We Live Here from the editor
While reflecting on this past year , a familiar Christmas carol came to mind as we put together this holiday issue of the Madison Magazine .
It was one that summed up all of our hopes for you , dear readers , for this holiday season .
“ Have yourself a merry little Christmas ”
The lyrics go , “ Have yourself a merry little Christmas , let your heart be light , from now on your troubles will be out of sight .”
This holiday season will be very different for many of us in Madison County .
Our celebrations will likely be more intimate , with only a few close friends and family celebrating — our hope is they are no less joyful .
There is still a lot of holiday cheer to be had , as we aimed to show in this issue of Madison Magazine .
Regardlesss of which holiday your family celebrates , the days between Thanksgiving and New Years Day seem to bring out the best spirit and good will in everyone . We hope this is true in 2020 , as well .
Capping this year of changes and challenges we hope to get the good cheer started by highlighting those in Madison County who are keeping the holiday spirit alive , with special wishes of a blessed season that we hope is , indeed , merry and bright .
One thing many Madison Countians seem to be embracing this holiday season is decorating , and Michelle Weston , owner and glass artist at Weston Glass Studio in Berea , has been busy for weeks creating beautiful glass ornaments ( like the one that graces the cover of this magazine ) for those who are already decking their halls .
We spent a great afternoon with Joe Kroger at Kroger Stables as he showed The Register , indeed , what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh .
Skye Edmister , of Edmister Tree Farms , inspired us with his passion for Christmas — so much so , that he started his own Christmas tree farm . However , it was also the friendly cooperation between Edmister and Baldwin Farms which really moved us — insuring Edmister ’ s childhood dreams could be fulfilled while also preserving a time-honored tradition of picking out a fresh Christmas tree for Madison County families .
We were heartened by Erin Moore and the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department earlier this year with their ambitious goal to make this holiday season brighter for Madison Countians with new lights and decorations downtown .
Thank you to our advertisers , community partners and readers for supporting The Richmond Register during this extraordinary year . We could not do our mission of showcasing the very best people , places and things that our area has to offer , if it were not for you .
We also hope you will take time this holiday season to patronize many of the small businesses found in this magazine and contribute to the local business community while checking items off your shopping lists .
May the holiday renew your spirit and bring you joy , with best wishes and blessings in the coming year .
Taylor Six is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University and the government reporter for The Register . In her free time , she enjoys reading about Kentucky history , trying new places to eat and cheering on the KY Wildcats with her friends and family . Taylor lives locally in Richmond .
@ taylorsixRR • tsix @ richmondregister . com
Destinee Ott is the education reporter for the Richmond Register . She graduated from EKU with a BA in Journalism in May of 2018 . Destinee owns horses and in her free time enjoys reading Stephen King novels , painting with oil pastels , and taking photographs .
dott @ richmondregister . com
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