Port O’Connor Service Club Chronicles By Kelly Gee

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POC Service Club invites area seniors to our annual Christmas Luncheon, Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Please arrive a little early as the students from POC Elementary will be our special guests and will sing around 11:30. The luncheon is free and open to all seniors and their caregivers in our area. It is a very special community event and we are sure you will have a great time. If your health makes it an impossibility for you to attend our luncheon, we will deliver you a takeout plate around 1:00 p.m.. Please call Kelly Gee at 817-929-2564 to reserve a takeout plate or if you have any questions. If you are able to come, please do. You will not be disappointed. There will be parkers and greeters out front if you need assistance entering the building, so do not let that keep you home. We look forward to seeing you there.

Holidays in POC are pretty special. The day after the Senior Christmas Luncheon, we will host the Toy Run and the Lighted Boat Parade on December 2nd. Friday, December 8th the First Baptist Church will be hosting a fundraiser for Linda Tippett and John ‘Killer’ Williams from 3-7 p.m.. They will offer homemade venison chili, homemade cookies baked by the POC Service Club women and the opportunity to make a donation to rebuilding the barn destroyed by fire at Linda and Killer’s home. This user friendly, easy to help event means you drive by, pick up dinner, make a donation and help a neighbor and friend.

Saturday, December 9th is the VFD Gun Raffle and Fundraiser, and our community needs to help our hardworking first responders in this annual endeavor as it funds safety equipment and supplies. Christmas baskets will be given through the POC Benevolence Fund the third week and don’t forget the many Christmas parties and functions and the Chamber Lights and Décor contest. These events are unique to our community home and something to share with family and friends. Don’t miss out on them.

If you would like to donate to the Thanksgiving or Christmas Baskets distributed to those in need in our community, please give at any area church or the First National Bank. Your gift made payable to the POC Benevolence Fund will help families in need. There is also an account for Linda T’s rebuilding fund at the bank you can donate to if you can’t make it to the chili drive up. Chamber is looking for locals to enter their boats in the parade, so consider being a part of this fun tradition.

The POC Service Club is still taking donations of like new clothing, décor and household goods for our Spring Garage Sale scheduled for the first Saturday in April. You can call Donna Vuichard at 361-237-0476 if you need assistance in donating to our sale.

While the holidays are especially busy, many find a desire to give back and give more during this season. If you are looking for worthwhile projects, fun and friends the POC Service Club could be for you. Bring your elf self and check us out. We meet at the POC Community Center on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM. Women of all ages are welcome to join us.

So, until next time, be safe, live simply, love openly, forgive generously and remember this quote Canadian artist and Poet Charles D. Gill said in the late 1800’s who said, “There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you don’t do them.” It is the most wonderful time of the year to get involved with some of the things we are doing. You can come and do them too.

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