By Gina Smith
December 26, 2011

The holiday season in Lincoln County has been a busy one filled with many different activities. There has been a craft fair, 5K runs and one-mile walks, children and adults singing and dancing, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, and plays. Each town in the county has been decked out in fine fashion. There have been tree parades and nativity scenes, and Santa has made several appearances in the past few weeks.

But what makes Lincoln County special is the people. All events have drawn the community out in support of each other, our young adults and children. The support and interest in each others’ well being is what makes Lincoln County a great place to live. To share time and talents with one another in the spirit of joy and happiness is what it’s all about.

I was talking to a friend of mine that is not from our county. I was telling her about LC Central and all that Lincoln County has to offer people.

“Wow!” she said. “You guys say Merry Christmas there?”

She went on to express how in her part of the country you just don’t say things like that because it offends people, and you are quickly corrected without hesitation. It is always “happy holidays”.

It amazes me the freedoms we enjoy in our little community. Few become upset or offended by saying Merry Christmas, happy holidays or Happy Hanukkah. Mutual respect and love is what this season is all about and is what makes this county great.