Greetings from blooming downtown Auburn. It’s great to see all the planters along Main St. being watered. The colors are delightful, especially in front of Williams Flooring.
Sad news to report. Couldn’t help but notice that three of our resident ducks met their demise last Thursday, and due to the Friday holiday, they were still laying in plain view on Saturday just across the bridge over the creek on East Main. Not a very pleasant sight for out out-of-town visitors and local residents. This particular area is a major duck crossing and needs a caution sign to slow down the traffic.
As for out-of-town visitors, there was a terrific turnout for the car show and cruise in. Although all vehicles were not registered for the numerous door prizes, there was a total of 75 owners who did sign in. We have a number of local volunteers, who over worked themselves to keep this annual event going. The were complemented has having put together one of the best ever. Pledges of sponsorships for next year are already coming in. Yea. Now if they could just find a volunteer to cook the beans and hotdogs.
A big thanks to this group of people. You know who you are, but if I tried to name them, someone would probable be left out.
This might be a good time to mention the need for available, working restrooms with doors that latch, to accommodate all guests at the park, especially for the events held on the east side of the creek. It is very unpleasant to need a guard at the door while using the facilities.
Fortunately the community family picnic hosted by New Friendship Baptist Church was near the pavilion and playground on the west side of the bridge. What a great thing they provided for our celebration of independence and freedoms. All foods and drinks were contributed by church members. The children enjoyed the inflatables so much it was necessary to deflate them, so the kids would stop long enough to eat. All that energy is so wasted on youth.
The biggest challenge was the parking. It would have helped if the park manager had opened the gate and to turn the park light back on following the fireworks display. He chose not to do so, and the cleanup had to be done by car light. So if any trash was missed, please consider the circumstances.
All the fireworks were donated and what a display it was for the entire town. I wonder if all those hot air balloons made it to Rockfield. They were floating in that direction
There is some action taking place on the property of Champion Pet Foods. This is a good sign. Auburn is looking forward to the ground breaking.
Good luck to the Auburn Girls All Star Softball team. They are competing in a state tournament this week, held in Louisville. You Go Girls.
Must tell you about my art class in Adairville. The class is being conducted by a well known artist Charles Brindley, who lives there and also has an art studio of budding artists. Students came from Allensville, Auburn, Elkton, Russellville and four from Sumner County Tenn., Hendersonville along with one each from Goodlettsville and Donelson. Love it, love it and who knows, one day I might be the next Grandma Moses.
Coming soon in Logan County is the Old Courthouse Jamboree summer series of musical entertainment with special guest and local musicians performing.
It is free to the public, but bring your own lawn chairs as the event is being held outside. The first in the series will be held tomorrow, July 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Donations will be collected for The Fisher House at Ft. Campbell. Sounds like fun.
The upcoming Logan County fair is really getting a lot of attention. The fair begins with a horse show at 6:30pm on Saturday, July 26 in the Ag Arena. (See Chris Cooper’s article in the Tuesday July 8 edition of ND&L for more scheduled events.)
Never having seen the Ag Arena, I felt compelled to drive by. The Logan County Extension Office and the KY Extension building along with the arena are located off US68 bypass across from the Marathon Station. This is a great location for a county fair.
Our fairs were so exciting when I was young. Must encourage all families to take in the fair. I can already taste the cotton candy, corn dogs and funnel cakes with a possible diabetic coma to follow. Hope not.
Those of you who would like to share some news with your friends and neighbors, please feel free to call me at 270-542-8705.
Until next week, have a blessed day every day.