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It has been a wet and storm weekend here. It has rained so much that in many places you are not able to travel. Grandson Nicholas attempted to reach Kindall Store on the afternoon of Easter Sunday and could not even get there for his chicken feed. We sure will be glad to see the water go down.
Despite the weather the annual Fordland Easter Parade went well. It was nice to see everyone celebrating together as a community. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it a reality.
We had a great Easter celebration. Dinner was enjoyed following morning worship services with John and Becky Ramsey, Roy and Lois Metcalf, Nicholas, Sarah and Reagan Inman and Jeanette Evans. It was a great meal and then we visited Helen Jackson at Webco Manor.
We are looking forward to joining several neighbors for the activities scheduled for the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival. I hope many of the one-room schoolhouse teachers will attend the reunion for those former one-room teachers on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Cross Eyed Cricket. David Burton will be speaking about preserving one-room schoolhouses. This is for teachers from across the Ozarks. Ordering will be off the menu.
Also, there will be a luncheon for all Marshfield High School Alumni on Saturday at noon at Sheila’s Place. All alumni are invited and ordering will be off the menu as well.
Shirley Smith, a lifelong friend and former Olga/Dogwood resident will be attending many of the events with me. There will be people there like Elly Mae Clampett (Donna Douglas), Charlene Darling of the Andy Griffith show (Maggie Peterson Mancuso), Erin Walton from the Walton’s television show (Mary McDonough), George McGovern and many others.
You can learn more by visiting www.cherryblossomfest.com. Also, I hope all of you ladies will attend the Cherry Blossom Tea on Thursday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. This is a great event for any ladies, red hat groups, church groups, etc. This is a free event and it is held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Fay McNulty and others do such a great job at this function, which is always a highlight of the festival. They will serve English Tea.
Many of you great bakers should enter the cherry pie contest, which will be held on Friday, April 29. Pies can be dropped off from 1-4 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and this contest is open to all ladies in the area. You can contact Elsie Myers at 859-3258 for more information about this. There are many great pie makers in the Olga area. There will be a individual and professional category.
Hope you all have a great week. Hope to see you out this way soon, when you can get across the river!