November 19, 2015
It is hard to understand the profound sadness that can exist in this world, and the attacks in Paris have left me with an uneasiness and a constant nagging question in my head: “What is next?” I have been looking for an article to read to help me understand, or a politician to listen to whose words will make me feel safe, but the uncertainty persists. And I suppose it persists because nothing about the killing of innocent people makes sense.
The only thing we can do is to keep going. We have to keep reaching out to people, keep showing kindness to strangers, keep singing, keep laughing, and keep being a shining Center of the Universe.
Come out and watch a parade this Sunday– revel in this 19-year-old Ashland tradition that marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. The Ashland Kiwanis Olde Time Holiday Parade will begin this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The parade starts on Thompson Street (at its intersection with S. Snead Street), goes east on Thompson/England streets to Henry Street, turns left (north) on Henry Street and ends at John M. Gandy.
This Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the re-opening of the Ashland Theater. It has quickly become a Saturday staple around here! Grab a girlfriend and come see “Sleepless in Seattle” at 7 p.m. and celebrate this little gem of ours.
Next Saturday, Nov. 28, bring our princess to the Theater to see “Cinderella” (the new one, not the cartoon) at 3 p.m. Come early to Sugar Fix Bakery and get to meet Cinderella in person!
We are so excited for the Second Annual Ashland Police Officers Ball to be held Saturday, Jan. 16! Put it on your calendar and find a babysitter! Tickets are already available online, and can be purchased individually or, new this year, buy a bundle of six tickets and get a reserved table for you and your friends: www.ashlandpolicefoundation.org/policeball.
As Thanksgiving approaches, most of us are getting ready to travel or to host family in our homes, but it can be a lonely time of year for some people in our community. First Baptist Church has served a hot, homemade Thanksgiving meal to over 1,000 people in the past seven years. Consider lending them a hand this year, as we always have more to give. Call Price or Helen at (804) 798-8988 to sign up to eat or Tammy at (804) 798-6040 to volunteer.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Paix pour le monde, mes amis, paix et amour.