County Line: Have breakfast with Santa Saturday at Clarksbury

Published 2:59 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Boys and girls of all ages, guess who’s coming to County Line?  Yes, it’s Santa Claus and he’s collecting his Christmas wish lists.  So, be sure to join the folks at Clarksbury Methodist Church for breakfast and visit with Santa Saturday, Dec. 2.  Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 8:30.  There will also be crafts for children to enjoy.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday.  The men invite others for breakfast and prayer.  They will discuss upcoming projects and community needs.

The Women on Mission of Society will meet at 9 a.m. The program emphasis will be international mission support and needs. They invite others interested in international missions.

Remember the seventh of the 12-week Bible study for women at Clarksbury Methodist will not meet until January.

Some of our residents will spend Christmas in local nursing and assisted living centers. To brighten their holidays, Hardison Methodist Church is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit a Christmas party and gift for residents at local facilities. On Friday, December 15, Hardison will have an eat-in or take-out port-a-pit Jerry’s chicken dinner.  Each plate will cost $12 and include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll, and dessert.  For more information or to place an order, call Ann Williams on 336-909-3790.

Upcoming community events: men’s breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and Christmas dinner following worship Sunday, Dec. 17 at Piney Grove AME Zion;  Christmas program followed by refreshments with Santa Saturday, Dec. 23 at Clarksbury Methodist; and country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Jack Wallace McLaughlin, who died at Mountain Valley Hospice of Yadkinville after a period of declining health.  he fifth of seven sons, he was born in Iredell County in 1932 to the late Clyde “Mac” and Margaret Lomax McLaughlin of Iredell. In 1950 Jack graduated from Cool Spring High School, where he was assistant business manager of the yearbook and active in school plays and Future Farmers of America. He then servedin the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.

A bachelor for 35 years, Jack married Maxine Harder in 1967 and they enjoyed 45 years of life together before her unexpected death in 2012. From the mid-1970s to the 1990s the couple lived on Ridge Road and Sunflower Road and reared sons Bradley and Eric.  The family joined in worship at Society Baptist. The couple then settled on Redtail Lane off Coll Spring Road and joined in worship at Providence Methodist.  A life-long lover of farming, Jack was a successful poultry farmer. A service celebrating his life was held last Saturday morning at Providence Methodist.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Kanen Snow, who has been pneumonia at Wake Forest Brenner Children’s Hospital; Kenan is son of Jacob and Kawoni Snow and grandson of Jimmy and Elaine Snow.  Caroline Jones and Caleb Williams continue their medical treatments. Mildred Beck and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon the above residents and others who are having health problems.  Continue to pray for the Lord’s guidance as Caleb’s parents Perry and Vickie seek other possible medical treatments for Caleb. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and blessings upon the family of Jack as they deeply miss him in life.

Remember in prayer the familes of Henry Lee Campbell Sr., and Fredrick “Jake” Safriet. Henry died unexpectedly at home in Winston-Salem Sunday of last week and was the husband of the former County Line native Tommye Cartner, who died Oct. 29.  Jake died Thursday of last week at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory; he was a son of Authur Eugene and Effie Mae McDaniel Safriet.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email sdtlink@hotmail.com.