Adairville will have it’s first ever Christmas Parade. We are having a Christmas parade on Saturday, December 3rd starting at 5:30. This will be a night parade so light up your car, wagon, truck, lawn mower, atv, boat, whatever and be a part of this. We will start on the square and travel throughout the town ending back at the square. You don’t have to get elaborate, just festive. Add music if you like. Everyone is encouraged to participate. We will end up back downtown with visits with Santa, caroling and hopefully some vendors. Fun times to welcome Christmas. The next day will be the Schochoh Christmas so you can take your entry there as well. Let’s get in the community spirit and have a fun night.
Many of you already know, but on January 17th, we will vote on making Adairville wet/dry. To explain the reason for this., we have a local young man that wants to come back to Adairville and open a distillery. His plans include being on the Kraft tour. This would bring tourists to our community and with the offerings Charles Brindley and his art already bring could be a major boost tour our economy. He would like to offer tastings and be able to sell up to 3 bottles of his bourbon. He also plans to have entertainment on the porch in the summer. I realize this may be unpopular with many but I ask that you consider this from an economic view and realize the taxes we receive on a commodity that people are going to get either here or somewhere else, why shouldn’t we get the taxes from this. Our neighboring community of Guthrie realized $40,000 plus in revenue their first year. This money could be used to hire another police officer. I’m not asking you to compromise your values but just think about it and know those that drink are going to get it somewhere
I haven’t had any calls about sickness this week or thankfully any deaths so that is a good thing.
Please remember the “Hats Off for Charlie” event this Saturday. Charlie Moore, son of Rich Moore and Mary Lynn Moore, is going through intensive chemo for a form of leukemia and needs all the prayers and support he can possibly get. The days spent with young Charlie away from work take a toll on parents and family, so we ask that you remember this family and come to this event and give generously because there but for the grace of God goes any of us.
We receive a $19,500 grant from homeland security to buy Scott Air Packs for our fireman. These are needed to make us compatible with all the other fire departments so it is a step in equipping our fire fighters with the tools they need. This dry season has had them working tirelessly fighting many fires this year.
We also received a $650 grant to purchase body armor (bullet proof vest) for Roger. Another worthy project which our new face in city hall, Kim Fowler, wrote and filed the grant. Congratulations Kim for getting a grant to help keep Roger safe.
The Chamber dinner is December 1st and tickets are on sale at City Hall for $20. Darlene Gooch, portraying a Logan County icon, Agnes Davis, will be our speaker for the evening. I am told she is a funny, entertaining character who you do not want to miss. Get you tickets early for an evening of good food, fellowship and entertainment.
Our school continues to bring us cause for pride. Hopefully everyone has noticed the new sign coming into town declaring Adairville School a National Blue Ribbon for the 5th year. They also aced the K-prep tests. Congratulations on the administration, support staff and students. We are so very proud of our school.
One of the teachers is working on history of education in Adairville. Anyone with pictures of the old schools should call Kerry Holloman at the school. This would include the female academy, the black school and any others that were here at one time.
Coffee Bottom Girl
I feel so blessed to have grown up in Coffee Bottom poor as dirt but blessed beyond measure. Did I have everything I wanted? At the time I suppose so because I didn’t know what there was to want. Basically all us baby boomers grew up the same way. It was a time when being poor didn’t matter because everyone else was too. Yet the lessons we learned were important and that was you had to work for what you got, you took responsibility for your own actions, you could be anything you wanted to be if you worked hard enough and the sky was the limit. Then boomers what happened to Generation X and the Millennials? I’m afraid we boomers are somewhat to blame. Unlike our parents who fulfilled our needs, we felt compelled to fill our children’s every want and that mentality has mushroomed in each generation. We’ve not taught them that failure is a way to grow. We don’t just give the winners trophies, they all get trophies. We have produced a generation that refuse to take responsibility for their actions and when they don’t get their way, they take to the streets protesting. What have we created? I love youth and the creative ways their minds work. We have some brilliant minds right here in Adairville. I can only hope that our youth use their brilliance to better our country and not to become a generation of sore losers. It doesn’t matter at this point who any of us voted for. We have a new president and can only hope and pray that the decisions that are made in the next 4 years are what America needs. Stepping off my soap box.
A Hui Hou Kā’Kou
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.