Floyd Payton celebrated his 80 birthday on the 25th of March. Martha says, “We had lunch at Juan Pablo’s and he received lots of birthday cards. Thanks for all the good wishes.”
Kadee Melton, daughter of Kevin and Dee Melton, participated in the Big Event at Texas A&M University College Station on Saturday. The Big Event is the largest one-day, student-led service project in the nation with more than 13,000 students volunteering to do jobs such as painting, hauling brush and raking leaves for 1,450 residents of the Bryan-College Station area. Kadee, along with four other members of the Texas Aggie Cattlewomen Club, weeded a garden, mulched flower beds and cleaned windows for a College Station couple. Kadee said the event, which was kicked off with a band, speeches and yell practice, was "one of the most awesome things I've ever done!" Dee says, “You can read more about the Big Event in The Battalion at www.theBat.com.”
Junior and Seniors are having a bake sale at North Hopkins School on Thursday from noon to 3:30 p.m. and Joe Bob's on Friday at 7 a.m. The proceeds will be used to help fund a “Stay Safe After Prom” party. There will be pies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, tamales and other goodies for everyone to purchase for the Easter weekend.
Casey, Tiffany, Joseph and Donna Durst went to Athens on Saturday to visit with Jo Hasty and Karen Fitzhugh. Donna reports, “We all went out to eat Chinese food. We had a very good time.”
The North Hopkins Scholarship Foundation is hosting the annual dinner and auction on the evening of Saturday, April 10. The event provides a way to fund scholarships for college bound North Hopkins students.
Casey and Tiffany Durst went to the Neal McCoy concert on Thursday night. Tiffany says, “Donna Durst rode with us and we met Jim and Ellen Rich, Cecil and Makaya Rich, and Chris and Jana Rich there.” Jim Rich got VIP passes for Tiffany, Casey, Chris and Jana and they got to sit very close. Tiffany says, “Thank you, Daddy!” Joseph Durst, Casey and Tiffany’s son, got to spend lots of time with J.R. Durst, who kept him while the others went to the concert. Tiffany also says, “We are very excited about this upcoming Thursday, because my Aunt Charlotte is coming all the way from Virginia to visit for two weeks!” She also sends “Happy Easter” wishes to everyone!
Dustin Weir and Natalie Kuffner came to visit Robert and Yvonne on Sunday. They visited Helen Weir the next day.
North Hopkins High School Academic UIL competitors traveled to Waskom for the district meet today. The students and staff will enjoy a holiday on Friday. The district golf meet will be held in Mount Pleasant on Monday, and the district track meet will be in Hawkins next Wednesday. The baseball team is scheduled to play in Wolfe City on Tuesday. Fifth and eighth graders will be taking TAKS tests on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Chip and I spent Tuesday through Sunday on vacation in California. We flew into San Diego and spent four nights in Oceanside. We visited the San Diego Zoo and saw the new baby panda. We drove to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park and saw the wildflowers in full bloom. We went on a whale watching cruise and then toured the Midway aircraft carrier and Coronado Island. We enjoyed a trip to La Jolla to see the seals on the beach, and we visited the Flower Fields and saw the beautiful gardens and rows and rows of ranunculus. On Saturday we drove up to San Simeon and toured the Hearst Castle and then drove through Big Sur to Santa Cruz. The scenery was spectacular along the coast and in the redwood forest. On Sunday we drove to San Francisco and took a tour of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. We had lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf before flying home that evening. It was a great trip!
It looks like we may have nice weather for Easter weekend. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday and remembers the cause for celebration!
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