Here’s a reminder from organizers of the White Pigeon snowman-making contest.
Above-freezing temperatures have helped turn snow into a texture conducive to packing and snowman-building.
Shireen Cline, event organizer, said anyone who builds a snowman is urged to send her a photo if they wish for it to be included in judging. The last day for entries is Feb. 23, with prizes awarded during a 3 p.m. gathering Feb. 24 at Wade Park.
The original deadline of Jan. 19 was moved due to no snow at the time.
Entries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A two-act evening of entertainment will be the musical highlight of the 2013 St. Joseph County Grange Fair in September.
Fair manager Bill Johnson said Josh Turner will headline the Sept. 21 show. Meanwhile,
Kix Brooks, who teamed with Ronnie Dunn to form Brooks and Dunn and reel off a string of hits starting in the early 1990s, will serve as the warm-up act.
Tickets for the two-act package go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Turner, a 35-year-old South Carolina native, has a résumé featuring four No. 1 hits: “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “All Over Me.”
His breakthrough hit, “Long, Black Train,” was released in 2003.
Ticket prices are $55 for rows, $45 for regular track seating and $35 for grandstand seating.
More information about the 2013 entertainment may be obtained by phoning the fair office, at 467-8935.
Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair are set to announce the entertainment lineup for the 2013 event.
Fair manager Bill Johnson said the announcement will be made public Saturday, which is about two months later than usual.
The fair drew a winner last year, as country/western artist Alan Jackson played to a sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 people. Tickets for that show went on sale Feb. 29.
The seven-day fair this year begins Sept. 15.
Information about its 2013 entertainment will be available through local media and on the fair’s website, which may be found at centrevillefair.com.
Saturday’s Snowman-Making Contest, an event in which the city of Three Rivers was a registered participant, has been cancelled for the second consecutive year.
The five-city event was to see whose residents could build the most snowmen within their community. As was the case in 2012, quality snow conducive to snowman-making has prevented the event from taking place.
The other communities that had committed to the event were Zeeland, Douglas, St. Clair and Saline.
White Pigeon Township Library is promoting a guest speaker who will be on hand for a program next week.
Perri Saunders, library director, said Jackson Kaguri will appear at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 to discuss his book, “A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka.”
Born in Uganda, Kaguri has been involved extensively in international community efforts as a human rights advocate, fundraiser and inspirational speaker. In 2001, Kaguri founded the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in response to the devastating effects of AIDS in his hometown.
Saunders said the library is fortunate and grateful to draw someone of Kaguri’s caliber.
Organizers behind the White Pigeon snowman-making contest have revised the deadline for entries to late next month, as poor snow conditions continue to hex the event.
Key organizer Shireen Cline said the competition was given a green light when a wet snow fell shortly after Christmas. In the days since, however, a mixture of rain followed by below-freezing temperatures have kept what little snow is on the ground from having enough moisture.
Cline said Sunday’s scheduled gathering at Wade Park to award prizes will take place Feb. 24 instead. More information about the contest will be released if the right quantity and quality of snow falls between now and then.