CHAMBER NEWS

Rockdale life is part of the ‘American Dream’
Denice Doss
It is quite hard for me to believe that we are in Thanksgiving week. How can another year have passed? But here we are into the holidays. During this Thanksgiving time I am reminded again of the blessings that we have in Rockdale, Texas.

I went to a meeting last week and the speaker’s statement was that the dream of so many Americans is to live in a small rural town. We are living the “American Dream” whether we realize it or not or whether we appreciate it or not. Our quality of life is superb. You might argue, as many do, that there is nothing to do but those of us who stay busy, know that is not true.

It is also said that there are no shopping opportunities in a small town but we have many shopping areas in close proximity and again, I think you’d be surprised at what Rockdale does have to offer in the way of shopping if you would go into our stores. So don’t discount what we have to offer. As we hear of the new opportunities for our city and county, I look forward to 2011 with anticipation of what’s to come.

We had a ribbon cutting last week for Caldwell Country, formerly Tranum Country. Go out and visit the crew and introduce yourself to Glen Horne. But you’ll also be glad to know that most of the staff is the same hometown folks you have always dealt with.

Reminder about the Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John’s Methodist Church. The cost is $8.

Thanks again to the businesses who are sponsoring the Turkey Giveaway for this holiday season. Some of those participating businesses are Climate Control, Comfort AC, D.R. Loans, Ideal Cleaners, Kountry Inn, and KRXT. Listen to the turkey gobble to win your turkey.

Next week we will get very specific about Christmas in Rockdale for our 11th Annual “All Aboard the Christmas Express”. But for now let’s enjoy this Thanksgiving week.

Until next time I leave you with this...Thanksgiving thoughts are the kind of thoughts that we should have all year long. For it is the folks with thankful hearts whose lives are filled with song. We should take time for kindness to those we hold most dear, and just extend a helping hand to others through the year. Let’s set aside some quiet time and share it with a friend. For friendships bring a special joy and pleasure without end. So may the blessings of this day that I would ask for you, now fill you with Thanksgiving Peace that lasts the whole year through.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

ddoss@rockdalechamber.com


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