Picnics are usually such pleasant experiences that we even borrow the word picnic to characterize an easy task. From noon to 9 p.m. Saturday thousands of people will delight in the 116th annual Clarksville Picnic at St. Louis Church in Clarksville.
It's bound to be lively, fun and a great diversion from the heat. The biggest attraction will be the famous all you-can-eat-dinner under a big tent. Besides the spread of fried chicken, country ham, potato salad, beets, succotash, applesauce and pickled cucumbers, families will enjoy many attractions.
There will be homemade crafts and baked goods for sale, a white elephant stand, food stands for pizza, fried dough, ice cream, snowballs, hamburgers and hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn. The children will love games to play, face painting and prizes.
There will be a Dixieland band, a karate demonstration, a children's magic show and a country western band. Bingo aficionados can play all day in the air-conditioned school auditorium.
Admission is free, and parking is a breeze. The dinner, served from noon to 6 p.m., is $8 for adults and $3 for children.
After a tallying a total of 89 years as professional educators, three noteworthy staff members at Glenwood Middle School retired last week. Friends and colleagues celebrated with media specialist Eleanor Dull, general music teacher Marcene Huebner, and guidance counselor Salvatore Rinaudo. Mrs. Dull and Mr. Rinaudo were among the staff members who opened Glenwood 27 years ago, and the trio spent a total of 73 years at the school.
Dr. Huebner welcomed all interested students to participate in chorus and to take part in choral concerts. Mrs. Dull provided a caring ear in the media center where many students found a comfortable niche at the school.
Glenwood Principal Vincent Catania says he was "amazed at how Mr. Rinaudo worked with the kids and how he always had a positive perspective on their families." Mr. Catania says that all three have left their marks on the school and will be remembered by the school, its staff, and the community for "the magic they shared all these years."
The Glenwood Lions Club freely gives all the money it earns each year to support our community in forms such as scholarships, assistance to 4-H Clubs, relief for victims of disasters and many other causes.
Monday night at its awards, induction, and installation meeting, the club gave $1,000 each to three members of the Glenelg High School class of 1994. Patricia Kilroy, Brian Meshkin and Michael Unglesbee are this year's recipients of scholarships to outstanding students who also do community service.
The newly installed officers of the Glenwood Lions Club are: President Al Douglas, First Vice President Warren Strader, Second Vice President Paul Embrey, Third Vice President Adam Willie, Treasurer Bob Poole and Secretary Jack Cremeans.
Bob Manfuso was inducted as a new member. He's the 47th new member that 84-year-old Lion Bill Pindell has brought to the club.
When you visit the Glenwood Lions Club food stand at the Howard County Fair this summer, you'll see an attractive reconditioned stand. The fair is the club's biggest fund-raising event of the year.
And don't forget that the Lions Club has a medical closet from which they lend medical equipment to the community. If you are in need of crutches, a wheelchair or any other medical equipment, call Mr. Pindell at 489-4392 to arrange to borrow Lions Club equipment.
You'll love the country breakfast at the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department in Clarksville Sunday morning. Besides the usual treat of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, and biscuits and gravy, you can enjoy Belgian waffles from the folks at the Market Place Cafe.
They'll be at the fire station to make your waffles while you wait. The price for the breakfast is still only $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The 8 a.m. until noon feast will be in the fire hall at the corner of Routes 108 and 32 in Clarksville.
It was the last day of school, and most students had left to celebrate the start of summer vacation. But two girl scouts from Troop 1046 who attend Glenelg High School had planned a singular ceremony to honor two former Glenelg High School students, so they and others stayed to two plant trees.
Jenny Schaberle and Kari Holman worked many months to gain permission to plant the trees labeled with plaques in memory of Angela Hall and Christopher Norris, who died last year in separate car accidents.
The project was part of the Girl Scouts' work toward their Silver Awards, but Jenny and Kari's motivation was to remember Miss Hall and Mr. Norris.
If you are interested in having your son or daughter attend Vacation Church School at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, call the parish office as soon as possible. The church school will be held with New Hope Lutheran Church. There are a few openings for the week of July 18, and many openings for the week of July 11. Phone 381-5894.