Waxhaw celebrates season with four events

Nov. 18, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

The Waxhaw Military Wall of Honor was the scene of a terrific Veterans Day Ceremony. The event was sponsored by the Town of Waxhaw and the Waxhaw Business Association. With Town Commissioner Joyce Blythe as Chairwoman of the event, Cub Scout Pack 53 presented the National Colors, Ms. Rachel Sawhook sang the Star Spangled Banner, Frontier Girls Troop 112 led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, Reverend Chris Whittaker provided the Invocation, Guest Speaker Town Manager Michael McLaurin, Commander James Grainger of the American Legion’s Post 208, Joyce Blythe read A Letter From the Field, written by Waxhaw native Private Stephen Sutton, serving in Afghanistan, Mr. Ed Lavine was present, and was introduced to the audience, closing comments were provided by Commissioner Joyce Blythe. Refreshments were served, following a beautiful tribute to our veterans, and those serving currently all over the world.

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Reminders: Last Minute Christmas Boutique at American Legion Post 208 scheduled for December 1st. Gift wrapping will be available for a small donation to the Veterans. Enjoy a warm beverage and a Christmas delight while you do your shopping. All proceeds will go to the veterans. Call Karen at 704-225-3871. Also, on the same day, Cuthbertson High School will be the scene of another Craft Fair. You can attend both and get all your Christmas shopping done the same day. The Waxhaw Woman’s Club’s Holiday Tour of Homes is scheduled for December 7th & 8th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can purchase tickets until December 5th at Bella Dimora, the Bead Merchant, and Eight Legs Gallery all located on Main Street in Waxhaw, at $15 each. On the days of the event you can purchase tickets at the Waxhaw Woman’s Club for $20.

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Shopping in Waxhaw for the holidays, will help the small business owners, which, as we already know, is definitely necessary. You can give gift certificates to practically each business in the town. Why buy from the huge chain that’s located out of Waxhaw when you can help the local business owner. We have restaurants, antique shops, furniture stores, beads and jewelry, clothing for kids and adults, used book store, car repair, gas stations - you could probably cover everyone on your list, and at the same time, support your business in town.

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The Waxhaw Business Association will meet Wednesday, November 21st, at 8 a.m. in the American Legion Hall on Highway 75. Breakfast will be served, and usually a very exciting meeting. Interested? Come on down.

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Beginning November 23rd, the Town of Waxhaw will be celebrating with wonderful events for the next four weekends. Beginning November 23rd, Holiday Festival of Lights will start at 5:30 p.m., with 75,000 lights, carriage rides, caroling, reindeer games and a visit from that guy in the red suit. Ho Ho Ho. On December 1, The Ginger Snap 5K Race will begin at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., the Polar Express Reading & Trackless Train Rides at the Library Association of Waxhaw’s Book Store. On December 7th, the Senior Citizen Christmas Party at the American Legion at noon. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., First Friday Main Street will present “A Dickens of A Christmas Living Windows. There will be theatrical performances, Victorian Carolers, as well as trolley and carriage rides. On the same day, December 7th, at 6:30 p.m., the Waxhaw Arts Council will host their Christmas Show Opening at 8 Legs Gallery. Sounds like a busy, but great day. December 7th & 8th brings the exciting Holiday Tour of Homes from 10 until 5 p.m. Also, the Christmas Story with Live Nativity presented by the Waxhaw United Methodist Church. On the 8th of December, the Museum of the Waxhaws will present their Christmas Tea, with Mrs. Claus from 2 until 5 p.m. On the 9th, the Christmas Parade, right on Main Street, followed by Snacks with Santa. On the 14th & 5th of December, at the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church will be The Christmas Story with Live Nativity. On the 15th there will be Christmas Crafts for Kids from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., presented at and by the Museum of the Waxhaws. Very important, there will be Carriage Rides every Friday & Saturday through December 15th. Hope to see you at at least at one of these events - sounds like a very entertaining couple of weeks!

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day. Be sure to remember all that we have to be thankful for by just being an American, living in America. But also, remember our veterans on this day, because so many of them cannot be at home with their loved ones. What a sacrifice they make, in order for us to have freedom!

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