There was a very nice turnout for the Tira Community Christmas Party on Friday night. It was good to see so many participate. Reverend Ed Dodd, pastor of Tira Methodist Church, gave the blessing over the meal and later shared a thought-provoking Christmas poem, reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. The little children were thrilled to see Santa. They lined up and had their turn at telling him what they wanted for Christmas. Santa knew a lot of them by name, and that always puts a smile on their faces. A big “THANK YOU” to everyone who donated canned goods for the Meal-A-Day program, and for bringing covered dishes and desserts to complete the brisket dinner. John and Dorothy Hadley called the center to wish all a “Merry Christmas” as they were unable to attend this year. Floyd Payton was planning to deliver the canned goods on Monday. Thanks again to all who helped.
The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Bessie Goldsmith will be honoring her on her 90th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Birthright United Methodist Church. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. No gifts, please.
On Friday, Judy and Randy Roberts, Monica, Caitan, and Cadence Runyan, Lesley and Addey Owens, and Billy Owens attended the Christmas Party at the community center. The kids enjoyed visiting with Santa. Everyone had a nice time.
Floyd and Martha Payton had their 59th wedding anniversary on Tuesday Dec. 1. It was a busy day with other activities going on. Martha says, “Everyone had a good laugh about us having chicken noodle soup by Campbell’s for dinner!” Better luck next year!
Danny and Judy Rawson of Denton spent Monday night with Danny’s mother, Mary Rawson. They all went to Juan Pablo’s for lunch on Tuesday. Mary reports that she saw Betty Sue (Chapman) Johnson of Dallas, and her son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Sandy, at the restaurant. They were going to make a visit to the Tira Cemetery, where Betty’s husband, Carl, was buried 10 years ago.
Malcolm and Tiffany Joslin and family attended the Red Cross Christmas Party at the Church of the Nazarene on Monday evening. They had snack foods and a gift exchange. The organization is looking for more volunteers for this area. Their next meeting will be in February. For more information, please contact Malcolm Joslin at 903-945-2544.
Chip Vaughn, along with some friends from work, flew to Kentucky to go turkey hunting over the weekend. They left on Friday and returned on Sunday night. They didn’t have much luck, but did get to see four inches of beautiful snow.
Chip and I picked up Liz Steinsiek on Monday night and took her out to eat at Chili’s for her birthday. After dinner, we drove around and looked at Christmas lights for a little while.
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