Tonight when I read the Chester County Independent, I thought about all the events that happened in 2009. I thought I would put some of them down in my blog so that I wouldn't forget them. Michael Jackson, Natasha Richardson, Patrick Swayze, and other famous people passed away in 2009, but I want to remember the things that happened in our town of Henderson.
January: Barak Obama took the official oath of office at his inauguration.
February: FHU's Lectureship: "Crying Out to God: Prayer and Praise in the Psalms" I (with lots of help from Becky) presented our VBS/Bible class lessons about David and Psalms.
On the 27th we had a record snowfall in Chester County - about 12 inches.
March: Mrs. Carolyn Ward was taken from the parking lot of Fred's and later found murdered.
April: Chi Beta wins Makin' Music with "In Living Color." More cuts were make in FHU's budget with 12 more people losing their jobs.
May: CCHS graduation: Jessica Steele was valedictorian.
June: VBS: We taught about Jesus' miracles: feeding the 5,000; calming the sea; healing the 10 lepers; and the empty tomb were our lessons in the 3 year old class.
July: Chester County Sheriff Mark Davidson passed away after battling brain cancer. We also had some bad storms in July - one storm happened during church services on Wednesday night. We all went down in the basement and stayed for quite some time before feeling safe to go home.
August: School started and so did my job as East Chester's principal. I'm so lucky to have Spring with me and the wonderful faculty and students at East.
September: CCHS beat McNairy in football 39-20 for the first time in 16 years.
October: BBQ Festival
November: Mallerie Graves passed away after a long fight against very severe Post Hepatitis Aplastic Anemia.
December: The Henderson National Guard unit left for training in Mississippi before going on to Iraq. Mike Huckabee spoke at FHU's Benefit Dinner. Henderson Police Captain Dennis Cagle dies following attempted robbery. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state attended the funeral service for Cagle at Loyd Auditorium to pay tribute to their fallen comrade.
The Independent also listed some other facts:
Top 5 U.S. Scenic Drives:
1. Seward Highway, Alaska
2. Highway 1, California
3. Beartooth Highway, Montana/Wyoming
4. Zion National Park Scenic Highway, Utah
5. Custer Scenic Byway, South Dakota
Top 5 Social Networking:
Top 5 Football Movies
2. All the Right Moves
3. Any Given Sunday
4. Friday Night Lights
Top 5 Breed of Dogs
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd
4. Golden Retriever