And just like that it was practically Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, we had our annual party at the Clubhouse and it was fantastic. Santa, hay rides, a cake walk, and babies everywhere! We even attempted a group photo of all the kids, there were reportedly fifty-seven. Cheers to all who attended. Thanks for helping make it a fun party. I was reflecting this year on how fortunate we are to have such an event. It’s easy to take for granted. Watching all the kids run around having fun together, it made me appreciate this opportunity for them to meet and play. They probably won’t realize how lucky they are to be growing up in Indianola until they’re adults themselves.
I want to give a special thanks to Bob Kernaghan and Kathy Caldwell, without whom there would be no party. And another giant thanks to The Langlies and Terry & Connie Reckord for helping Santa make it to Indianola for another year. To the Moore Family, for making the party even more fun with the traditional hay ride – Thank you! Gotta love those family traditions. Thanks, Travis for taking the reins from your dad to carry it on. The kids look forward to it all year (so do the adults)!
I’m happy to report our bins for the food and winter item drives are practically overflowing. Some of the donations will go to Sharenet, while others will go to the Kingston Foodbank. The Foodbank has a “store” where anyone can get whatever they need, free of charge. Our hope is that this is the most direct way to get items to people in need. The first freeze is always a chilly reminder of how important those hats and gloves are. We will be continuing to collect things through January 15th. There is a box for food in the Indianola Store as well as a food and winter item box on the clubhouse porch. Thank you!
In January we will have another security meeting to discuss ideas for summer 2019. Thank you to everyone who attended the previous discussion for your input and involvement. The meeting will be Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. in the clubhouse. We hope to have an advocate from the Sheriff’s office present to educate us on our resources and options.
SO LONG, 2018!
Happy Holidays to all and a Happy New Year!
Emily Reckord Young, IBIC President