Francis and Clarence (Bud) Mason: Slabtown Farewell Letter

Thanks for the Memories.

Our adventure with Slabtown began shortly after we “graduated” from teaching at Ringgold High School. Joy and Herb Sams, our friends, needed help with the many responsibilities of planning and implementing various events. They had been major contributors since its inception nearly forty years ago.

We became involved in 2003, when Bud became Vice-President and held several offices for years after that. I tagged along and became more involved in the Beauty Pageant, the Essay Contest and as of the last few years working on the Treasure Hunt expedition.

It’s been 18 years of hard work and frustration and at the same time very rewarding and exciting. My favorite parts have been seeing the delight in the children’s faces as they watch the parade and the winners in the different events-ecstatic with their accomplishment.

Most of all we pray that our service and contributions to make Ringgold a better place for all of us to live and thrive will be carried on in the years to come. Our greatest pleasure would be to see that the enthusiasm and peaceable working together of our community would continue. Many Commissioners will make for lighter work and more enjoyment for everyone. We’re thankful to have been a part of making ‘Ringgold Strong.”

Thank You Ringgold,

Frances and Clarence (Bud) Mason

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