Birthdays And Anniversaries For October 9th + Fire Prevention Day
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You are celebrating along with country singer, Scotty McCreery, born in Garner, North Carolina, in 1993. He wins "American Idol" in 2011, leading to the release of his first album, "Clear As Day," within months. He earns his first Top 10 country single with 2013's "See You Tonight". Happy 22nd, Scotty!
This Is Fire Prevention Day!
According to legend, in October of 1871, Mrs. O'Leary was in her barn, milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lamp, which started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The fire burned for over 27 hours. When it was over, more than 300 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, and over 17,000 structures were destroyed.
The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention. Forty years later, the Fire Marshall's Association of North America (FMANA) held the first Fire Prevention Day. In 1920 , President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week.
Remember "EDITH", which stand for "Exit Drills In The Home". Today is a good day to have a practice drill.
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Daniel Banda, 35. From Mom, Dad and the entire Banda clan.
Charlene Torres, mature. From everyone at Jones, Hay, Marshall & McKinney.
Adyn Samaniego, 5. From his Munza.
Peggy Clouser, 58. From her husband, Matt and her children, Benjamin and Katie. Peggy wins the dessert of her choice today from Papa Murphys.
Sutton Block, 5. From Nawnie & Pawpaw.
Emma Patterson, 10. From her Grandma and brother, Jacob.
Tim Wolff, 39. From the Wolff pack.
Vanessa Koors, 40 something. from her cousin, Shelly.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to:
Dean & Ruth Hunt, 23 years. They are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.
J.W. & April Smith, 3 years.