Christmas Parade volunteers needed


News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist



Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s News Around Lockhart column, Connie Porter writes that plans are for the Town of Lockhart to have its Christmas Parade the first Sunday in December. Volunteers, however, are needed to help put it on and anyone interested in making a float for it are asked to call 1-864-545-6652.


I’ve received phone calls telling me that it was put on facebook that Lockhart will not be having a parade at Christmas. Well, if Bernice and I can we will have one on the first Sunday in December as always. But we are asking for volunteers to help us put this on. So if you please will make a float for it please give me a call at 1-864-545-6652. We don’t have any previous phone numbers that have been called in the past. We would like to prove that this year’s can be successful. Last year we were rained out.

Barry has been over it the last few years, but under certain circumstances he is not available. And Jeannie Belue was our right hand person who he called on to do just about everything for the contacts, and I haven’t heard if she will be able to help this year. I hope so.

Anyway, if you want a parade then please help.

New Trash Collector

At our town meeting (on) Tuesday, we voted to stop our contract with Johnson’s Sanitation.

It seems a lot of you complained that they were not picking up some trash on a weekly basis, but lapsing into weeks. Sometimes only taking partial trash. Anyway, they will be picking up the trash cans that belong to them.

Bear with us while we make this transition with a new company. Joe Woods’ company will be taking over. He will pick up on Wednesday and come back Thursday, if he doesn’t finish on Wednesday. He will try to replace the cans, but if not we will go back the way it used to be and you will buy your own or put out a barrel.

Eagle Scout Project

If there is a Boy Scout who wants a project for his Eagle Scout badge, I have the perfect project for you, or a couple of you, or a group.

We have a children’s playground that was quite nice, until the big kids tried to destroy it. They have broken the cement seats to the picnic table. Tore up part of the train that Hugh Gregory made, tore up the ladder to our Noah’s Ark. Broken swings, the gates to the park fence, the list goes on. It’s a shame that they have nothing better to do, than destroy what the little ones enjoy. Anyway, it was just an idea for a project.

Cannot Be Sold

We also voted that the building that used to be the barbershop and laundromat cannot be sold.

Wonderful Surprise

I had a wonderful surprise today. I was talking with a customer and looked out the window and saw a stranger cutting my grass. The side yard and front. Nobody but me tackles that blasted back yard.

I called Bernice and asked her who he was, since he was hired for her yard. She asked him why he was cutting my yard and he said because it looked pretty bad next to her newly cut yard. Thank you who ever you are. That was going to be my Saturday project after work. Now I’ll have more time for that back yard.

Maddening Days Off

Nothing exciting has happened since my last news letter. My days off are maddening, not enjoyable at all.

Example: Wednesday I chased Daisy around on foot for three blocks plus. Got her back in the house by 7:30 a.m. Went to town hall, left there at 8:30 a.m. Went to Chester to play the piano, left there at 10:30 a.m. Drove to Union, to the Bank, BT for gas, CVS to pick up prescriptions, then to Walmart for groceries. Home at 1 p.m. and left at 1:30 p.m. for Lowry’s to take a cat to the vet, who decided to smell up the car on our way. (Thank you)!! Back home by 3:30 p.m. (and) by that time I had a blasted headache and did not go to Spartanburg for supplies for the shop. That is how my life goes just about every Wednesday. It’s pitiful!!

Fun Learning

Oh I did go to Rock Hill Sunday for a day of continuing education for my Cosmetology license renewal. Now that was fun.

We learned three new haircuts — short, medium and long. The design team comes up with something new every year.

The new way to layer long hair is something I did 15 years ago, and I told them so, and at break time some were asking me to demonstrate the position of the head for the cut. But things do have a way of repeating themselves, even the way we dress.

Oh, and the instructor was talking about pay and what we are worth. She revealed she makes $125 an hour just to be on stage. I discovered that I’m not worth anything.

Money Panic

A man walks into a psychiatrist’s office. “Doc, every time I see nickels, dimes, and quarters, I have a panic attack! What can my problem be?”

“Oh, that’s easy,” the doctor answers. “You’re just afraid of change.”

Taking It Literally

“Why are you late for class every day?” the teacher asks his student.

“Because every time I approach the school I see a sign that says ‘School. Slow Down.’”

32 Years Of Experience

A woman in my office recently divorced after years of marriage, had signed up for a refresher CPR course.

“Is it hard to learn?” someone asked.

“Not at all,” my coworker replied. “Basically you’re asked to breathe life into a dummy. I don’t expect to have any problem, I did that for 32 years.”

Remember In Prayer

Before I go, please put Donnie Adam’s family on your prayer list. His grandson had a terrible motorcycle accident. He is in the Air Force in Guam with his family, and Donnie, his son Michael and Amy flew there Tuesday night. I believe the military flew them. It was a 24-hour flight. I haven’t heard anymore yet. So pray, please.

Good night and call about the parade at 1-864-545-6652.

Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s News Around Lockhart column, Connie Porter writes that plans are for the Town of Lockhart to have its Christmas Parade the first Sunday in December. Volunteers, however, are needed to help put it on and anyone interested in making a float for it are asked to call 1-864-545-6652.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_web1_Town-of-Lockhart.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s News Around Lockhart column, Connie Porter writes that plans are for the Town of Lockhart to have its Christmas Parade the first Sunday in December. Volunteers, however, are needed to help put it on and anyone interested in making a float for it are asked to call 1-864-545-6652.
News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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