Plymouth Area News for the week of August 20th, 2018 by Joyce Steiner

Our sympathy to the friends and family of Richard Smith who lost a courageous battle with cancer this week.  I believe services are to be held on September 1st.
Got a notice on face book about the Harry Truman Dinner to be held at Scripps Park in Rushville on Monday evening.  After seeing the people who were going to be there, I had to attend.  Imagine Richard Cramsey, who is running against Randy Freese, Juliana Stratton, who is running for Lieutenant Governor, John Sullivan, former state senator, Dick Durbin, current US Senator, Mike Frerichs, state treasurer, J B Pritzger, who is running for governor, Wayne White, a  WWII veteran, Susana Mendoza, state comptroller, John Curtis, who is running against Norine Hammond, and many more all together in Rushville.   John Sullivan was host and M C for the evening. He did a great job.  So glad I was able to be a part of the evening.
Plymouth had 3 3/4 inches of rain on Thursday and Friday.  It was much needed.
I have had 2 cancellation for rooms for Old Settlers so currently have two rooms available for the celebration.  Old Settlers begins on Friday evening with a ham and bean and corn bread dinner followed by a baby contest, a Little Mr. and Miss. contest, a bike give away and a talent show.  There will also be a button drawing.  Saturday is a full day beginning with 5 K run at 8 am followed by the parade at 11 am.  There are activities all day.  Trent Tomlison is the featured entertainer a 7 pm on the stage in the park.  Sunday there will be a church service in the park beginning at 10 am.  All the entertainment is free so plan to attend.
Baked bacon.  Sound interesting.  Saw where one could bake bacon for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and avoid much of the mess and shrinkage.  Tried it.  As I have a convection oven, 20 minutes was too long.  It did work however, I just need to adjust the time.  Will try it again.  One puts the bacon in a single layer over the broiler rack in a broiler pan.  All the grease goes in the pan and one is left with nice crisp, non shrunk bacon.
Did 3rd Sunday Market this weekend.  Had a good show.  The weather was nice and there were a lot of people in attendance.
Because the Plymouth flower haters weed sprayed the flowers and the kitty bush in front of my antique store on Monday night, a friend gave me a pot of flowers.  Does this give anyone else an idea?  Since the dead flowers look pretty bad for the Old Settler’s Celebration this week, perhaps we can get more flowers to take their place.
Have a good week.  Come to Old Settlers.  The fish and chicken fry is on Saturday beginning at 5 pm and that is always a big event.  Please try to be kind to others and their flowers.  Treat others as you would like to be treated!
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