I want to wish everyone who celebrates, a very Merry Christmas.

December holds many celebrations from Hanukkah, which is December 18-26, to Kwanzaa, which begins tomorrow and runs through January 1, plus many birthdays and other events to share.

My thoughts go out to our soldiers in other countries who are serving us so we can enjoy our freedom.

I thank everyone who has been a part of my life this year and look forward to meeting those who will be a part of next year.

I wish you and your family a lovely end of year, and wish for us all a Happy New Year!