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ABOUT THIS MONTH'S COVER:
Under the crisp blue winter skies, the
African American Memorial obelisk,
dedicated to the unnamed slaves and
free blacks buried in Paris’ City Cemetery,
shines in front of Quinn Chapel AME
Church. Made of African marble panels,
the monument was conceptualized by
Georg Todd and Carl Holder.
Where has the year gone?
Could someone help
me find 2013? I’ve
got a few projects
that need to be
finished before the New Year
And so it goes...too much
to do and not enough time
to do it. This year however, I
invite you to join me in slowing
down. It will come as no
surprise that reading the winter issue of PARIS! is a fine place to begin.
This edition showcases several great events and role models including
upcoming local celebrations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, as well as educators
who use Helping Hand to teach students about community service.
Our Spotlight article features volunteer extraordinaire Aaron Dolberry and the
philosophy that created his community spirit.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we offer some insight into the fine art of
creating a long and happy marriage, thanks to some couples who have been
enjoying wedded bliss for decades.
We also check in on a group of young students who are looking forward
to an elegant dinner, and an older student, Melinda Perkins who is taking her
FFA career to new heights.
There’s plenty of reading for those looking to the lighter side. Garden Editor
John Watkins “busts” a few garden myths, while Cindy Snyder fills readers
in on “Magic Mugs.” And if that isn’t enough, Susan Jones sends in a dispatch
from atop a mound of blue road salt.
Unfortunately, with this edition of PARIS! Carl Holder ends his long-running
series, “Church Spires.” Few people are as knowledgeable about the various
church movements in America, and no one can blend this information
with local church histories like Carl. Thank you, Carl for making us all better
Here’s to a wonderful 2014 with plenty of time to read PARIS!... and just
maybe finish those leftover projects, too.
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine