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The Fox's Den: Spring calendar filling up

Posted: February 24, 2014 - 3:18pm

Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat.

Finally, Spring has sprung! Just remember this winter when you want to complain about summer’s heat. The real difference is you can always put on more clothes; but you cannot take off enough when it’s 100 degrees! I am still not planning any trips home to Chicago during winter—no matter what the temptation is.

At last, Spring and much more activity is revving up. Notice our Calendar is really full already. Prom is the biggie in just 18 days—but who’s counting? Destination Imagination’s Northern Region Tournament is this Saturday, March 1, and GHS is hosting it. Come out to either volunteer or just observe some of the brightest kids offer astounding solutions to projects given them from 8 a.m. until the awards ceremony around 3:30 p.m. If you have never seen this generation’s minds at work, this is truly a fun event.

Rebekah Bilderback called my attention to the Faulkner County Historical Society meeting March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Our own Greenbrier Junior High EAST students will be recognized for their assistance in creating a web page and scanning the Facts and Fiddlings news. Speaker Marian Green’s subject is Genealogy.

Francis Custom Bus Tours will present a program on travel opportunities available this year at the Greenbrier Retired Teacher Association meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the City Events Center. President Susan Keller will preside.

Greenbrier First United Methodist Church (GFUMC) is asking you to do your spring cleaning early and donate any gently used items for their huge rummage sale on Saturday, March 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is at the corner of Highway 65 and Tyler. This sale will benefit their Red Bird mission team to help those in rural Clay County, Kentucky with home repairs and other ministries. There is still some room if you would like to join the mission trip June 1-7. Call 501-679-2452. No skill sets are required, just a desire to be the hands and feet of Christ.

The fourth Thursday every month, GFUMC prepares the meal and serves it to the folks at Bethlehem House in Conway. It is always a Mexican theme.  Friends at the House say it is their favorite meal. You can sign up to help feed at the Bethlehem House on Thursday, February 27 or just drop off your favorite Mexican casserole, chips salsa, cheese dip, dessert or anything with a Mexican flavor to it. The food needs to be at the church at 5:00 p.m. on that Thursday and then they take it down and serve it. If you would like the joy of serving the meal, call to sign up 501-679-2452.

My condolences to the family of our Street Department Superintendent Lynn Tubbs on the death of his father. Please also extend prayers and good wishes for the health of our good friend Bill Putnam who is hospitalized at the VA hospital in LR.

My sincere apologies for not getting photos about the Polar Plunge posted on  www.spotted.thecabin.net. With the help of my computer guru named Duke, I was finally able to find a new JavaScript that seemed to disappear from my computer last week and caused all sorts of complications. If you have never visited The Cabin’s great photo site, you’ll be surprised at all the photos about Greenbrier doings. Do a search for Greenbrier and they all come up.  All is well now; but whatever did we do before computers?!  Perhaps kept a little more sanity! Make a good week.

(Please send Greenbrier news, questions, comments, or suggestions to BJ Fox at  bjfox2005@windstream.net or call 501-679-3690.)

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