Fun Fact For The Week: The first World Cup Soccer match kicked off on July 13, 1930. No host country had ever been eliminated in the first round until South Africa in 2010.
Pet Peeve For The Week: When the woman in front of me is texting while driving her car as we were leaving the Phillies game on Sunday!! Seriously, is there anything more dangerous?!
It’s Lycoming County Fair time!! I can’t wait to eat a Gunzy’s hot sausage and Espy French fries! Once again this year there are many events happening at the fair:
THURSDAY, JULY 15, is the fair preview. Gates open at 6 p.m., with Vesper Services at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
On FRIDAY, JULY 16, open class exhibit judging begins. Buildings open to the public after the judging is completed.
SATURDAY, JULY 17, is the Antique Tractor Pull at 11 a.m. Draft horse show is at 4 p.m. and youth lamb show is 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 18, the open horse show takes place at 9 a.m.; the Garden Tractor Pull is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 19, is the Breeding Sheep Show at 9 a.m. The 0pen Market Lamb show immediately follows and the Youth Beef Show is 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 20, the Youth DairyShow begins at 10 a.m. The School Day Program takes place at the Grandstand at 10 a.m. (it’s great fun for all the kids!), Youth Market Swine Show is at 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, is Sunset Ice Cream and Senior Citizens Day until 5 p.m. Seniors showing proof of age 65 and older receive reduced admission. Free T-shirts to the first 1000 paid adult admissions with Sunset Ice Cream purchase. Free Grandstand tickets to see Ryan Pelton with purchase at sunset ice Cream Stores. Open Holstein Dairy Show at 10 a.m. and open Swine Show at 7 p.m.
The 39+ Club will meet on July 14 at the Trinity Lutheran Church Social Hall in Hughesville at 11:45 a.m. Please bring a tureen and table service Visitors are welcome and games will follow the meeting.
The Farragut United Methodist Church hosts its annual Blueberry Festival on July 17 from 4:30-7 p.m. The church is located on Route 864 near the intersection of route 87.
The summer season for the Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts continues on Friday, July 16, with a tribute to Eagles Mere artist, Newby Hendl. A reception followed by a silent auction will be held at the Community Hall from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The silent auction will continue on Saturday, July 17 from 1-7:30 p.m., when results will be announced. Purchase and pick-up of auction paintings will be held on Sunday, July 18 from 11 to 1. On Saturday, July 17 at 8 p.m. accomplished vocalist Natalie Douglas brings her unique mix of jazz, blues, standards and country music in a cabaret performance that will take your breath away. She will be accompanied by piano, bass, guitar and drums. Brain/Food continues on Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner and a movie followed by a discussion.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Eli Roberts, Dorothy George, Andrea Burgett, Madison Gray and Lois Dunner July 1; William Zimmerman, Eric Whitmoyer, Janet Barto and Marilyn Marye July 2; Ed VanHorn, Brooke Snyder and Bobbi Ryder July 3; Ron Knopp and Christopher Ediger July 4; Terri Minotto and Barb Brown July 5; Dale Appleman and Jenna Van Horn July 6; My good neighbor and friend, Donna (Stiger) O’Connor, Kane Snyder, Tom Fry, Joan Gardner, Matthew Herr and Sally Bower July 7; Relda Shaner, Geri Sones and Wilbur Rupert July 8; Ruth Lupold and Jason Booth July 9; Ron Barto and Gary Houseknecht July 10; Adam Gehr July 11; Helen Michael (99 years) and Brandon Wagner July 12; Jason Feigles, Heidi Lozano and Madison Gardner July 13; Josh Strausser and Jodi Wodrig July 14; Kenneth Burkholder, Andrew Laychur, Eileen Green, Amber Taggart, Jennifer Temple, Cindy Roedts and Linda Snell July 15; Betty (Frey) Ludwig (92 years), Jim Waugh, Matt Heiney, Brenda Peterman, Sandra Peterman, Corey Peterman and Rilynn Rae Temple July 16; Jaden Charles, Casi Confer, Stephanie Taggart and Tim Snyder July 17; Sylvia (Shaner) Fry (92 years), Linda Houseknecht, Anna Beitz and David James Troutman July 18; Elizabeth Sullivan, Tina Worley and Rhonda Fogelman July 19; Bonnie Reece and Kathy Harman July 20.
Happy Anniversary to: Carl & Cindy (DeWire) Shaner, Rodney & Pamela (Bender) Clementoni and Dale & Bonnie J. Snyder July 1; James & Sherry (Dugan) Feigles, Douglas & Denise Spotts and Bob & Loretta Raup July 2; Bob & Melissa Long July 3; Ralph & Kim Mecone July 6; Duane & Kim (Wolf) Gardner July 8; Matthew & Ella (Fought) Martin July 9; My wonderful brother and sister-in-law, Jim & Mary (Clairmont) Ritter July 10; Bryan & Erica (Sherwood) Hubler, Bob & Carol Ann Stein and Jesse & Anita Wagner July 11; Terry & Wendy (Holmes) Walter July 12; Dale & Marian Springman July 15; Glenn & Suzie Barto July 16; Archie & Heather Jones July 16; Wayne & Vivian Zeisloft July 17; Ron & Pam Troxel and Eric & Bobbi Ryder July 18; Harold & Beverly Rider July 19.
Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.