I had several requests for the address for our friend Mr. Howard Cummins. It is Mr. Howard Cummins, PO Box 326, Heritage Hall Rehab Center, Clintwood, VA 24228. Send Mr. Cummins a note to say hello.

In last week’s article I failed to submit one of the ladies named for the LPH Auxiliary Pinning Ceremony. Kathleen Gillespie was unable to attend due to a doctor appointment in Tennessee. So sorry Kathleen but you were not forgotten and all the hours you have volunteered to the auxiliary over your many years of service do not go unnoticed.

Gary and I traveled to Abingdon to the Barter Theater to see ‘Singing in the Rain’ last week. This has always been a favorite musical production for us for many years.

Happy birthday wishes to our friend Anna Lee Smith today, November 8.

On Sunday, November 11, a very lovable couple in Appalachia will be celebrating 57 years of marriage, Bonnie and Herb Ireson. Happy anniversary.

We were sorry to hear the news of the passing of Gail Lunsford’s mother last week in South Carolina. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family.

Wayne Herndon and his family were in Northern last week and they visited their cousin Larry Ward while they were in the area. I know Larry was pleased to spend time with his family.

UVA Jazz Ensemble will be presenting a free concert of enjoyable music at the Appalachian Cultural Arts Center in Appalachia on Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m. This is a concert you won’t want to miss. Great local talent comes to our town. Refreshments will be sold at this concert. Dr. Donald Sorah is the director of this concert. There will be Christmas tunes played for us holiday music lovers.

Please remember this Sunday, November 11, is Veterans Day. It is a special occasion for special people.

The Appalachia Cultural Arts Center will be presenting the play “Home for Christmas” by Anne Coulter Martens on November 17, 18, 24, 25 at the Center located on Main Street in Appalachia. The play revolves around a family that has lost sight of what Christmas is about; love, joy, peace, and being together. Due to the mother being ill, the oldest daughter decides it is time to bring the family home again for perhaps one last Christmas together.

Funding is needed to help make this production possible and any gift would be greatly appreciated from anyone. You can help be a part and help to bring the play to life this Christmas. Remember the ACAC is a 501.c.3 nonprofit taxable entity and your gift is tax deductible. Your checks can be written to the ACAC and mailed to me at 308 Brown Street, Appalachia, VA 24216 or ACAC, PO Box 754, Appalachia, VA 24216. For anyone’s information, the cost involves 12 copies of the script at $10 each plus postage and the production cost is $85 per performance. The director, Dr. Joel Bailey and the cast of 14 adults and 6 children will do their best to make it enjoyable to everyone who attends.

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