From the Heart: August 2018

What do you get when you cross a 60th birthday with a 40th birthday?  What else but a 100th birthday celebration?  Back in December we were talking with our sweet friend Kristin Marion about the fact that they both had milestone birthdays this year.  Kristin turned 40 in May and Tim turns 60 in August.  The idea was born to hold a joint party for them, and true to both of their wonderful spirits, it would involve giving back to others.  Instead of gifts, they asked for folks to do an act of kindness to honor this momentous occasion.  We attend church together at Sunrise UMC in Lewisville.  Tim and I were youth leaders there for many years, and Kristin helped chaperone on a majority of mission trips with us.  So, suffice it to say we have quite a history of giving back together.  I truly believe we are happiest in life when we help others.  You can see pics from our fun evening in our Celebration section!

Where has summer gone?  August is back-to-school time and appropriately, our August issue features AlphaBEST Education, a before- and after-school enrichment provider.  They are based in Lewisville, NC, and provide a wonderful service for many working parents that need that service.  As usual, we have tons of informative articles on local businesses, parenting and upcoming community events.

We celebrate the end of summer with a fun August Kids’ Morning Out at the annual Wake Forest University’s FanFest on August 18th.  Gates open at 4:30pm and the football team will be introduced at 5:30pm. It’s a FREE event and we’ll be there with our fantastic prize board. See page 39.

Happy 60th birthday to my amazing and wonderful husband, Tim!  You are an amazing man and the world is a better place with you in it!




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