By Sarah Gooding • Photos by Savanah Mandeville Glenn Coltharp, president of Crowder College, runs to live. “Mine’s not a typical runner story,” he said. “There’s no runner’s high. There’s no enjoyment. When the alarm goes off, every naughty word I know comes...
By Kathleen Swift • Cover Photo by Artistic Expressions Photography • Restaurant Photos by Savanah Mandeville “We were both born and raised into the restaurant business,” said George and Jamie Michalopoulos, owners of Mythos Restaurant in Joplin, Missouri. Both hail...
By Savanah Mandeville For more than two decades, Red Onion Cafe has been a gem of downtown dining in Joplin. Known for its inviting ambiance, unparalleled customer service and cool, historic building, Red Onion is the type of restaurant everyone talks about and...
By Kathleen Swift Area movie lovers are in for a treat as B&B Theatre in Neosho, Missouri, is undergoing an extensive remodel. Paul Farnsworth, director of public relations for B&B Theatres, noted, “The Neosho location has been very good to us for many...
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Making Giving the Tradition of the Season
The holiday season includes traditions, with most family traditions involving a juicy turkey at the center of a big family table. Traditions get passed down from generation to generation. Our traditions often hold our excitement for the holiday and are at the center of our holiday spirit.
The inception of a family tradition often begins in childhood. As children, we celebrate a holiday with our parents and then we grow up to be adults who share those traditions with our children. “Old” traditions bring us comfort and remind us of what we hold most important.
Each generation often adds to the previous and brings “new” traditions. These new traditions add to the already sentimental memories of our childhood and become the new heart of the holiday.
Several years back, SMTO began the tradition of giving. This new tradition has brought us more joy, holiday spirit and comfort than we could describe in words. We invite you to partake of the giving tradition this holiday season by participating in the following events with us. You never know, this might be the “new” tradition you pass down to the next generation.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States has kept families of seriously ill children close for 20 years. They have become an “old” tradition in our community by hosting an event that kicks off the holiday season. The 18th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love official tree lighting ceremony will be held Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm at Northpark Mall. A holiday décor and ornament sale will begin immediately after the lighting of the tree and will help support the work the Ronald McDonald House Charities does for our community.
Saddle up! for the Horses of Hope Gala on Saturday November 11, at Downstream Casino Pavilion. Horses of Hope is a volunteer organization that reaches over 1,000 people annually and is dedicated to providing professional therapeutic, educational and recreational equestrian services to all populations. Join us in cocktails, dinner, silent auction and a Jason Pritchett, America’s Got Talent Finalist, concert. All funds help support Horses of Hope help others.
Join us November 23 at Saint Paul Church for Rhinestones & Rawhide. This event benefits Ascent Recovery, an organization dedicated to encouraging young men to develop the integrity, self-discipline, work ethic and attitude to become productive members of society. Rhinestones & Rawhide will host a dinner, silent action, concert by Ben Fuller and stories of transformation. What better way to help Ascent Recovery meet their mission to reach more young men in our region than to participate in this exciting evening?
Turn to page 81 to learn five ways shopping local this holiday season impacts our community. The best “new” tradition to make the most impact on our region is the tradition of “Shopping Local.”
When “old” traditions and “new” traditions meet, the love for the holiday season only grows. We encourage you to join us in the tradition of giving this holiday season. If you
add a “new, giving tradition,” we want to hear from you! Please send us an email at email@example.com and we will celebrate with you on our Facebook page.
We wish you a holiday season full of happiness, joy and comfort!