Well! The unimaginable happened! Our parade was rained out. We will have to have a talk with the weatherman next year, because this is not acceptable. But since we had to accept it, we did. The good news is that Santa made it. We had a huge turnout at the Community Center for refreshments and entertainment. Santa posed for pictures and memorized each child’s wish list. The Cougar Band played, and the choir sang carols. We are not going to let a little rain spoil our entire evening, not this close to Christmas. It seemed like everyone had a good time went home happy. Next year no rainout will be allowed.
The museum had a good turnout at its open house too. The silent auction for the decorated Christmas trees was a great success and spirits were high as visitors placed their bids and purchased some last-minute gifts. I look for this to be an annual event as the museum will continue to need funding. It is really looking good in its new home, so come on down and wander through memory lane.
Candy Hill had a festive Christmas gathering on Sunday afternoon. She not only got to show off her Nativity themed Christmas tree (from the Rector Museum silent auction), she supported another worthy cause, the NEA Humane Society. Her guests brought pet food and money to donate to the organization. Lisa Trevathan from the Humane Society was kind enough to join us for a little while and talk about the Humane Society and the services they offer. She also made time to allow herself to be a plaything for Candy’s cats. In addition to the in-town guests, Carol Humke, daughter of Jewel Dean and Bob Cranford, was there as she was in town to visit with her mother. It was a good afternoon, with good friends.
Ronda Haney and Alex Green have had their surgeries successfully and are now working at recuperating. One day at a time, is the standard rule. They will both be in Little Rock for a while yet. If you would like to help defray the out-of-pocket expenses they will face during this hospitalization and recovery process, you can contribute to the account at Centennial Bank, 809 East 9th St., Rector. The account is in the name of Ronda Haney and Alex Green. You can also contribute through Paypal: https//www.paypal.me/rondaandalex . And if would also like a snazzy bracelet, go to the Facebook page of Sarah Pruett Boyd https://www.facebook.com/sarahbpruett and she will be glad to sell you a bracelet and give the proceeds to Ronda and Alex.
Christmas is now just over a week away. I hope you are ready, because Santa Clause is on his way. Well not exactly on his way, but he is getting ready. So while you get all those last minute gifts together and finish the wrapping and decorating, and start the preparations for the company you are going to have, take a minute and remember the reason for the season. Give someone a hug or a phone call. Spread the love and good will around and don’t forget to say a prayer for those who won’t be home for Christmas this year. There is a lot of unrest around the world now. Hold tight to whatever peace you can find.
Have yourself a Merry Christmas.