As of Wednesday, July 1, 2015
COTTONWOOD — Happy 4th of July to all of you. However you spend it, be safe with fireworks and have fun. A great way to celebrate the 4th is to come to Greencreek for all-day fun. With breakfast, lunch, auction and street sports, you are guaranteed a good time. Fun for the younger set are the kiddie rides. I will make my gooseberry pie again this year.
Three cheers for the SGA class of 65-the greatest class ever! They came from as far away as Kentucky and Alaska to meet for our 50th class reunion. Linda and Dewey at the Keuterville Pub and Grub treated us royally. Lynne Hutchins and Vince Poxleitner were the emcees and did a great job. Special guests for the evening were teachers, Jerry and Mary Ann Wren, Leo and Aggie Lapke, and Sister Angela Uhlorn escorted by Sister Janet Barnard. It was noted that we were one of the last classes to remember what life was like without computers. Computers were as big as refrigerators when we were in high school. We met again the next day at the city park for an ice cream social and more visiting.
Summer comes with a vengeance this year. We have had temperatures in the triple digits the last few days. It’s too hot to do anything but sit in the shade. The heat is very severe for growing plants, whether in the garden or in the fields. The fields are ripening too soon so they will not produce as well as if the weather is milder.
Mark your calendar for Fr. Paul’s 25th anniversary celebration on July 12. The Tri-parish is providing the meat. Holy Cross women - dinner rolls; Greencreek women - pies; Ferdinand women - will join together to make big roasters of potatoes. St. Mary’s guilds will provide side dishes and salads. With choir members from all the towns joining in, it should make a wonderful celebration at the 11 a.m. Mass followed by dinner at the Cottonwood Community Hall.