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Tyler County Booster - Local News
Stories Added - January 2009
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Resolve to get involved with Heritage Village and MuseumHeritage
Tyler County Booster - January 2009
by Sandy Taylor
Have you already heard the sound? You know the one! There is nothing like the sound of broken resolutions and you have probably heard it already. We resolve to exercise more and then look for excuses not to. We resolve not to overeat and then take the second helping of dessert. We resolve to call old friends that we have been missing and then forget where we have placed the number. We resolve to clean out the clutter and get started only to put it all back because “we may need that”. We all do it and so I wonder why we even think about resolutions. I have decided that, for me at least, resolutions at the beginning of a new year give me a direction to aim for and a goal to strive for because I know me well enough to know that I need a carrot in front of me pulling me along.
I looked up the resolutions I made last year at this time in this column. Would you believe that they still are important for you to consider in making your list? Perhaps like me you need a “carrot” to get you moving in the right direction. How about adding to the list things like renewing your Tyler County Heritage Society membership
or becoming a new member in the individual, family or business category? Perhaps you would like to resolve to be more involved in the activities at Heritage Village. You might volunteer your time to be trained as a docent and be available to help with the various tours that visit each year. You could join one of the groups affiliated with the Village - Sons of Confederate Veterans, Order of the Confederate Rose, the Blacksmith group, Spinners and Weavers, Sassy Scrappers, or the railroad group. Each one of these groups would welcome you with open arms. You need only to call the Village at 283-2272 for their meeting times.
Do you have a talent that you are willing to share? We are always looking
for entertainment for our various events. Are you handy with a hammer,
saw, or screwdriver? We keep a running list of minor repairs that need “doing” and would welcome the help. Do you participate in craft fairs in the area with goods to sell? Perhaps you will consider being one of the exhibitors at Festival of the Arts or Harvest Festival. Are you computer savvy? We could use help with our newsletters, brochures, and programs for our various events. Do you think that you have no talent but could work with someone to accomplish a goal? We need lots of volunteers for our different events during the year. Maybe that will appeal to you. Or perhaps you have already thought of ways you can be of service that I haven’t mentioned. Great! Just call the Village at 283-2272 to become involved.
By now you get the idea that we want you and we need you to be active during
this year in the workings of your Heritage Society. We need you to attend the activities during the year and bring your family and friends. We need you to eat at the Pickett House Restaurant and consider it for your next get-together. We need you to help publicize Heritage Village as you travel during the year.
One of your first opportunities to be involved with the Heritage Society this year is the annual member meeting to be held on Monday, January 26th. A dinner at the Pickett House begins at 6:00 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $12 per person and you may pay at the door. We do ask that you call the Village at 283-2272 to make your reservation for dinner so that we can plan enough food. If you do not plan to eat, please come to the business meeting about 6:45 for the meeting to begin on time at 7:00 p.m.



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