We have been busy in the carpenter shop with some projects that we will tell you about later.
Last week we went to the PERI meeting at the Batavia Township building, and enjoyed hearing our new district representative tell about the activities of the Public Employees Retirement System.
After we left there we went to have my hearing aids looked at and adjusted. We go to this lovely lady who is a wonderful person and really knows her job. She tests your hearing and fits you with the correct aids and can fix them. We think Alice is a very loving person and so knowledgeable.
The Monroe Grange met Friday evening at the Grange hall, for snacks, a short business meeting and then made pillow cases for the Childrens Hospital. These are for the children with cancer. When they come back from their chemo treatment, they have a bright new pillow case on their pillow to cheer them, which they need all the cheering up they can get. Then when they go home they can take the pillow case with them. This is one of the projects of the Grange, along with other community service projects they are involved with. April is National Grange Month. We will be promoting Grange throughout the month. They will have a card party at the hall on state Route 222 in Nicholsville on Saturday, April 5, which is open to the public, and then a bake sale again at the 360 auction on April 11. The Junior Grangers will begin meeting after school is out this summer. They make crafts, and hold meetings.
Last Sunday evening the Bethel United Methodist church held a Lenten Dinner, after which a lady gave a testimony about her husband, who has cancer. She told how the Lord and doctors has saved his life. There were prayers going up from all over the country for him and this is a miracle the Lord has done for him. There was a good crowd, the church will have these dinners and testimonies by someone each Sunday for the next two weeks.
Last Monday evening Ruth Ann and I went to Goshen Lions Club meeting for the third zone meeting. They had a great meal, fixed by the ladies of the Goshen United Methodist church and Lions club members. There were over 30 people there and a special guest with her son, who is blind. The Goshen Lions club was the leading group for getting him a Braille Note Pad, so that he could keep up with other students in his school work, and communicate with people. This is the thing the Lions Club does, they help where ever then can. The Lions Clubs are the biggest organization in the World. They promote eye research, eyeglasses, seeing eye dogs, etc. The Bethel Lions club will be celebrating their anniversary April 4, they will be 70 years old. I have been a member for 44 years, Ruth Ann has been a member for 13 years. We believe in the organization and the Bethel club do so much for the community along with the Grange, and the other organizations we belong to.
The OVAM membership dinner will be held at 600 Mt. Orab Pike, in Georgetown Ohio at 12:30 p.m. Sunday April 6 and was requested to bring canned food for needy families. This is always a good time for everyone to get together and tell stories and get the latest on the projects the OVAM has going, they are hoping to enlarge the camping area. The dates for the show this year are August 7 - 10.
The week of April 7 -11 is arts and crafts week at the Clermont Senior Services Welcome Center. Sharon has lots of activities planned for this week. Each day there will be different guests. Ruth Ann and I will be there 12:30 April 8, we will to be there with some of our crafts to show and tell how they are made. There will be a lady there that is a classical pianist that will present a concert at 12:30 p.m. Friday April 11. This will be wonderful for the folks. The US Grant Vocational Career Center Cosmetology Class will be doing manicures and the Culinary class are furnishing cookies for the event. This will be a special day for the Seniors to enjoy the fine arts weekend. This gal Sharon is to be thanked for doing a super job for the Seniors. Thank God for her.
Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless all. More later.
George Rooks is a retired park ranger from East Fork Park. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.