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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

There are several Easter Egg Hunts in the near vicinity on Saturday, April 11. Forest Park in Brazil and Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute have them scheduled for 10 a.m. At Fairbanks, the kids collect the eggs and then turn them in for candy and prizes.

The Celebration Christian Center, at Fairbanks, separates the various age groups so little kids aren't being run over by bigger kids.

I was given the wrong info last week. Sorry. Our church is not having the Easter Egg Hunt at Harmony Park. Ebenezer is hosting it. I wondered why no one had asked me to donate eggs and candy. Lena is having an Easter Egg Hunt at their church.

Lena and Harmony alternate some of the special services at this time of year. Lena will host the Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m., on Sunday, April 12. Harmony United Methodist will have Maundy Thursday, April 9.

Harmony United Methodist Women need baked goods for the Pie Auction on Sunday, April 26. Although it is called a pie auction, any baked goods would be appreciated. Even a bag of freshly found mushrooms fetched a handsome bid when we had our last auction. The moneys go to support mission pledges and other works of the women's society. Please help if you can.

I've been busy cleaning house. The family and a couple of friends are coming for supper on Saturday evening. We could not coordinate schedules for Easter Day so we're having our get-together the previous night. I love having everyone over and it necessitates finishing those chores that have been talking to me for weeks. Dust bunnies beware!

Cousin Jim Jenkins called Tuesday morning to say he and his crew could work at my house. They were scheduled to do a roof but it was too cold and windy. I hurried to shove furniture around while they worked on making a base for my counter on the sunporch. Thanks to Jim, John from Greencastle, Seth Somebody, and Kennon Douglas. They did a good job.

It looks like neighbor Patty Escott has her new windows finished. Rick Hester had been working at her house for months. It really looks good.

Speaking of things that look good, I am looking forward to seeing the porch plants at a house on the west end of Brazil. It is near Stewart Glass but across the street. They had such gorgeous plants last summer. There are already some plants blooming along the foundation. Can't wait to see what they have this summer. I don't know their names but really enjoy the plants. I thought all last summer that I would park across the street and take a picture. The little trailing vines, like baby tears, were just gorgeous. Sometimes my good intentions don't get the job done.

Sister-in-law Eva Trout-Roach and I went over to the Harmony Community Center to plan how we would decorate the tables for the upcoming shower. Sister-n-law Karen was home sick.

Niece Erin is getting married in Florida in July so we are having a couple's shower when she and her fiancÚ come home in May. They can only stay from the 8th to the 11th so we've reserved the community center for that Saturday evening to celebrate with them. Erin has already said she wants to go to Mario's on Friday night. It will be so good to see her.

We have shopped over three counties to find things in Erin's color referred to as Tiffany or Pool. It's a pale blue green that should be easy to find but it must be popular this year. I went three places just to find the paper plates, napkins, and cups to match. I'm still having trouble with those sniffles and sneezing so my schedule has been put into slow motion. Shopping is never my favorite unless it is musty old antique shops.

Karen Roach, Christine Clark, and I traveled to Spencer last Thursday to meet two friends for lunch. Pat Hopf and Rick Smith, from Jasper, met us at Chambers Smorgasbord. We always enjoy going there. After lunch, we ladies checked out the little antique shops at Spencer and Clay City. We even managed to find a yard sale on the way home. Treasures!

Congratulations to Pat and Billy Chastain on the celebration of their 40th Anniversary. I had plans with Kitty and John Pettit to drive to Brownsburg last Sunday but I had to stay home. Friends had planned a surprise for Pat and Billy. I missed the Spring Fling at the Y, too.

I am ready for the real spring and being able to breathe on a regular basis. Those pesky flowering trees that bother many allergy sufferers don't seem to cause me much difficulty. Only a couple of plants are troublesome. Being closed up inside during the cold months bothers me the most. This winter just won't seem to go away.

Happy April Birthdays to Danielle Brinson (9th), Iain McCoy & Becky Clausen (10th), Rusty Long (11th), David Brinson (14th), Dan Dierdorf & Virginia Mathis (15th), Kathleen Sanders (17th), Erie Bell (22nd), Gail Weaver (27th), Mitch Maurer (28th), and Damien Tackett (29th).

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

April 12 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

April 8 -- Women's Bible Study 9-10 a.m., Christian Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 26 -- HUMW Pie Auction after church

April 27 -- HUMW Meeting 7 p.m.