Waxhaw’s 2021 Autumn Treasures was the best! The incredible team work of the Town of Waxhaw employees is phenomenal, and it shows that good, harmonious teamwork creates success. From my observation, of all the years Bill has been participating in both the spring and autumn events, this was superior to all the others. Everything just seemed to work very smoothly. The closing also was conducted very smoothly. We have a wonderful day, seeing people we have not seen in two years!

There was one loophole — I must have had a virus coming on, and I fainted right into the arms of Phil Lang, the owner of “Leatherworks,” who was right next to our tent. I was admiring Phil’s marvelous leather work, and all of a sudden I realized I was going down, and I said “Oh, I’m not going to make it.” Phil caught me, and called for help, which I must say was instant, with the fantastic help and cooperation of the fabulous Waxhaw Fire Department and Waxhaw’s Parks & Recreation Department, under the leadership and supervision of Dena Sabinske, Director of the Department. Such superb care and attention. — I couldn’t believe it! I am diagnosing it as a virus, as my husband endured the same symptoms earlier in the week.

A great big thanks to the Waxhaw Fire Department and the Parks & Recreation Department, and of course, Phil Lang, who prevented me from crashing onto the blacktop! Also, thanks to Larry Hook for helping us close up on Sunday evening. Waxhaw has great people!

The historic Mule Barn on Broome Street has scheduled some interesting events on “Feature Fridays,” from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. From now until December 3, an artist will be on hand to exhibit and demonstrate his art. There will also be food delicacies, as well as music. Next Friday, October 22, will feature Bart Conner, and his “Logs to Treasures.” November 5 will feature Mary deJonge, of “Mahachi Meadow Designs,” November 12t will feature Elijah Well, of “Elijah Kell Art Glass,” and December 3 Jodi Lynn, of “Jodi Lynn Pottery,”, as well as David Clark, of “Mudslinger Pottery.” All guests will get to meet the artist, meet and speak to the artist, enjoy delicious refreshments, as well as see the beautifully refurbished, historic “Mule Barn.” Hope to see you there.

The American Legion Post 208 in Waxhaw, located on Highway 75, is hosting a Blood Drive, Friday, October 29th, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. All donors will receive a Limited Edition of “ONE Blood Halloween T-Shirt,” as well as a $20. eGift Card. Of course, before you donate, you will have a “Wellness Check-Up,” blood pressure, temperature taken, iron count, and cholesterol screening. You are encouraged to schedule your appointment by visiting www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use Code #64258.

The next event hosted by the Union County Symphony will be October 23 at 7:30 p.m., featuring “The Notes That Changed The World,” in memory of W. Frank Dowd, III, featuring David Brooks, piano soloist. For more info, and to purchase tickets, visit UnionSymphony.org

October 28th is the next date for “Veterans Coffee House,” at the Waxhaw Baptist Church, 8213 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, in Waxhaw. Want to know more? Call Harry Watkins at 704-774-9509. All the vets I know who attend truly enjoy this monthly gathering. The November meeting is a week early, November 18th, due to the celebration of our true American holiday, Thanksgiving.

Waxhaw’s wonderful “Hero” Plan (Healthy Exercise and Recreation Outreach) offers a weekly arts and crafts presentation during this time. For more info, visit JHaynes@Waxhaw.com or call Justine at 704-843-2195, ext. 235.

The Boston Marathon was carried out last Monday, Columbus Day, instead of their usual date, Patriot’s Day in April. One runner was leading the race for the first 20 miles, and then 6 or 7 runners caught up to him, and passed. Wow, do those runners have patience, perseverance, and constant speed. It’s just amazing! The New York Marathon will be coming up in early November, unless they’ve cancel it due to COVID. I cannot fathom accomplishing such a feat!

So interesting to see the people wearing their “Georgia” t-shirts this week, after Georgia is now ranked No. 1 in college football. ‘Bama has been removed from No. 1. Well you know what they say, “you can’t win ‘em all!”

Don’t mind traveling a bit for some interesting experiences? Europeans artist, Luke Jarram’s “Museum of the Moon,” offers the perfect aesthetic backdrop of lighting and vibrancy during a three-week cultural celebration that will take place in beautiful, historic Belmont, NC. From October 22nd until November 14th, enjoy a spectacular nighttime gallery at Stowe Park, showcasing visual arts, live music, theatrical performances and other exciting events. For more info, visit moonlightonmain.com

Have a great week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your medical appointments! Have you noticed you have more of them, more often, as the years go by? The plight of growing old! Most important, remember how much ‘fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.