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Is that pumpkin pie I smell? No, it is just me dreaming of Thanksgiving. I know we’ll have a very special meal as we drive over the river and up the road to my sister-in-law, Jean’s house, in Lynchburg for Thanksgiving dinner. All I’ve been asked to bring is green beans – what a snap? Pardon the pun. I hope you all have a very happy holiday weekend. Be safe if you’re out shopping Black Thursday or Friday.
Good News is that thanks to the generosity of many people in Mechanicsville, Mechanicsville Church’s Emergency Functions (MCEF) was able to give a bag with all the trimmings of a Thanksgiving dinner to each client, who came to get food during November. The bags were decorated with lovely drawings from children in our ‘ville. The receivers were all delighted and grateful.
Sunday, Nov. 24, Northside Baptist Church is presenting a free outdoor performance of “Scrooge” beginning at 4:30 p.m. Their location is 7600 Studley Road in Mechanicsville.
Fairmount Christian Church is once again giving a gift to our community. There will be eight free shows titled “Four Tickets to Christmas,” a Broadway style musical. The shows take place Dec. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15. Those Friday are at 7 p.m. Saturday shows are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. I have personally attended their shows in the past and can tell you they are first class. Fairmont has also invited the community to its Candlelight Services at 3 and 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Hanover Evangelical Friends Church cordially invites you to experience a presentation of Bethlehem to Calvary Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. Please bring canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank. This church is located at 6420 Mechanicsville Turnpike.
Thank you to the churches for these special gifts to help us all feel the true Christmas spirit!
Remember MCEF night at Stevi B’s on Atlee Road near Route 301 — the third Monday night of each month. See you there.
Thanksgiving is a good time to pause and think before the rush begins. We remember the old and look forward to the new. We think of those no longer at our tables even as we know new people may someday grace our table. If you have a story about a Thanksgiving or Christmas you’d like to share, I would love to print it here in this column.
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