“It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and the people in the court outside could be heard, wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement stones to warm them. The city clocks had only struck three, but it was quiet dark already – it had not been light all day.”
Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”)
The cold, rainy days of Thanksgiving are gone leaving one question, “Merry Christmas! What right and reason have you to be merry?”
In Salado, we have every right and reason to be merry.
Open your eyes and see.
What’s that? All you see and hear is construction; doom and gloom? Really?
Come and see the Christmas Parade today — a family-affair full of people having fun, laughing, and enjoying themselves.
The annual Christmas Parade signals the kick off of the Christmas Stroll. Tell the shop owners who brightly decorated their stores with lights, wreaths, and trees; “they have no right to be merry.” Ask the neighbors who decorate their homes “what reason have you to be merry?” Talk to visitors and hear, “We love Salado.” Listen well to their answers.
See “A Christmas Carol” and experience the work of a wonderful lady, Jackie Mills. Seeing her devotion and commitment is a shot of “merriness” that lasts all year.
Add the Christmas cantadas/choirs, the special events/parties, the Candle light services, and friends saying “Merry Christmas,” and you will find “merriness.”
You want information? Attend the Sanctuary Town Hall on 14 December. Dr. Billy Hanks will be our guest along with our city attorney and engineer – all discussing Sanctuary.
Stagecoach? The plans are alive and well! No “Bah Humbug,” there!
Salado has every right and reason to be merry. It is going to be wonderful time in our Village. Believe it!