‘Lessons and Carols’ enjoyed; Santa’s coming to Prospect

Published 10:49 am Thursday, December 10, 2015

There is nothing like a Christmas parade to get one in the Christmas spirit, and that is exactly what the Farmville Jaycee’s Parade did this past Sunday.

Things are slowly beginning to look like Christmas in the Tuggle area.

Guess what — Santa is checking his list for the second time, hence he will be making his last visit to Prospect before the big night on Saturday at the Catalpa Inn. He will be there from 1-4 p.m. Bring your children and your camera to catch that special moment. This event is being sponsored by the Prospect Historical Society.

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Mrs. Alice Templeton and Mrs. Betty Noblin enjoyed lunch at Merk’s Place Dec. 3.

Mrs. Betty Meadows and Mrs. Julia Shotwell enjoyed a mother/daughter getaway on Sunday and Monday with a visit to the Grand Illumination in Williamsburg. They had a grand time and really got in the holiday spirit.

Mrs. Flora Bolt and Mrs. Frances Ollie got together for lunch at Merk’s Place Dec. 3.

Last Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith had dinner at the Cruis-In in Keysville. They then met their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, to view the Keysville Christmas Parade. The Smith’s granddaughters, Brianna and Christina, participated in the parade in the Randolph- Henry High School Marching Band.

On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith traveled to Hopewell to visit their daughter, Mrs. Emma Sharpe, and her son, Jeffrey.  They all went to McDonald’s for lunch to celebrate Jeffrey’s ninth birthday.

On Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith traveled to Richmond for medical appointments, did some shopping and enjoyed lunch before returning home. That evening they attended the Christmas concert held at Randolph-Henry High School to hear their granddaughter, Christina, perform with the band.

Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church members held their annual Christmas dinner and program Dec. 6. The food was delicious, and the fellowship was great. After the dinner everyone assembled in the church for the candlelit program a “Service of Lessons and Carols” with Mrs. Shirley Robertson in charge. Miss Alexa Mose, of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia, sang “Christmas Lullaby,” Billy Mottley sang “Silent Night” and Haley Murdock and Payden Murdock sang “Away In a Manger.” Haley Murdock read a Christmas poem. Richard LeSueur, church pianist, played for the program. As is the custom “goodie bags” were given to everyone.

Ms. Peggy Emert is selling Schermer pecans for the March of Dimes for $12 per pound. Call (434) 574-6711 to order.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Kathy Baldwin, Joyce Floyd, Alice Campbell, Lena Rose Huddleston, Rebecca Goin, Billy Allen, Nancy Dickerson, Phyllis Jenkins Polhemus, Hilda Friend, Elfrieda Kerns, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

Davis Memorial will have its annual Christmas Eve service this year at 7 p.m. Please make plans to attend.

The Rev. Joseph McCutchen will speak at Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Sunday.

The Rev. Caitilin R. Hoy will speak at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, Prospect, Sunday at 11 a.m.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville, 302 Industrial Park Road, invites you to worship Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

“Be content with what you have, but never with what you are.” To contribute to the News, call 392-6431.

MARGARET STOCKTON is the Tuggle News columnist. Her email is mom@moonstar.com