Out and About for September 16th, 2008

Here is the solution to what the words in last week’s column have in common. Besides having at least two double letters, if you take the first letter of the word, place it at the end of the word, and spell the word in reverse, it will be the same word. Thank you for playing along.

I started to prepare this column last Thursday, so I have no idea what the weather is like today, because today is still five days away. This is “Fair Week”, so the chances are we are experiencing some rainy weather. I won’t bore you with any more information on the fair, except to say, if you have the opportunity, go on over to Centreville with the family. The St. Joseph County Grange Fair has a reputation of being one of the best fairs in Michigan. There are plenty of fun things to see and do and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Next week, you’ll have to look very hard to find an elephant ear, funnel cake or cotton candy. Now is the time to live life in the fast lane. Have fun with the family and make some fantastic memories.

The Three Rivers High School Band Boosters will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser next Sunday, September 21, from 8 to 11 A.M. The venue is the Three Rivers Elks Lodge, 603 W. Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. The cost is $6 for adults and only $3 for children 10 and younger. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. The money raised will help defray students’ cost for the Spring Band Competition in Florida. There’s nothing I enjoy more than a nutritional breakfast out on the weekend and it’s a way to help the students and members of the Band Boosters. It’s hard to beat those prices too. Be generous and help them out. It’s the right thing to do.

The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) will sponsor their annual Walkathon on October 4 at Meyer-Broadway Park. The walkers will collect donations and then take them to the park and walk (with or without a dog) on either a one- or a two- mile trail. The walkers may start anytime between 10 and 11 A.M. If you register by September 20 and take in at least $30 in donations, you’ll be eligible to receive a tee shirt marking the event. There will also be prizes for the most donations collected and yes, food will be available. ARF reminds everyone that this is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and they need many participants to make it successful. Registration forms are available at Beam Sound and Video on West Michigan Avenue, between Cole Motors and Fast Lane. For more information, call Rodney at 279-6251 or visit ARF’s website at www.arfund.org.

I’m not sure how many teens read this column, but for those that do, please let your friends know that the Teen Book Club meets at the Three Rivers Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 5. The first meeting is tomorrow September 17. They will meet every Wednesday through the school year. I don’t know if it’s still true, but the library used to be a fantastic place to meet members of the opposite sex.
If you graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1960 and would like a chance to reunite with some of your classmates, you’ll want to go to the Immaculate Conception School on South Douglas Avenue, Three Rivers, on Saturday, September 20. Starting at 1 P.M., the class of 1960 will hold a “Time for Reflection” get- together.

When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

See you Out and About!

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