Plymouth area News by Joyce Steiner
Plymouth Pride is sponsoring a Back to School movie in the park on Saturday, August, 22. Beginning at 6:30 pm, corn dogs, drinks, ice cream and popcorn will be served in the Community Center on the East side of the Plymouth Square as a fund raiser for the Community Center. At 8:30 pm the movie “A Knight’s Tale” starring Heath Ledger will be shown in the park. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Community Center.
Plymouth Old Settlers will hold its 130th annual celebration in the Plymouth Park on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 29th. Friday evening will feature ham and beans and corn bread beginning at 5 pm. Entertainment by the Cross Country Boys will be on the stage beginning at 6 pm. Saturday will feature the parade at 11 am, a fish and chicken dinner beginning at 5 pm and a Johnny Cash impersonator on the stage at 7 pm. Sunday there will be a church service in the park at 10 am. I believe the Lester’s are performing at the church service.
By now you have probably noticed cars and dogs on the east side of the Plymouth Square. K 9 Nose Works, the dog sniffing group, returned to Plymouth for events on Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday, August 15th.
The organization meeting for Plymouth Pride was held on Monday, August 3rd around the dining room table at the home of Joyce Steiner. The slogan of the group is “Preserving Our Future”. The goal of the group is to bring together individuals who have been working very hard to improve the experience of living in our small community. Working together, we hopefully can accomplish much more than working independently. The first goal of Plymouth Pride is to support the Community Center on the east side of the Square and to make it self sustaining. The first fund raiser will be on Saturday, August 22nd as mentioned earlier. Plymouth Pride plans to hold an event every “Second Saturday” of each month. The second event Plymouth Pride is planning is a lawn mower fun run-now that sounds interesting!
Wednesday was the monthly Village Board meeting. All members were present. There were also several citizens interested in Plymouth in attendance as well as three women representing the bar. The meeting went fairly smoothly and ended by 8:30 pm.
Thursday I attended the Lowderman Auction in Macomb and got new things for the store and for 3rd Sunday Market.
Friday morning, while sitting at the kitchen table, watched a a yellow crop duster make turns over my house. One can always tell a crop dusting plane by the revving of the engine as they rise at the end of the field and turn.
A legend in the area passed away on Friday. Dr. Dohner, 90 of Rushville, passed away. His medical practice has been widely publicized as he worked well into his 80’s and only charged 5 dollars for an office call. He was the end of an era.
The second meeting of Plymouth Pride was held on Friday evening at which time we finalized plans for the fund raiser on August 22nd. If you would like to become a part of Plymouth Pride, please send a check for 15 dollars for an individual or 20 dollars for a family for yearly dues to Plymouth Pride, 201 W. Summer, Plymouth, IL 62367. Please include your name, address and email address so that you may be put on the emailing list.
Visited with Dot Burdett on Saturday evening as I had received a call telling me that she was taken to the hospital as her oxygen levels were low. She seemed to be doing well until the nurse came in to give her a breathing treatment which seemed to upset her greatly. When I tried to come home south of Macomb there was a fire truck blocking the road so had to turn around and go back to Macomb and come home via 336.
After church on Sunday, headed to Vermont, IL for lunch with friends from the Peoria area and Bushnell. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks to Ray and Kathy Goodell who hosted the afternoon.
Have a great week. Pray for those who are ill as we have many in our community who need our prayers. Scatter Kindness.