Local resident Matilda the Clown was seen at the Chamber of Commerce “Vendor Blender.” It is always good to see your neighbors, which is not common in big cities. Immediately, I saw her amazing work of making balloon animals as this lady, who introduced herself as Dr. Gabby, came forward wearing this very tall animal hat made in the shape of a unicorn. Yes, the hat was quite the attention-getter due to the size and creation. However, it reminded me of the visitation I attended that very morning for “Lizzy” Greer. She loved unicorns and the color purple. There were numerous unicorns and people dressed in purple. Please keep the Greer family in your prayers as they work through the loss of this little 9-year-old girl, who continued to fight her cancer and do it with a smile.
•There is another beautiful area of flowers in Whitehall at Gail Schroeder’s field on FM 2988. It is very colorful with the blue and orange. I’m sure it won’t be long until we will have to dodge cars on the side of the road as people stop to take advantage of pictures with their children. Hopefully, they will carry a big stick to check for those snakes!
•The WHCVFD met Monday for their monthly business meeting. There were 18 members, three visitors and a prospective fireman in attendance. One visitor was the AT&T representative, offering discounts to first responders. He told me he really enjoyed seeing the countryside of our community. Chief Vickers notified the group that we had received a grant that former Assistant Chief Lieder applied for six years ago. This grant will enable our department to purchase replacement air bottles and needed equipment.
President Michael Serres reported on the ECA class he attended. Whenever you drive by the station, be sure to watch for upcoming changes.
•Speaking of changes, slowly changes are being made at VFW Post #4006. Painting, cleaning and revisions are happening. All these things take time and effort. If you are a member, consider coming to meetings and offering a hand. We promise not to add too many things to your schedule.
Please keep the people of Nebraska in your prayers. I have seen some pictures and they are dealing with much destruction. The VFW Post mailed seven boxes of item and actually received a thank you letter from them. If you have items to send, I can get you the address.
•Lynn Grove United Methodist Church will have a Palm Sunday service beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14, with an Easter egg hunt following the service. The egg hunt is for all children who attend worship service. If you would like to help supply filled eggs for this event, please contact Laurie Shine at 936-870-8094. There possibly could be a surprise visitor making a “hippity hop-pity” appearance. Bring your Easter basket or container!
There will be an Easter Sunday service at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 21, and a normal worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, April
•Reminder: Sonshine Sisters will be Wednesday, April 17, this month. Come and join our group for fellowship, fun and food, of course, we are Lutherans! We invite anyone who wishes to attend.
•Our sick and homebound friends include Sue Kolojaco, Lawrence Lieder, Dorothy Mahaffey, Betty Nigliazzo, Carole Robison, Mary Bauer, Lillian Shimshack, Albin Finke, Charles Waters, Leonard Serres, Richard Shimshack, Lois Bell, Jerri Ripper, Al Ripper, Rickey Binford, Doris Binford, Charles Wellman, Von Herring and Alexander Hanna, grandson of Curtis and Darla Kolojaco. Please add them to your list also.
April 21 – Charlie Busse and Lauren Welch; April 24 – Jim and Katie Statham; April 26 – Art Courville and Rachel Schroeder; and April 27 – Laura Addicks. Congratulations to each of you!
April 14 – Palm Sunday
April 17 – Sonshine Sisters, 10 a.m.
April 18 – Maundy Thursday
April 18 – Grimes VFW Post #4006 and Auxiliary, 6:30 p.m. meal, 7:30 p.m. meetings
April 19 – Good Friday
April 21 – Easter Sunday
April 27 – Fourth annual Birthday Bash at Whitehall Community Center
If you have updates or additions for the birthday calendar or other events, I would be most happy to share with our community. Call me at 936-870-5284.