Abilene News

Published 3:36 pm Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14 – During this period in February, our community recognizes several celebrations.

On Feb. 10 began the Chinese New Year – 2013 is the year of the Snake. On Feb.12, we celebrated the life of Abraham Lincoln, on the occasion of his 204th birthday.

On Feb.13, many in our community celebrated Ash Wednesday and on Feb.14, Valentine's Day gave us an opportunity to say “I love you” to someone special in our lives.

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On Monday, Feb. 18, the Presidents' Day holiday combines the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And, of course, we still recognize our first president's 281st birthday on Feb. 22.

And, as we look ahead at the calendar, it is hard to believe that winter is almost two-thirds gone. Daily, we see the days getting longer and next month on March 10, daylight savings time begins. Many of our little flower garden friends have already been peaking out and if you look closely you can see the trees starting to show little buds.

Spring is just around the corner!

Friends And Neighbors

We are happy to hear that Jean Marston is home from the hospital and doing well following a recent surgery.

On Feb. 8, I attended a meeting of the Abilene Community Club held at the Abilene Community Center. They are looking ahead at the year to come and planning several events for the community. There are tentative plans for a “Basket Bingo” in April; a Community Fun Day in July; the annual Harvest Festival and Stew in October; and a Holiday Bazaar in November.

The next meeting of the Abilene Community Club will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the Abilene Community Center. Mark your calendars now and plan to come and join in on the planning for these events.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Abilene Homemakers Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Abilene Community Club. We will be discussing ideas for the quilt that we will make for raffle in the fall; and also working on Easter baskets for the children at the Piedmont Juvenile Detention Center. We are always happy to have visitors.

Also, on Feb. 19, the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Farmville Train Station. If you have an interest in learning more about the past of our community, the Historical Society is a good place to start. Visitors are always welcome to attend.

Birthday wishes are extended to Marjo Mullins of Farmville who will celebrate on Feb.18.

If you have any announcements or news that you would like to share, please call me at 223-2271 or email me at kz5ro@kinex.net.