We only have one little boy who has registered for the Little Mr. and Miss Columbus Contest - in order to do this we must have at least two in each (boys and girls). Have to have registration by next Monday, of course would like to have earlier in order to prepare stuff. Children must be between the ages of three and five years in our school district. Each child will receive a gift packet and trophy and the winners will receive a motorized vehicle. All proceeds go toward entertainment during the Columbus Day Festival.

Taking nominations for the Chris Award. No formal application, send a letter stating name and what they have done for the community in past years.

Ag EXPO is scheduled for Sept. 20. If you cater to agriculture people, you need to be a vendor. At present, we have very few that have signed up for space. Have four very interesting workshops scheduled. With all the rain last week, the Ag committee didn't get to Feed the Farmers, so we will see if it takes place during corn harvest of get pushed to bean harvest.

Still in need of a sponsor for a balloon during the Regatta, could also use three or four crew people that can help. No one has offered to take on the Children's Corner - this is not difficult, just provide some fun activities during the day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6. We will provide the funding. Great community service if you work with any kids groups.

USD 493 will be hosting their Back to School Carnival, this Thursday, Aug. 23 in the City Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Businesses are encouraged to sit up a booth with a game or such and remind school parents of what you have to offer. If wanting to participate contact Steve Jamison at Park School.

Thanks to Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery for hosting the 3rd Thursday coffee last week. Great turn out. If you haven't been in lately, stop by and see the new art exhibit.

This week:

Thursday, August 23 School Carnival from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Park

Saturday, August 25 Polka Fest at Big Brutus

September 7 Miss Columbus candidates resumes due

September 10 Chris Award nominees due

September 11 Executive meeting, noon

September 12 Board meeting, noon

Have a good week,

Jean