Garland Senior Center gets ready for fall activities

By: By Marie Faircloth - Contributing columnist

Greetings everyone! What a nice day here in Sampson County. After the storms, God is so good. We are so blessed. Thank God for the praying folks in our communities. Please continue to pray for those less fortunate than us. Let the strong bear the infirmities of the weak.

I hope all my readers will look through this section this week and read Leisa Henderson’s article “Notes to Remember.” She is truly well-educated on the dreadful words “Dementia” and “Alzheimer’s”. She has lots to offer.

As we continue with Senior Center Month, there is much to offer. Some changes because of sickness. We had to reschedule the computer class. They will begin Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9 – 11:30 a.m. It’s all free and open to the public. On Sept. 19, we will also have Brenda Brown from the Social Security Office.

Clinton Drug will offer a presentation as well as flu shots on Sept. 21. Bring your Medicare or private insurance cards.

On Sept. 25, we will have a fun-filled day, including refreshments, East Point, Roshanda Ruffin from Walmart, and more flu shots.

Be reminded that Garland Community Days will be held Oct. 6-7 with a parade and fun and dancing in the park. For more information call Garland Town Hall at 910-529-3931. Our own Mrs. Bernice Wright, GSC, queen, and King James Boykin will be riding in the parade.

Well, I finally received the grape hull and grape juice pie recipe thanks to Vernette Murphy. I’m going to try it or,as my mama would say, “Try my luck.”

As I sit here and look out the window, the sun is shining. A few hours ago it was raining and the wind was blowing. Nobody but God can control this. The Bible teaches us, “There is no one who can hinder when no one can work and work when no man can hinder.” Think about the power of God.

Let me leave you with a point to ponder. “This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Marie Faircloth Faircloth

By Marie Faircloth

Contributing columnist

Marie Faircloth is the director of the Garland Senior Center.

Marie Faircloth is the director of the Garland Senior Center.