Salutations from Auburn and surrounding communities. This has been an exciting ten days in our county. Champion Pet Food brought us to the attention of Kentucky, Tennessee and the rest of the country. They “let it all out for the ground breaking ceremony. Those huge air-conditioned tents where the company executives welcomed our governor, other dignitaries and local business representatives, were a sight to see out in that open field in ninety degree weather. Local farmers should be proud their produce and products can now be enjoyed by pets and their people worldwide. A local representative for Champion is now negotiating contracts in the surrounding area.
For all you golfers out there, the PGA Championship will be held in Louisville, August 4 - 10, at Valhalla Golf Club on Shelbyville Rd. Practice rounds are Monday through Wednesday, with championship play on Thursday through Sunday. Tee off times begin at 7:00 am each day and continue until 7:00 pm. For information on tickets visit the website 2014pga.com.
Hope I’m not the only one to notice the speed limits have changed on the four lane US68/80 corridor. On my way to R’ville this week I noticed a new sign lowering the speed limit to 55 mph all the way to the 68/80 bypass in R’ville. I bring this to your attention because over 23 vehicles passed me like I was parked. To the east from Auburn to Rockfield the speed limit is still 65mph. Although vehicles still passed me.
The Auburn Senior Center maintained the usual schedule this week, with exercises class and line dancing on Tuesday night. Special events were Corn Hole on Monday, Tuesday in crafts the painting of small clay flower pots. These are adorable to use for your own plants or for a catchall. Today, all of us carpooled to Portland, TN for lunch at 5 Chefs. If you have questions, or are interested in activities, call the center at 270-542-8223 or drop by and pick up a schedule.
This week I received a call from Mary Marshall of Chandlers. Her husband Mike’s aunt Dean Right of Auburn, currently resides at Auburn Nursing Home. Just wanted her to know folks are thinking of her. Prayers are requested for Ms. Right, also for her sister Jewel Marshall in Toledo Ohio, and her very close friend Helen Rogers of Auburn.
Although it has been advertised in many ways, there are still in Auburn who think the fair now going on, is in a neighboring county. The Logan County Fair and all those who have worked diligently promoting it, have put together entertainment for all ages. Carnival rides, concerts, and free live entertainment is planned.
Tonight the rides open at 5:00 pm. A truck Tug-Of-War starts at 7 p.m. inside the AG Arena. Admission in $8 for adults, free to children 8 and under. In the farmers market building the champion Scottish dancers perform, the first session beginning at 5 pm. No fee for this but be advised you should bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.
Lots of events tomorrow at the fair rides open at 1:00 pm. Note brief schedule follows; Extension day for homemakers and 4H exhibits from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Logan County Extension office building; Free live music in the Extension building; the Bar-B-Que cook off tasting and judging begins at 4:00pm in the Farmers Market building.
The Springs and Marty Brown concerts begin at 6:00pm in the AG Arena. Admission is $8.00 for adults, free to children 8 and under. This price includes both concerts. As previously mentioned, seating is limited this year so you might want to bring folding lawn chairs. For more information call the Extension office at 270-726-2206.
I have so many great memories of our former county fairs, from when I was still a youngster and later on when one of my daughters showed a pony in the 4H class at the horse show. So make memories while you can folks.
Until we next meet, call for a chat at 270-542-8705, and everyone have a fun and blessed day.