So much sadness in our community since I last wrote. Chief Roger Lindsey’s mother passed away at her home in Louisville. Keep this family in your prayers. Also Marilyn Stevens passed away. She had been sick for some time. Remember this family as well.
Continue to remember Ruth Washington. She has been moved to Bowling Green, but continues to receive therapy. Naomi Finch in Creekwood Nursing Home. Also, Clarkie Milam is in Creekwood having therapy for a broken leg. Remember all these and any others that I have not named.
Don’t forget to start your spring cleanup in your yard and home. This is the time to get rid of all those unwanted things. The dumpster will be here on April 25 so start collecting now. It will be here till May 5th so don’t wait till the last minute to get rid of your junk. There is no excuse saying you don’t have anywhere to put it. You do now.
I am so excited about the Jackson Dickinson duel this year. Martina Brindley is in charge and she has many great ideas for this event. There will be some changes on this that will be shared with you as soon as everything is firmed up. Jennifer Brindley is spearheading an art contest this year. There are 3 age categories, grades 1-8, grades 9-12 and adults. The requirements for entry are strawberry images brought to life by design and creativity. Artists may use any medium that includes but not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, markers, colored pencils, or crayons. Sculptors and fabric art are also welcome. For additional information call Jennifer at 270-539-5228. Charlotte Brindley will be sharing history on the Hite house during the festival we think at the Chamber office. Charles Brindley plans on having tours of all the art facilities, which will include the Bank building, The Studio on Main Street and the Art School on Church Street once or twice during the festival to showcase the art opportunities in our community. Times and places for these events will be announced closer to the time for the festival.
We are going to have a new shop opening soon. The Grapevine is going to open May 2nd I believe. It has a pandora’s box of many things, antiques and more. Terri Holliday is the lady behind this venture so go by and welcome her to the square and shop with her.
Dylan Byrum is in charge of the parade again this year and he would like to encourage more churches and organizations to build a float. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate as in the past. This year being our 70th, you could do a decade float, 40’s float could include beginning of the festival, Pearl Harbor, 50’s, Elvis, poodle skirts, soda shops, 60’s peace, hippies, bellbottoms, Wookstock, get the picture. These could be put together pretty simple but what an impact they would have on our parade. Get in on the fun.
Coffee Bottom Girl (be back next week)
A Hui Hou Kā’Kou
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.