Strawberry season is here and Wayne Stratton has an abundant supply. You can go pick or they will pick and have them ready for you. Just call ahead if you have a large order. Call 270-847-0734. These are the best strawberries I have ever put in my mouth and I consider myself a strawberry expert. So good. Turn off 431 by the bridge on the north of Adairville on Mortimer Road and follow signs
Everything is abloom and everyone is sneezing. Such a beautiful season, too bad it does have it’s drawbacks. These warm days are wonderful.
Patty Costello has had surgery on her foot and will be out for several weeks. Kelly is holding down the fort at the restaurant so never fear the great food continues. Prayers for a speedy recovery for Patty.
I am getting excited about the Strawberry Festival. I hope lots of people will return home to enjoy all the festivities. Lots of history of our area will be told during the festival. Kelly Clark Bond will be at the Chamber office on Saturday in Native American costume telling about the Native Americans that inhabited our area. Charlotte Brindley will also be in period costume telling the story of the Hite House and Hite family. The duel will be enhanced this year with many in period costumes in addition to the actors that will actually be doing the duel. We will be showcasing our local talent with Clay Bilyeu on Thursday. Right now we have about 8 lined up to showcase. If you would like to be a part of this, give me a call at 270-772-2175. We will not be having the Senior Miss or Little Miss pageant this year. With all the construction going on at the school, there is so much noise and mess, and we have had very little interest from entrants, the decision was made to not have this event. The ever popular Gospeltones will be singing that good ole gospel music on Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. then a great group Four on the Floor will be performing at 7:30 playing all your favorite oldies, then don’t forget Adairville’s own Nick Riggins and the Harddogs will close out the festival on Saturday night, the 21st of May. The 5k run and the car and tractor show will kick it off on May 14th. For information on any event call city hall and they can give you the chair person’s number for you to call.
We have a crew here this week to finish up some loose ends on our water/sewer project. Hopefully, they will be wrapping up in a few weeks.
Don’t forget the dumpster is here and will be here till May 5 or 6 so I hope everyone is cleaning out their junk to get our city looking clean and inviting to all our out of town guests coming in for the Strawberry Festival. Don’t wait till the last day and then whine about it. Many come back every year and look forward to seeing their old hometown and the better it looks, the better their memories are.
Prayers go out to the family of J.T. Scott, who passed away this week. I will miss him. He was always one of the jolliest and happy people I know. You always left him with a smile on your face and feeling better for having talked to him. Rena, Freida, Nickie and the rest of the family, I know there will be an emptiness that can’t be filled but don’t you know he is holding court in heaven and after visiting with the Lord, Tammy and all of the Scott family, I would be willing to bet Adolph Rupp might just be next on his list and won’t they have fun. Go rest high on that mountain J.T. Will miss you my friend.
Coffee Bottom Girl
With festival time approaching, I wish people would call me with their best memories of past festivals. When I was a little girl coming to the festival was big, coming to town was big. All my Copeland family would usually come for the parade and the adults would sit in the park while the kids played. We would stay in town from the parade till the dance was over. There was a big crepe myrtle in the corner of the park that was perfect for hiding when you played hide and seek especially when it was dark. The square dance would keep our attention for a little while but then we would return to play. Having a water gun was always fun especially because you knew all the boys would have one and a girl had to have something to fight back with. Also the floats were absolutely beautiful. It was always a big deal to see those float with the beautiful girls on them. Wish it was feasible for people to build floats today. We need some for this year’s parade.
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.