The rides are arriving in Adairville so it is official that Strawberry Festival has arrived. Actually it arrived Saturday with a misty and cold 5K run, then a beautiful afternoon, although still breezy, for the car show. Say a prayer that the upcoming weekend will be rain free. Right now it is not looking good, but what do those weather people know. I’m planning on a great weekend.
Well, I never tire of bragging on our school system. I was fortunate to be asked to speak to the middle school this week about their having earned the National School to Watch for the fifth year. Adairville is the only school to have earned this distinction for five years. We are so blessed to have the faculty and the student body we have. They work hard and have such character and integrity as a whole that each and every one of our citizens should be proud to have such a good school in our community. They are one of the best assets Adairville has.
In addressing this, I would like to point out that two of our graduates of Adairville who will be graduating this year from Logan County High School have received the Sally Flowers Moody scholarship which is that their tuition will be paid for all their years in college. This distinction went to Breanna Wooden and Dylan Byrum. I am so proud of both these young people. They have worked hard and deserve this so very much. Dylan was also the recipient of the Jesse L. Richards scholarship. Tell both these young people how proud you are of them.
We have a new website for the City of Adairville. It is www.adairvilleky.us. It is looking great and we are just getting started on it. I would like to say a big thank you to David Guffy for all his work on this site. If you have suggestions of things that need to be on there, give me a call.
Our cleanup was a success apparently. I know that a lot of stuff left here. I still see some that have more to get rid of and sincerely hope that they will continue to work on this.
I love all the strawberry art ideas the businesses have come up with. They are so creative. It is so good to see how our businesses support this annual event. Thank you to each and every one that contributes and goes out of their way to make this annual event successful.
Coffee Bottom Girl
You know as I watched the dumpster fill up day after day, I started thinking about why we hang on to things. I’ve watched the show hoarders on tv and that is way extreme but what is it in our subconscious that makes up keep the things we keep. I have a friend that said she still had the fruit loop she pulled off Rocky somebody’s shirt. Now many of you won’t know what that is but it has nothing to do with cereal. Anyway, why would you keep something like that? Do you think it has something to do with the memory that fruit loop triggers when you run across it? Several years ago I was helping my sister get ready for a yard sale and came across our daddy’s navy pea coat. I put it in the throw away pile. She said no that is daddy’s pea coat. I said what about that moth eaten holey pea coat reminds you of daddy. Daddy was a fun, vibrant man and nothing like that. Finally it went in the toss pile unless she pulled it out later. I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about. Why do we hold onto inanimate objects even if it is for the feelings we have when we run across them. Why can’t we just conjure up those memories of those good times in our lives without seeing something to remind us? We for sure would have less clutter in our lives and more free time to embrace those memories.
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”
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