You won’t want to miss the Dairy Festival Parade on Saturday, as Randy and Sheila Koon and their family are serving as the Parade Marshals, this year. I talked to Sheila, this week, and she allowed that “she thought she had her wave down,” so look for her and Randy on Saturday. They promise to have a very unusual “cow” in this year’s parade. All I can tell you is, “watch for the kids.”
The parade isn’t the only activity for Dairy Festival on Saturday. Be at Coleman Park by 8 a.m., to make the 5k Milk Run and you’ll see Harold Franklin, from the neighboring Yantis community, will be one of the participants. Don’t let his age of 78, fool you. You’ll have to be awfully fast to catch Harold. Best of Luck, Harold.
Then, Randy and Sheila Koon will be going home and getting their cows for the annual Milking Contest, on Saturday afternoon. Of course, the Milking Contest is always one of the most fun events and pits the contestants, as well as their parents, against a sometimes “not so cooperative” cow.
I visited with Vera Harrington this week, and she’s been awfully busy, as she’s been working short-handed as Charlie continues to recuperate.
Vera also advised that she had been having battery problems. She’d been to town and purchased two new batteries this week.
The Reilly Springs Supper Club met Monday night at Bryant and Marilee Fisher’s new store building and had fried venison back strap, fried round steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, Fisher Farm’s green beans and squash, and plenty of ice cream.
J. R. advised that he had plenty of squash and green beans for sale and that the produce was beginning to bea, so check with them for the latest things that are available.
The Fishers reported a great day at the Main Street Farmer’s Market last Saturday. They said that it was one of the best days yet, with loads of vendors and plenty of things to sell.
Bryant was leaving on Tuesday for Austin, where he was attending a Texas Beef Council meeting, representing Dairy Farmers of America. He had plans to return tonight.
I heard from Rhandi Stribling Fails this week, and she advised that Braydon Stribling had been visiting with David and Debra this week, while his parents and Alexis were at Church Camp. He’d been enjoying riding 4-wheelers and all the other activities on the farm.
Rhandi also reported that Linda Alvis and Mary Attlessey had visited Little Case, on Friday evening and had an enjoyable time. They’d all watched Case in his new swimming pool.
Rhandi also sent birthday greetings to Joyce Gilbreath, who celebrates her birthday today. Happy birthday, Joyce.
Little Landri Lawrence has been a visitor with relatives in Hopkins County this week. She returned to Hopkins County last week with Jana DeWitt. She visited with the McDonald side of the family on Sunday. On Tuesday morning, she and Jana were visitors at Joyce McDonald’s home. Jana was taking her back home, on Tuesday afternoon.
J.R. Fisher’s friend, Josh, from Cleburne, has been a visitor, all week. He laughed and said that is visit was a part of the “Earthquake Evacuation Plan.” Josh visits quite regularly, but said he had talked to relatives back home in Cleburne about the five earthquakes this week. Many think they are the result of an expansive gas well drilling that took place in Johnson County last year.
Until next week, continue to enjoy life in Hopkins County. Remember our troops who defend our freedoms and asking for them an extra measure of safety. Pray for love in our hearts, harmony in our community, and peace in our land. God bless Reilly Springs, Hopkins County, and America.
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