Hopefully, by the time that you receive this, the rain will have subsided. As I write this on Wednesday morning we have a light rain. I am so grateful that Edmundson is not prone to flooding. Some of you may have wet basements, and if you do, I am sorry for your trouble. A few inches of water is a lot easier to deal with than feet of flood water that cities like Pacific have to clean up after. Let us take our blessings where we can find them.
Back on the15th we had great weather for the Easter egg hunt and the largest turn out that I can remember. We had prepared extra hot dogs, chips, etc and we still ran out. It was a fun time and I always greatly enjoy watching the little ones as they excitedly collect their treasure and discover the contents of each egg.
This month, we have some important dates to observe. On the 14th is Mother’s day, a day to honor our mother and thank her for the sacrifices that she makes for us all year long. Try to plan something that SHE likes to do, and let her know that you love her. We also have this month, Armed Forces day on the 20th and Memorial day on the 29th. Memorial is not just a day to have a BBQ, but to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice to insure your freedom to have that BBQ.
Two other events start this month that will continue all summer. The splash pad will be dewinterized and opened for use later this month and the concerts in the park will begin on the 18th. This month’s concert will feature “Everyday People”. We have had this group a couple of times in the past and everyone seemed to enjoy their music. The show starts at 6:30 PM and, as always, there will be free hot dogs and fresh popcorn served. Mark your calendar and bring your drinks and a place to sit. (ie. lawn chair, blanket , etc.)
Next month we will have the June Jam on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be here. As you know, the June Jam is a great time for all, with lots of music, food, booths and activities for kids of all ages.
Here is a little known fact that may be of interest to some of you. The Missouri Job Center has moved to The Crossings at Northwest (used to be Northwest Plaza) in St. Ann. If you are in need of improving your employment status, this is the place to go for help. They have many resources to help you in doing this. Besides all the job referrals, they have free seminars on resume writing, interviewing, online job application and many other job search skills. There are even funds available to help with training. Their contact information is on a flyer attached to this newsletter. They have some job fairs scheduled for this month, so, if you think you might be interested, it would be a good idea to get registered soon.
Thought to ponder : There is joy in the journey when we walk alongside each other. — Be a good neighbor.
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