Summer is over. ... Where did it go?! Life seems to fly by faster and faster.
The county fair is over for another year. This year, the Young Leaders hosted the Ag Olympics on Sunday instead of during the fair. We ended up with the same number of teams, but the whole day seemed much less rushed. We had a great turnout for the 8-11 group, with 7 teams. We also changed some of the games up this year as well. I would like to thank our sponsors: Milledgeville State Bank, Compeer, 1st Class Insurance Agency, Clark Carroll Insurance, Carroll Service Company, and R&H Seed Solutions. We could not have done it without their support.
We also could not have had a successful Children’s Farm without the volunteers we get to assist. Fair week is a busy one that pulls many people in many different directions. Thankfully, everyone steps up as best at they can to accomplish everything the week holds.
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Peaches were in a whole week earlier than they have been in past years. Summer is certainly a marathon and not a sprint, although at times it feels like it may be easier to sprint it out.
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School starts today for those of us in the Eastland School District. I have to say, as Tucker is going into his senior year, school shopping has gotten easier and easier. This year, as I asked him what he needed I got the, “Um, I guess some pens and notebooks.” The big challenge this year is going to be the college visits. We have visited a few, with a few more on the schedule. A big part of it will be deciding if baseball is in the college plan or not.
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Now that fall is right around the corner – Seriously, I am not trying to encourage time to fly, but it is. – We will again be offering up our Freezer Meal Fundraiser. Orders are due by Sept. 17 with pickup set for Oct. 1.This time around, the meals included are: hickory smoked pulled pork, boneless country ribs, smoked pork loin with dressing, hickory smoked pulled chicken, Swedish meatballs, ham and potato casserole, chicken and stuffing, tator tot casserole, taco bake, and bourbon chicken with green beans. Order forms are available on our website, www.carrollcfb.org, and at our office. All meals serve 3 to 5 people, depending on your eaters. Cost is $160. The program benefits our Ag in the Classroom program, which will be kicking off again now that school is starting.
Melinda, our Ag in the Classroom coordinator, does a wonderful job getting into the classrooms and educating the students on where their food comes from. We are so many generations removed from the farm anymore.
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Dues notices were mailed for all voting members and for those of you who are not combined bill. They are due Sept. 1. This is one last item on our summer schedule. Sept. 1 marks our membership year end along with our fiscal year end. Before we know it, combines will be rolling and I can clean off my desk!