It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Barbour County! Parades, school programs, snow, Christmas lights all around... 'tis the season!
I attended the Christmas parade in Belington this past weekend. It sure was cold! Everyone did a nice job and the atmosphere was festive. Afterwards, there was a tree lighting ceremony in the town square and the Belington Elementary choir, led by music teacher Laura Hart, sang several Christmas songs. Santa then met with the children, while having cookies and hot chocolate.
I hear that students from Kasson School have done a great job in collecting items for a food drive. This is to help the Heart and Hand to be able to give Christmas baskets and also to stock their pantry. The students went above and beyond what was asked of them. This just goes to show what a big heart the small school has.
The Belington Police Department will hold their annual Shop With a Cop basketball game today. This year the entire county will be involved. The goal is to take at least one child from each of the schools throughout Barbour County K-12.
The game will be played at Philip Barbour High School gym at 6 pm, and will include all Barbour County law enforcement and fire departments. Donations can be made to the Belington Police Department and dropped off at Belington City Hall.
There will be refreshments sold during the game.
Any and all donations and volunteers will be greatly appreciated. Come on out and help make Christmas extra special for a child.
There will be a benefit for Melissa Tallman on Sunday at the Audra community building from 3:30 - 6 p.m. The menu will include two hotdogs, beans, coleslaw or chips, and a drink for $5; and children one hotdog, chips and juice for $2.50. Melissa has been battling thyroid cancer and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Faith Way Baptist Church will be having their annual Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Come out and enjoy the special music and presentation.
This time of the year, it seems like every evening there is something going on that I need to participate in, and I'm sure it's the same for everyone else. Whether it be programs, parties, or practices, things are busy, busy, busy. It's easy to get overwhelmed sometimes and lose sight of the true meaning of what Christmas is all about. Sometimes we have to just take a deep breath and try to keep things simple.
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Until next time, from my house to yours - Merry Christmas!