Area Briefs

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Lewisburg Rotary Club Christmas Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. This year's theme is "An Old-Fashioned Christmas."

The parade will follow the usual route from Tiger Boulevard, east on West Commerce toward the Lewisburg Square. A slight change in the parade route will take place on the square with wheeled vehicles continuing straight onto East Commerce and all floats turning onto 1st Avenue to wind up at Rock Creek Park, where parents can pick up their children. Horse riders will follow the floats past Rock Creek Park and end up behind the Lewisburg Gas Department.

The Rotary Club is expecting another great turnout of floats, vehicles and horse riders for this year's event. Completed entry forms can be returned to Bill Garvin at the office of Michael Sullivan, C.P.A., 655 N. Ellington Parkway. Or faxed to 931-270-8002.

Participants are reminded that anyone operating a motorized vehicle must have a valid driver's license. All entries in the parade must be decorated appropriately with the theme "An Old Fashioned Christmas."

The one and only Santa Claus will make his grand appearance once again -- so, please, no imitation Santas on any of the entries.

Ronald Aldridge, district manager of the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation in Lewisburg, was the featured speaker at the Nov. 12 meeting of local AARP Chapter No. 5249.

Duck River Electric has 17 employees and approximately 10,000 power customers.

Aldridge gave several suggestions for winterizing homes and recommended installing compact fluorescent light bulbs as an energy-saving measure. He also explained the energy policy tax credit.

Mrs. Gabard's class met for its first 4-H Club meeting of the 2007-'08 year. Classmates elected officers and they are: Blake Leonard, president; Cotey Bate, vice president; Logan Wright, secretary; Tate Paul, treasurer; and Margaret Bryan, reporter.

The classes have been assigned three project to do for the next meeting. They are recipes for the 4-H cookbook, design and make a piggy bank out of things around the house, such as two-liter bottles or milk jugs, and lastly a poster with the logo mentioning 4-H. The winner of the county will move on to state, and the winner of state will have their poster on the cover of the cookbook.

The club is looking forward to a fun year in 4-H. The meeting was adjourned until the next time.

Margaret Bryan