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The Batchtown September Fest is this coming Sunday on Main Street in Batchtown from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The goal is to have fun together as a community and to support the ongoing projects of Batchtown including the Town Hall, Village Hall, Town Park, and Batchtown Franke Ball Park. There will be a parade, games, and activities for children and adults. These are done with fun and with a sense of humor in mind.
The Batchtown reputation of good food will be available at the food stands ready and available for our guests. The traditional dumplings, hamburgers, fries, and fish sandwiches can’t be beat. The dessert stand will have yummy pies, cakes, cookies and other treats.
Many other foods, including kettle corn, beer, soda, and tea will be available. A raffle of items will be available for you to win.
Jerry Sievers with the Cryptkickers Band will entertain you. Games for children and adults will be played throughout the day. There will be several vendors selling their products in the Town Building. Clothing, jewelry, purses, totes, make up, etc., are only a few items being sold. We look forward to seeing you in Batchtown this Sunday, Sept. 25.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet this Wednesday, Sept 21 at the Town Park with Olivia Brodbeck, a member of the Girl Scouts. They will observe and talk about the recent new construction of the basketball court in the park.
There were three weddings in the County Saturday, Sept. 17.
Jacob Maag and Bailey Shofner were married at John’s Catholic Church in Carrollton, followed by a reception and dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Maag.
Andrew Hoemenn and Tess Eberlin were married at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godrey with a reception and dance at the American Legion in Brussels. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hoemenn.
Tanner St. Peters and Courney Squire were married at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin followed by a reception and dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hardin. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Peters.
The Walk for Life will be held this Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Harmon Park in Hardin. Tee Shirts are available and help support the Walk. The Pro Life Group is well organized in Calhoun County and raises money to help parents and their children. Dick Leiber is the Chairman for the Pro-Life Organization. Members are welcome. A member of the Thrive Organization will speak at the Walk. Calhoun members give pampers, and other means of support to mothers and families needing help. For more information contact Dick Leiber, 618-576-2690.
Anne Rose and Henry Kinder celebrated young Henry’s 5th birthday with sister Nora at the St. Louis Zoo. They had a great time. Happy Birthday, Henry. Have a wonderful year.
Matt Kamp celebrated his birthday Sept. 17. Happy birthday and have a great year.
Vera Droege recently visited her daughter Divina and granddaughter Divanta at their home in Indianapolis, Ind.
Bette and Nick Eilerman went to Liberty, Ill. to watch the junior high sectional game. Calhoun won 5-3. Granddaughter Addie, daughter of Greg and Lauren Eilerman, was on the team.
We can’t pay God for sunshine,
but in our meager way
We can offer Him our heartfelt thanks
with each new dawning day.
And I can never pay you
for your kind and lovely thought,
But I can thank you with my heart
for the inner joy it brought.
– Helen Steiner Rice