Van Buren Township Fire Department will have a Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, Sept. 19. This is always a great evening at Carbon. They will have all the usual tasty side dishes with good gospel music to go with it. Jeff Bridgewater was in charge of arranging the singers.
Beverly Taylor called me to say that they needed pies. The group will also take donations of homemade cookies and cakes, too. Pies seem to be the best moneymakers for them but all sweets are greatly appreciated. Give Bev a call at 448-3232 if you can make a pie or two for the fire department fundraiser. I think they have someone to come by to pick up the goodies but I forgot to check that with her.
Cory Apple Festival is coming up soon, too. It will be the following weekend, Sept. 25-27. There are events, flea markets, and foods planned for each day. Mark your calendars.
Friends and family came over to my little house on Saturday evening for a cookout. Brothers Mike and John assisted with the grilling. We had one group at the picnic table, another on the sun porch, and still another gathered in the kitchen. It was nice to have all that talking and laughing. I am blessed with good friends and family and want them to know they are appreciated.
Judy and Charlie Stepp had driven over from Marshall, Ill., and Debbie Akers had come from Terre Haute. The Clay Countians who graced me with their presence were: Marilyn and Ray Smith, John and Christine Clark, Mike and Karen Roach, John Roach and Eva Trout-Roach, Melvin and Rachel Fagg, Betty Julbert, Stoney Stitzle, Joetta Brown, Kurt Hood, Kate Trout, and Nete Clark. It was a fun group.
A couple of guests usually avoid crowds so I am especially grateful that they braved it and seemed to enjoy the evening. It was the first time Charlie and Judy had been here for a visit. Charlie discovered that Ray and he knew many of the same people in Illinois. Stoney and Uncle John had once worked together at IBM. Betty and Kate had been in the hospital at the same time. Kurt and Rachel were distant relatives.
It is truly a small and wondrous world. It was good exercise for me to circulate between the two in-house groups and the picnic area. No self respecting busy body such as myself would want to miss out on anything. Thanks to everyone who brought a tasty side dish, dessert, or ice cream. It was much appreciated, too.
Cousin Kathy Sanders had a cookout over on her part of Harmony on Labor Day. Her pool is always the main attraction for the kids but the guests stay for her tasty soups and stews, too. We were all blessed with good weather for our outings.
Harmony United Methodist Women are meeting at my house on Sept. 28 for a potluck picnic. I will furnish the meat, potato salad, and a dessert. We will use no paper or plastic.
There will be a Fishing Scramble on Saturday, Sept. 19 to benefit the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Adults pay $10 and kids under 12 pay $5. Pre-registration can be done on line one week before the event.
Happy Birthday to Betty Jarvis (10th), Suzanne Neier & Margaret Phillips & John T. Clark (11th), Olivia Howald (13th), Jim Pell (17th), Allison Pell (24th), Fritz Maurer (26th).
Congratulations to Judy and Kenton Lutz. They will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sept. 19.
Sept. 19 -- Fishing Scramble 9 a.m.-3 p.m., VB Fire Dept. Fish Fry at Carbon 4-?
Sept. 23 -- See You at the Poll (Youth for Christ), 7 a.m. at the schools
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
Sept. 13 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m., Bible Study 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 -- Christian Bowling League 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 -- Clay County Quilters 9-3, Bible Study 9 a.m.
Sept. 26 -- UMM Breakfast 8 a.m.
Sept. 28 -- UMW Potluck at my house 6:15 p.m.