Happenings in Kidron, September 8, 2010
In the first signs of a beautiful fall season, the corn and soybeans are turning yellow on the fields around our house. In a local pumpkin patch, a mysterious tent appeared. The local rumor mill says the future 2010 county fair prize-winning Biggest Pumpkin is hidden under there.
In fact, our own Wayne County Fair (where the mystery pumpkin will be judged) runs September 11 to September 16. It’s widely acclaimed as the finest agricultural in Ohio. Between the horse show, harness racing, demolition derby, tractor pull and the rides, it’s a great show! (And for $2, you’ll never find a better one!) To learn more about it, click here: http://www.waynecountyfairohio.com/
Another great fall event is the popular Yankee Peddler, which will run the last three weekends in September. It features hundreds of master craftsmen from two continents. Many use period accurate tools and techniques. For more information, visit http://www.yankeepeddlerfestival.com/. It’s one of the best events all year!
The nearby town of North Lawrence is holding a trap shoot Sept 11 and 12. If you’d like to attend, call Scott at 330-416-9710. I love a good trap shoot. I even enjoy the soreness in my shoulder that follows the next day! (I’ve never won one, though!)
The electric company came through and trimmed trees around all the power lines. As usual, the butchered trees got many of us up in arms. Our local paper, The Dalton Gazette and Kidron News, quoted Holly Gerber saying that the trees are so ugly they’re hilarious. That was a fitting comment. When something you can’t prevent makes you mad, there’s not much else to do but laugh!
The blood mobile will be stopping at the Rock of Ages Church of God and Christ Mennonite Church on September 24. If you’re in town then, we’d love to have you donate! (And, if you’re curious how a church gets a name like “Rock of Ages Church of God and Christ Mennonite Church” check out my blog entry on how Mennonites fight (click here).