Good Morning,

Congratulations to the 2018 Miss Columbus Morgan Cassidy. Morgan will be out on Saturday during the Columbus Day Festival, meeting with those in attendance, welcoming them to our community. She will also be serving as trolley guide on the tours. We also say thanks to Fawna Coons and Gracie Helms for a job well done, this is not an easy event and they did a terrific job working with the girls through out the year. Thank you to all the girls who participated, you all have been GREAT.

The Ag EXPO was a great success, last week. Had over 20 vendors from around the area, with five workshops. Many great comments and suggestions for another in 2018. Thanks to the committee of: Susan Schultz, Robin Laurance, Jim Gaither, David Holmes, Dale Helwig and Sally Davis. They worked very hard to pull it off and also thanks to all the vendors for giving us a chance.

We have a great Leadership Columbus junior class for this year. Their first session was last week, and of course it rained so we were not able to take the trolley out, but we got the session tourism in and we think the kids got something out of it.

The new Little Mr. & Miss Columbus is Lucas Natalini and Paizly Buergin. These kids, along with Evelyn Smith and Lee Snow, worked really hard and put $4,038.00 into the entertainment funds for Columbus Day.

This week:

Wednesday, October 4 All School Reunion, noon

Christmas Celebration, noon

Friday October 6 Columbus Hot Air Balloon Regatta, Columbus Day

Saturday October 7 Collumbus Day Festival & Hot Air Balloon Regatta

Sunday October 8 Hot Air Balloon Regatta

Tuesday October 10 Executive meeting, noon

Wednesday October 11 Board meeting, noon. We encourage members to attend, give input. We do ask that you advise, in order to have enough lunch on hand.

Tuesday October 31 Halloween Walk, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Let the office know if you are planning on doing a Scarecrow this weekend so it can be judged.

NOTE - on Friday, I will not be answering the phone or doing email after noon, so will not return an answer. This has to be done in order that we can get everything ready for the festival.

Have a good week,

Jean