by Terry Johnson

Christmas on Main Street is tonight in Coats


The Coats Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at the second annual Christmas on Main Street tonight. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. in the “Olde’ Christmas Shoppe” of vendors. Vendors will be selling lots of novelties to use as Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or you own personal enjoyment. Other vendors will have food and beverage items.

Entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. with various singing groups and dancers performing. The parade line-up is at 6 p.m., so grab your favorite spot along the street and get ready to enjoy the parade that begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Grand marshals, Chief Jeremy Hall and family, will lead this year’s parade which has various entries of floats, dance groups and so much more.

After the parade, plan to return to Main Street where Santa will be in the Santa House to greet the kids and listen to their Christmas wishes. This is such a great photo opportunity. There will be free hot chocolate given by Kiwanis of Coats and the Coats Woman’s Club. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a live Nativity narrated by Buster Stone. They are still accepting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. What a wonderful evening to celebrate the season.

Happy birthday to Ida Lee Stone (98th!), Margaret Pope, Jessica Junio, Briggs Marsh, Avery Marsh, Brady Mitchell, Jay Johnson, Brian Raynor, Jace Baumhauer, Dawn Denning, Greg Stevens, Sandra Weaver, Curtis Betts, Amanda Langdon, Charlie Stevens, Mary Kaneklides, Clay Fleming, Joshua Hudson, Bruce West, Jewel Johnson, Erran Nichols, Jonathan Honeycutt and Michael Denning.

Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Doug Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ennis, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hamby and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Beasley.

My deepest sympathy to the family of Billy Sorrell.

Prayers for Sheila Stafford Pope, Dan Ferrell, Roy Penny, Annette Barfield, Janet Moore, Ellen Whittington, Don Stewart, Judy Nipper, Philip Barnes, Doris Nolan, Tammy Lockamy, Vicki Ennis, John and Kathi Ennis Lorraine Turlington, Cathy Honeycutt, Clara Wood, Faye Smith, Melody McGee, Lee White, Doug Johnson, Mary Mozingo, Chris Johnson Freitas, John Freitas, Alice Faye Weaver, Betty Johnson (Hoover’s wife), Paul Johnson, Jo Hawley, Doyle Barbour, Don and Patty Godwin, Dorothy Denning, Clara Wood, Lou Lamm, Betty and Stacey Johnson, Peggy Senter, Frank and Pat Whitesell, Ann Beasley, Charles Phillips, Bertha and Kermit Turner, JoAnne Turlington, Lloyd Hall, Peggy Godwin, Carol Byrd, Keith Williams, Clara Weaver, Sandra C. Byrd, JoAnn Jefferson, Alice Lou Roberts, Kaylan King, Dennis Rose, Jean Landreth, Pastor Thomas Washington, Marshall Pleasant, Jean Pleasant and all those in nursing homes.

My quote this week is from Susie Lawson: “May you suddenly know and believe that you are deeply loved, abundantly cared for, and profoundly called. May you discern the heavenly resources you’ve yet to lay hold of. May you begin to care more and more about the needs of others. May you give generously as one who has an endless supply to draw from. You are loved, called, equipped, and provided for. Live boldly and gladly today. The Savior has you in His hand and in His heart!”

If you have information to go into the paper, give me a call at 910-897-6132, email me at by Monday or come by Dragonfly Florist in Coats to speak with me personally.


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