Good Monday Morning!! The sun is shining here in Chandler Texas.... It is a bit cool outside, but the sunshine sure brightens the day.
My Mother and Father in law were awarded
the "Lifetime Achievement Award"....this past week, at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
I am so proud of them and I am extremely proud of their dedication to our city.
My Sam.....had the honor of presenting this award to his parents....
I would like to share his message with you all.
Most recipients of this award are the people who stand
in the forefront of all the things that are happening. The
deeds and the task that they undertake are noticed and
usually awarded at various times. However, The
recipients of this award tonight, fit into another
category known as “ Faithful supporters”……
They are people who have Faithfully Supported the
the churches of our community……the businesses of our community and the people of our Community…….for a
The recipients are graduates of CHS and have lived in the
community, for most all of their lives.
If I had to pick a word that best describes them……..it
would be GENEROUS. They have generously given so
much of their time and Resources to, God’s Open Hands,
to the church, to the ministry of helping sick children, to
Missions and to organizations, aimed at doing good for
the people of our community. They generously give when they see a need.
They have served in numerous capacities over the years,
on Various committees, clubs, Boards…..both at church
and school and Have been supporters of the community
even in the toughest of Times.
Tonight's recipients, remember the old cotton gin, the
tomato sheds, and the FULL service gas stations……..in
other words, the GOOD OL’DAYS!! They worked to build a "75 year old Company" that is still in business
I urge the now generation to take time to learn from the
“Greatest generation!” These are the folks that
survived world wars, the depression, and now have had
to tolerate moving into the age of technology. I would
encourage each of you to take time to listen to their
stories and to learn how they made it through those
times……so that you can share with your children and
grandchildren, how to remain constant when the hard
times of life come along.
Let the older generation share History with you.
Chandler has a Great History and we are now Blessed by
having The Chandler Museum that can now pass along
the past,… to the future generations of people.
I think I would like to finish up here, by describing the
recipients as not only generous, but WISE as well. Their
wisdom sometimes amazes me. When I was a teenager,
these recipients were “dumb as a rock..!!” ……… But,
through my aging years….I have come to realize that they
were THEN and they are NOW…..the smartest and wisest
people I know.
So……tonight it is an honor and a privilege to present
S.A. and Edith Billie Pollard, My Parents…….the
“LIFETIME APPRECIATION AWARD”
From the community of Chandler and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
Such an Honor......for these two WONDERFUL people...