The Tira Food Pantry is available to help families and individuals who may be in need of a few food items. The pantry stock is running low and residents are encouraged to donate non-perishable items. For more information, please contact Tami Joslin, 903-268-2496.
Congratulations are in order for Melissa Wischerman, who graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Her mother, Candy Wishcerman says, “So proud of her. What a wonderful experience, all these young people serving their country.”
Tiffany Vaughn took her daughter, Jaidyn, and Jaidyn’s friend, Maygan, to The Villages Resort on Lake Palestine over the weekend in celebration of Jaidyn‘s birthday. They spent Friday night at the resort and enjoyed playing tennis and mini-golf the next morning. They went to the Build-a-Bear Workshop in the mall and had lunch at Mercado’s in Tyler. That afternoon they had fun at the indoor waterpark at the resort, and then headed home.
One last reminder about the North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming on Saturday, October 14th. Registration and bingo will begin at 4:30, with a BBQ meal being served at 5:30. After the meal there will be a brief program honoring the Classes of 1967, 1977, and 1987, and then the Monday Night Jam Band will provide musical entertainment. All former NH students and staff are encouraged to attend.
Chip and I returned from a wonderful trip to Tennessee last Saturday. We left on Friday, September 29th, and drove to Sevierville, where we stayed at the Wyndham Smoky Mountains Resort. During our vacation we enjoyed sightseeing in the National Park and even saw a mama bear and 3 cubs on the Cades Code loop. We were entertained by many groups and individual singers at the Southern Gospel Jubilee at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. The views from the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg were beautiful. We had a delicious German meal there, while the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band played for Oktoberfest. We came back through Arkansas and took in the sights at Petit Jean State Park, before returning to Tira.
Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin (our great-grandsons) stayed with us on Monday evening, while their parents, Landon and Laiken, went to eat sushi in Greenville for their anniversary.
I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.