News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County

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with Dot Patterson

Greetings from Hickory Corner.
Mark your calendars for 5 p.m. this coming Saturday, March 14, when the HCCC will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day gathering. A prize will be awarded to the person wearing the best St. Patrick’s Day outfit. There will be a potluck supper, so please bring your favorite dish to share. Also, we will be playing bingo, so bring wrapped bingo gifts. As usual, Phillip Cranford will be exercising our brains with trivia questions. This will be a great evening of fun and fellowship.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I share this Irish Blessing with all of you: “May love and laughter light your days/and warm your heart and home/May good and faithful friends be yours/wherever you may roam/May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures/May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.”
Those celebrating a birthday in March include Walt Bennet (3/1), Wayne Patterson (3/6), Bill Morrison (3/7) and Janice Schultz (3/21). Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true!
Remember in prayer those on our prayer list: Elvie Lee Sanders, Arlan Porter, Walt and Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ronnie and Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Mary Alice and Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Sue Greene, Jim Ruth, W.T Roland, Peggy Lard, William Maness, Buck Burkhead, and all the caregivers. If you would like to add or remove your name, please call me.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Please call me at 989-3315 with any tidbits and/or news you would like to share. I am looking to create a new birthday/anniversary list since mine has gone missing, so give me a call with your information.
Did you know that Our Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is running out of space? Here are some facts: There are more than 400,000 graves with approximately 7,000 graves added each year. At this rate, the cemetery will be full in 25 years. There is a new proposal to change who can be buried there in order to keep the grounds available for the next 150 years. The grounds had once been the estate of Robert E. Lee’s wife. Burial of Civil War soldiers began in 1864. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier honors deceased service members that have not been identified from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. More than three million people visit Arlington National Cemetery each year. Has anyone visited and witnessed the Changing of the Guard? If so, I would like to hear from you.
“America needs God more than God needs America. If we forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” – Psalms 33:12
Make it a great week!