The many recent showers have definitely created a lush and green Craigmyle country side. Crops are looking good and cattlemen are working feverously between rains to salvage hay, already stunted by the early spring drought. What is good for one is detrimental for the other. Such is the game of farming!
In last week’s column, I reported about the “near miss” fire at the Craigmyle Church. After meeting with an electrician this week, there is no doubt just how blessed the church was. The gentleman who reported the arcs and sparks on the west side of the church in the early hour of July 1 likely ensured the existence of this community facility. Thank you for your diligence. Work will commence shortly to restore this resource to full use again. As an early August wedding is planned to be held in the church, the pressure is on. However, the couple wishing to use the church have stated that their wedding will go on; electricity or the lack thereof has nothing to do with their commitment to each other or the fact that the Craigmyle Church has special meaning to them.
The Princeton Community Club will be holding their annual meeting this Friday, July 15 beginning at 5:00 pm at Princeton Hall followed by a pot luck supper. All are invit- ed to attend. If you do not feel you would like to be part of the annual meeting, then still do come by for the pot luck supper, which is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. Princeton Hall is a most amazing facility; one could remove the tables and chairs, replace them with vintage desks and feel that they had been transported back to the 1950’s. Do come out and enjoy the “country school” atmosphere that still exists in this community.
Birthday greetings go out to Norma Jean Minchau on July 15; Susan Rees on July 16; Tanya Smyth on July 19; and Leo Johnson on July 21; Happy Anniversary to Ed and Lynn Brinkman on July 18 and to Lyle Howard and Linda Rew on July 20. Have a great day!