Adcock Family Christmas Party 2016

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ADCOCK FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY 2016

Sue Newton of Lilesville, NC and Rachel Myers of Wadesboro, NC worked together for this years Adcock Family Christmas Party and Sue has sent out a few emails and a postcard giving the details of the party.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, I am inserting a copy and paste of the last email she sent out.   I took over a hundred pixs and will add them on this page as well.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD AT 1 PM AT MAC'S RESTAURANT IN MONROE, ON HWY 74 ACROSS FROM LOWE'S AND RIGHT BESIDE THE DOLLAR TREE.  COMING FROM WADESBORO IT'S ON THE LEFT.  COMING FROM WEST OF MONROE IT IS ON THE RIGHT.

1.  Rose has gotten tote bags for each of the family siblings.  There is a card with your name stapled to the bag.  If you have cards or gifts of any kind that you want to give anyone... PUT IT INTO THE BAG WITH THEIR NAME ON IT AND BE SURE TO HAVE IT CLEARLY IDENTIFIED AS BEING FROM YOU, OTHER WISE IT CAN BE ASSUMED THAT ANYTHING IN THAT BAG CAME FROM ROSE AND VONDALE.  The bags will be set out in sibling age order Hazel (Don) & David down to Jerry & Kathy.  Hopefully, this will eliminate a lot of confusion, save time and move the process along smoothly.  I know in years past, I have gotten home with gifts that I had no idea who had given them and I felt badly that I could not thank them.

2.  We WILL NOT place our orders until everyone has arrived and the opening remarks have been made and the blessing given.  Rachel has worked diligently to create a day that will be memorable to all and especially we hope to make an impression of family importance to the younger generations. We want them to know family, to learn to share and care through helping each other, we want them to learn to know that family can be fun, we want them to know that family confronts, deals with and overcomes challenges, that family loves unconditionally, and that family accepts all members as they are and includes everyone in every way to strengthen family ties.

3.  Curt is experiencing severe spinal problems and will be undergoing surgery on Jan 6th. He was to play for us tomorrow but will not be able to attend.  As you may or may not know, Curt has a 15 year old son that we have never met. In recent months the Haigler family has been in contact with him and he will be at the party tomorrow.  Carolyn did not wish to speak before the crowd as a whole but said she would introduce him one-on-one as we arrive.  This seemed to us to be something that could be a bit overwhelming to a young teenager, meeting this crowd for the first time.  Rachel talked with Curt this morning and in his absence, he asked her to allow Lynette to introduce his son and make whatever comments she wished concerning this 'new to them' member of their family and now our families as well.

4.   Even though Curt will not be playing we still have a great program.  Alana has prepared a beautiful presentation of story and songs.  Mike & Toni will be reading the beautiful Christmas Story.  And.... Marli and Autumn may or may not have something to offer for our entertainment.  We just have to wait and see.

COME WEARING YOUR BIGGEST SMILES, BEST ATTITUDES, HEARTS FULL OF LOVE AND LOTS OF CONVERSATION (not while someone is speaking or entertaining the group), LAUGHTER AND THOUGHTS OF WHAT THE SEASON IS ALL ABOUT... LOVE & FORGIVENESS.... THAT'S WHY CHRIST CAME TO OUR WORLD AND INTO OUR HEARTS.

We have the place from 1p-4p, so do not be in a great rush to leave without having greeted and talked with everyone, just because the meal may be over and program finished.... visiting is the last part of the program and you're the players.

Thank you to everyone who has worked on this and who is contributing to it's success.  (We are thinking that it's about time for the generation next in line behind us 'old folks' to start thinking about taking over the planning, preparation and production of this event.  All you need is one great organizer and put your love into doing it as a group.  You could be awesome!!)

Love and Hugs,
Sue (for Rachel - no PC, no email, no text, no cell phone... what are we going to do with her?)

PS: Please just reply 'OK' to this so that I will know that each family has a member who got the information and will share it with any of their family members who may be just like Rachel, no technology.

LET THE PARTY BEGIN

As soon as I got parked, I retrieved the ole Canon 35mm DSLR camera from the car trunk and captured a pix of the outside of Mac's Restaurant.  Once my bride, myself, our daughter Lisa and Grandson Xander McKnight was inside, I immediately started taking pixs of the interior and those family members already present to create a pictorial story board of the event.

Click on below thumbnail pixs for a larger screen view:

As per our instructions, once the majority of family arrived, Rachel Myers gave a welcome introduction and Mike Seals blessed the food we were about to receive.

Several tables were set with gift bags with family members names on them and a smaller table was reserved for The Family Helping Family funds.

Once the welcome introduction and the prayer given to bless our food, it didn't take too long to place our food and drink orders.  The waitresses were on the ball....once your order was placed and the cash register got a chance to sing its Christmas jingle song, a placard for your order was given to you for your table and the waitresses brought your food out in a very timely manner.  As evidenced from the menu posted earlier, there was a good selection to choose from.

THE CHRISTMAS STORY BY TONI SEALS

FOOD IS SERVED

I placed an order for a BBQ plate and it certainly was good. 

After I finished that BBQ plate, it was time to get the ole camera back into action.  I went around and hopefully, got a pix of everyone that attended. 

I got a pix of my bride aka Joyce Adcock Porter with a good grin going:

She is as beautiful as ever and the Joy and Love of my Life! 

ENTERTAINMENT

Lita Harris had a group line up in a circle and each one picked up a present from the table.  She read a story and each time the word right was used, the person handed the present to the person on their right; each time the word left was used, the person handed off the present to the person on their left until the story was ended and they kept the present.

ENTERTAINMENT CONTINUES

A couple of the young ladies, Autumn and Marli sang a Christmas song and did a dance and jump rope routine.

Autumn Newton doing jump rope to a Christmas song.

A FEW MORE PIXS TAKEN

Frankie Beachum and her Granddaughter Rylan

LITA'S LINE DANCE

A few brave souls got up and did a mini-line dance number....not enough cowboys and cowgirls in the crowd.....grin if you must!

The two family members that received financial gifts, thanked everyone for their kind generosity and it was very heart felt.  One thing about the Adcock Family, they are tuned to needs of others within the family as well as others and never fail to give assistance when needed.

CHRISTMAS PARTY COMING TO AN END

After Brian Newton gave our closing prayer, everyone slowly left.

It was a great Christmas party and we certainly missed those that could not attend due to medical conditions, etc.  Speaking for myself and our family, we had a wonderful time.  The fellowship and warm loving atmosphere of the event, our accommodations, food and excellent service provided by Mac's staff was awesome. 

I am going copy and paste a paragraph I have on my Christmas Short Stories from 2013 which is still relevant today:  

LEAVING ON A SPIRITUAL NOTE

"With all the commercialization of our CHRISTMAS Holiday and so many attempting to get on the Political Correctness Band Wagon of not wishing to offend anyone and to me, they have no backbone and don't stand for anything that really matters and are mere puppets; "Pull my little strings and I'll do anything."  Without Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, there would be no Christmas since Christ is the Reason for the Season!   Whatever your personal Faith and Religion are, it is your choice and right;  I choose to be a Christian!  I have a lighted Star of David and a Cross elevated about 40 feet above ground to give symbolic tribute to Christ and the Christmas Season and several Angels to go along with the traditional seasonal decor.  Laus Deo "Praise be to God."

I am so thankful that we live in a country where we can still freely assemble and worship God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, but the past several decades, Christianity in America has suffered some major set backs by those seeking to remove God from our Country.  Hopefully, America will be able to move forward again with the upcoming Political establishment and I certainly do not care who I offend by this statement!

One of my favorite sayings, "Two of the Greatest Ships that ever Sailed, Friendship and Fellowship" of which we certainly did sail together at the Adcock Family Christmas Party 2016.

God richly bless each and every one of you and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 12-04-16.

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