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Reporting Success in Peyton Colony
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 • Posted May 4, 2010

We had a successful May Day Fest, Saturday, May 1, in Peyton Colony, at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

The Lord gave us a beautiful day and stayed off the rain that was predicted Thursday, so we could work for the school.

The wind made it hard only for the musicians. I think everyone else enjoyed the breeze because it was hot for those who were constantly walking back and forth carrying things.

For two weeks prior, Lawrence and Gary Lynn Jones, picked up donated items from generous people .

We had doors, TV’s, microwaves and tools. A neat sewing machine, a car vacuum (I got that), a beautiful area rug, an old fashioned bed, and Christmas lights and book shelves.

We gratefully unloaded clothes, shoes, books, hand made vases, (made by Electra Brookes), and a beautiful succulent plant arrangement that our neighbor, D’Ann Welch made!

Saturday morning Lonnie Rodriguez arrived right after me, around 6:00 am, to start his campfire and coffee, and Janice Soria walked up soon after he did, and we prayed that the Lord bless us with peace and success, and He answered abundantly.

Our meager beginnings were soon multiplied because the Lord urged people to bring things, even that very morning! People were driving in with cars and trucks loaded with items! Good thing the Jones and Coffees were there to help unload and price everything!

Rebecca Howerton (as tired as she was from making the movie True Grit) came and brought her donated items Friday night so she could help us arrange all the knick knacks, dishes, bright platters, candles, jewelry, pillows and clothes; we stayed there late into the night, only to return early Saturday morning to begin our day. Thanks to all the ones who helped, and all the ones who wanted to, but couldn’t.

We love you, and know you love us too, because your presence and contributions clearly show you care and want to help repair and preserve our little school house in Peyton Colony.

Lucille Jones cooked breakfast tacos for everyone, and they were sure good!

Tim made the wonderful salsa for Lonnie’s fajitas, but there was plenty for our tacos, too! I don’t know how many tacos Lucille sold, but they held us over ‘til Lonnie’s authentic chuck wagon fajitas were ready to eat, at 11:00 am.

I particularly liked his guacamole, although all of it was delicious, and the meat was tender, too! People were asking him about booking parties! My homemade ice cream was a hit! I made Black Cow, Big Red, and Old Fashioned Vanilla, and Barbara Jones Booe sat at the table and sold it and the banana pudding, too. I’m glad there was a little bit left for me to take home!

Our neighbors who live in Peyton Colony pitched in and brought items for sale, and Mike and Sandi Turbeville, and Marvin Schuhart came to play music with Lawrence and myself, and we sang gospel songs and Happy Birthday to Lawrence’s daughter, Sharon Coffee Baxter!

I love to be a part of a good thing, where love abounds, and there’s a common goal. It’s a humbling experience, to be a part of a big thing, where loving people come together, work hard, and then enjoy the success from all the effort put forth.

My body ached the next day, but our meager beginnings turned into an overflowing success, and we hope everyone knows how much we appreciate all their help and donations! May God bless us all!

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