September 26, 2013

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. Weather did however, produce negative remarks last Friday night. The opening night of the Autumn Days fall festival was a little damp. And it started right on time, at 5 p.m. But the sun came out on Saturday morning and gave us a truly great autumn day.

There were twenty-five plus vendor setups, not including the Auburn Leather Inventory reduction sale and all the businesses that remained open. Autumn, the Scarecrow, the Beaver, and the Shriners with their animal shaped balloons kept the crowds entertained and moving about.

The midway at the park was a special attraction for the kids.

As usual the music on the lawn at the Linton/Teel house was most enjoyable. The dunking booth had enthusiastic participants all day. Sorry, I was unable to get the results of the corn hole tournament.

The festival ended with dinner and auctions Saturday night at the Auburn Senior Center. Good fellowship was had by all our visitors and citizens. If you didn’t make it, what you mist is just gone … maybe next year.

The Senior Citizen Dance on Friday night was another successful event, regardless of the rain, although attendance was down a bit.

The seniors had a good week with movies, crafts, bingo, exercise classes and a trip to Jackson’s Orchard yesterday.

The exercise classes have been most successful and will continue through October 3. Selina Blick, with the Logan County Health Dept. is the instructor. Class members say they do continue to exercise when at home, but Selina recommends using weights only twice a week. She does suggest a stretching routine on a daily basis and walking is always good.

Due to an extremely heavy schedule during the school months, these exercise classes will not be available at the senior center until spring of 2014. Arrangements are being looked into for a different type of class to fill in the winter months.

Monday September 30 has been designated for seasonal decorating the center. Donations of mums, pumpkins, scarecrows, etc., will be appreciated. October’s schedule includes a trip to Octagon Hall in Franklin on Friday, October 11.

Auburn’s business community is growing. Jimmy Cornelius has opened “The Attic on the Corner”, in the old corner bank building at Main St. and Pearl. It’s just what it says, lightly used items, or some that have never been used. His specialty items are Real Time Pain products, and boy do they work. Business hours are Tues.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 9-3.

Auburn Carpet has been sold to John Williams. Some renovation work is in progress and the store will reopen soon.

Dylan’s Ice Cream Shack has announced new winter hours. Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Tigger, please don’t be jealous, I’ll be visiting Buddy the Blind cat this weekend. Then Hank, Lacey, Toots, and Little Bit in the coming week. See you next weekend. Meow!

Everyone else, have a blessed day.