I had an absolutely wonderful weekend! Saturday morning I went to the Lumberton Youth Baseball Association’s opening ceremony. Boys from Billy’s team were on the team that went to the World Series last year. I have to admit that I got all teary-eyed when the boys were announced (to the tune of Rocky) and received a flag for their championship of North Carolina. I don’t know most of the boys yet, but I was proud of them!
That afternoon I proudly sat and watched Billy play in his first baseball game in Lumberton. He didn’t get his usual position as pitcher or catcher, he was playing left field, but that is OK. He was playing baseball! What a wonderful sport. I understand it! Well, I have to say that Billy’s team won the game, 7-5.
Sunday afternoon my boys and I were invited to a lovely picnic next to a lake in the Fairmont area by Tom and Vicki McGuirt. It was wonderful! The day was perfect. My two boys hid Easter eggs for the younger children. Then we played badminton. Later Billy went fishing off the dock and caught a fish his first cast with a cane pole. Poor Allen was stuck baiting hooks for all the younger children. I know enough to stay away from the crickets and worms — they jump and wiggle — yuck!
So here I am, enjoying my nice new sunburn when all of a sudden it turns cold again. Billy had another baseball game Tuesday evening. It was cold — more like football weather. Hopefully though, spring will be back soon because baseball is so much more enjoyable when it is warm.
Good news! The Appraisal Fair in St. Pauls is coming up soon. This event is going to be held on April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at TarPackers. Coins, art, glassware, pottery and more will be appraised during the evening free of charge. There will also be a silent auction and guests and library patrons can enjoy the food and hospitality of TarPackers at this event. We are hoping people will donate money and help us raise the money that we need to keep the St. Pauls library open with the same amount of hours. I hope to see you there.
I would like to thank Lynn Bruce Jacobs for donating a Fax machine to the Hector McLean Library in Fairmont. This will allow the library to offer fax services to the library patrons in Fairmont. I would also like to thank Vera Collins Sealey for giving a memorial in the memory of Betty Spivey Tedder, also for the Fairmont library. Thank you both for your generous gifts.
— Tina Stepp can be reached at (910) 738-4859 or email@example.com.