Festival of Lights this Sunday

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

This Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. is Lockhart Christmas Parade. Anyone that wants to be in the parade should be at the Lockhart Middle School around 1:30-2 p.m. If you have a float or decorated truck for the contest, the judging will be from 2-2:15 p.m. Please have your floats finished by then.

If you are a vendor, you can set up at 1 p.m., and Jeannie Belue will be glad to help you with that. There is not a charge for any of the vendors or anyone in the parade.

After the parade we will have The Festival of Lights at the Lockhart First Baptist Church, this is located next to our Town Hall. At this time the Parade Marshals will be presented, which are the Lockhart Middle School Girls Volleyball Team, who we are very proud of. The plaques of Best Theme, Attractive, and Most Original Floats will be presented. There will be singing also. Everyone is welcome.

A Very Good Friend

I have a very good friend that every time I give thank yous out, I seem to leave her out. She is someone that always gives thoughtful gifts and cards to all her friends for any occasion. So when I was trying to think of everyone who helped me with my Hospice gifts for Medihome, I left her name off. So I want you all to know that my friend, Mert Young, was one of my contributors also, and I appreciate her very much, everyday of the year.

Our cut-off day for gifts is Dec 15, at that time Medihome will be picking our gifts up. Then we start on next year’s Christmas.

Remember In Prayer

Please put Jeff Parkins in your prayers. Pray for Butchie Allen, Regina Denton, Loretta Johnson, Doc Young, Paul and Sister Rash.

Send A Card

If you would like to send a card to Laura Farr, who is the Wesley Chapels Shut-In for the month, you can send it to 4042 Stonehenge Rd. Mulberry, Fl. 33860.


Shirley Hawkins has a birthday this week. Dale Cabaniss on the 4th, Dean Garner and Tyler Belue on the 7th, Tonya Smith on the 8th, and Lora Garner on the 12th. Happy Birthday to all of you.


I was looking at Facebook last night and one of my school mates sent me a small video of cars on the road with all the ice and snow. The cars were going too fast for the weather and was skidding off the road, into other cars, spinning around, and it made me think that I am not homesick for the beautiful snowy winter. I told her I was thankful for our hour of snow and ice, that we have once a winter.

You really have to know how to drive in it. One night on my way home from work, I spun around and was going in the direction I was coming from, and I was driving slow. I’ve stopped at a stop sign, slid sideways and my tires would automatically freeze on the curb. So you get out of the car and push it off.

Sometimes when it’s really icy, nobody stops at the red lights, you just drive really slow and it just works out and nobody wrecks. But we all had snow tires and chains on them.

Anyway, I just love not knowing from one day to the next whether to wear a coat or not, long pants or capris, sweaters or T-shirts. I hope our weather stays from 60 to 70, and it could go higher, for all I care. Love It!!

Money And Friends

Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends.

Good Idea

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.

Well, I will say good night,and give you more news next week, but right now it’s really late. Call me at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist