In The Atlantic Community
Welcome to another week! I stopped by the Jamestown Fair last Thursday morning. By 11:30 a.m. it was already 86 degrees. Good grief! It was absolutely oppressive. It feels like mid-July, not early September. Fall begins next Thursday, and I’m looking forward to it.
The Atlantic community boasted several winners in canned and baked goods, including Jean Groce` of Hartstown for pickled beets, Joyce Jacobs of Atlantic for pepper relish, and Elaina Gerber of Atlantic for zucchini nut bread. Sharon Shrock of Hartstown won the apple pie contest.
Donna Adams of Jamestown won the Edythe King Memorial Award for her baby bee buzz saw quilt.
Sharon Shrock also won first prize for her baby quilt depicting a baby in a bubble bath with his rubber ducky. Jean Groce` won first place for her baby quilt portraying a baby bear, owls, squirrels, and birds. Hunter green, brown, and golden yellow hues set the fall quilt off.
Alma Troyer of Atlantic won first prize for her bed-sized white swan quilt. Two swans faced each other, their necks and heads almost forming a heart. It was lovely. The thread was white, so you had to step back to see the gorgeous design.
Friends set up a memorial honoring the late Barb Saulsbery of Adamsville. Barb’s memorial display made me choke up, I can tell you. She knitted a beautiful cream afghan this year and planned on entering it in the fair. It was draped over a rocker, along with a beautiful picture of her and a memorial tribute from her longtime friend, Sharon Shrock. An unfinished quilt top in her loom was also on display, as was her knitting basket. Eight-point rust-colored stars decorated the beige, rust, and olive green quilt. Her quilting needle was still threaded. It was both touching and painful to see. I’m sure Barb intended to finish this quilt.
Barb fought a long, hard battle with cancer. While she leaves a hole in her friends’ and family’s hearts, I’m thankful that she is with Jesus now.
Come to Fallowfield United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. to hear an inspiring story of cancer survival. Dan Arnett of Hartstown will be speaking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Dan survived stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The CancerClimber Association awarded Dan this all-expenses paid trip. I’m looking forward to hearing Dan’s presentation. Join us, won’t you?
Fallowfield United Methodist is sponsoring a carnival for drug awareness on Saturday, September 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. Expect a bouncy house for kids, dime toss, dunking booth, and food. You can bid on Chinese Auction baskets, get your face painted, or decorate a t-shirt. A variety show in the church follows the carnival at 6 p.m. A $10 entrance fee includes a hot dog, chips, drink, and a cookie. A love offering will be will be collected and donated to a local family. I hope you can join us for this fun event.
Oh, and by the way, if you’re you’ve been hankering for Amish baked goods, there is a bake sale every Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Noah Miller farm. It is on the corner of County Line and Kennard-Atlantic Roads in Atlantic.
Have a wonderful week. Blessings!