We Are Community for the week of June 20th, 2022, by Joyce Steiner

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As I write this, Father’s Day is almost over.  Yet I want to thank all the fathers who have nurtured children.  Each of you is very special in some way.  Happy Father’s Day.

As I mentioned last week, Living Faith UMC is going to purchase a new roof.  We have the materials, the lumber yard and the installers lined up.  A new roof for our church with two very tall portions is not going to be cheap but is essential.  If you would like to help, please feel free to send a donation to Living Faith UMC in Bowen, IL.  Thank You.

Was finally able to purchase some gold fish for two of my fish ponds.  Not sure just how long their life span will be as there are still large frogs in those ponds.  Hoping for the best.

Thursday evening my NOAA radio could not keep up with the storm alerts.  Sometimes three alerts tried to come through at the same time.  There were storms northwest, southwest and then east of Plymouth and also some flood warnings though we only got about .2 inches of rain from the storms. I know that there was some storm damage in the area however.

This weekend was 3rd Sunday Market in Bloomington.  It was a very unusual weekend.  There were also Special Olympics and a JoDee Messina concert in Bloomington this weekend.  Hotel rooms which usually run about one hundred dollars were up to five times that price.  I understand that if you got a five-hundred-dollar room that you got a free shuttle to the concert.  I also understand that parking could cost one hundred dollars.  According to reports of ticket sales, there were 23,000 people at Friday night’s concert.  Don’t know how many attended on Saturday but I do know that there were groups of people walking across the parking lot all afternoon.  The concert stage was backed up to the fence on the north side of the area where 3rd Sunday Market is held so people in the open buildings and on the grass were also treated to the concert.  Lots of security people and lots of junk littered the area.  Just an interesting weekend.  I could not get a room but a fellow antique dealer had one and let me stay with her.  Thank you Denise. There were less dealers than usual because there also in a big show in Walnut, Iowa this weekend and I am sure that some dealers were somewhat wary to set up outside not knowing if the crowd would affect them.  I had a decent show and there were at least three people from our area who attended the show.  The weather was beautiful.  Used to give an economic report from what types of payments I received at the show.  There were no credit cards and only two checks indicating to me that people are not spending as freely as they might.  Can certainly understand this with the economy in its present condition.  Just would like to thank all those who did come out and enjoy the Market.

As you can imagine, it has been a busy week.  Loaded the van in extreme temperatures.  Up early both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Set up, tore down, drove home and need to get some sleep.

Hope you all got to spend family time on Father’s Day or got to do something which you enjoy as I did.

Have a great week and remember to be kind and to pray for Ukraine and also our country and its leaders.

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