April 18, 2013
Hello from historic Adairville! Home of the 67 Annual Adairville Strawberry Festival and one of the oldest continuous festivals in the state.
The corrected schedule is as follows:
Sat. May 11 - 5K Run 8 a.m. signup followed by the run. Jennifer Robertson 539-4335
- Car show 1 p.m. Brent Holman - 772-0954
(first entry $15 - additional entries $5 each)
- Strawberry Festival Steak Dinner & Auction 5 p.m.
(Fish & Game Club House) tickets $20 - on sale city hall
Tue. May 14 - Little Miss Pageant 6 p.m. Keshia Stamps - at School
(ages two till) 893-8334
Festival Queen - 8 -12 grades - Teressa Morrison - at school
Thu. May 16 - Rides, booths and entertainment
Karaoke Contest and more music with gospel signing followed by top bands
Fri. May 17 - Rides, booths and entertainment
Kiddie Parade, Pet Show more bands
Sat. May 18 - Baby Contest - Pamera Ramsey at the School
- Rides, booths & entertainment
- Cornhole Tournament
- Dignitary Luncheon - Baptist Church
- Jackson/Dickenson Duel
- Parade followed by several top musical groups.
Mayor Donna Blake is asking for volunteers. Please call the city hall and leave your name.
The Casey Shows (rides, games and food) are back this year. They offer a large expanded number of rides. Arm bands for the rides go on sale immediately. The price has been lowered to $28 for unlimited riding. Tickets are on sale at city hall and with most local merchants. Sales end prior to the rides starting up on Thursday May 18.
This year there is more entertainment at the Strawberry Festival than ever before. All types of good music and it is all free. Be sure to bring a chair. (This list will expand next week and be in my column.)
I do want to put a special plug in for the Strawberry Festival Dinner on the 11th at 5 p.m.. This year it will feature a nice steak dinner with all the trimmings. Some nice entertainment and a fund raiser auction. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at city hall. Chamber officers will also have them. We need your support for this gala event. Please bring and item for the annual auction. Proceeds from the auction will help fund the many project the chamber carries out to help the city and it’s citizens.
PAT ON THE BACK this week goes to 23 year old Jordan Lee McDonald. Jordan grew up in Adairville. He works for the Russellville Fire Department. He is married to Kristene Stockman. He is currently taking classes in fire fighting training. He likes riding motor cycles and working as an EMT Ambulance Service. He likes doing things with his dad Roger McDonald, who is an officer on the Russellville Police Department. It is great to find such a nice young fellow who is community spirited and has such a positive look on life. A big pat on the back for Jordan Lee McDonald.
WITH A SMILE - A first grade teacher had each child in her class to write in the second half of a well known proverb. I will list ten of the answers:
A penny saved —- student answer — not much.
Two’s company, three’s —- answer —- the Musketeers.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what — answer — what you put on to go to bed.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and —— answer —- you have to blow your nose.
There are none so blind as —- answer —- Stevie Wonder.
Children should be seen but not —- answer —- spanked or grounded.
If at first you don’t succeed —- answer —- get new batteries.
You get out of something only what —- answer — see in the picture on the box.
When the blind lead the blind —- answer —- get out of the way.
A bird in the hand —- answer —- is going to poop on you.
Better late than — answer —- pregnant.
TIME TO GO - Good night sweet people, Don Neagle at WRUS, “sweet Bertie Angel” and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.