Commentary

BASIC MAYHEM

So much to be thankful for in the Rock!
Kathy Cooke

What a great weekend we just had. Three worthy local groups held three very successful fund-raisers.

The first annual Place of Hope Diaper Dash started Saturday morning off and had a huge crowd. (See front page and page 6C for some great photos.)

Then Rockdale Historical Society held their annual Chili Meal Fundraiser to benefit the historic I&GN Railroad Depot Museum. (See page 6A for photos.)

Then Sunday, St. John’s United Methodist Church held their annual Lord’s Acre. This was the first one that Pastor Adam got to witness first-hand.

Wow, the response was overwhelming. All three of these fund-raisers were super successful. I am so thankful to live and work in our great community.

And speaking of being thankful, the Thanksgiving spirit continues.

Next week’s Reporter will come out a day early and will be our Thanksgiving issue. There will be lots of Thanksgiving greetings and it’s one of our favorite issues all year.

Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Outreach luncheon is set for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church.

The free Thanksgiving meal, with all the trimmings, will be provided to eat in, take out or will be delivered to ill, shut-ins and families without transportation. See the front page for more information.

Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Forest Grove Christian Church on Hwy 77.

Everyone in the community is invited to this beautiful service.

Another great event will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. The youth of Forest Grove Christian Church will host their fourth annual “Heroes Dinner—A Night of Thanks and Giving Back” for local fire, police and EMS personnel of Rockdale, Lexington, Black Jack and Tanglewood.

“It’s our big service project for the year—a free spaghetti supper and free door prize drawings for these local heroes that put their lives on the line for our community,” spokesperson Jennifer Walch said.

“We want to be sure all our heroes know they are invited to attend.”

FMI: Jennifer Walch, 979- 540-7285.


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