Lions Club holds their annual recognition banquet

Friday, August 26, 2011

I think we're finally ready to talk about some weather. Still pretty warm during the day, but we've had som "nice" evenings.

So see, Mother Nature isn't really mad at us. I guess sometimes she just has to "vent". Don't we all?

The Chapel Hill Lions Club held their annual recognition banquet Monday, Aug. 15 to honor and thank members, families and others who so generously donated their time and talents for a successful SuperPull of the South in July. Of course, the Lions Club appreciates all the help from the community, but Chapel Hill also gives a big Thank You to the Lions Club for its continued support of our community. It's a "WIN-WIN" situation.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is the highest honor a Lions Club member can receive. The recipient is not only a loyal, active member of the Lions Club, but also an outstanding member of the community. Lion George Dickovitch meets all these requiements. George, his wife, Kathy and their twin girls, Amy and Becky, moved from New Jersey to Chapel Hill several years ago. They just fit right in our community justnnlike they'ed live here all their lives. (George is still working on his southern accent.) The girls were in the Forrest Band of Blue, so George was a big supporter and promoter of the band. Amy and Becky have graduated from Forrest High School, but George still supports the band and Forrest School.

Congratulations, George.

"Step Back in Time", Henry Horton State Park's annual Fall Festival, will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17.

You'll find fun for the whole family with exhibits, activites and booths. There will be "old time, country and blue grass music", "watermelon seed spitting contest", "antique car and tractor show", "storytellers and reenactors", booths of handmade goods, a petting zoo - That's only a few of the activites going on. Make your plans now to "Step Back in Time".

For details on booths or exhitits, contact Lori Jett or Karen Moore at 364-2222.

Let's take a look at our Rockets sports.

The Forrest middle school football team has already started their season. Thursday, Sept. 1, they travel to Manchester for a game with Westwood. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m.

The high school Rockets will host their game with Collinwood Friday, Aug. 26. The action begins at 7 p.m.

Lady Rockets soccer is going full force. They will host their game with Fayetteville City Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 they will stay in Chapel Hill for the game with Marshall County High School, starting at 6 p.m.

Rocket golfers, I apologize. You've been playing since early August, and I'm just now catching up. Sorry. The Rocket golf team will have a match with Eagleville High School Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Henry Horton State Park golf course; Wed., Aug. 31, they will compete with Cascade High School at Blackberry Ridge and Thursday, Sept. 1 will see them back at Henry Horton for matches with Cascade and Eagleville.

The cross country Rockets will start their season Thursday, Sept. 1 with the Voyles Classic Preseason meet to be held at Sharp Spring Park in Smyrna.

Have a wonderful weekend and GO ROCKETS.