Rumsey & District Register
Well, prepare your campers and your ball gloves because the Rumsey Sports Days are ready to get going this weekend. The first game will be Friday night and continue all weekend long with lots of other things to see and do. There will be a pancake breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning. A delicious roast beef supper on Saturday night at the hall with a dance to follow at the Agriplex. The concession will be run by the Grad class of 2019 so make sure you give them some support as well. There will be free camping offered all weekend but I suggest that you get your campers in early as it usually fills up quickly. Also, please be considerate when parking your campers so that more people can park next to you. I know it is fun to “Circle the Wagons” but that takes a lot of space so maybe side by side by side would be best to accommodate more RV’s. There is even a hint of rain in the forecast and what is a ball tournament without a bit of rain, just kidding. I do hope for the continued rain and showers before this weekend because it sure gets dry out there fast. I know most everyone has their hay cut and in the process of baling it up so we hope for good crops for everyone.
Now for those of you who are into a bit more old fashion type of sport, there is a Draft Horse Competition to be held at the Verdant Valley Community Centre this Saturday, July 21 starting at noon with the Pony Driving Competition. It should be a lot of fun for everyone.
Next on the Ag Society Calendar is the S.T.A.R.S Ride down at the T.L. Bar ranch on August 12 starting at 9:00 a.m. with a hearty breakfast provided by the Rumsey Firefighters and, of course, everyone is welcome not just the riders. The riders then will go out on the trail for a couple hours but even if you are not riding a horse there will be no reason to head home. Join in the music, silent auction bidding, raffle draws and just have an enjoyable day by the river visiting with a neighbor or two. There will be a great supper served by Mary Newton and her team that is also open to everyone far and wide so make sure you find the time to come down to the river and enjoy a nice afternoon and support a great cause.
My joke of the week ball related, of course:
A man walks into a bar with a dog. The bartender says, “You can’t bring that dog in here.” “You don’t understand,” says the man. “This is no regular dog, he can talk.”
“Listen, pal,” says the bartender. “If that dog can talk, I’ll give you a hundred bucks. “The man puts the dog on a stool, and asks him, “What’s on top of a house?” “Roof!” replies the dog. “Right. And what’s on the outside of a tree?” “Bark!” says the dog. “And who’s the greatest baseball player of all time?” the dog says, “Ruth!” “I guess you’ve heard enough,” says the man. “I’ll take the hundred in twenties.” The bartender is furious. “Listen, pal,” he says, “get out of here before I belt you.” As soon as they’re on the street, the dog turns to the man and says, “Do you think I should have said ‘DiMaggio’?”
Have a great week, ev- eryone and see you in town!