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We are gearing up for a big weekend here in Kampsville. Old Settlers Days will be Saturday and Sunday on our beautiful riverfront. There are so many activities as well as entertainment and craft vendors. Of course, you won’t be disappointed with the food selection, as they offer just about anything you could imagine. Kampsville’s St. John’s Lutheran will have their homemade “Cookies as Big as Your Head” and North Calhoun Fire Department will have some fish and funnel cakes. That’s just a couple, there are many more. There will definitely be something there for everyone.
I will have chances available for the beautiful quilt donated by Pat Gotway and we will draw for it on Oct. 23 at Trunk or Treat/Halloween Party.
Rob Parmenter and James Palmer spent last Monday getting our Village all decked out for Fall. They decorated the Welcome to Kampsville signs, the Village Hall and the Schumann Memorial Park. It looks great guys.
McCully Heritage Project will be hosting the Kampsville Knap-In. Flint Knappers will be on site demonstrating their skill in making stone tools. You can bring your artifacts and have an archeologist tell you what they know about them. It should be a fun event for all.
Kampsville artist, Tracy Joseph, held a very successful art show this past week at McCully’s.
Another great week to be a Warrior! Congratulations JFL lightweight and heavyweight on your championship win Saturday afternoon! They traveled to Triopia and brought home two golden football trophies. Before heading to the game, they were treated to a team breakfast at Big John’s and upon returning with their win they celebrated at Straight Home.
The high school volleyball lady warriors didn’t disappoint either as they won the Carlinville tournaments Saturday and then the ladies rushed home to attend their Homecoming dance. Which brings me to the next part of the story. The Calhoun Warriors defeated Pleasant Hill Thursday night to retain the Oaken Bucket in the 60th Annual Game and win their homecoming football game.
Calhoun wrapped up the homecoming festivities on Saturday evening with a dance and coronation of the homecoming Queen and King. Congratulations Kourtney Herkert and Chase Ralston. Kourtney is the daughter of Jeff Herkert of Kampsville and the late Gwen Herkert. Chase is the son of Jackie Ralston and Brett and Myra Ralston of Hardin.
The weather was perfect on Sunday for the 6th Annual St. Norbert’s Duck Race. This is quickly becoming one of my very favorite traditions. I love any time that families can get together in town and kids can play right there on the street and have a good time and everyone visits. Of course, we all look forward to that moment when they dump those ducks off the bridge as we watch them swim down river to be scooped up and find out who the lucky winner was. Congratulations Janet Schleeper on having the winning duck.
The Knights of Columbus had a chicken dinner fundraiser at the Hardin Firehouse and it was absolutely delicious. The two events definitely compliment each other.
This year it coincided with the much anticipated opening of the Barefoot. I haven’t got to go there yet myself, as I had a very busy weekend, but I look forward to it. I’ve heard nothing but good reviews. It’s always good to have a new business in our county bringing more people and revenue in.
Calhoun Legion Auxiliary 636 are making their pies Oct. 5 starting at 8:30 a.m. all help is appreciated. All proceeds go for Christmas Gifts for the Veterans and all the residents in the Calhoun Nursing Home.
Don’t forget to get signed up for the Scarecrow Contest, sign up by Oct. 13 by calling Glenda Sidwell at 618-535-1402. Judging will be done Oct. 20.
Trunk or Treat Oct. 23 begins at 4 p.m. on the Marvin Richter Field. Please let Debby Klunk (618-653-4659) or myself (618-535-5915) know if you are interested in having a trunk. We also need basket raffles for the party and of course lots of baking and treats for the treat walk.
Our sweet Kampsville girl with the biggest smile Colleen Schumann threw out the first pitch Saturday at the St. Louis Cardinal baseball game. She was representing Maryville University as a member of their cheerleading team. She did a very impressive front flip while delivering that first pitch. Of course she did so with that beautiful smile on her face.
Congratulations Cole and Hannah (Lorsbach) Foiles who were married Saturday in a beautiful ceremony at Heartland Lodge. Cole was very handsome and Hannah was absolutely stunning. I was told that Grandma Dixie was the high bidder on a dance with the groom. I’m sure that brought a lot of smiles.
Happy Birthday Bob Gardner on Oct. 1. Shirley Blumenberg was the guest of honor on Sunday at a surprise 80th birthday hosted by her family at Straight Home. Shirley’s birthday is Oct. 4. Happy Birthday Shirley.
I hope everyone has a great week enjoying this beautiful weather and that you all come see us in Kampsville this weekend.
Please add Eric Herter to your prayers and continue prayers for Joyce Blumenberg, Darren Kress, Zel Blumenberg, Joe Gress, Raymond Sievers, Isabel McGlaughin, Kurt Roth, Jerry Crader, Kathryn Chapman, Bob Banghart, Bruce Williams, Justin Williams, Amy Roth, Shelly Pohlman, Linda Herkert and Eileen Gardner.