Good morning Auburn. What do you have on your agenda this week? You’ll need dancing shoes for the Senior Center Traditional Country dance tomorrow night. Doors open at 6 pm, live music begins at 7pm. Finger foods to be served at the 8 o’clock break.
Bring you favorites to contribute to the meal. There will be an old fashioned homemade cake walk, too. Cover charge of $4 goes to the band; Charlie Barns, Morris Bobbett and friends, who regularly lay for the Orlinda Tenn. Senior Citizen’s Thursday night dance.
The weekly schedule of events at the Auburn Center is walking groups on Monday and Friday mornings at 9am, exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 9, Bingo on Wednesday at 9. At eleven on Monday, corn hole; Tuesday, craft painting; Potluck lunch on Wednesday; Rook on Thursday, with movies and popcorn on Friday. Lest we forget, line dancing on Tuesday evenings, still a well attended fun filled evening.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WKU Mobile Health and Wellness unit will be at the Senior Center for FREE health screening, including bone density tests. This is important to your health. For information call them at 1-270-745-8815, or the Auburn Senior Center at 270-542-8223.
Last Saturday was a busy day in our community. The fund raiser for the Auburn/Chandlers Rural Fire Departments totaled approximately $9,000, to be matched by Modern Woodmen; I’m told dollar for dollar. Tim Haley and his group handled the auction. A number of people enjoyed the cake walk, as well. Of course, several politicians were on hand for the meal and auction. This was a well organized event. All items for the auction were donated, and so were the “vittals” for the meal.
I remember when I was a child, my father was chief of the Adairville volunteer fire department. The first of over 60 Strawberry Festival’s helped raise money for a new fire truck. It’s still going with at least one event supporting their fire department each year.
There were chili suppers, spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfasts, bingo games, with donated items for prizes and several other events leading up to the weekend; talent contest, flower shows, craft shows, baby contest and carnival rides, parade on Saturday and Square Dances held on the town square both Friday and Saturday nights. All these years the Chamber of Commerce has continued to raise funds to benefit the community.
As usual on the second Saturday in August, the noted square dancing Duncan family held their annual reunion at Duncan’s Chapel and it was well attended. They have in mind the restoration of the historic Duncan Cemetery near the base of Duncan’s Hill.
Logan County’s Special Olympics softball team the Russellville Rampage, came in second in the Regional Tournament held in Paducah. The game was played on a day interrupted by rain showers on and off during the game.
We’re proud of Mikey Britt of Auburn, who plays on this team. Logan County Special Olympics now goes into the basketball team season. Let’s remember to support these teams. They always do their very best.
If you missed all the congestion on Tuesday at the corner of E. Main and Amanda Gordon Dr., you should know that was UPG’s/Gasper River customer appreciation day. The turnout was believed to be the largest so far. UPG does this annually for their customers throughout their domain.
Tuesday was the deadline for filing to run for a seat on the Auburn City Council. This office is of special interest to you. The council makes the decisions that will affect you and your families, now and in the future.
One of our most never overlooked privileges in our country is the right to vote. Consider these candidates as you cast your vote in the general election on November 4.
Nine candidates have filed for the six member council. A list follows: Barry Bilyue, Steve Montgomery, Peggy Moody, Randy Rust and five of the sitting council members; Thelma Cottrell, Rick Evans, Shane Johnson, Norma Kutzman and Bobby Price. You might like to attend a council meeting the second Monday in each month, just to see how the city conducts business.
So much for now, don’t forget if you have news for your neighbors and friends, please call 270-542-8705.
To all our citizens who are shut-in, ill, or recovering from injuries and/or surgeries, we wish you well, and everyone have a blessed day.