The holidays are upon us whether we are ready for them or not. I’m not even counting the days till Christmas because I don’t want to be depressed on how few days there are and how much I still have to get done.

This coming week kicks off the shopping madness. Our family has decided to go small this year and limit our giving to each other.

Thank God for family! I know many in our area are still needing some assistance, so we’ve decided to make donations and help as we can and not help ourselves as much this season.

I would challenge you to do the same.

That being said… the holidays are a blessing and the churches in our area welcome anyone. Here’s some of what’s going on…

Foster Falcon Flying

Recently, Foster High School senior Joseph Cook was selected as a recipient of The Congressional Award.

The Congressional Award requires students to complete 400 hours of voluntary service, 200 hours of physical fitness and 200 hours of personal development. Recipients are also required to plan and attend a five day/four-night learning trip. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Medals.

Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.

Cook is the first student from Foster High School to receive this honor and was recently awarded with both Bronze and Silver certificates and medals.

He will be presented with a Gold medal in Washington D.C. this summer.

Congratulations and way to make us Foster Proud!

All Hands On Deck at Calvary Episcopal Church

Every year thousands in our area depend on Meals on Wheels for warm daily meals.

It’s essential to those that are home bound of not able to always fend for themselves.

The organization does a fabulous job taking care of our community, but they do take a couple of days off during the year and Thanksgiving Day in one of them. Calvary Episcopal Church picks up the deliveries on that special day, November 28th. With the motto of “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, “ volunteers being arriving and making the event happen.

I’m being stereotypical here, but while Mom is cooking and getting ready for the family feast, grab the rest of the family and head on over to Calvary. It takes a community to serve a community!

Here’s the schedule for the morning: 8:00-9:00 AM — Delivery of baked, sliced turkeys arrive at the church, delivery and slicing of pies, and kitchen preparation begins. 9:30-10:30AM — Church Service of Gratitude and Giving, anyone and all are invited to attend. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM — Serving and Delivery of about 900 Feast Meals.

And the day wraps up in plenty of time for your family gathering.

For info contact the church office at 281/342-2147.

You do not have to be a member of the church; only about half the volunteers that help that day are.

So, it’s not too late to become and participate in something bigger than we are.

That’s it for now. I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the events in our community.

You don’t have to travel far to have fun. If you have anything you’d like to have reported, please contact me at mcfbherald@yahoo.com.

Have a great week!

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