We want to especially thank Curtis Robertson of Raybone’s Barbecue who will be providing the meat for the barbecue after the parade. Also on the menu are baked beans, chips, canned drinks and dessert. The barbecue dinner is free.
Volunteers are needed the day of the parade. Any volunteers are always welcome. For more information about the parade, contact Mary Lynn Rouse at 847-0081.
The theme for the 2011 parade is “Generation After Generation” Don and Meredith Halcomb are Grand Marshals. Kailee Williams, daughter of Daniel and Amy Trimble Williams is Miss Schochoh. Little Miss Schochoh is Claire Perkins, daughter of Andy and Megan Perkins and Little Mr. Schochoh is Jack Delaney, son of Dave and Courtney Delaney.
Schochoh T-shirts are now available for purchase. The shirts are long sleeve and are available in red, burgundy and hunter green in sizes small to extra large. The shirts have Schochoh’s founding date on the front and the theme for this year’s parade on the back. The cost of the shirt is $15. “History of Schochoh” books are available for $7. Please call Shelly Henderson at 726-2113 if you are interested in purchasing either of these items.
For information about building rentals, please call Lori Rouse at 847-2200.
Whippoorwill Baptist Church will have their children’s Christmas play on December 11 at 6 p.m. The adult Cantata will be on December 18 at 6 p.m. at the church. The theme for this year’s cantata is “Candlelight Christmas.
Red River Meeting House News: Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m. – Christmas at Red River Candlelight Service with Tom Ruley speaking. Steve and Joyce Vann with be playing
Christmas Carols on their dulcimers. Light refreshments to be served.
Friday, December 9 from 10 to 6 and Saturday, December 10 from 10 to 4 – Shopping Benefit for Red River Meeting House at the Country Angel Gift Shop in Adairville, Kentucky. Enjoy shopping at your leisure with door prizes, light refreshments and Christmas music. Tim and Nancy Watson are donating a percentage of their sales these two days to Red River Meeting House and Cemetery Association to be contributed toward building a much-needed pavilion/restroom facility on the grounds of the Red River Meeting House.
If you have any news, please call or email. Have a great week!
Notes from Schochoh: The holidays are full of family traditions. Some traditions are comforting, some are annoying and sometimes new traditions pop up when you least expect it. I give my nieces a handmade needlepoint Christmas ornament every year. I give this gift to them on Thanksgiving so it can be on their Christmas tree. This year, however, Aunt Lana's workshop didn’t get the ornaments completed on time so the girls will receive two ornaments next year.
When I arrived at my brother’s house on Thanksgiving Day I was greeted at the door by Emily and Isabel, who were very excited about something besides the Thanksgiving meal. After much whispering and chatter, ten year old Emily blurted out, “We have your Christmas present!” Seven year old Isabel said, “And we can’t wait until Christmas to give it to you.” I assured both girls I could wait, but they could not. Off they went in search of a gift bag. There was a debate about whether the gift bag would be decorated with Taylor Swift or Barbie princesses. They decided I was more a Barbie princess girl. I was presented with a pink gift bag stuffed full of pink tissue paper. The girls hovered excitedly as I pulled a ream of tissue paper out of the bag. In the very bottom of the bag was a very festive charm bracelet covered in multi-color and silver beads and silver rings. The girls wanted me to have the present early in case I had a Christmas party to attend. I was touched at their thoughtfulness and I shed a couple of tears when I heard the story of the bracelet’s purchase. Their Grandmother had taken them to the Dollar Store and had given them five dollars each to spend on themselves. The girls saw the bracelet and agreed to each contribute a $1.50 of their money to buy the bracelet for me. I have had many proud moments in the ten years I have been an aunt, but this was by far the proudest. As I hugged each girl, Emily said “You always give us an early present and we wanted to give you one this year.” Their gift choice was perfect and I wear it everyday. Santa himself couldn’t have given me anything better.