Thursday, August 9, 2007
Don’t forgert hamburgers and homemade ice cream Saturday
The blistering dog days of summer have arrived. No fishermen on the lake, no sunbathers on the pontoon boats, no sounds of leaf blowers clearing the driveways; just the sound of air conditioners humming. If you are out in the heat, take precautions so you won’t dehydrate. Keep plenty of fluids; preferably water, nearby to keep you from heat prostration. Watch out for your neighbors when they are working in their yards.
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary worked very hard the last few months gathering items for their yard sale that was held at Ashland Discount Outlet last Saturday. Their hard work paid off and the sale was very successful. All of the proceeds went to our fire department for maintenance and supplies. Thank you ladies for all your hard work and if any of you ladies would like to join this worthwhile organization, please call Sue Shears.
The monthly town meeting was held this Monday night under the “new roof” of the community center, with Mayor Pierpont presiding. The mayor stated that a book exchange would soon be added to the town hall office, with Jim Wilson volunteering to build the bookcases. Residents can soon donate and check out books during office hours. Snow Lakers: save your books. Also at the meeting, there was a discussion concerning a welcome committee being formed again, as well as our neighborhood watch information being updated. As our little town grows, we want all newcomers to feel welcome and to receive information on their new town, corporation and emergency numbers.
If you are planning on traveling, call the town hall and give Janet a number where you can be reached in case of an emergency. Also, it has been suggested that you give an emergency number to a neighbor, in case the offices are closed.
Don’t forget to join your friends and neighbors at the community center for hamburgers and “homemade ice cream” this Saturday night, August 11 at 6 p.m. The cost will be six dollars. I don’t believe you will find any of us retired folks who don’t have memories of our families gathering in the “good ole summertime” under the shade trees taking turns cranking the ice cream maker. I still have wonderful vivid memories, plus a few pictures of my little ninety-pound Mamma straddling the ice cream freezer while she cranked and told me stories of the past.
If you want to tell a secret to someone, tell it to us old retired folks, ’cause we can’t remember who told us, or what the secret was about. I do remember that a “little bird” told me that we might have a social gathering with music at the end of the summer. I hope this “little bird” is right, ’cause we Snow Lakers sure like to gather for food and music.
The Big Monthly Breakfast will be held next Saturday, the 18th from 7-9 a.m., followed by the Corporation meeting at 9 a.m. Pot luck will be on the 25th of this month.
Labor Day will be celebrated on the first Monday in September, resulting in the Town Meeting being changed to Wednesday, September 5. Mark your calendar.
Hubby and I were out on a walk last week when we observed two large does and their two fawns playing in the tall grass on the west side gas line. We were so close that we could count the white spots on the young. They looked us over tentatively and then they bounced off into the woods. Oh, how I love country living.
Pray for the sick in our community and for Mamma Beck and her family. Take just a few minutes every day to offer a little prayer for our brave soldiers as they battle for our safety in temperatures as high as 140 degrees. Pray that our elected officials will deliver the new, safer Hummers to our soldiers for their safety.
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