Tuesday, December 6, 2011

11/23/2011 Thanksgiving, Deck The Halls, Ashland Runners

Well Ashland, I hope that you have safe travels if you’re leaving town for Thanksgiving, and if you’re staying home, I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family and friends! Eat, drink, and be merry.

The Ashland Holiday Parade was a great success; many thanks to everyone who watched and clapper, everyone who waved from a hay bale on the back of a float, and everyone who made music fill the air.

The 7th annual Deck the Halls event is right around the corner- December 4th from 12:30pm to 5pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 through 12. Included in your ticket are all the supplies you need to create holiday decorations for your home: fresh-cut greenery, ribbons, wire, wreath forms, gloves, etc. Tickets are available at http://www.hilliardhouse.org/ or by calling 798-9131.

There is no movie at the Ashland Firehouse Theater this weekend, but mark your calendars for the following Saturday, December 3rd and “My Cousin Vinny” with Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei and Ralph Macchio. Remember, all tickets are FREE!

I can’t believe that last week I forgot to mention all the Ashlanders who ran in either the marathon, the half-marathon, or the 8K in Richmond on November 12th! Running in the 8K were Emily Parris, John Hodges, and Kevin Proffitt. Half-marathon finishers were Jackie Plank and Dennis Hansen. Marathon finishers were Tamra & Rodney Bardwell, Susan Spence, Tracy Brown, Amy Rutherford, Patricia Reagan, Tom Grant. They were supported by some very enthusiastic home-town cheering squads!

The town is still this week. The Randolph-Macon students are gone, and the school buses are quiet. Take some time to walk through your beautiful streets and jump in a pile of leaves.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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