And the rain came down! Friday night and Saturday saw approximately two inches of rain in our community. Despite that there are few puddles around, attesting to just how thirsty Mother Earth was. The rains we have had have been welcome; fortunately we have not had the flooding conditions other communities have experienced.
This summer there have been several milestone birthdays recognized in our community. Yes, we have another one. Long-time former Craigmyle resident, Melvin Metzger will soon be celebrating his 90th birthday. All persons will have the opportunity to give Melvin their best wishes at an open house, hosted by his family, at the Hanna Senior Circle from 2:00-4:00 pm. Melvin is looking forward to connecting with his friends and family and says he is looking forward to his 100th celebration!
This celebration recognizes other Metzger milestones as well. Richard and Charlotte Preston will be married 45 years and Milton and Terry Metzger will be married 35 years. Do come by and give the Metzger family your best wishes as they mark these milestones.
The Princeton annual meeting and pot luck supper held this past Friday saw a dozen people in attendance. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson John Cranton. In the president’s report, John recounted the success of Princeton’s contribution to the Craigmyle Centennial in the summer of 2015. The open house at Princeton Hall, including a fine picture display, was well attended. John thanked all those who had worked on that display.
Business included the water leak in the kitchen which initial repairs were unsuccessful in stopping; the repair of the deteriorating swing set and repair of the upper windows. A motion was made to keep the same executive and directors as last year.
Following the meeting a fine pot luck supper was enjoyed by the attendees, as well as an impressive thunder and lightning display with a heavy downpour.
The history collection committee of the Craigmyle Historic Society met last week to discuss policies for the collection and recording of Craigmyle and community history and artifacts. Stay tuned to this column to see how you might be able to contribute to this valuable collection.
Birthday greetings go out to Chad Stern on July 24 and Amber Marshall on July 25. Happy Anniversary to Brad and Kerri Kentner on July 22 and to Wally and Heather Stern on July 26. Have a great day!