Ornament exchange was a highlight of season

Dec. 15, 2012 @ 12:22 PM

One would think that Christmas was discovered here in Waxhaw! Such beautiful celebrations and holiday adornments have been enjoyed already, with yet nine days until the BIG day! Such excitement!

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To mention the Waxhaw Woman’s Club Holiday Tour of Homes once again, it was absolutely wondrous. Each building featured was an absolute delight. An exotic delight, as well as exceptional. I wish it could be available everyday. But that would be unrealistic. So I will just have to wait until the next one.

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 Did you know that “Stacks” recently celebrated its second anniversary? Wow, that two years passed quickly. A generous patron, who chooses to be anonymous decided to host a celebration for the proprietors of Stacks, as well as their patrons. He brought in an armload of balloons for the occasion, and proceeded to conduct an anniversary party for all those in attendance. Well, whoever you are, everyone truly enjoyed your efforts remembering a great date at Stacks. Thank you.

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 The Town of Waxhaw conducted a contest in the store windows decorated for Christmas. The Library Association of Waxhaw’s “Reading Room” was awarded First Prize. Congratulations. The “Reading Room”store front scene was decorated with “live” characters. Skip Wright portrayed Scrooge, as he read to “Tiny Tim,” portrayed by 7 year old Aurora Efird. You both did a wonderful job!

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Cuthbertson was the scene of their talent show last week. The talented participants are Sarah Austin at the violin, Brooke Austen sang, Maiah Greene danced, Megan Chard did some Irish dancing, Sarah Strack and Kelly Warner danced, Bethany Davis sang, Catherine Pardee, Ashley Wortham and Emily Baker displayed their mult-talents, Mikaela Austin played the flute, Olivia Martin sang and played the guitar, Jack Sloan sang, Tyler Chitwood played the piano, Alex Reynolds and Jack Owens sang and played the guitar, Lydia Morzinski sang, Doris McNeil sang, Jaylyn Rutledge danced, Brooke Cunningham sang, Isabella Mallozzi sang, Keauna Gorman and Madison Clevenger danced, Alexandra Clay sang, Amanda Lynip and Alex Appleyard sang. A great talent show it was! Special thanks to participants for theirhard work and dedication to ensure the success of this talent show. Ms. Vilchez, Mr. Collins and Ms. Marshall, and the wonderful PTSO,

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 The WCWAA is hosting a visit to the Charlotte Bobcats vs Cleveland Cavaliers game scheduled for Friday, January 4th, at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $18. If interested, call WCWAA for more info.

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 The Museum of the Waxhaws Christmas Tea was a wonderful afternoon for all those who attended. Such delicacies served were Vixen’s Festive Vegetable Sandwich, Santa’s Favorite Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Rudolf’s Cranberry Orange Sandwich, Cupid’s Cheese Straws, Donner’s Double Dipped Chocolate Pecans, Mrs. Claus’ Benne Wafers with Holiday Jam, Dasher’s Red Velvet Cupcakes, Blitzen’s Special Christmas Fudge, Santa’s Favorite Peppermint Cookie, Dancer’s Red and Green Spice Drops, Prancer’s Mint Nougats, Comet’s Holiday Life Savers, and Rudolf’s Mini chocolate chip cookies. Sound delicious? It sure was. Mrs. Claus was on hand to tell stories about the wonder of Santa and his reindeer. Some of the young ladies were celebrating birthdays, and Mrs. Funderberk celebrated her 99th! A lovely afternoon.

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 Coming up this week is the Waxhaw Woman’s Christmas Dinner, the Waxhaw Business Association’s Business Breakfast, the Garden Club Christmas party. Like I said, Waxhaw is always busy celebrating.

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 Tracy Keuhler hosted a fantastic “ornament exchange” party this past week. You know, one of those parties where you can steal another person’s ornament? Well, that was sure a lot of thievery going on. But the fun kind! Lots of fun and laughs and wonderful ornaments made the evening most enjoyable.

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Can you imagine sending your child to school, and then finding out two hours later that he was shot to death?  That’s what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.  Newtown is smaller than Waxhaw.     Although I will not win a popularity contest  by saying America has to do something about gun control. I am saying it.  I well know not everyone that owns a gun will kill someone, but there is that percentage of gun owners that will, and it has been happening too frequently in this country.  My children are in their forties and fifties, and I cannot imagine living my life without one of them.  One issue is kids dying of an illness, but someone killing them in school?  No other country in the world has this problem.  What is wrong here?  God help those families get through this horrific act.

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 Have a great week, remember to take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.