April 11, 2013

Hello again from the great little historic town of Adairville, Kentucky. The town of many famous people of yesterday and I expect more tomorrow. More Ms. Tennessees have come from Adairville/Logan County than any other county in the state. (Tells you something about our women.) I expect even more would have won if they had entered the contests!

I attended Living World Church last Sunday and Brother Bill Cowan knocked it out of the ball park again. Without a doubt he is one of the great bible teachers of Kentucky. His father served the church for many years and now he has ministered in Adairville for nearly 50 years. He is a tremendous and very special voice for understanding the bible.

The 5th Annual Red River Meeting House Blanket Trade Days was held April 5-7. The event was held on the grounds of the historic meeting house. That group continues to work on raising the funds to build a small information center/museum. All contributions are welcomed.

Strawberry Festival

Adairville’s Annual Car Show, 5 K Run and Strawberry Festival Dinner and music in the park are almost here. Put Saturday May 11 on your calendars for these four special events. These events kick off eight days of activities for the annual strawberry festival. The schedule is as follows:

*5K Run at 8 a.m. You can pre-enter or enter day of race. Contact Jennifer Robertson at 539-4335.

*Car Show runs from 1 till 4 p.m. Entry fee $15 for the first entry and $5 each for additional entries. Contact Brent Holman at 772-0095.

*Annual Strawberry Festival Dinner - 5 p.m. Steak Dinner. Music, auction, special awards and lots of fun. Tickets $20. Tickets at city hall or from Donna Blake, Danny Finch and Dick Dickerson. Connie Perry, long time Adairville business lady, will be honored for 45 years in business in Adairville. She has just closed her doors after all these years.

*After the Dinner the group Blue Light Special from Bowling Green will entertain on the town square.

*May 13 Rides open, Karaoke contest, Clay Bilyeu entertains.

*May 14 Rides open, Kiddie Parade and Pet Show, Yours Truly Gospel Band and in the evening the Jimmy Church Band from Nashville.

*May 15 Rides open, Jackson/Dickinson Duel, Parade, the Grass Pac Bluegrass Band from Springfield. That evening the Chapter 11 from Bowling Green will close out the annual festival.

Mayor Donna Blake has notified me that she would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent special surveys. The city can now apply for a CDBG Grant that will pay 1/2 of the up grades on our water and sewer infrastructure. There is a spring clean up going on in the town. There are special trash bends between the fire hall and library. Work is being done on the parks. Ball practice is underway at the city park and a regular schedule of games will soon begin.

The winners of the Adairville Rock Tournaments last week were Kevin Costello and Brennan Summers. Three cheers for the boys.

PAT ON THE BACK - My Pat On The Back award this week goes to Crystal Hernandez. She works at the 431 Grill on the town square. She has seven children. Kaitiln, Dayton, William, Raven, Zakary, Micah and Ana. They do good in school, have great manners, are very polite and would make any parent proud. Crystal is always cheerful and a very good food server, Three cheers for this working mom!

WITH A SMILE or “I FORGOT MY GLASSES - Yesterday my daughter again asked why I didn’t do something useful with my time. Talking about my “doing something useful” seemed to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was “only thinking of me” and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys.

I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business.

I told her I had joined a parachute club.

She said, “Are you nuts? You’re almost 79 years old and you’re going to start jumping out of airplanes?”

I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.

She said to me, “Good grief, where are your glasses? This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.”

“I’m in trouble again, and I don’t know what to do - I signed up for five jumps a week” I told her.

She fainted.

Life as a senior citizen is not getting an easier, but sometimes it can be fun.

Till next week good night Sweet Bertie Angel and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.