News from the community of Hickory Corner

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Greetings from Hickory Corner!
School is back in session! A huge shout out to all the teachers who worked hard preparing for the school year. Wishing all the teachers and kids a wonderful school year!
I had more company from Illinois. My daughter Cindy and granddaughter Makenzie arrived last Tuesday. Also my grandson Matt, Michaela and their dog Crosby from Chicago surprised me the next day. We decided to shop and support some local businesses. We stopped in at Merle Norman, and we all found something to buy and then went on to Hello Georgeous, and Cindy found a cute top there. The owner, Amy, was so sweet and helpful, and I promised her a birthday shout out. Happy Belated Birthday, Amy! We spent another day shopping local antique shops and found some good things and then had supper at the Chow Wagon. Please make sure you support our businesses and shop local. It was a very hot week, but we managed to still get out and enjoy ourselves.
Want to hear something embarrassing but funny? Matt had some snacks sitting on the kitchen counter, and I decided to try one that said peanut butter and looked like tiny gingerbread men. I popped one in my mouth and chewed a moment and then gagged and spit it out. I told the kids that it tasted nasty. They all started laughing, and Makenzie told me, “Granny, you just ate a dog treat!” Yuck! Thankfully, it was made with all natural ingredients. Woof, Woof!
I am lucky to have a sweet friend and neighbor, JoAnn Clayton. She gave me some frozen homemade biscuits and homemade muscadine jelly to have while the kids were here. Sure made for an easy breakfast! Thanks, JoAnn!
There will be an ice cream social at the HCC center at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Members will furnish the ice cream. Please bring finger food and bingo prizes. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Come on out!
Sympathy and prayers to the family of Larry Blackstock. Larry was a Chester County Commissioner for over 30 years. His son Steve and wife Kris live in our community.
Remember in prayer Arlan Porter, Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Peggy Lard, William and Eddie Luttrell and Donna Lynch. Please continue to pray for all those who are dealing with sickness and those who have lost loved ones. If you would like to add or remove a name from our prayer list, please call me.
If you would like to rent the HCC Center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Folks, this is your column. Please call me at 989-3315 with tidbits, birthdays anniversaries, vacations or anything you would like to share with us. You sure would make my life easier by calling me with news. Make it a great week and spread some kindness!