Monday, April 28, 2008

Paradise in Knox City, Texas

March 29-
Celebrating in Knox City! Aka Paradise

The Chamber of Commerce celebrated the completion of their very impressive downtown awning project, and recognized the hard work and perseverance of their volunteers at their Annual Banquet Saturday night.

This year’s theme was Living in Paradise. Lots of leis, flowered sundresses and Hawaiian shirts were in evidence in spite of the cold weather. Now that’s commitment. I had to compromise with a few flowers for flavor and long pants and undershirt for comfort! We all enjoyed the tropical atmosphere and menu, featuring shish kebobs and every fruit known to be good eatin’.

Congratulations go to Marla Hawkins as Knox City’s Most Appreciated Citizen. I got to jump right in on the celebrating as I enthusiastically endorsed the parallels of our small hometowns and the image that comes to mind from the word paradise. I met lots of local folks who had not known about the Visioning Teams work and commitment to preserving and improving our paradise. It was even worth driving 3 hours back from one wedding shower for the kids, presenting the program at the banquet, then driving back to the top of the panhandle for another on Sunday! Well, it will be if the JP in Memphis County is understanding.

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