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The Calhoun County Fair was held at the fairgrounds on Sept. 9-12. The royal court for the 2021 Calhoun County Fair were: Miss Calhoun County, Alexis Klocke the daughter of Brad and Cindy Klocke of Batchtown, Jr. Miss was Reagen Clendenny, Little Miss, Harlow Hayn, and Little Mister, Braxton King. We congratulate all of you and wish you a great year.
Some of the attractions at the Fair were the tractor pull, horse show, art show, entertainment on the stage, queen contests, vendors and sale items, food stands, carnival rides, school projects, and of course you the Calhoun residents and visitors. The Batchtown and Brussels Woman’s Clubs Health and Safety Fair is this Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. The Calhoun Health Dept., members of Jerseyville Hospital, and the Search and Rescue Team will be present with information and screenings.
A packed raffle ticket from businesses from Calhoun and surrounding areas are available for you to purchase from Woman’s Club members and at the Health Fair. The ticket has 54 prizes. They sell for 6 for $5 or $1 each. Be sure to purchase your tickets. Door prizes will be given during the Fair.
Women’s Club members are selling the raffle tickets now! They are also available at the Fill Inn Station Restrauant in Batchtown.
Both Batchtown and Brussels Woman’s Clubs support town projects. Batchtown Woman’s Club supports the numerous items such as: a park bench that has been purchased for the Town Park playground, the Franke Ball Park, for improvements to the town building and Village Hall, the Annual Fall Fest, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party, Fruit Basket for the shut-ins and those who are ill, or have lost a loved one, continuous to be standard events.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet for their regular meeting on Sept. 15 at the Old Fill Inn Station. The Health Fair will be discussed and planned at this meeting. Bring your raffle tickets with you. The booths and Health Fair agenda for the day will be discussed.
The Red Hat Mammas will meet this Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. for breakfast at the Riverdock Restaurant. Plan on attending and visiting with friends.
The Batchtown Fall Fest is Sunday, Sept. 26. It begins at 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a parade through Batchtown with decorated bikes, horses and riders, wagons, floats from our local children, and other surprises. The food stands, vendors and music by Jerry Sievers and his band make it a fun place to be. More details will follow next week.
Ellison Droege daughter of Jared and Tessa Droege celebrated her second birthday Aug. 27. She had a baby shark theme. Happy Birthday Ellison. Have a great year.
A party for Larry Imming was held at the KC Hall in Jerseyville Saturday night. Friends and relatives celebrated Larry’s birthday and retirement. Pat and Vera Droege attended.
A Bachelorette Party was held for Rylie Rutherford Saturday, Sept. 11. Grandmother Barbara Bick attended. The Escape Room was a lot of fun. Everyone enjoyed the day.
Sunday, Barbara Bick attended a Bridal Shower for Becca Oswald who is the fiancé’ of Treavor Bick. It was held at the WOW Building on Broadway in Alton, Ill. They had a wonderful time.
Sometimes somebody does something so sweet
It really sweeps you off your feet.
There are words to express how we feel,
For it’s something too big for words to reveal!
You have an extra special way about you
That makes everything you do extra special too!
That was the nicest thing to do – –
Many thanks to each one of you.
–Helen Stein Rice