Seniors visit Southport, Wilmington

By Marie Faircloth - Contributing columnist
Marie Faircloth -

I am so sorry I missed writing last weekend. I was on a mission out of town. Thank God I am back at my desk writing, with all kinds of ideas filling my mind. What beautiful fall weather and beautiful colors of harvesting corn fields and white cotton fields we can begin to see now. These show the rare beauty of God’s hands at work.

The fall decorations are so beautiful. If you get a chance, stop by the Garland Center and view our beautiful fall tree. We keep our tree up year-round so we can decorate it with the seasons. Spring is my favorite season but I think fall and Christmas are my most favorite decorations.

The senior trip to the Southport Ferry was awesome last week. About 25 seniors enjoyed a fun-filled day. As we rode, we fed the birds and had lunch at a place called “Something Fishy.” The food was good, especially the hushpuppies. Then we went shopping at Independence Mall in Wilmington.We finished off our trip with a stop at the Eagle Island Store. We bought all sorts of veggies and seafood. Lee and Susan Faircloth treated us to ice cream as well as other goodies. What a fun day! We were tired but happy.

Thanks to Clinton Drug for bringing the flu vaccine to the Garland Center. So many resources are available to us. Thank you Ms. Tina Dickie from Legal Aid, Ms. Brenda Brown from Social Security and Ms. Ida Parker from Sampson Community College.

We invite you all to visit our booth at the Garland Community Day Street Fair Oct. 6 and 7. Just sit and talk or maybe buy some goodies.

Thanks to Ms . Denise and her students from Union school. You do a great job. The Clothes Closet for Grandparents raising Grandchildren is so nice. Come and visit.

We are blessed to have Wal-mart doing flu shots, pneumonia and shingle shots. It’s good to have good partners right here in Sampson County. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will be doing some special events.

Peggy Ammons will be here on Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. to do the LEAP presentation. Later we will be taking applications through Social Service, probably in December. Just watch for the dates and time.

Mr. Larry Sutton is back every second and fourth Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. with a great history program; come join us. It’s very educational, and we love it.

Are you readers in that bunch called “Worry Worts”? I am. Well, I just read a good way to quiet worries is to read. Find a quiet spot and get a good book, especially if it’s raining. It will become a favorite thing to do.

Continue to enjoy time and memories under the Shade Tree of life. If you can help someone as you go along, your living won’t be in vain.

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.