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There was a very good turnout for our Festival Pre-Derby Dinner. Not many donned hats but it was a fun time just the same. Good crowd, good food, and good fun. Thanks to Kim Fowler, Mike Fowler, and Jimmy Laurent for cooking the food. It was delicious. Thanks to Bobby Blackford for doing our auctioneering and Clay Bilyeu for providing music. Thanks to all who helped in cleaning up. You were a Godsend. Thanks to the Red River Fish and Game Club for allowing us to use their building.

Next Saturday, May 10th will kick off our 68th Annual Adairville Strawberry Festival. At 8 am the 5k run will start at the Adairville School. Please note change in location for event. Then the Fun Run for the children will be afterwards. At 1 pm, the 10th annual Car, Truck, and Tractor Show will begin. We are hoping for a great turnout for our 10th year. Then of course the next week will be full of activities.

Ballgames started this past Monday night at our park. It is good to see the park being utilized. I love seeing the youngest ones that have never played ball before play. They are sometimes more interested in the playing in the dirt or with a frog than paying attention to the ballgame. Then to watch them grow each year in their skill is amazing and the first year they really get into the game is an exciting time and you know it was worth the time, cost and commitment.

Prayers go out to Daniel Williams and his family. Daniel suffered a heart attack on Saturday night and was rushed to the hospital just in time. So thankful that God wasn’t ready for him just yet and know his family is too. Daniel is very active in his church, his work, and his community. He is needed in Adairville and we are thankful and pray for a full recovery. Thank you Lord for watching over this family.

Bill Hayes is also in the hospital with possible heart trouble. Please remember him and his family as they go through this. Bill is always happy and glad to see and talk to everyone. Prayers sent to the family and to him.

Our Adairville Senior Center is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm. They want to invite anyone 55 and older to come out and see what the center is about. Their numbers are getting low and unless they get some interest from others shown, we could lose our Senior Center. We need volunteers that would be willing to call bingo, organize card games, teach knitting, crocheting, quilting, or how to make the mesh wreaths that are popular now. Also, some men volunteers that would be willing to volunteer with some ideas for projects for men. The center should be more that people just coming to pick up or eat a meal. It should be a place for seniors to mingle and have social time together. So if you are interested call me at 270-772-2175 or just go by the Center and offer to help.

The Coffee Bottom Gal (selling seeds)

I’ve always said that if my children couldn’t find a job or career that they should be able to find something in the sales field. All through school they sold everything you could imagine, magazines, candy, doodads, and calendars. But back in the 50’s when I went to school; we had one fundraiser every year. It was in February and each class elected a king and queen for their class and we sold seed packets to raise money and whichever class raised the most money, their king and queen became the school king and queen. Each class would also have a short play. I remember being a sailor girl in one such play, in the choir for Cinderella, and other parts during my 8 years there. The seeds came in a box and at the time were fairly easy to sell. I think they were like 10 cents a pack or maybe a $1.00 for the box. There would be vegetable seeds, fruit seeds and flower seeds. After a long hard winter like this past one, everyone waited for the seed catalogs to come because you were anxious to get outside and work in the dirt. You could hardly wait to get started planting the seeds. It was a fun experience to sell the seeds as well as plan on planting them as well. Loved the flower seeds, the broccoli not so much at that time, but love it now.

A hui hou kāko

“May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And the rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of his hand”

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