Chapel Hill news

Friday, May 21, 2010

Aren't you glad warm weather is here to stay for a while? I better not speak too soon.

We had a wonderful weekend, spending time with our family. Our granddaughter, Gabby, is now 2. Time definitely passes too quickly.

Parents of graduating seniors at Forrest High School won't hesitate to agree. Graduation ceremonies at Forrest will take place Saturday morning at 9 in the gym. New graduates will be moving in different directions: college, work, etc., and I wish them all a wonderful future as they enter life after Forrest.

Don't forget Kindergarten graduation at CHES 8 a.m. this morning and fifth-grade graduation 9 a.m. Tuesday.

I just love it when there's a new kid on the block. Chad and Jessica Grissom feel the same way, especially when the new kid is their first baby. Jackson Webb Grissom arrived May 10, weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 22 inches. Proud grandparents are Mark and Shelia Porter of Chapel Hill, along with Lane and Delane Grissom of Lewisburg and the late Jerry Jackson, and Louise Porter of Triune and the late Julius Porter.

I don't know how much Chad and Jessica are getting to hold their new baby between the grands and greats, but I do know Jackson is a very lucky little boy who will always be wrapped in love.

Congratulations to the whole family.

Remember the Lone Star Rodeo Company at CHES tonight and Saturday (8 p.m. each night; gates open at 6) for their second annual rodeo. Bring the family for all the competition: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, cowgirl's breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, cowgirl's barrel racing and bull riding, as well as children's events before the rodeo. There will also be a best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest and a gold rush. "Mighty Mike Wentworth," the rodeo clown, will also be there.

Benefits from the event go to the Chapel Hill Touchdown Association.

I think everyone is familiar with the Marshall County Imagination Library and their aim to bring one free book a month to county children from birth until age 5. The children receive the books in the mail, addressed directly to them. The program helps children with their reading skills before they enter Kindergarten.

The Governors Books from Birth Foundation and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library team to provide half the cost, and MCIL is responsible for the rest. Citizens and businesses are generous with their contributions, but more children are signing up. Therefore, the cost is increasing and more donations are needed.

The MCIL will host a hole-in-one golf tournament at Saddle Creek Golf Course in Lewisburg on May 29. For a fee, golfers can get a chance to win a new car from Roberts Toyota. Mulligans will also be sold.

Thanks so much to Eddie and Donna Roberts of Saddle Creek. I can't think of a better way to spend Memorial Day weekend then to help children and get a shot at winning a 2010 Camry LE.