Out and About – Week of September 13th

I wish all my Jewish friends a joyous Yom Kippur. It begins this evening at sundown.

The 36th Annual Walk for Warmth will be held this Saturday, September 18, beginning at high noon. The walk takes place at the St. Joseph County Courthouse gazebo, located at 125 West Main Street, in downtown Centreville. This walk raises money for utility assistance for those living right here in St. Joe County. There will be plenty of refreshments and lots of raffle prizes. For more information, please go to www.caascm.org, or phone (877)422-2726.

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services has already started their biannual hydrant flushing in Three Rivers. The flushing will continue Monday through Friday from 7 AM until 3 PM through Friday, October 8. The flushing started in the first district, and will move onto the fourth, second and third district. You may experience some rusty water during this project, and if you have prolonged problems, you may contact the DPS at (269)273-1845.

Because of our busy lifestyles, families don’t dine together like they did seventy years ago. Of course, seventy years ago, dining out was a really special event. Dining at Schenchels Cafeteria on a Saturday night was very much an event. My mother even insisted that I take a bath before going out, so to me that was very special. I’m sorry about the spelling of the aforementioned eatery. If it still was in business, I’d definitely know the correct spelling. Anyway, I’d like to share several “Don’ts” you should remember, whether dining out or dining at home as a family:

Don’t talk with your mouth full, in fact never have your mouth totally full. It is more healthful and is in better taste to eat by small morsels.
Don’t rest your elbows on the table; don’t lean on the table. You West Point graduates already know about this.
Don’t use a toothpick at the table, unless it is necessary; in that case, cover your mouth with one hand while you remove the obstruction that troubles you.
Don’t eat onions or garlic, unless you are dining alone, and intend to remain alone some hours thereafter.
We could all use a refresher course in table manners, so I’ll offer more suggestions at a later date.

I don’t believe the “Relay for Life” event was held last year due to Covid. Fear not, for it will return this year on Saturday, September 18. The Relay was held at Armstrong Field in Three Rivers for many years, but this year it will be held in the center of St. Joe County at the Courthouse in Centreville. The Relay will run from 4 PM until 10 PM, with all monies going to the American Cancer Society. Here’s the line-up of the activities:

4 PM Activity begins with walking and fun games around the Courthouse.
5 PM Homecoming Parade. Everyone is invited to bring a banner, pull a wagon, ride a bike, or just walk and celebrate being together and working for a cure for Cancer.
6 PM Celebration for all Cancer survivors.
7:30 PM music and luminaria. Music will be provided by Morgan Crippen and the lighting of the luminaries will begin around 7:45 PM. The luminaria walk will continue until 9:30 PM.

“His face was smooth and cool as ice, and Oh Louise! He smelled so nice.” ~ BURMA SHAVE

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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