I hope each of you had a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday weekend. I know that sounds like an oxymoronic statement, to be happy at a time that we are honoring those that have died. However, we should be happy as we enjoy the freedoms and way of life that they fought and died for. As we stop and reflect on their sacrifice, let us always appreciate those loved ones that are still with us.
Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of Summer with the opening of swimming pools and etc. We turned the city’s splash pad on for use on Monday the 15th. There were children playing on it that very afternoon. Even I, unintentionally, got a little wet that day as I was inspecting it’s operation. At first, I was a little startled, but then I thought, “Hey, that feels pretty good.”
The weather for the concert in the park could not have more perfect. The audience was smaller than usual, but I attribute that to it being the first concert of the year and bad weather had been forecast. The crowd grew as the night wore on and the music drifted across the city. The “Everyday People” band put on a very entertaining show.
There won’t be a regular concert in the park this month because of the June Jam which is scheduled for the 9th and 10th. For those of you that are new to our community of good neighbors, the “June Jam” is our annual city festival that occurs on the second weekend in June. We call it the June Jam because we will be “jamming” with good music all during the event. When live bands are not performing, we have DJ music filling the air in the park. This year, we are going to try something new by having karaoke during an afternoon session. If, for some reason, the karaoke doesn’t work out we will revert back to DJ music until time for the next live band to start. As always, the food and other vendors will be here for your wants and needs.
The Senior Citizens Club will be selling Ted Drewes ice cream again this year, and that is always a popular item. New this year, the Neighborhood Watch group will be selling snack items also to help finance their functions such as National Night Out. Each year we have a new game or attraction to keep things fresh and interesting. This year, one of the new attractions is called Knocker Balls. ( I call it Bouncy Bodies ). In this game, you slip a large air filled plastic ball over your body and everybody runs around running into each other. It looks like it will be great fun. Of course many of the usual attractions like the bounce house and others will be returning. We are able to keep this a mostly free event by donations from corporate sponsors. You will see their banners and other forms of advertising around the park. If you get a chance, patronize their businesses or at least thank them and let them know that you saw their advertisement. Remember, it is next weekend, starting at 4PM on Friday the 9th and noon on Saturday the 10th.
The Seniors Club meeting for this month will be on Tuesday the 20th. It starts at 7PM in the city hall. If you are an Edmundson senior, I encourage you to join in on the activities. There is always a good time to be had.
Thought to ponder : Anger builds walls; Love breaks them down. — Be a good neighbor.
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7TH ANNUAL JUNE JAM
JUNE 9TH & JUNE 10TH
Friday June 9th
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4:00 – 11:00: – Beer Garden
4:00 – 9:00 – Mechanical Bull, Giant Slide, Zero Gravity Ball, Inflatable Golf, Candy Playland, Tee Ball Extreme & Knockerballs
5:00 – 8:00 – Face Painting & Balloon Twisting – BeBe The Clown
7:00-11:00 – Live Music – “FATPOCKET”
Saturday June 10th
12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM
12:00 Noon – 11:00 – Beer Garden
1:00 – 5:00 – Petting Zoo&Pony Rides–Cindy’s Zoo
1:00 – 3:00 – Pet Clinic – Ferguson Animal Hospital
1:00 – 9:00 – Mechanical Bull, Giant Slide, Zero Gravity Ball, Inflatable Golf, Candy Playland, Tee Ball Extreme & Knockerballs
3:00 – 7:00 – Karaoke – “THAT DJ”
5:00 – 8:00: – Face Painting & Balloon Twisting – BeBe The Clown
6:00 – 8:00 – Bubble Bus
7:00 – 11:00: Live Music – “HOLLYWOOD 5”
Edmundson Senior Citizen Group will be selling Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
Neighborhood Watch Committee will be selling popcorn.
Happy 4th of July