Wildflower report is in this week. I want to thank Lucy McCorkle for filling us in on all of the beauty out around our neck of the woods. The coreopsis (commonly called tickseed), purple vetch (good for the soil), green milkweed, common sunflowers (smaller heads), Indian blankets (saw tooth leaf, dark orange center, reddish brown button centers), yarrow (just starting to bloom) and blooming prickly pear cactus are in season. So take time to observe what all is going around you.
Congratulations to Aleigh Bessonett on being named the valedictorian of the eighth grade class at Miler Grove. I know her family her in Brashear is very proud of her and all of her hard work.
There are many happy graduates around and if you have one you would like to have mentioned in this column. Please let me hear from you.
Fundraising — something everyone hates but sometimes is necessary. The community center is a building that has been a huge legacy here in Brashear. It is used by many, but do we realize how much it takes to keep this building in shape? I don't think so. Electricity alone kills us. Who would think that a non-profit organization would be considered a business and get a huge delivery charge? So, I would like to throw out to the community several ideas to raise money.
1. Movie night where a movie is shown outside this summer and everyone comes.
2. Stew cook-off — Men against women. I have heard there is a rumbling over this here in Brashear.
3. Fish fry worked once for Baptist Church maybe for Community Center.
4. Bingo or game night.
5. Pancake social.
6. Pie contest and then pie eating contest. I like the sound of this one.
*These are just a few. Let me know if any of these sound like a good idea.
I guess everyone has noticed the grasshoppers are back. There are like the plague at my mother's. They ate the green tops off of our onions. They are now attacking our cabbage. Not much left of the leaves. If this is any indication of things to come, watch your shrubbery and flowers. We do not seem to have it as bad at our house. I did not realize what a difference the soil makes. My mom has sand and we have clay.
The P31 Fitness class continues to amaze me. This next Monday, June 3, we are having a fundraiser for Phoebe Carmody. This is a young girl who has leukemia, and for $5 you can sweat and groan for a good cause. So come out at 7 p.m. at the Brashear Baptist parking lot and join us as we workout for Phoebe. *Boot Camp is only a few days away. Wahoo!
We have been so truly blessed the last few weeks with showers. Let's hope this continues so it will help ease the drought. Garden looks great. Corn is beginning to get tassels. Let's hope we get it before the raccoons. Squash is coming in so be weary when you drive by our house you might get a few squash. Some neighbors came by the other day and when they left they were loaded with fresh vegetables. Tom just loves to share his bounty.
Thanks again to the Brashear Baptist Church Food Ministry. They cook for those who are unable to cook for themselves. This is such a blessing for many in our community.
Summer is fast approaching and that means there will be more children out and about. Be careful on our roads and watch for young ones on foot or on bikes. We want them to be safe.
Do not forget the wonderful reading program being offered for children at the Sulphur Springs Public Library. What a wonderful opportunity to keep the children engaged in learning during the summer.
Happy birthday to my grandson, Tate Young, and my granddaughter, Rorie Young. You both are such blessings to PopPop and I.
Would love to see everyone show up for Brashear Homecoming this weekend at the Brashear Community Center. Just bring a covered dish and meet up around 10-ish for a great program and good eats.
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