton House) Great opportunity to welcome the young couple to the community. Elizabeth’s uncle Roy Gill did the interior designs for the Teels, as well as the holiday decorations.

Also included in the tour is the new church building erected at the museum. Tickets may be purchased at the Auburn Museum now and will still be available on the day of the tour after 1 p.m.

The Jr. Achievement Breakfast with Santa is tomorrow December 14 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Auburn Elementary cafeteria. Children will be served breakfast, make a craft and have their picture taken with Santa at a cost of $5.

Next week’s schedule for Auburn Senior Center includes the Christmas party on Friday Dec. 20 at 9 a.m., followed by a movie and popcorn.

Had a delightful visit with the other community correspondents last week at the home of Dick Dickerson on Cornelius Avenue in Russellville. What a great house. It was good to meet Hazel Fleming (Spa), Louise Henderson(Antioch) and Chris Cooper, managing editor. Adairville’s Kelly Costello was unable to attend. She is still in school.

I’ve known Dick many years, but we had two visitors, Judy Jernigan (Hazel’s driver) and Margaret Walker, formerly of Bucksville. Margaret was a local correspondent some time ago. She now resides in Owensboro and sends greetings to all her friends in the Auburn area.

A major change is taking place in the downtown business district. The last of the antique businesses The Lion and The Lamb is officially closed. Wayne and Nancy Dinsmore have contracted with The Hunt Group of Bowling Green to auction their inventory.

The restoration and finishing of antique and vintage furniture will continue, but the internet auction begins today Dec. 13 and will continue through Dec. 21. All inventory has been catalogued and may be found on website

Check the website for bidding and purchase rules. Winning bidders will be required to pick up items in Auburn.

Preparation for Christmas and excitement surrounding the holidays can be very demanding. I have a partially decorated tree calling me from the living room, and presents waiting to be wrapped, so I’d better get to it.

Enjoy the holidays while you can and have a blessed day.


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