Lots going on in the community this time of year. The Hopkins County Fall Festival is under way and everyone seems to be very busy.
Last week, I went to the Greenville hospital to see one of my little cousins that was born there. Blake and Kendra (Dannheim) Fisher are the proud parents of little Hadlyn Belle Fisher. She was born Thursday, Sept. 12, at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville and weighed 8 pounds, two unces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Congratulations to the proud parents; maternal grandparents, Paula and John Cummings, and Richard and Tracy Dannheim; and great-grandparents Kenneth and Mary Smith.
Saturday, I went to see my little niece, Savanna, in the Fall Festival Parade in Sulphur Springs. She was just one of the many little girls that were riding in the float that was sponsored by her dance class. There were several nice floats in the parade this year. I also saw Harli Watson and Lauren Bullard on a cheerleading float.
Miller Grove Volunteer Fire Department was represented in the parade again this year. Daygan Squires was driving Miller Grove’s newest fire truck. Daygan is very dedicated to the fire department and is always available when needed. He is very unrecognized for his efforts in the community and deserves a pat on the back the next time you see him.
After the parade, I was eating lunch at The Red Barn Café and saw several M.G. folks there. Johnny and Kathy Lennon were seated in one corner; then, I looked up and saw Connie Fisher (Miller Grove Independent School District employee). As I was leaving, I saw Jim and Mary Burns’ daughters, Cheeta and Queta. Then, as I made it to the door, I looked over and 2011 MG graduate Shaye-Lynn Emerick was waving at me.
Miller Grove FFA will host a community-wide hamburger and hot dog supper Monday, Sept. 23. The evening meal will be served in the ag shop and I’m sure there will be plenty of food for everyone. This would be a good opportunity to meet the new ag teachers and mingle with the all the students, especially those who were voted in as the 2013-14 FFA Officers.
Deanna Hasten told me that her grandsons, Riley and Cage Hasten, have each entered a quilt in the junior division of the 2013 Lone Star Heritage Quilt Show which will be Sept. 20-21 at the First Baptist Church R.O.C. in Sulphur Springs. This is the third year for Riley to have an entry, and the second year for Cage. Good luck, boys. … I hope you bring home the gold!
I received an e-mail from Alisa Little, youth pastor at County Line Baptist Church, the other day. She told me that they are planning an all-you-can-eat fish fry fundraiser to benefit the youth of the church. The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in County Line’s Family Life Center. Donations for the meal will be accepted at the door. The proceeds will go toward various projects that the youth do throughout the year as well as helping them go to church camp. The youth are currently working on making children’s Christmas boxes that will be shipped around the world. So, Alisa and the youth of the church are hoping for a big turnout that night!
Happy birthday this week to Kaili Sink and Emily Davenport on Sept. 15; Chris Hornberger and Cody Marler on Sept. 16; Mary Linda Howle on Sept. 19; and Mark Garrett, Larry Mabe and Dannie Garrett on Sept. 20.
Happy 41st anniversary to Dwayne and Kathy Wren on Sept. 16.
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