Billy Hammond with gavel

Fair Bluff Mayor Billy Hammond poses in the town hall with the dogwood gavel given to him in November by town consultant Al Leonard. Staff photo by Justin Smith

I certainly want to wish each and every one in our area a very happy Thanksgiving. After eating a great meal, or watching football, we all can take a few minutes to reflect on just how blessed we are. We obviously have a lot to be thankful for. Here in America we still have more freedoms than any other nation. Think about the millions of people trying their best to get into our country just to start out with nothing. They are willing to come in hungry and penniless just to be a part of our society. That thought will really get you to considering all of the things we take for granted in our daily lives. I have always enjoyed Thanksgiving, and I trust that all of the folks in the Fair Bluff area will enjoy this truly unique holiday.

Of course, once Thanksgiving is in the books, we seem to naturally turn our focus on to the Christmas season. This year, the Fair Bluff Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 10. The parade, as usual, is being put together by the Fire and Rescue department. They have decided to try holding the parade at night. This year’s parade will start at 6 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the parade as an entrant, please contact the Fire and Rescue. They can give you the details and discuss with you the parade entry fee of a new toy. All new toys will be given away to local children who are in need.