Monday, November 22, 2010

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So here we are at Thanksgiving, and what a wonderful holiday it is. There are no presents involved, no parties- just a meal together. That’s it, and the simplicity of it allows us to appreciate the people in our lives- not the things. I am handing out wishes as you read this today, and here are my wishes for this sweet town.

I wish for you laughter and smiles around a table somewhere- a home, a church, a backyard- the place really doesn’t matter.

I wish for you a clear highway and a safe route if you must leave our Ashland.

I wish for you warmth: from a fireplace, an arm around your shoulder, or from memories of Thanksgivings past.

I wish for you a quiet moment when you can forget about your worries of work, school, kids, life, and be happy, be at peace.

We all need to give a huge “Thank You” to everyone who helped with the Ashland Holiday Parade this past Sunday! The organizers, the police officers (Ashland and Hanover), the people who marched in the parade, and those who cheered from the sidewalks made it a beautiful thing to witness. I know that it was a lot of hard work, but it is such a fun part of life here.

Kick-off the holiday season by spending the afternoon of December 5th making your Christmas decorations! The fundraiser, “Deck the Halls” is held at Pine Grove Farm in Ashland beginning at 12:30pm. All the trimmings will be there- you just put them together. Call 798-9131 for more information.

I have always wanted to have a big COTU Thanksgiving- just a huge dinner somewhere for the whole town, because there is so much here to be thankful for. But of course, things are too busy. Maybe one day. Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, . Happy Thanksgiving!

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