I often write about how much there is to see and do in my area -- and YOURS, TOO, I'M SURE. You've just got to look around and be open to it...
Also, trust me -- many worthwhile organizations are looking for YOU -- they are always in need of volunteers.
Just about every weekend during the summer, some small town is hosting their "festival". We have Low Moor Days, Eldridge has a Strawberry Festival, McCausland has their Labor Day Car Show, and Princeton Days happens the last week in June.
|Even though we'd had torrential rain the night before -- the little parade went off without a hitch.|
|This is not my bank...and I'd have to actually study this float for it to make any sense...there is a panda, right?|
|The pink firetruck, to bring awareness to breast cancer, is a feature at every local parade during the summer.|
|Five or six neighboring towns send their fire trucks...|
|THIS float I understood. It's the haunted maize, just north of town.|
|Kids carnival games were set up at the community center.|
|Lilly and Warren had a great time!!|
|I'm going to have to take him bowling now...|
|I ran into lots of people I know...my beautiful niece Amy (on the right)|
|WHO CAN RESIST a bouncy house!! Right in front of the library, too. Genius...|
|There were bands playing throughout the weekend -- and a wonderful show, right on the Mississippi River, from the Backwater Gamblers!!|
|But the BIG FUN is always the mountain of sand. Where the kids dig for buried treasure. These two spent about an hour working on this pile...and I think they'd still be there if I could've tolerated it...|