There will be a lot going on this weekend, from the fifth annual Choppers4Children event Friday and Saturday (see Sunday, April 19, paper for details) to the George Washington Carver National Monument Art in the Park and mural dedication ceremony on Saturday (see Wednesday’s edition for details), other events within the county and, oh yes, my wedding on Saturday.


There will be a lot going on this weekend, from the fifth annual Choppers4Children event Friday and Saturday (see Sunday, April 19, paper for details) to the George Washington Carver National Monument Art in the Park and mural dedication ceremony on Saturday (see Wednesday’s edition for details), other events within the county and, oh yes, my wedding on Saturday.

In the past, I have covered C4C events and Carver events. Seeing thousands upon thousands of motorcycles and the public coming out to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network and other children’s charities to help children in need of medical or traveling expenses is a worthy cause. In the past when I’ve covered C4C, I’ve asked the riders why they came. Their response was simple: because they love to help the kids. So I encourage each of you if you are out and about, go to Choppers4Children and help support children with medical needs.

The second item that I listed was the Art in the Park – along with the mural dedication — at George Washington Carver National Monument. This is a great event for all ages and very, very educational. I remember when I was a young kid, there were times my parents took Greg and I to the monument to walk the trail, see the visitor center’s exhibits and learn about Dr. Carver and his work with peanuts and other agricultural items.

Even though I will not be able to be there to cover these fine events, I will be there in spirit. I hope that each of the events will have a very sizeable crowd.

The last item that I had mentioned in my column was my wedding to Tina on Saturday.

As stated two weeks ago in my column, the countdown is on. Well, as I am writing this column, I am down to less than two days. As Tina and I make the final touches to the plans, we are getting more and more anxious for the “I do’s.”

For the last couple of months, we have made a list of wedding items from the wedding rings, to the cake, to the location, to the guest list, to the wedding party, and to the honeymoon.

As one would say, it is all in place.

Since I wrote the column on her “She still gives me goosebumps,” and our engagement picture was in the paper, we have received a lot of complements and congratulations on the upcoming marriage. For that, I want to thank you all for those kind words.

I count my blessings everyday for what God has delivered to me. He has delivered me my best friend, my partner, my soul mate and the one that I will stay with and cherish each and every second of the day.

On a special note to my soon wife, Tina, I can honestly say that I have found a love of a lifetime.
Thanks for all that you do.

To the readers, if you have any words of encouragement for us, send them to my email address at tadcw1@yahoo.com.