Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Keeping Spirits BRIGHT!

Treat yourself to about eight minutes of Holiday Cheer from the United States Air Force Band.  You'll be glad you did!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pocomoke City Holiday Event!

Mayor Morrison will light the town’s Christmas tree while guests roast s’mores by the bonfire. Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, make a Christmas ornament, decorate Christmas cookies or go for a horse drawn carriage ride. Local organizations will offer refreshments free to the public. Adults can enjoy a wine tasting from Layton’s Chance Winery.

Live holiday entertainment by the Dance Loft, PES Choir, PHS Choir, Brittany Lewis & Frank Henry.

A wreath silent auction will be held to benefit the Costen House Museum as well as a chili cook-off to benefit the Sturgis One Room School. Winners will be announced onstage at 8pm. Registration forms available on

Please bring a canned good, nonperishable food item or paper product for the Samaritan Shelter’s food drive.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pocomoke Christmas Parade Has NEW Website

It's not too soon to begin planning on being a participant in the 41st annual Christmas Parade in Pocomoke City.

The brand new website is up and running and has ALL the information you need to enter the parade for this year. 
Just go to the website:, select the proper area as it applies to your group or organization  and fill out the application.

This years nighttime Christmas parade will be held on December 2, 2013! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Trick or Treat
Will be observed in Pocomoke City on
Saturday October 30th
From 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Children 12 and under in costume

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Celebrating The Fourth of July

Just sitting around the pool today enjoying the weather and the company of my wonderful family. Hope you're lucky enough to be with those you love this holiday weekend and are able to enjoy the beach or the pool. (Even if the pool belongs to someone else)

Aside from remembering the obvious things like sunglasses and sunscreen, and to have a designated driver remember this:

If you drink don't drive................


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Remember Our Troops During Christmas

Congressman Glenn Nye (VA-02) is launching an effort to make sure our troops are not forgotten this holiday season. OnMonday, Nye invited residents of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore to take part in his Holiday Cards for Troops program.

For the next two weeks, Nye will collect holiday cards for injured military personnel who are stationed away from home this holiday season while recovering from their wounds. Nye will then deliver cards to troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

"The holidays are always a difficult time for our men and women in uniform to be away from their families, but it can be even harder for troops who are away from loved-ones while recovering from an injury," said Congressman Glenn Nye (VA-02), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "As we send care packages and cards to troops overseas this holiday season, we must also remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are
separated from their families while recovering from injuries here in the United States."

Constituents are asked make or purchase a holiday card, write a message of thanks to a service member, and then send or bring the card - unaddressed and with an unsealed envelope - to Congressman Nye's Virginia Beach or Accomac District Offices no later than December 11, 2009. Nye's office will address and seal the envelopes and Nye will deliver them on behalf of the people of the 2nd Congressional District.

Cards may be delivered to:

Office of Congressman Glenn Nye Office of Congressman
Glenn Nye
4772 Euclid Road, Suite E 23386 Front Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Accomac, VA 23301
(757) 326-6201 (757)

To learn more, visit Congressman Nye's website

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Mail for Heroes makes it easy

For the third consecutive year, the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are joining forces to send seasonal cheer to soldiers, veterans and their families during the holiday season through the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

Holiday Mail for Heroes makes it easy for all of us to say "Thanks!" and "We're thinking of you!" to these brave Americans, particularly to the millions of soldiers, like my brother-in-law Chris (aka "Sgt. McHottie") and his team, the ODA 7315, who will be overseas and away from our families during the holidays.

Here's how it works:

1. Between now and the cut-off date of Monday, December 7th, you send a card to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

2. Pitney Bowes screens the cards to make sure they're safe (no hazardous materials) and forwards them to participating Red Cross chapters nationwide.

3. The Red Cross sorts and reviews the cards, and distributes them to service members, their families and veterans

It's so easy you could fit it in with your errands today!

They do have some basic rules:
  • Sign all cards.
  • Address them to "Dear Service Member, Family or Veteran."
  • There's a limit of 15 cards per person or 50 for a school class or business group.
  • Please bundle groups of cards in single, large envelopes.
To keep the program streamlined, safe and consistent, they ask that you not:
  • Send letters.
  • Include personal information such as home or email addresses.
  • Use glitter because it can aggravate the wounds of hurt soldiers.
  • Include inserts of any kind -- they'll be removed in the screening process.

According to the Red Cross, there are over 1.4 million men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces, and over 24 million veterans. This is the perfect way to thank them, and their families, for serving their country, with a holiday greeting!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wicomico County Removes "Christmas" from Schools

I am not sure if it is at all schools, but there is talk that a few schools in Wicomico County will not be celebrating Christmas this year in schools.

NO Christmas parties, NO Christmas trees, NO decorations., NO Christmas cards.

What is going on? Is this from the Board of Education or the few principals who running schools like are dictators and not there to serve. They are longer are looking at the best interest of students, but pacifying the very small population of parents who complain about a Christmas tree in the foyer or getting a pencil with Santa Clause on it? We no longer have a Christmas break, but the Holiday break.

Yes, Christmas is celebrated by many Christians as the birth of Jesus Christ in which I firmly believe also, however, most Americans do not relate Christmas and this birth together. They celebrate by giving and being with family. How dare the school systems take away these things from children who look forward to having a Christmas party at school and making Christmas decorations for Christmas trees at home? The tree at my house has numerous ornaments made in school which are keepsakes to me. My children have also brought home gifts for me that were made in school. For many children, this is the only gift they have to give to their parents. Okay, not all teachers make things with their students, but the majority of teachers do with their own money. Sometimes the only gift these kids get are from their teacher. How dare we stop doing the things we have done for hundreds of year just to satisfy the small minority who are offended? I am offended that the majority no longer rules! I am offended that my rights and the rights of my children are being overlooked! I am offended that the Board would allow this! Will they have Christmas decorations in their offices? Next they will be taking the books out of the school libraries that relate to Christmas and any other holiday.

Parents need to take a stand for what WE believe in and quit letting the handful of parents who disagree take control. Stand up and voice your opinion. Look at history and what has happened in our school systems when the voice of a few have been heard. Now it’s Christmas they are taken away.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

I love pumpkins. I love the pumpkin pies made from them. The birds enjoy the seeds. But the one use of the pumpkin that seems to be scarce anymore on Halloween is the carved jack-o-lantern. Every year there are jack-o-lanterns in my yard.
I've had them stolen and smashed in the street. Many people have. But I read a heart-warming story today that makes me still believe that there are nice people in this world.
Someone played a Halloween trick on two neighbors in Manassas, Virginia Saturday night by stealing their pumpkins from the front porches of both homes.
It seems the one basketball sized pumpkin taken from one porch was returned with two triangle eyes, a triangle nose and a mouth with two teeth missing carved into it. The neighbors stolen pumpkin was returned to her porch too, with one eye carved like a star.
One of the neighbors commented: "It's Halloween. I guess people do strange and weird things."
And yes, people do. I've just never heard of this happening before. And I wish the "pumpkin carver" lived near me to help with mine!