The Daisy Garden Club met Dec. 22 at Mayflower Restaurant.
The Daisette Youth Garden Club held its Dec. 18 meeting at the Henderson Institute Historical Museum.
Vance County Schools held its annual retirement banquet Dec. 4 to recognize recent retirees.
Vance-Granville Community College will hold a special program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. in the civic center on the college’s Vance County campus.
Julian Nathaniel Balleza made his entrance into the world at 1:57 p.m. Jan. 1, making him Granville Health System’s first baby of 2015. Julian weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length. He is the son of Thalia Balleza.
I’ve heard it said that gardening is one of the most popular hobbies, and that is certainly not surprising. The beauty and variety of plants is breathtaking, and having nurtured one from seed or sapling to maturity is profoundly satisfying. There’s also the physical activity benefit. I could probably Google up some data on that, but I’ll just say that I have met many gardeners in their 70s and beyond whose nimbleness and strength was inspiring.
A look ahead at activities and events in the local faith community:
I’d like to wish a Happy New Year to all the readers of these inspirational articles. May God bless you richly with the desires of your heart for the year 2015.