We of the United States are sometimes so blind to others needs. Last week, I found out that there are several children in Hopkins County that do not have food to eat on the weekend.
The free breakfast and lunch program at the schools give them nourishment during the week but on the weekend, there is none. So I feel so selfish when I sit down to eat. Karon Weatherman at the Senior Center said that the Northeast Texas Food Bank was going to start a type of children’s backpack program where the children would pick up the backpack on Friday with food enough for them on the weekend. Sounds great, but they need some help. So if your organization is looking for a community service project, call up to the Northeast Texas Food Bank and find out how many backpacks they think they might need to get the program off the ground. Then, you might want to ask the types of food they will be putting in the backpacks so the program can be a true success. So, I guess I am throwing out a challenge to all of the wonderful groups in our county, to step up to the plate and help out our children. I’ll get off my soapbox for a while.
Tom and I had an enjoyable afternoon Friday picking up cans along some of our area roads. We met Johnny and Patsy Edwards who live out our way. Nice couple.
Went to hear the Greater Vision at the Freedom Church of God Thursday night, and thoroughly enjoyed some good Gospel Music. This is a wonderful chance for us locally to get some beautiful music without traveling very far. Carolyn Vaughan and friends also enjoyed the music.
I went to the Taste of Home Cooking School; it was a great evening. We hope that our area will keep up with great programs like that. People from all over were there.
I would like to thank the people I have seen in the past week picking up cans. It is so encouraging seeing that you care and also making money.
With the economy being in such turmoil, I had a friend tell me that she heard that we all need to have enough food, water and batteries to last for 90 days. This sure sounds like a good plan. This way you would be prepared for anything.
How is everyone’s garden going? This rain is a blessing. We may all see our gardens, pastures and flowers flourishing soon.
Another is week gone. Do you know what you have accomplished this past week? I hope you are having a fulfilling and blessed life. March is in its full glory. May the ending of winter and the beginning of spring, make your life full of hope and promise. God bless you and yours and good health to all of you out there who are having health issues.
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