CHRISTMAS IN TABLE ROCK
This year the Community Club celebrated Christmas for the kiddies. The very long tradition of "Trade Day," when people far and wide were invited for a meal and raffled gifts, was transmuted. Trade Day was a day when Table Rock businesses basically threw a huge party to thank all of their customers for their business. Turkeys were raffled, Santa came. Now there are few businesses and it has become simply a community party. Two years ago, the raffle was changed to just the kids but a soup dinner was still served, with lots of great deserts. It was for a goodwill donation. Sadly the donations averaged less than $3 a person. In 2016, a modest price was set but again the great effort put out by a few turned out not to be worth it. And last year the situation was different, because the Table Rock Fair had been revived only a couple of months before. The same core group of people were nearly burned out. This year it was fun for all who came, including the volunteers. Santa ad Mrs. Santa and their elves did most of the work. So there you have it. The current history of Christmas in Table Rock.
Some of these were taken at home or in businesses, or around town in general. Others were taken at Trade Day is what we in Table Rock call the village Christmas party. It used to be held by merchants as a thanks for those who traded with them during the year.