People, Places and Things: Fun and surprises at the yard sale

Shirley Rice, Carol Mattox, Barbara Howell and Allean Lilly

Thrasher’s yard sale was a success due to the hard work of the kitchen crew, Ann Coble, Barbara Howell, Carol Mattox, Shirley Rice, Ann Davis, Bootie, Jane Johnson, Donna Brogan, Allean Lilly, Carol Bown, Jim Bown, Mary Vass, Cody McCurry, Jennifer Rawlings and Gene Rawlings.

Gerri Richards was all smiles at the yard sale– her grandsons stopped by. Matt Berry, the one in the baseball cap, age 22, just completed four years in the Army and will be attending college at the University of Alaska in Juneau beginning in January 2018. He will be studying Environmental Studies and Geography. Christopher Berry is 20 and a sophomore at the University of Miami Ohio. His goal is to continue in law school. He would like to serve as an attorney for the UN. Both boys graduated from Kirkwood High School in St. Louis, Mo.

Mary Ann St.Clair’s beautiful daughter Alison dropped in. She now lives in Northern Virginia.

People came from all over and made for a great day. Thanks to all that donated “stuff” and those that helped in anyway, plus the shoppers. The money raised will go to the funds for Wednesday night dinners, which are free to everyone; however, donations are always accepted. So put it on your calendars to come at 5:30 on Wednesday nights and enjoy good food!

Gerri Richards and grandsons Matt Berry (left) and Christopher Berry

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Michelle Barrow, Mike Keaton, Whitney Lonker, Sue Brinkley, Terry Hannabass, C.T. Wingfield, Ron Bailey, Billie Sue Musselwhite, Barbara Jeannie Patterson, Toni Vest, Chuck Kelly, Carlton Wilkes, Joyce Waugh, Carolyn Basham, Micheal Crosswhite, Thomas Layman, Susan Jennings, Pat Laity, Justin Dowdy, Melanie Straley, Deborah Wright, Tammy Hurt, Doris Carter, Jeff Mason, Reece Hodges, Ieshia Ahmed, Dianne W. Cannaday, Alice Burlinson, Carol Potts, Joyce Williams, Dalh Brown, Pat Beckner, Mandy Lee and Fred Eichelman. If I missed anyone, hope you had a great one.

Happy Anniversary and Congrats to Matt and Shannon Bartley, 1 year, Norman and Paula Smith, Courtney and Joe Linderman, 4 years, Margarete and Barry Thompson, 9 years, and Traci and Chip Addison, 18 years. Hope you all have many more together.

Get Well wishes and prayers go out to Charlie Drewery (had heart procedure done Monday), Jack Ayers, Willie Leffell, Patty Reynolds, Penny Cronise (at home), Doug Cronise (Va. Care), April Hall and Harriet Overstreet (Carrington Place), Louise Dixon and Calvin Powers (Springtree), Irvin McGarrell (at home recouping), and Dennis Cummings (still having back problems). Hope all those under the weather feel better soon.

Don’t forget tomorrow’s celebrations for Veterans Day: William Byrd High School, 10 a.m., then lunch and visitation with veterans; then, 5:30 -8 p.m. at Vinton War Memorial, free dinner for veterans and a guest; $5 for all others.

Vinton History Museum will be open November 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with displays honoring local vets for their service to our country. Go visit!

Ann Coble
Mary Ann St.Clair and daughter Alison

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