Out and About – Week of April 25th

This evening belongs to George Cole. In case you are not aware, George is this year’s Three Rivers Lions Club Citizen of the Year. This evening is the banquet that will honor the person known as “The King of Volunteers”. He has served for many years with the Three Rivers Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and if there’s a blood drive going on somewhere, George will surely be there helping. The banquet honoring George is being held at A Place in Time in Three Rivers. If you don’t already have a ticket, you might as well start leafing through the TV guide, because tickets will NOT be available at the door. Congratulations, George; this honor is way overdue.

Spring Salad Supper and More! This is what the Ninth Street United Methodist Church will host this Saturday, April 30, from 5 to 7 P.M. It’s an all-you-can-eat event featuring salads, casseroles, desserts, and a beverages, all for $8 for adults, and $4 for the children with smaller appetites. Ninth Street United Methodist Church is located at 700 Ninth Street in Three Rivers.

It’s that time of the year for the Antique Engine and Tractor swap meet. The 27th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Swap Meet will be held at Boot Hill Ranch, east of Jones on Bair Lake Street. The dates are Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. If you’re a vendor, the set-up fee is $15, which includes primitive camping but no electricity. The Swap Meet is presented by The Kalamazoo Valley Old Engine and Machinery Club, Scotts Olde Tyme Power and Equipment Association, and The St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association. There is a $1 per person admission charge for the event. For more information, you may contact Brian Boerman at (269) 535-7223 or Brenda Bickel at (269) 435-8288.

Tickets are still available for ANNIE, which opens this Friday, April 29, at the Three Rivers Community Players’ Theatre in Three Rivers. The show continues with performances on April 30, May 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 P.M., and the Sunday matinees start at 2 P.M. The added Thursday, May 5, performance will begin at 7 P.M. Contact Beam Sound and Video for tickets. Ticket prices are $15 Adults and $13 for students and senior citizens. The phone number for Beam Sound and Video is (269)279-6251. Tickets might also be available at the door, but because of the popularity of ANNIE, advance purchase is strongly advised.

While on the topic of theatre, auditions for ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. will be held at the Players’ Theatre on May 9 and 10 from 6 until 8 P.M. Parts are available for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8. Those auditioning should come prepared to read from the script and sing.

If you can’t wait for the car show at this year’s Water Festival, you might want to travel over to Mendon next Sunday, May 1, for the 48th Annual Old Car Dust-Off. If you’re a fan of classic cars, this is definitely an event you’ll not want to miss. It seems to get better and better every year. The Dust-Off runs from 8 A.M. until 3 P.M. at Mendon High School. You ladies still have several days to coax that man of yours to join you for this annual event. For more information, phone (269)273-3535.\

Several weeks ago, I mentioned several things that you might want to consider prior to adopting a pet. Every Easter, there are some parents who think that it would be cute to give their children a couple of baby chicks or a bunny rabbit. I’ve raised rabbits. They might not be very good at adding or subtracting, but they sure do know how to multiply. A dog or a cat is a bit more reasonable, but there are things you should consider before contacting Animal Control for adoption.

Are your living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind?

Who will care for your pet while you’re away on vacation?

Are you prepared to keep and care for the pet for his or her entire lifetime?

If you can answer positively to the above questions, I strongly advise checking with Animal Control in Centreville. Animal Control has some wonderful pets just waiting for a forever home with kind and loving people to care for them.

While on the subject of pets, I’ll close this week with a pet fact. A cat’s tail held high means:

HAPPINESS

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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