PAINT LICK —
What a glorious autumn morning it is here in Paint Lick as we at Friends begin to gear up for our annual VillageFest this Saturday, Oct. 12.
I am excited to be a part of “Keeping the Dream Alive. This is a beautiful thought from the many people who work as volunteers for Friends of Paint Lick where we try and help each and everyone who comes through the door.
We do not provide financial assistance,.but most times we can direct those in need to someone who can in other ways be of help.
We accept donations of all household items from the kitchen and bath and all the clothing for which you no longer have a use..
In the receiving, reusing and recycling part of our program, we do keep Lancaster and Chris Thomason’s Solid Waste Community program going strong in the items taken for the recycling unit on the grounds of the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club.
If you have any questions concerning the “Keeping Our Community Clean Effort,” just call us at 859-925-2417. We are open here at Friends on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For our Village Fest this Saturday, you can come as early as you would like and set up your belongings, either for sale or to give away. We hope to open the doors at Friends around 8 a.m. And I pray that we will have bunches of people who would come and share our day as we celebrate in this small village.
There is no charge for setting your items up or for parking, but we do ask that you fill every space so that more vendors can also do the same.
We will have some great pulled pork sandwiches, maybe some hot dogs, chips and some drinks.
Just slow down as you come through. There will be more people in the streets than on any normal day. We look forward to seeing everyone.
This past Sunday after church services, my brothers, sisters, a sister in Jesus, Betty.Alexander, nieces, Angie Isaacs, Melanie Wood and nephews Mark Blundell, Rick Alexander and his better half, Edith, all shared in the celebration of Madrew and Francine Alexander’s.birthdays at The Smokehouse Grill off Exit 77.
Terry and Patti at The Smokehouse do have one good buffet.
It was good to be with brothers Loyd Jr., Johnny and Bobby, sisters Bernice, Peggy and Linda, who by the way has a birthday of her own coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 15. I hope you will have an exciting day, and maybe you can join us here at Friends on Saturday for our VillageFest.
This news just in from Joe Brown. He is our official newsman, and he does so much for us here at Friends. Our appreciation is not given enough to Joe.
He tells us that Ramsey’s Funeral Home is now locally owned by a Lancaster man, Shane Young. Congratulations. That is good news.
Moving ahead to later happenings at Halcomb’s Knob on Old Wallacetown Road. On Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m., everyone is welcome to come, and “please bring your own chair,” to a simple fireside dinner to begin the fall season. There is no charge, but a free-will donation will be accepted. For more details, you can call Deborah Messenger at 859-925-9936.
Again, happy birthday to my younger looking big sister, Linda Moberly on Tuesday. Have a great day, lady.
May God bless.
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