Plymouth Area News by Joyce Steiner
We had a church council meeting at Living Faith United Methodist Church on Monday evening. All the members and the pastor were present. We discussed ways to improve attendance and went over the surveys which had been returned.
Also went to Quincy on Monday to stock up my Sullivan’s Antiques and More mall booth. Had not been there for way too long. Just hard to find time to do everything. Have had fairly good sales and had sold a piece of furniture so the booth was a bit empty.
Tuesday Mimi Lawton and Dylan McCurdy stopped by Plymouth Rock Antiques. Good to see both of them. Mimi gave me some old clay marbles which I will keep-no comments please!
It has been announced that there will be an open house at Vishnu Springs this year. It will be on October 18th from 10 am to 4 pm. I am sure there will be more details soon.
Discovered a wonderful web site this week. It is www.illinoisinfocus.com. One can search it in several ways but I chose to click on “towns” then on any specific town. The site for Plymouth starts with a great shot of Plymouth Rock Antiques with quite a lot of information about it and Plymouth. As I had nothing to do with the making of the site, think they must have used information from my site www.plymouthil.com. It also features a great shot of one of my blooming holly hocks. Also looked at Augusta and Bowen. Augusta has lots of pictures. Please go to the site and check it out.
Plymouth Pride will begin their regular Second Saturday events on the second Saturday of September. Plan to come to the Plymouth Community Center for sausage gravy and biscuits or pancakes with juice, coffee or milk. Think we will also be serving soft serve ice cream and home made pie later in the 6 am to 10 am time period. All funds raised will go to restore the Community Center and to try to make it self sufficient.
Thursday I stopped by the PCCC to drop off three quilts for the exhibit during Old Settlers. Richard and Mary Bunney were very busy setting up the Home Town Teams exhibit. Plymouth owes a really big thank you to Richard and Mary Bunney and to Connie Fairchild for all they have done to promote the history of Plymouth. They have already reserved the American Legion building for next August to continue the Forgotten Photos of Plymouth exhibits and to hold another Plymouth all school reunion.
James Aleshire and his niece Anna from Arizona arrived at the B&B on Thursday night. Love to have James and his family visit Plymouth. Every year I ask James to consider moving back to Plymouth “where he belongs”.
Plymouth Old Settler’s was Friday, August 28th through Sunday August 30th. There was an excellent crowd for ham and beans on Friday evening. The committee ran out of ham and beans which is a good thing as one never wants left overs after a meal. Don Switzer and his group provided the entertainment and it was well attended. Saturday there was a full day starting the Legion breakfast. It was wonderful as usual. Following the breakfast were the parade, car show, kids games, chicken and fish dinner and a Johnny Cash impersonator. All had good crowds. The parade was taped and you can find it on you tube. Look on you tube for “Plymouth Old Settlers Parade 2015”. The weather cooperated for the weekend with clouds but no rain. Thanks to all the effort put forth to make the 130th celebration a success.
After church, said good bye to my guests and went to Macomb for lunch. Then went to visit with Dot Burdett at Heartland. She was doing fine. Think it is better to visit her early in the day.
Mowed a bit tonight as I do it for exercise and have been slacking for a few days.
Think we are going to have a very early fall as some trees are already turning color and often they are not even turning by Spoon River which is the first two weekends of October. I find this really scary. I do not want to see fall and winter here two months early.
Pray for peace and for your neighbors. Scatter Kindness.