Message from the Mayor:
December is here, another year is winding down, 2023 lies just around the corner, and the holiday season is officially in full swing. Last week after watching the Cowboys beat the Giants, I started breaking out the decorations from the attic so the grandkids could help Grandma decorate the tree. My granddaughter commented on how far off Christmas was, making me think about our different perspectives. For us adults, there are only 24 short days left to complete our holiday preparations and shopping. How can we possibly fit in everything we have to do? And these are 24 of the longest days imaginable for the younger ones until Christmas morning. Perspective.
2022 has been a very good year for Watauga. We're finally out of the shadow of COVID and back into the swing of things. Wataugafest, Kids Fishing at Capp Smith, Library programs, Senior Citizen Center, and many other activities for our citizens ARE BACK. And 2023 is looking brighter and even more promising. Saturday, Dec 3rd, we will hold our annual Hometown Christmas and tree lighting. It will run from 5 to 8 pm: with food vendors, entertainment, fireworks, and more. And, of course, the evening would not be complete without a visit by Santa. Don't miss it! This month, there are also many other programs and activities for children and adults alike. See the departmental FB pages for details. A few other obscure noteworthy days this month are:
Dec 2nd -National Fritters Day
Dec 6th – National Microwave Oven Day
Dec 18th -Answer the telephone like Buddy the Elf Day
Now, I'll make my last pitch of the year for citizens to participate in what makes Watauga work. Volunteer for a board or commission. Contact the City Secretary's Office if you are interested at CSO@cowtx.org
. You can make a difference!
Lastly, as I reflect on and count my many blessings for 2022, I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Enjoy the time with family and friends. As always, I ask that you think about those men and women who cannot be with their loved ones this holiday season.
Family, friends, and neighbors; it's what makes Watauga "A Great Place to Live."