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Gospel singing benefits Christmas project

Big Cowan


Our sympathy goes out to the family of Essie Mae Boggs. She died Oct. 28 and was buried Oct. 30. She was the widow of Lonzo Boggs and is survived by sons Kendall Boggs and Cassell Boggs and wife Opal, and a daughter, Meledia Ison of Cowan, 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, two brothers, and five sisters. I am really sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose your parents.

On Nov. 1, a gospel benefit singing for Santa’s truck train was held at the Cowan Community Center with several gospel singers present: The Blessed Friends, Tim and Judy Amburgey, Stan Nicely, The Hamptons, Middle Fork Singers, The Bakers, The Potters, Willie Perry, Franklin Justice, Eli Smith, Joyce Morris, Martha Wright, Spirit Led, and Regina Wurschmidt. Food and drinks were sold and donations taken.

This really benefits all of Letcher County at Christmas time when the truck train makes its way down highways and hollows to put a smile on kids’ faces who might not have had a good Christmas. They have toys for all ages, also they have bicycles and food baskets for those who are in need. They deliver over 2,000 toys each year and people gather months in advance to wrap the presents and enjoy the fellowship.

A big thank you goes to all the volunteers that help with this in whatever capacity that you volunteer. This is a great ministry and this one couple has had a burden to do this for the past few years so if anyone has time to spark to help with the project next year, I’m sure it would be very much appreciated. If you need to know who to contact, get with me and I will get you to the right people.

Well, on the other hand, this frost has been beautiful the past two mornings. Looks like two or three inches of snow on the ground.

My husband and two of my granddaughters were in over the weekend and had a good time. It gets harder and harder for my husband to leave. He can’t wait to be down here for good.

My uncle, Eugene Day, fell off of a ladder while trying to get up in the apple tree. It skinned up his arm pretty bad. He has sore ribs and a sore hip. The fall did not tear his shirt or jacket but rubbed the skin off of his right upper arm. He’s up and about again. He’s not as young as he used to be, but bless his heart, he stays busy all of the time as well as Irene. They both do well for being in their 80s. I heard the ladder fall and him holler out. I ran to him along with my brother, sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. We helped him up but before I could get stuff out to clean him up, he got up and walked home. His daughter came and bandaged him up. I love Irene and Eugene very much.

Well, all have a great week. Until next time.


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