Event to help abused children to be held May 30

Howdy Folks,

Mark your calendars for April 30 at the Receptions Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. This event helps the abused and neglected children of Clermont County. 

This is a wonderful program and the service this group do for children. Ruth Ann and I donate wood items to the C.A.S.A. each year. It seems when they have their dinner and program we always have another event we are involved in, so we wish them a wonderful evening and lots of money raised for this organization. The judges and everyone that is involved in this endeavor are to be thanked.  My mother kept foster children when I was still at home. Over the years she kept 32, and still today we keep in touch with some of them, or run into someone who was in her care.

Now get your mouth set for some great eating, wilted lettuce and green onions, the first from our garden along with some dandelion greens in the lettuce.   

Last week the honey bee inspector was here to check our honey bees. We had three hives and lost two, the one hive is doing good.  He said there was 70 percent loss of honey bees in Ohio this past winter. I can believe it, with the losses we hear about. 

He told me to put a super on the hive so they could make honey for us.  There is lots of brood in the hive so he thought the hive will be O.K.  Ruth Ann and I spent an afternoon cleaning more hives that we have, getting them ready for more honey bees.  If any of you folks have a swarm of bees, give us a call at (513) 734-6980.

Last week we went to a funeral visitation for a lovely lady, Mrs. Erma Lee Utley. When Ruth Ann and I were delivering meals on wheels for the Senior Services, we got to see her and visit.  She always enjoyed our visit and would have a beautiful smile for us. Her husband Roy sure took extra good care of her.  Ruth Ann and I extend our sympathy to her family.

The Grants Farm and Greenhouses Open house was very busy while Ruth Ann and I were there on Saturday and Sunday.

The first thing on Saturday morning was the Bethel Lions Club pancake breakfast, which was good.  Then we went to Grants.  On Saturday while at Grants Farm there was a big truck of trees come in, and some of the most beautiful weeping cherry trees, I have ever seen, along with fruit trees and other ones.

After we left there we stopped at the U.S. Grant Vocational School, for their community dinner and what a  meal.  The meal is fixed by the culinary class under the supervision of the Forcee brothers.  There were close to 1,000 people there to eat. The greenhouse there was open and will remain open until sometime in May.  These lads sure do a super job with the cooking class. This is one of the best schools in the community, our two daughters, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter went to school there and all are doing great in their fields, thanks Grant school for a super school and the help you are giving the students.   

For you folks that like to play cards, May 1 there will be a card party playing Euchre, at the Monroe Grange hall, in Nicholsville.   There will be food available half way through the card party along with coffee and soft drinks.  This will be the last one until October.   There will be a big event in the Bethel area on May 8. There will be crafters, food vendors, artists, music, Shriners Clowns, activities for children and a quilt show at the Methodist church. There will be music in Burke Park, in front of the Grant Memorial Building, and at Harmony Hill Winery, this will be a very busy day, with lots of activities so mark your calendar, and look for more information in the papers. 

The Bethel Lions Club will have a booth there so you can drop off used eye glasses, get your blood pressure checked, and buy a print of covered bridges by a local artist.

The Monroe Grange will also be having an open house at their Grange Hall, at 2644 St. Rt. 222 in Nicholsville the 8th of May, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., so stop in and learn about the Grange and its teachings.

Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord.  God bless all. More later.