Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Festival Around the Corner!

Beth halfman setting up the drinks and Ice Cream Booth. They make the best Root Beer Floats!

My feature picture is from last year’s Festival but it pretty much looks the same as far as setting up. Getting everything ready has been a lot of work but this year we are really kind of feeling our groove as we have made so many more new positive changes. One of the things that we’ve had to do the past two years is to upgrade much of our equipment such as electrical wiring and new coolers and roasters. This equipment sure does take a beating over these four days.

Our ladies (and gentlemen) in the kitchen have been grueling away at making the festival food. Our Knights f Columbus have been helping us haul out equipment from the pole barn and our young men on the crew have been assembling the booths.

Last weekend and this weekend our festival chairpersons have been in the lobby of the church trying to recruit help for the festival. It takes many helping hands to put it all together to make our festival a success.

These past few days have brought on the heat and much needed rain which is fine but we will still be praying for good festival weather regardless. I can handle the heat but the rain keeps the folks away.

Modern Midways will start bringing in their stuff by the end of the week and the stage for the bands will be assembled too. We have some mighty fine entertainment coming in. One of the things we’re doing is bringing in a Mariachi Band from Indianapolis to play on Sunday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We’re hoping this new venue will bring in some fun with an ethnic flair!

Until then it’s time to get back to work and we hope to see you there!

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I was offline for awhile. Our server host had some kind of computer problems but it seems to be okay for now. These past few weeks have been incredible. Saying goodbye to our 8th Graders was really tough. A great group of kids whom I will truly miss. Our school next year is going to be almost at maximum. We picked up a few families from St. Bridget with the announcement that their school is closing it’s doors. I find this to be a very sad situation whenever we close another school. I had high hopes for St. Bridget as I’m sure they did. It is a wonderful facility and a great city.

We had some tough news on the let day of school. One of our school kids was hit by a car. He suffered a broken foot which is going to lay him up for most of the summer. I would ask you to keep Tyler Chandler in your prayers. He’s a great kid with awesome parents and they are sticking very close to him these days.

Our festival is quickly approaching and we always seem to think we have everything together and we always forget a few items. Nothing life threatening but something we didn’t see that kind of smacks us in the face.

I have my garden in place and I have several tomatoes plants, jalapeƱos and Serrano peppers along with one cucumber plant and tons of herbs like basil, cilantro, thyme and marjoram.

I am also loving this hot weather. As long as I can find respite in air conditioning I’m fine.

I’ve also been keeping a close eye on my oldest dog, Molly. It appears that she is slowly fading as the leukemia is settling in. My little momma never complains and is as strident as the day I got her over 10 years ago. I know that by the end of this year I may have to go the tough way of sending her across the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t feel as weepy about this as I would have before losing two previous dogs. I think her son, Gus II will miss her most since she still babies him. so, we shall see how this all goes!

Tyler Chandler

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June is Busting Out All Over!

Well, actually it’s kind of chilly today but warm weather is right around the corner now! But it’s JUNE! I have officially declared it to be Festival Mode Time! I love this time of the year because we get to see the fruits of our labors come alive. I really don’t have much more to add than the fact that the church remembers St. Justin, martyr!