I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebration. I know I did. They say when Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain has to go to Mohammed. Our children weren't able to come to Chapel Hill for Christmas last month, so we went to visit them - and had a wonderful time. Our son and his wife have a precious 2 1/2-year-old daughter, and we did just what grandparents are supposed to do -- we went to their home, loved and spoiled our granddaughter - and left. But we can't wait to see her (and her father and mother, too.) again. That will probably be at least another six months.
All the students and teachers are back in school after a well-deserved break. I'm not sure how excited students and teachers are, but I know parents are saying "Yea." Basketball and wrestling teams didn't get such a big break, and they keep moving on.
The Forrest Rockets and Lady Rockets' basketball teams will host the games with Community School Friday, Jan. 7. Tip-off for the girls is 6 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 8 takes them to Summertown for games beginning at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 11 will find them in Huntland for games beginning, once again, at 6 p.m.
The Rocket wrestlers will be in Smyrna Saturday, Jan. 8, for the Dawg Pound Invitational; Tuesday, Jan. 11 they will travel to Lincoln County for matches with Lincoln County and Warren County, starting at 5 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 13, they'll be home to host the match with Riverdale, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Don't forget the Forrest Alumni Trivia Night coming up Saturday, Jan. 22, starting at 7 p.m.. Get your team together and bring them to the school for an evening full of fun and food. Proceeds from this event go to the Alumni Association for the Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Have a wonderful week and let's make 2011 the best ever. GO ROCKETS.