Last Friday husband Gray and I traveled to Hillsborough to visit with daughter Amy and family.

Later we went to the Dean E. Smith Center to watch grandson Carter graduate from high school. It was an emotional experience. Carter will be attending Appalachian State University in the fall, which happens to be the alma mater of both Gray and me. We are sure he will be fine, but it will really be different for us. I guess we will make the trip to Boone more often.

I have knitting and reading to do, but I would really like to finish the Xenoblade 2 game first. I am at the end of chapter 9, so just one more chapter to go. The game has become increasingly more difficult, but I am sure with a little more help from Carter, I can complete it.

My niece Amanda is getting married in Wilmington. It will be nice to have a chance to explore a city that we have not visited in many, many years. Usually my fingernails are as short as I can cut them. I let them grow so that they will look nice for the wedding, but it is much harder to type this way. After this weekend, I am going back to short nails.

Every time I get a new phone, it seems that it is a different size from the previous one. I have quite a collection of phone cases with Ratchet and Clank, Doctor Who and other characters on them. One is just pink and glittery. They have now been turned into wall art in my office. I can still enjoy them that way.

Welcome Lions award scholarship

Welcome Lions Club wishes to congratulate Rebecca Grizzle, North Davidson Senior High graduate, for winning the Welcome Lions $1,000 scholarship. She will be attending Appalachian State University. The club also wishes to congratulate Heather Brown for being the LEO of the Year from NDMS. She had the most volunteer hours for the LEO Club. Abigail Montes de Oca, Isabella Pierce and Grace Upton received certificates for their volunteer hours for the LEO club.

Paul Bledsoe, from the Winston-Salem Twin City Lions Club and past president of the North Carolina Lions Inc., installed new officers for the Welcome Lions Club. The new officers are President Michelle Gregory, first Vice President and Treasurer Mary Sue Stallings, second Vice President and Director Sharon Benson, Secretary Betty Hayes, Tail Twister Ray Stallings and Directors Myra Lanier, Charlie Milam and Bruce Hayes. Myra Lanier was honored with Lion of the Year plaque for 2017-18 from Welcome Lions.

Church will honor dads

Beulah United Church of Christ will honor all men during the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Father's Day. The Little Free Library located on the outside of the education building also has new books available for the neighborhood children. The church is located at 2828 Arnold Road.

Come for the music, enjoy a hot dog

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ at Center UMC will be held at 7 p.m. June 28 in the Christian fellowship center. A hot dog supper will be available beginning at 6 p.m. This month the offering will be given to Hospice of Davidson County. The community is invited to attend. Center UMC seniors will have their annual pool party June 30 at the home of Charles and Shirley Richardson in Clemmons. There will be a cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs beginning at 1 p.m.

Skating party planned

First Baptist Church will host a family skating party from 2 to 4 p.m. June 24 at Anchor Skating Rink in Lexington. The party will feature free admission, skate rental and snacks. It is sponsored by the Children’s Ministry. The church bus will leave at 1:30 p.m. for those who would like a ride from the church. Vacation Bible School will be held at First Baptist from 6 to 8 p.m. July 15-18. Ages 3 years old through eighth grade may attend.

Patt’s Pointers

My dear friend, Patt Hampton, has shared a great pointer for the garden. She says you can bounce bugs out of your garden with a long handled spoon. Go out early in the morning with a bucket of warm, soapy water. When you see bugs on your plants, hold the bucket beneath the bloom and whack the flower with the spoon. Patt says the bugs will drop down into the suds.

To report news of Welcome, call Marilyn Hagaman, call (336) 731-7877 or at ericakn1@yahoo.com.