Friday, July 3, 2015

Family Roots

We come from the same roots,
we carry the same blood.

This connects us together,
what holds us together is love.

We are Family

Family is created by God, he designed it at the beginning of creation when he said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and two will become one flesh?" -Matthew 19:5 "God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it." Genesis 1:28

Family is important to God, and many families understand the importance of staying connected.

The Butts family understands the importance of staying connected.  While other families have allowed family reunions to stop, the Butts family reunions are still going strong.

Thomas and Bess Butts
Thomas and Bess Butts married and had 13 children.  Each year the 13 children and their families take turns planning and managing the reunion, or just their families if the children are deceased. 

Most families meet together one day, this family meets together all week.  They set up their campers and spend each day cooking, playing, praying and having devotions, and singing together.

Working to get the creek ready for the reunion

Ann, Tiffany, and Ruthe
At the reunion 
spending quality time 
with the younger 
Butts generation. 

Kendall rides his grandson on the 4-wheeler
Kendall spending time with his will find everyone enjoys riding a 4-wheeler, that's a staple at the reunion.

Reunions are about creating memories
Susie dancing with her uncle Jim Butts

Benjamin  enjoys singing for his family.

The Butts are talented with many gifts, especially the gift of singing.

We can't forget about the food

Tommy cooking up some BBQ chicken

And playing Corn Hole

Jesseca enjoying a game of corn hole with her family

I had never experienced a family reunion like this one until I married into it.
The first time I attended it I was hooked.  It's wonderful to be able to take time to spend with the ones you love....stay connected to your roots.

Bess Butts with 12 of her children

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dacusville Jr. High Classes 1974-78 Reunion

"Wandering back through the rivers of time, as special memories flood my mind. People and places that once meant so much, now we rarely keep in touch.

 I recently walked through the old neighborhood, the houses now seemed just stucco and wood.  New families now making their own memories, raising their children and sowing their seed...

Although we have parted and gone our own ways, I sometimes journey back to those familiar days. To you my friend, I'll lift my glass.  As long as their are memories friendships will last!"
 Sally Gensel Deuel

Dacusville Jr. High Classes 1974-78 Reunion

July 25th

Dacusville Community Center 
(Old Dacusville Elementary School)

Time: 5-6 Tour facility
 6-10 Reunion in Cafeteria

RSVP by July 10th on facebook page:

Casual Dress

BBQ Catered: $8.00 plate

Travel Down Memory Lane...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dacusville Sewcial

Sewcial is a gathering to socialize with those that are interested in sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.

There will also be a craft for those of you who would like to participate.  One of the first crafts will be making bookmarks for the Dacusville Community Library.

The first gathering is Tuesday, July 7th from 10:00 am to 12 Noon

The Sewcial room is in the main section of the Dacusville Community Center.  After entering the main entrance, go past the Cafeteria on the right and continue past the restrooms on the left, and the Sewcial Room is located past the restrooms.  There will be an identifying sign beside the door. 

For additional information or questions contact:
Linda Hall 864-423-3572
Marcia Given 864-907-0058 

Dacusville Sewcial also makes 
"Quilts of Valor

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Providing Glasses through Fireworks

What does fireworks and the Lion's Club have in common?

Money to purchase glasses for the needy

The Dacusville Lion's Club provides glasses to the ones in need, they have provided 25 pairs of glasses this year. They have fundraisers to purchase the glasses.  The Dacusville Lion's Club sells fireworks during the 4th of July to raise the money, this is their biggest fundraiser.

If you purchase fireworks for 4th of July will you consider purchasing them from the Lion's Club, you will feel good knowing that your money will not go up in smoke.

They will be selling them July 3rd and 4th 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dacusville Fitness Center

Need some motivation?  

The Dacusville Fitness Center is FREE!!!

Hours of Operation:
Morning: 6-10
Evening: 6-9

121 members are participating in the fitness center, they have made a step toward better fitness.....take your step, join and begin your fitness journey.

They also offer silver souls for the senior population and is looking to offer Zumba and Yoga. The fitness center is located at the end of the community center near the top of the hill.  

They are also looking at putting in a card system in the future.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dacusville Community Library

I know a man that seems to have the answers to many questions, I asked him how does he know so much? He responded by saying, " I read."

Do you enjoy reading, Dacusville has a new library located in the Community Center. 

"For the community, by the community" 

The new library was established by many community volunteers that worked tirelessly cleaning the facility, then collecting and stocking the books. The volunteers collected over 4,000 books; Mt. Carmel donated 2 truck loads and retired teachers donated 600. The volunteers are still collecting books, they ask that if  you donate please let them be new or slightly used good books.

The library opened for the first time on Saturday, June 7th from 9-12.  Many visitors (70-80) came out to the grand opening.  The library kicked off their Summer Reading Program for the children, they had snow cones, ice cream truck, hay rides, popcorn, Dacusville Fire Department, and  story time. 

Story Time every Saturday at 10:00 am

Dacusville Fire Department

Hay Rides

Check out some of the citizens from our community that visited our new library.....

It is very important that children read during the summer months to prevent the "Summer Slide".

The Library is open each Saturday morning from 9-12 in the old Dacusville Elementary School Library at the Community Center. The library offers many great volunteer opportunities as well.


Monday, May 25, 2015

A Mother's Heart

A mother finds out the news she is expecting a baby, she makes preparations for it's arrival. The day is here when she welcomes her child into the world.  She holds it in her arms for the first time and realizes that her heart is now laying on the outside of her chest.

She watches as her child grows each day, hitting each mile stone....eating solid foods, rolling over, sitting up, and walking. Time for the child to start school, kindergarten, first, second, third, etc. She watches as the child develops and uses their talents and skills to do things they enjoy. The mother has watched as the young child is now an adult ready to spread their wings and fly.

The mother is proud, yet fearful when their child shares with them that they want to serve our country in the military.  The day is here, the mother watches as her child leaves trusting in her heart that her child is making the right decision.  And then she gets the news that no mother wants to hear, her child was killed in battle.

Now imagine that the child belongs to you, and you are the mother or father.

This is to the families that deal with the loss every day.....Thank You! 

PFC Barrett Austin

PFC Justin Whitmire

You are our Hero!

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