High Bridge

Esther Pennington, 291-2629

High Bridge Presbyterian Church visitors Sunday were Ruth Parsons of Lexington and Sally Bruce, niece of the Rev. Skidmore, Emma, James and Luke Braford, grandchildren of Bill and Lea Braford visiting from Richmond. Family and friends gathered Saturday at the home of the Rev. Louis Skidmore to celebrate his 93rd birthday.

High Bridge’s director of children’s ministry, Donna Lotts, has scheduled a Trunk or Treat for children on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by a hay-ride sponsored by Tommy Thompson.

The Weekday Religious Education Fall Bingo Festival that was held this past Saturday at the Natural Bridge firehouse was a big success and the WRE board members wish to thank all who donated beautiful gift basket, door prizes, snack foods and all who came out to play bingo. Thanks also to the Natural Bridge Fire Department for the use of their building.

Bill, Jane and Brenda Shafer and Cathy Ayers spent a recent four-day Mystery Bus Tour trip to places of interest in Morehead City and New Bern, N.C. They toured several museums and visited the Tryon Palace and toured the Mum Festival. They also took a two-day bus trip the previous weekend to Floyd County and saw the Birthplace Music Museum and to Hilton to the Carter Fold Music Show. On the return trip they attended the “Ring of Fire” music show at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatrein in Wytheville.

Wayne Lee, Annette and Robert Hickman hosted a family luncheon this past Saturday and family and friends attending were John and Marion Hickman of Richmond and their son Tim of Connecticut; Bob and Becky Varner of Woodbridge; Bucky and Ann Browning of Charlotte Court House; Stanley and Ellen Wills of Clifton Forge; Kenneth and Vicky Hickman and daughters Ruth and Mary of Vesuvius; Morris, Mindy, Tessa and Willa Hickman and friend Justin Atkins of Verona; Butch and Carol Conner of Lexington. Those attending from the Natural Bridge area were Karen and Jason Hickman, Leon Saunders, Pastor Lucy Hughes, Joanna Lotts and granddaughter Madelyn White, and Greg and Theresa Fainter.

The Natural Bridge Ruritan Club will be holding its annual cakewalk fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Natural Bridge Fire Department. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the cakewalk begins at 7 p.m. There will be food available for sale.

The Natural Bridge/Glasgow food pantry distribution day will be Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m.

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