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Carol Perkins: A Christmas Candle in the window of every home

Carol & Susan want candles to shine from every home this Christmas, starting December 1, 2013. Click on headline for complete column with link to YouTube video with words of "Light a Candle" by Avalon.
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By Carol Perkins

(Even though this is basically about Metcalfe County, I think other communities could do the same, so I challenge Adair Co. to participate.)

Susan Chambers and I don't deserve to have as much fun as we are having each week our radio show on 99.1 the Hoss. We have been highly blessed and are grateful. With that said, our purpose is to shine a light on our community by spotlighting our citizens, making announcements, and entertaining with our memories and antics. We also like to take on projects that will benefit our fellow citizens and our community.

If you are a listener, you know that we have come up with the "BRIGHT" idea that involves all of Metcalfe County (and any other county)...the Candle Project! It will take all of us to make this vision come to LIGHT. We want you to plan ahead and be ready.

We are pleading, begging, bribing (by providing candles), and beseeching all residences, no matter where you live in the county, to place at least one candle (not a real one, of course) in a window of your home or business or place of work beginning December 1 and let it shine until the new year. Imagine how beautiful our little community will look to those traveling through, whether strangers or our own citizens going home from work in the afternoon.

Think about the symbol of a candle. It is a visible reminder of triumph over darkness. It is a light for the lost to find their way. It is a symbol of love burning strong and of warmth and kindness. Who cannot feel happy at the sight of a candle flickering in a window against the darkness of the night, and what better time than at Christmas?

There may be some who do not read the paper or listen to the radio, so for those who do, please take it upon yourself to inform others and together let's light our counties. So, if your mother doesn't have a candle in her window, please put one there for her. If there is a business that isn't lit, please go in and ask if you can provide a candle for the window. We have already had people offer to donate candles, so you can pick one up at my store, Main Street Screenprinting, on the T-ville Road. The only reason for not participating is not knowing, and together we can make this project known.

We can reach hundreds of people through our churches, so please post the message in your church bulletin. We can reach hundreds through our schools. If I make a flyer, would someone make sure they reached principals and would principals make sure each child took home the notice? We can reach hundreds through our factories and businesses, so tell your fellow workers.

I am reminded of this song called "Light A Candle." Listen to the lyrics at YouTube/Light a Candle by Avalon closely and prepare to light your candle on December 1, 2013.

This story was posted on 2013-11-10 16:25:21
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