Goldonna Village Christmas News – December 21, 2022

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “For any American who had the great and priceless privilege of being raised in a small town there always remains with him nostalgic memories.”

Nostalgic holiday memories is exactly what has been created over the past week with the residents of Goldonna.

The Store of Goldonna hosted its First Annual Gingerbread House Competition. There was a larger than expected turnout for this sweet occasion. The competition was broken down into age categories. Winners for this banner event were as follows:

Age 19 and Up-
1st Place Julie Evans
2nd Place Anna and Daniel Rachal
3rd Place- Kim Whatley

Ages 13-18
1st Place- Rebekah Dupree
2nd Place- Addison Weaver

Ages 8-12
1st Place – Kayden and Mackenzie Dodge

Ages 4-7
1st Place – Braxton Young

Ages 3 and under
1st Place – Braden Lawson

The judges for this event had an extremely hard job but fun was had by all of the participants and spectators. This new village holiday event will definitely return next year as organizers are already planning for another successful year.

Goldonna Baptist Church and Goldonna Assembly of God Church joined holiday voices for an evening of extraordinary fellowship and fun. The churchgoers bundled up in their warmest winter gear and rode through the village singing Christmas Carols and shared God’s love to area residents. They were met with smiling faces and offers to come inside where it is warm. This too will be added to the list of annual Christmas events that must be repeated.

There will be a Community Church Service at Goldonna Assembly of God on Friday, December 30th at 6:00pm. There will be a meal served afterwards, so bring your favorite tasty dish and join the fun.

Merry Christmas to you and your families!

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