Interesting excitement in Auburn this week. A full grown brown bear was spotted in several places east of town. Ray Hughes saw the bear in his corn field and went to investigate. When he got out of the truck, the bear, noticing the truck and human raised up to full height on it’s hind legs. At this point Ray felt it prudent to get back in the truck and leave the bear to its own investigation. It was spotted in the woods near the homes of Louie and Esther Schwartz, and Mike McGinnis. A photo was posted on facebook, so this was not a mirage. The last sighting was on Flat Rock Rd. off Irl Scott Rd. Word is, game wardens have been called in, but no further information is available at this time.
Saw Carroll Browning at the Pool Room this week. It was near 90 degrees and he was not supposed to be out in the heat. Sue Ellen was driving her car and I’m sure it has air-conditioning to keep him cool. Just like a man, they refuse to follow doctor’s orders. It was good to see him though.
On Tuesday evening during the line dance class at the Senior Center, Henry Duncan dropped in. He’s home for a visit and on business. Two of his sisters were also at the center. He stopped by to say hello and I was so glad to see my former dance partner from the Red River Square Dancers. Henry’s dad was the first person to ask me to dance at the Adairville Strawberry Festival square dance when I was in the third grade. I’ve loved to dance ever since. I’m told the Duncans still have an annual square dance for family and friends.
The aforementioned Senior Center, aside from it’s regular schedule, has some interesting upcoming events planned. On Friday Jun 20, Auburn seniors are going to Bright’s Antiques in Franklin. They will be carpooling, meet at the center and depart at 9:30 am. There will be plenty of room so come and bring a friend. Following the shopping, lunch will be at a fast food restaurant.
On the evening of June 21, Auburn Senior Center will host it’s first Saturday night dance. Music to be provided by Otis Bilbrey – Logan County Grass. There will be waltzing, two step, slow dancing, clogging and old time square dancing, with line dancing to CDs during break. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite finger food to eat during the break at 8:00 pm.
An old fashion cake walk with homemade cakes, will be held as well. All proceeds from the cake walk and the $4 cover charge go to the band. Sounds like a fun night. For more information call the Senior Center at 270-542-8223 or Jerry at 270-202-8910.
The eight week(sixteen session) Staying Strong Summer Exercise program runs from July 8 through August 28, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 am, at a cost of $30.
Don’t forget this weekend is the 400 Mile Yard Sale along US68/KY80. Auburn has always been one of the better stops along the route, so be prepared for extra folk in town. Great time to visit with neighbors and friends, and to make new friends.
That’s it for now. Have a blessed day.