Lots of news..First of all Babs and I went to Pizza Huse and I had steak sandwich and she had chicken quesadellias and we split a skunk egg...It was the best yet..you guys just don't know what your missing..and you can't get them any where but the Pizza House and I swear they are just the best. I wish I had just got a whole one for my ownself.
Christmas season has come to West, Texas with the arrival of both the Claus's, who will arrive by a horse drawn buggy. Think the reindeer were resting up for Christmas Eve. The activities begin at 4:45 p.m this Saturday at City Hall. They will be at Santa's Work Parlor, which is to be set up in the old fire truck garage area of City Hall. No one will be there to take official pictures so everyone is asked to be sure and bring cameras and take lots of pictures. In addition to the Claus's visit the West Elementary School choirs singing and recorded Christmas music will be provided.
City workers put up a 32-foot tall Christmas tree on the City Hall lawn Tuesday morning and it will be lighted during a special ceremony Saturday from 6-7 p.m. Frank Nemec is scheduled to turn the switch to light the tree. There will also be an area where the kids will be able to roast marshmallows over fire. The West Boy Scouts are to help with this, which will feature a 6-foot(in diameter) fire pit for the marshmallows and s'mores roasting. How cool is that? I love my town.
St. Mary's PTC is sponsoring a Santa's Workshop from 1-3:30 p. m. this Saturday in St. Mary's Church Parish Center. The event is free to adults and it will be $5 for the kids, which will be exchanged for Five Elf Bucks. The Elf Bucks can be spent on various activities in Santa's Workshop. This includes a 5x7 picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the cafeteria, a large cake walk and student-made Arts projects for sale and a gift basket raffle. There will be free items for everyone which includes cookies, hot cocoa, coffee and holiday music. Students from Jennifer's Dance Academy in West are to perform in a dance recital in St. Mary's Gym beginning at 1:45 p.m. All proceeds will benefit St. Mary's School.
West Main Street has several events about their Christmas Tour of Homes planned from 6-9 p. m. Saturday.(Saturday's a fun filled day)
The Tour will feature four homes. The cost is $25 and they have buses departing from the Czech Inn as it is a guided tour. The tours from 6,6:30, 7 and 7:30 are filled up and they have added a 8 p.m. tour and it's nearly sold out. In addition to the viewing of the four homes, which will have different themes and refreshments they will also be eligible for a drawing of a $100 cash price at the end of the tours.Those who don't want to do the tours but want in on the refreshment area at the Czech Inn can pay $15. The refreshments are provided by Nors Sausage and Burger House, Sulak's Cafe, Pizza House of West and the Village Bakery. So the food will be kickass..worth the $15 for the food..maybe they'll have skunk eggs...sigh* There will be a silent auction with lots of great prizes and the money raised by the event will be for the downtown project. Some of the projects are :new benches, trash receptacles, lamp posts and picnic tables.
Plus we have a hero. Former West resident honored for saving life. Dallas Police Officer Brad Uptmore(son of Inky and Debbie Uptmore) was awarded the Life Saving award for successfully disarming a female threatening to commit suicide by stabbing herself with a large kitchen knife.
The Tale Tellers will be bringing in the Christmas Season with their Fourth Annual Christmas Pajama Party and a reading of the Polar Express. There will be crafts, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa. The party will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. this Friday. free to all kids.
Oh man..I just read the thank you to the volunteers at the Thanksgiving Dinner and we served 400 meals...Hot damn...That's 80 more people than last year...I am so pleased.
There must be something in the water..we have another set of triplets born..Addison, Reagan and Baylee Huse...We have about 4-5 sets of triplets and at least 6 sets of twins..or we used to ...I'm sure they're still here. Jo Ann Nors received a "Local Merchant" award. She single-handedly donated 100 percent of everything that was needed to the tune of over $20,000 worth of clothing to Child Welfare Board. For every year, it is a goal to find formal clothing for all the kids to go to the prom. She's amazing. I love my little town.
We Had the blessing of the statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague for the Prague Ancestral Prayer Garden followed by a Czech Mass. We even had a Czech Bishop from Czechoslovakia.
West Trojans beat Academy in the season opener. So we're off to a good start.
We have lots of job openings for LVN's CNA's and RN's at the West Retirement Center. So if your a nurse and want a job, cheap place to live with good schools, come on down.
well there is plenty more news, but I have a turkey in the oven, Dexter is attacking the garbage can and Babs and I are going to make a trip to House of Satan. sigh*...life is good..
Oh I forgot to mention..Dexter got out was gone for over 24 hours and scared the fuck out of me..Damn near broke my heart...Came home last night in the middle of a rain storm, wet, cold and starved...Don't know who was happier ..him or me..