Christmas parade and Thanksgiving

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. is our Lockhart Christmas Parade. Anyone that is going to be in the parade should be at the school by 1:30-2 p.m. the latest, especially the floats. The judges will come around and look you over from 2-2:15 p.m. Please have your floats ready then. We are so excited at the participation we are receiving.

The plaques will be for Most Attractive, Best Theme, and Original. The plaques will be given out at the Festival of Lights after the parade. We have been holding this in the Chapel at the Lockhart First Baptist Church. I found out that one of the Shrine Floats won last year and has never picked up their plaque. Please check with Barry Canupp and he can tell you if it’s yours.


There will be vendors selling food, peanuts, drinks, etc. And we’re hoping some will be selling things they have made, that would make good Christmas presents. Check out the parking lot in the center of town. They will be setting up at 1 p.m.

There is absolutely no charge to be in our parade or to be a vendor.

Attention Egg McMuffin Fans

Well, how many got excited when they heard that McDonald was serving breakfast all day? Well, someone in my house was, so this afternoon I went to purchase an Egg McMuffin, NO!! There is a list of about 10 breakfast items, mostly consisting of biscuit items, so they are limited to their breakfast item. Just a little information in case you’re a McMuffin fan. So I left without anything. I’m sure they didn’t miss my two items in their register.

Community Watch

We had our council meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. we had Wendy Childers speak, and conduct our first Community Watch meeting.

We had such a big interested crowd last month when Sheriff Taylor introduced us to this program, that we thought we’d have the same participation when the class started. We had two people, Mallory Thompson and Jeremiah Dabbs. Some people told Ailene they wanted to be leaders in this, but nobody showed up.

Now, we will try this again on the 4th Tuesday in January. She will go over lesson one (since everyone was absent) and we will have lesson two. You really missed a good lesson. Please show up in January at 7:30 p.m. unless you want to be at our council meeting at 7 p.m.

Medihome Christmas

It’s getting close to the end of collecting for Medihome Christmas (Hospice). I need to call Jennie Crocker and see what the deadline is.

Thanks so much to (and I know I’ll leave someone out) Regina, Tommy, David, Annette, Sandy, Charlene, Hilda, Buster, Sally, Margaret, Tammy, Peggy, Betty, Betty (2 Bettys), Terry, JoAnne, Dolly, Debbie, Jaxon. Everyone has participated in the throws for Regina (it shows how they all love such a wonderful lady).

Tammy went shopping with me Monday and I tried to buy things to fill in what I felt we needed to add. I thought $70 was okay. Then later I had to go out and buy a few more coloring books, I miscalculated matching boxes of crayons to the books. Maybe that’s even now.

The throws are beautiful, and Terry and JoAnne crochet four for us.

Just thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Well, Thursday was Thanksgiving, and the stores were so crowded in Spartanburg, Wednesday, just like Christmas. Only everyone at Target, which is where I was, was buying turkey stuff.

I heard on the radio that the traveling time to relatives was triple the usual time. And I hope everyone knows what they are thankful for.

Leading up to my thankfulness. I’m thankful that after a morning at the vet’s, afternoon running errands in Union, evening in Spartanburg, coming home and typing this letter, that I am not cooking chicken, macaroni, boiling eggs, baking pies (well I am going to bake a pecan pie), going to bed at 5 a.m., up at 7 a.m., clean a turkey, put it in the oven, put ingredients in crock pot for crock pot macaroni, start green beans, make a sweet potato casserole, need I go on.

I am skipping Thanksgiving. I’m throwing Cornish hens on the grill and putting sweet potatoes in the oven, and voila!! dinner, and a day of rest for a change. I used to cook for 25 and we had a ball, but the older you get and the crowd gets down to three it has become a burden for me. But I hope all of you enjoyed family and friends that sat at your table.

Happy Birthday

I see that Scott Smith had a birthday on Nov 25. Hope you had a wonderful day. He’s co-owner in Union Medical Supply.

Not Exactly

I was reading a book aloud to my class about Squanto and the first Thanksgiving. Near the end, I came to the part about the great feast where people gathered together, partied, and celebrated for days. I paused to add, “And we all know the name of that special celebration…

One student called out,”Woodstock!”

Reality Check

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.

Well I will say good night and call me at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist