Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1978

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Couriering this area this week in 1978 — Mrs. Nita Brown of Bingham Avenue and Mrs. Lucille Linback of Clemmons Road recently returned from a five-day trip to the northern states. Their trip included a stop at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for a tour of the Amish country and lunch in one of the homes.

Amy Kathryn Shirlen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Shrlen of Fairpoint Drive, Clemmons, celebrated her first birthday on Aug. 20, with a picnic at Tanglewood Park

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Spainhour of Merry Hill Court have moved to Lewisville from Washington, D.C. Larry and his wife Rebecca are both originally from Davidson County, but moved when Larry took a job with C&T Telephone Company. Now, his work takes him back to Winston-Salem

Deborah Coleman and David Polk, both of Clemmons, won world championship trophies for their Tennessee walking horses in competition in Shelbyville, Tennessee, the walking horse capital of the world. Mrs. Coleman rode Darling Delight in the 15.2 hands and over category and collected the first place prize of $150. Polk topped 57 other entries in the walking gilding, 15.2 and under class and received the same prize for his horse Delight’s Shadow S.

Eight-year-old Rebecca Rees, of Shallowford Lakes in Lewisville, won a drawing at Shoney’s Restaurant at Hanes Mall and walked away (drove?) off with the prize, a scaled-down fiberglass replica of the official Indianapolis pace car mounted on a go-cart chassis.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McKnight hosted a covered dish dinner Saturday evening at their home on Longmeadow Drive. Neighbors attending with their children included Jerry and Judy Baity, Libby and Chuck Carroll, Don and Betty Carol Arnold, Carol and John Harlow, Mary and Blake Denny, Barbara and Don Hubbard and Margaret Campbell

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bonnett of Linwood Drive, Clemmons, announced the birth of a son, Billy Duane, on Sept. 4 at Forsyth Hospital.

Dick Barnes, Democratic candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives, has recently appointed Mary Lou Fitzgerald of Clemmons as his campaign manager.