November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving wishes go to all my readers and especially to those who contribute their news. I hope each of you has a warm and peaceful weekend spent with those you love. There are so many types of families and some aren’t even related by blood. They have become family by caring for one another. I asked a few Mechanicsville neighbors what they are most thankful for this year.
From Cheryl Rolfe—“I am most thankful for my family. My husband, Roy has been my rock! My parents, Tom and Barbara Flemmons get thanks for teaching me to never give up. Families are one of God’s gifts and this Thanksgiving I am thankful we can get together and be thankful!”
Patsy Middlebrook, from Doswell called to say—“I’m so thankful this year that my son is coming from California to be here for Thanksgiving.”
Jean Reed—“Ray and I are thankful that our wish to return to my hometown has come true. There were obstacles along the path, but the reward is spending our retirement surrounded by family and old friends, enjoying the familiar pathways of Hanover County.”
BJ Jennings —“This past year has consisted of a lot of doctor/hospital visits. Because of all of the great doctors and wonderful hospital care, we are thankful that both of us are doing much better. We are most thankful for our family and our church family, who were with us during all of our problems. God is near. Love surrounds us.”
Tina Currie —“I am thankful for such a happy, healthy and caring family, and that we are able to help those less fortunate than us to enjoy special times during the year.”
Bobbi Murray writes—“I am so thankful to all my friends and family for helping me when I need it.”
Fr. Jay Wagnor — “I am most grateful for another year of relatively good health, and the privilege and honor to be pastor of the Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville, a warm and open community for all worshipers, with a parish staff that is second to none.”
The Pebble Creek Subdivision is having its annual Santa Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Via Club. Adults are $5 each. Those who are 4-to 9 years old pay $3, and those under 3 years are free. A photographer will be available to capture your visit with Santa.
Don’t forget that “No Room At the Inn” takes place Dec. 4-6 at the Catholic Church of the Redeemer on Meadowbridge Road. Beneficiaries of the weekend event are MCEF emergency housing and Safe Harbor in Hanover County and the building of a new home in Haiti. The Gala for adults only is from 7 to 10 p.m. It includes an evening of light refreshments, live music, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the exhibit and children’s area. Tickets are $5 for those who are 18 years old and older. Others are free.
We’d love to write about what your church or club is doing during this season. Please take a moment out and send your Mechanicsville news to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (804) 746-9142 and leave a message. I’m giving thanks this year that my daughter, Kim Trotter, husband, David and two handsome grandsons, Sam and Ben will be with us on Thanksgiving. I also thank all of the readers, who sent in thoughts. Have a loving and peaceful week!