Joan Hughes of Tega Cay was pleasantly surprised when she found out that her 9-year old granddaughter, Abby Waldon, had entered her into The Greatest Grandparent of the Year Contest and that she had won two tickets to the S.C. State Fair.
Abby wrote that her “Mimi” always comes to the door with a hug and a smile, and always has the best food and cookies. She also said Mimi is always glad to take care of her family when her mom and dad need to go somewhere.
Abby said her “PawPaw” (Ralph Hughes) always gives them treats and likes to solve conflicts and problems without hurting anyone's feelings. Abby added: “He Looooovvveees to take us to the driving range!”
What an honor.
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Sheppard for president?
Speaking of elections, residents of Tega Cay were surprised last week when a hand-made sign appeared at a street corner suggesting that George Sheppard should be a write-in candidate for president.
George has served less than a year as a councilman for Tega Cay and says he doesn't plan to run for president.
Dress up and bring your friends to the Children's Costume Parade at the Tega Cay Fall Festival Oct. 25.
Contestants will line up at 12:30 p.m. at Runde Field in Tega Cay. There will be first-, second- and third-place prizes in each of three age groups.
Festival organizers promise there will be candy treats for all contestants. The Beautification Committee will be selling shirts, hats and bags with the logo “Tega Cay, The Good Life” at the festival. So, bring money and pick up a fun item.
Things are changing at the Charlotte Observer, and this will be my final Lakeside column. I want to thank all the readers who have e-mailed, phoned and even stopped me in the grocery through the nearly 15 years that I have had a regular column in the local news media.
I will miss writing this column, but do plan to keep writing. Watch for my byline.
I'd like to leave you with a few thoughts.
Did you know that October is National Caramel Month?
Oct. 28 is National Chocolate Day.
Oct. 30 is National Candy Cane Day.
Oct. 31 is National Caramel Apple Day.
What a sweet month to end this column. Thanks, readers!