April 26, 2008

Leiper's Fork has invited everyone to a BBQ

Leiper's Fork: Everyone's invited to Hillsboro Community Center's BBQ
The Tennessean, April 25, 2008
The benefit for Doris Hargrove will be held on Saturday at the Hillsboro Community Center located at 5325 Old Highway 96. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and Smok-n-Joe will start serving his delicious pork and chicken barbecue at 4 p.m. There will be lots of great stuff on the auction block and bidding will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. For more information call 791-1584 or 533-2391. All proceeds will go towards defraying medical and living expenses for Mr. Hargrove. Y'all come.
Congratulations to the students at Hillsboro Middle School who recently completed a drive to raise funds to help provide clean water for a community in Africa. By only drinking water, the students donated the money they would have spent on soft drinks, power drinks etc. to help provide funding necessary to dig a well. Approximately $2,400 was raised. The project was sponsored by the Hillsboro Middle School Student Council.

The youngsters participating in the Pre-School Storytime at the Leipers Fork Public Library will learn about L is for Library in the next Tuesday session beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The fabric arts group Witches in Stiches will meet at the Leipers Fork Library on Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. Anyone interested in crocheting, knitting etc. is invited to join this informal, fun group. For more information call 794-7019.
Big birthday wishes go out to Laurel Aeillo, who is celebrating today. Also eating ice cream and cake this upcoming week Bob Headley on Friday, Beth Harrison and Chandler Greer on Saturday, Delroy Conner on Monday and Jason Simpson and Carlene Holt on Tuesday. I hope you all have great day.
Her friends were legion and they would all agree that to know Betty Jean Pratt was to love her. Her smile was infectious and the energy with which she attacked every project amazing. The return of Betty's cancer and the difficult course of treatment was like a cloud that covered all of us. On April 6 Betty Jean lost her battle and we lost a good and true friend. It is hard to imagine our community without Betty Jean and her dedication to pet projects such as the Hillsboro Recreation Association. If I close my eyes I can still hear her say, "Hey, it's for the kids!" Betty will always be a part of us and our community..
Mark your calendars for the annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Center For Living and Learning located at 1979 Old Hillsboro Road.

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