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Makhi Morris, 10 years old, caught the biggest fish at the fishing derby, with a catfish weighing 15.5 pounds. Photo submitted
Ten-year-old Makhi Morris; pictured with his mother, Da’Vandria Garrett; won second place in the fishing derby and also caught the biggest fish. Photo submitted
Mr. Sam and Mr. Oscar Barclay, great distance neighbors of Union Square, held their annual “Fun and Fish” day on May 21.
However, because of COVID-19 it was postponed the last two years, but everyone made up for the lost time. It was one of the largest crowds of children to attend the event.
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Sylacauga came in first place in the fishing derby. Ten-year-old Makhi Morris came in second place and also caught the biggest fish, weighing 15.5 pounds. Mount Olive Church of Sylacauga came in third place.
It was truly a fun day for the children and the adults, as well.
After the fishing was over for the children, the adults went fishing and the children had many other games to play, such as basketball, water skiing, running, etc.
Bingo was played by the adults, and some even joined the children in basketball. The food was good as usual. It was prepared by Mrs. Barclay and others.
The weather was great for the occasion. The sponsors want to first thank God for a safe and successful day and also thank the workers who helped with the preparations and especially those who contributed to the fishing derby.
Union Square residents want to thank the Barclay family first for being a part of us and for a well clean fun day.
You would never believe that an event was held at the cabin (the pond and the roadside) on May 21 by passing through on May 22, one day afterward. It was like “peace be still.” All types of animals would say “there is nothing left to eat or play with so let’s run away to another neighborhood” – a little laugh, but it is true.
The Barclays did a good job cleaning up and not only on fun days, but every day. We are grateful for them. Union Square loves them.
Don’t forget the Union Square Neighborhood Watch meeting is Monday, July 11, at 6 p.m. We are eating; don’t forget what to bring, ladies.
Our prayers are with the Maxwell family in the loss of Mrs. Ruby Lorraine Maxwell, a sweet lady.
Let’s pray for all these shootings, that something will be done to stop it.
Happy birthday to Dakota Hill on July 6, from the Rockford Church of God family.
Happy belated birthday to Jimmy Rogers on June 6.
Birthday wishes to Greg Moon on July 1, from the Coosa County Highway Department, especially Butch and Travis.
Happy birthday to Kelly Johnson.
In memory of special loved ones Janice Johnson, Scoop Johnson, and Donald Lee on July 2. Happy heavenly birthday. We love and miss you.
“The value of our good deeds is determined by the intentions in our heart.”
Call Ruby at 256-935-1330 to spread your good news.