Harvest is clearing fields. Still lots of farm equipment on the road moving from field to field and trucks and wagons are loaded with corn and beans.
The community Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, at Cedar Grove Church. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. with local churches participating. It is time to give thanks for those crops and all of the good things in our lives. The national news is sad and definitely depressing but the laughter of children, the sound of a tractor at work and leaves crunching under our feet as we walk can help us ground ourselves in goodness.
Thanksgiving always seems to slip right into Christmas activities. You might want to mark calendars now with a red circle on Saturday, December 2. That will be breakfast with Santa at the United Methodist Church and all children in the community are invited to talk to the man in red. The breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 11 a.m. This is a special time for boys and girls to experience the magic of the moment when Santa learns those special Christmas wishes.
The American Legion is changing their special chicken meals to Sunday afternoons beginning December 3. The meals will be served at 1 p.m. The auxiliary will be sponsoring the annual sugar plum market on Sunday, December 3 beginning at 9 a.m. This is good time to enjoy holiday cookies, cake and candies. Put some cookies in the freezer for those unexpected but welcome holiday visitors. Breakfast is served all week at the Legion. Serving begins at 7 a.m. and you can get a warm meal until 10 a.m. Sounds inviting on a brisk morning!
The New Madison Public Library can warm you up with some reading and sharing! The Page Turners Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 and the Femme Fatales meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21. Little tykes get a special time for books and fun when Busy Bees get together every Monday at 6:30 p.m. If creativity is on your mind, consider the Lego Club on the last Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m.
Thanks to the men who braved a chill in the air to hang Christmas lights through the village. It is always a special treat to have the lights beckon another holiday season.
Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.