We Are Community for the week of July 31st, 2023, by Joyce Steiner

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Was very sorry to see that Susie Sigfried had passed.  She was a friend and a fellow antiques dealer.  She had a great shop in Nauvoo and we went to many auctions together.  Also saw that Bonnie Walton of Plymouth passed away this week.  Our sympathy to both families and friends.

Though the weather was frightful, everyone turned out for the Marine Bank appreciation dinner at Lake Hill Winery on Thursday evening.  There was a huge crowd and the dinner was much appreciated.  Thank you.

Think that the weather was the big news this week.  It has been hot and humid.  My grass and flowers, which had greened after the last drouth, are now crunchy again.  We desperately need rain though I would love to see rain without storms!

I getting excited about Plymouth Old settlers this year.  There are lots of events coming back that have not been here for years or are new.  Old Settlers will be celebrating 137 years and will be August 25, 26 and 27.  Most events will be held in and around the park which is located in the center of our village.  You may check Plymouth Old Settles on face book for more details.  Events begin in the park on Friday evening.  There will be a hog roast beginning at 5 pm.  This year there will be a carnival and it will open Friday at 5:30 pm.  Saturday there is a full day planned.  There will be a car show, a parade, inflatables, carnival, kid’s tractor pull, fish and chicken dinner and Ryan Waters will perform beginning at 7 pm.  Sunday you will find Church in the Park at 10 am, an antique tractor pull at the ball park at 11 am and the carnival will also be open.

Lots of work and expense goes into this event.  There are currently raffle tickets available for two guns.  The sale of raffle tickets has helped to fund the carnival.  Last year the fish and chicken were great and am looking forward to the addition of the hog roast.  Why not mark your calendars now and plan to come to Plymouth for the show!

Hy-Vee should put me on their payroll.  I eat there when I go to Macomb and have mentioned their Thursday evening steak night.  This week, I found that they had a buy one get one free Chinese dinner.  Can’t pass up a bargain like that so ate most of one there and brought the other home.  Enjoyed both!

My peach trees are loaded.  So loaded that the branches have broken but the peaches are still growing.  I and I am sure the racoons are carefully watching them waiting for them to ripen enough to pick.  If the racoons and the Japanese beetles just hold of a few more days, I should have a great peach crop.

I have no phone service in Bloomington but a friend is able to text me from the wilds of Alaska-go figure.

Was surprised to see that gas prices have reached almost 4 dollars again-3.99.9 in Macomb on Friday evening when I went in to see Oppenheimer.  Will not discuss politics at this point.

Hope you have a good week.  Pray for rain and for those around you.  Scatter kindness and love this week.



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