Good Morning on this chilly morning, I'm sorry but I am ready for warmer weather.

Sally Davis, Davis Real Estate, has announced a new agent in her agency, Colby Hale. Drop by and say hello.

Miss Columbus committee has started their work running. Seven young ladies have signed up to participate in the program. The committee is now accepting recipes for the 2017 Miss Columbus cookbook. Send in your recipes to the Chamber office by March 31. Cookbooks will be published and available for the Miss Columbus Tasting Bee, to be in June.

Thank you to everyone who came and helped with the "Fire Up for Fireworks" cookout last Thursday. Thanks also to all who came and had lunch. We will have cleared almost $1,000 after expenses on this one. Remember, we will do the cookout on the second Thursday of the month through June. All proceeds go toward 4th of July fireworks. Fireworks must be paid before the 4th, past years fireworks have been from $7,500 to $10,000 - depends on how much is brought in.

Columbus Day committee is still in need of sponsors for the balloon regatta, and some of the other activities. Vendor space is coming in for both food and crafts. Marcia Ellinor, Midwest Life & Health agent and agent at Realpro, and her husband is taking on the Car Show - Thanks. Band has been booked for SW corner of the square, The Chem Club will do the Children's Corner. So things are beginning to fall in place, they think.

Easter Egg Hunt planning is moving forward. Everything has been ordered and much has arrived. We are ready to start filling eggs. Thanks to our sponsors of Apple Market, Farmers Co-op, First United Methodist Church, City of Columbus, MidWest Color Graphics, The Donut Shop, Sonic Drive In and Parks & Recreation Commission. Remember, for a child to participate they must be walking and we ask parents to let the kids to it. April 15 with the first group of up to 24 months beginning at 10 a.m.; 2 to 4 years at 10:10 a.m.; 5 to 7 years at 10:20 a.m. and last at 10:30 a.m. is 8 to 10 years. We are trying this as many parents with kids in different age groups had asked.

This week:

Friday, March 17 St. Pat's Potato Bake, First United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, March 20 City Council, 6:30 p.m.

USD 493 Spring Break

Thursday, March 23 Chicken noodle dinner, Knights of Columbus at parish hall.

Saturday, April 1 Titan Kids 5K Run

Have a good week,

Jean