News from the Henderson Community of Chester County

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with Gloria Holiday

Hello to everyone! This is the day the Lord has made, so let us be happy and enjoy it! I am so sorry about the weeks I have not had my column in the paper. The first week, I was sick. The next week, my husband and I was so busy preparing for his Consecration and Elevation to Apostle. It was a very busy week; we had people to come from Washington D.C., Virginia, Texas, Georgia and surrounding areas for that great milestone in Apostle Holiday’s life. Thank you, Major Barry Hutcherson, for taking time out of you busy schedule to come and attend this very special occasion.
Well, another month is on its way out, ending with fall happenings like Halloween and Harvest Day. With October ending, November is around the corner. People are getting ready to complete the annual ritual of “falling back,” as we move away from Daylight Savings Time this weekend. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, which means you will need to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night, Nov. 2. Have you ever wonder why 2 a.m.? According to Live Science, the 2 a.m. time was selected because it was deemed to be the least disruptive to most people’s lives. Almost everyone is at home asleep; bars and restaurants have likely closed; and few businesses are impacted by the extra hour. Well, that was back in the day! It is time for a change.
November is also American Diabetes Month and National Adoption Month. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, and on Thursday, Nov. 28, we will celebrate Thanksgiving’s Day. This is a time when family, friends and loved ones can come together and give thanks for each other and share a good meal. This should be an everyday occurrence. Oh, what would I give to have my mother here on Thanksgiving, giving me instructions on how she wants everything done.
Sad to say that the V.F.W Post 4844 of Henderson is not sponsoring the Veterans Day Program this year. The Veteran’s Service Office will host the Veteran’s Day Program this year. There will also be a Veterans Day Parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Church of Christ parking lot down town. All veterans are invited to join. If you do not have a ride, the Veteran’s Service Office will arrange one. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the City Hall. After the program, Dr. Ricky D. Catlett and the students at the high school will provide a wonderful lunch for the Veteran’s in their honor. I hope every Veterans and their family will be at the program this year. It would be wonderful to see all seats taken.
Go purchase your Field Flag. The flags will be displayed on the Courthouse Square starting in November. All honorees will be recognized at the Veterans Day celebration at the City Hall at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Flags can be purchased for $25 in honor or memory of someone you know and love. For more information, contact Chester County Carl Perkins Center from 989-7222.
At this time I need to say, “Thank you,” to my dear, sweet husband, Mr. Frank Holiday. Oct. 26 was my birthday, and he made sure I did not have to do anything. It was such a blessing to do nothing, but on Monday morning, it was time to get back into reality. I had a wonderful birthday week!
On our prayer list this week: remember the ones in Adamsville, Selmer and the surrounding areas where the storm hit on Saturday. You are in our prayers. Remember to pray for our loved ones who are in the hospitals, for the ones who are sick in their homes, for our children, teachers and family and for the men and women who are serving our country. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me at


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