It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The crisp air and changing leaves stir up the holiday spirit in all of us. No matterwhat kind of year you had, there is something to be thankful for. At Wilson Living we are thankful for all of you. Over the past three years readers, advertisers and writers have become an extension of our own family. The holiday issue is always special to us as this was the season we first introduced readers to Wilson Living.
We have some fantastic stories for you that will enlighten, excite and hopefully, inspire. One of those stories is about a new program coming to several schools in Wilson County. Rachel’s Challenge was created by the parents of Rachel Scott. Rachel was the first student killed at Columbine High School when two of her classmates opened fire on the school in 1999. The contents of Rachel’s six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life changing school programs in the country. And from November 7th through November 14th, six Wilson County schools will have the opportunity to participate in this program. Today, Rachel’s father and thirty other speakers criss-cross the nation spreading Rachel’s words, in hopes that there will never be another Columbine. Check out the story on page 48.
If you’re not in the mood to decorate just yet for the holidays, you will be after taking a look inside Wilson County resident, Elizabeth Scruggs’ home. Elizabeth is not just a wife and mother; she’s also the owner of Superior Design and Construction. Elizabeth will share her decorating tips and as a bonus, she’ll show us how to keep all that stuff organized. Seriously, she is AMAZING!
And what about that cover! It serves two purposes. One, for our Style and Trends Editor, Erin Brown to show readers that the styles and trends of the 1940’s and 1950’s have never gone out of style. And two, we picked the Lebanon square for the shoot so we could emphasize that our hometown square is becoming the heartbeat of Wilson County with incredible boutiques and textile shops… much like it was in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
The Wilson Living Magazine Holiday Expo is almost here. We are so excited about the new additions to this year’s expo. For starters, we will be hosting a very special, ‘Breakfast with Santa’ and a pre-opening shopping gala. For all the details, look for the story on page 8.
Thank you again for helping us enter our 4th year of publication! We couldn’t do it without every single one of you.
Until next time, keep reading!!