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Halloween safety: As I observed more than 100 children and possibly 50 adults on Halloween night, I noticed some parents had flashlights, some had glow sticks and some had nothing to light their way through the streets of Lake George. Every year, I encourage everyone to please, please sit out on the end of your driveway in a lawn chair or your golf cart to hand out the treats. So many children get skinned knees and elbows falling in yards that are not well lit. Think of the area that Lake George covers and then think of those tiny little legs having to walk from house to house, then walk an addition 40 or 50 feet to the porch of your house. Many of the automobiles that carried their little ones around had their hazard lights blinking which is smart. Unfortunately, several years ago, the street light in the memorial park across the street from me was removed by the POA. From my house, which does have a yard light, to three doors down from me is completely dark. Next year, I plan to run two extension cords from my light pole — one east and one west — and plug a clamp light in each one and attach it to my fence so the kids can have their way lighted to reach my property.  My driveway is completely lit up with my security light, but not the street. Thanks to all of you who carried 10 to 12 children in your trucks with trailers behind them. That’s the way to be safe.

Chili Cook-off Jamboree: Bring your lawn chairs and get ready for an exciting evening of food, entertainment and community fellowship at the First Presbyterian Christian Academy from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Live bands will perform, two raffles will take place with amazing prizes and refreshments will be available. There will also be a dessert bakeoff. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children, under age 10.  

Which is cheaper? Everyone knows if you have to go to a nursing home, it can cost $188 a day or more. Well folks, check this out. If you make reservations at a local hotel for a combined long-term stay discount and a senior discount, it would cost you about $49.23 a night. Out of $188, that would leave you $138.77 a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner or room service. Laundry, gratuities and special TV movies are available. Plus, you would have a swimming pool, a lounge, a laundry room and most hotels give out free razors, toothpaste and brushes, along with free shampoo and soap. TV acting up? Light bulbs need changing? Need the mattress or linens changed? No problem. They fix everything and apologize for the inconvenience. Hotels have a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks in to see if you’re okay. If not, they will call the undertaker or an ambulance. If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip and the hotel will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life. Family will want to spend a weekend vacationing there with you and the grandkids will love the pool.  What more can you ask for? So I guess I’d better make my reservation now. HA!

First Saturday: Hey, don’t forget we’ll all be at PoJo’s in Midway Saturday selling our “stuff.” This is the most fun you can have with your shoes on.

Fall health fair: I want to mention again to mark your calendars for Liberty Regional Medical Center’s Fall Health Fair planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. This is their way of thanking the community for their support and to promote a healthy lifestyle. both physically and mentally. There will be health and safety exhibits, free carnival rides, free hay and pony rides, food, games, crafters, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations, costumed characters and much more.  Everything, including parking, is free.
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