Recently my husband and I participated in our first 7k race which was held at the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. On hand were 3,000 runners with another 2,500 guests.
The event was produced by Rocketship Sports Management of Greenville and named the Shawshank Hustle, because the movie Shawshank Redemption was filmed at the vacated reformatory. After the 4.6-mile trail we had a complimentary tour through the reformatory and a free four-minute ride on a vintage carousel located on North Main Street.
We’ve never taken much time for travel so we proceeded to Holmes County to see what others have told us throughout the years. Along the way we met many wonderful people who enriched our trip. Since we enjoyed ourselves so much we discussed other places we could visit in the future. We decided we’ve been in many places, but neither one of us had ever been in Kahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone. So we put that on our list.
Then I realized I’d never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there, so I figure it’s probably not my style. I have, however, been in Sane. You can’t fly there since they don’t have an airport—you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there.
I thought we should go to Conclusions, but since we have to jump, it sounded like too much physical activity…I’ll just stick to walking. I’ve been in Doubt before but don’t really want to visit there too often. Steve and I have also been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I get older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenaline going and gets the heart racing, which is my version of a cardio workout. Steve and I may have already been in Continent, but I don’t remember what country we were in. Guess it’s an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there.
Needless to say we are still working on our list.
Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., the Library will be hosting a women’s self-defense class presented by Jesse Berry. Registration is required which you can do in person or by calling 526-3416. Women must be 15 years or older.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Right to Life Community Sale at Versailles K of C Hall Aug. 12 from 5-8 p.m., Aug. 13 from 9-8 p.m. and Aug. 14 from 9-7 p.m. Also consider attending the Greenville YMCA on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for their Sneak Peek of new fall classes which you can try such as; POUND, Raise the Barre Toning, REFIT®, Tabata, Boot Camp, Lunch Crunch and Zumba Fitness. The evening is appropriate for men and women of all levels (ages 14 and up) for $7.
Members of the Versailles Rotary Club have tickets for their upcoming BBQ chicken dinner for sale. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Phelan Insurance, Books by the Bushel or any rotary member. The carryout dinner can be picked up at the old fire station from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on Aug. 28.
Congratulations to the Alumni Softball Tournament Committee for the best ever tournament. Also congratulations to the winners of each division: The Class of 2009 champions of the Young Division and the Class of 1992 champions of the Seasoned Division.
Birthday wishes to Juanita Gerling who turns 100 on Sunday. Also happy birthday to Lisa Berning, Mary Buxton, Amy Bartram, Jane Barton, Bradyn Lewis, Dr. Jennifer Rawlins, Kim Klipstine, Marilyn Swallow, Chamberlain Unger, Maddox Curtis, Evelyn Curtis, Jackson Timmerman, Rose Lawrence, Jan Gigandet, Bernadette Shawler, Beth Bell, Vicki Redinbaugh, Paul Bruey, Murphy Grow, Kim Ward, Sharie Francis, Karyl Woolery, Andrea Barga, Barb Condon, Todd Finch, Joyce Huber, Janet Keyser, Todd Richhart, Bob Paulus, and Karen Herndon as their birthdays approach as well as, anniversary wishes to Molly and Ben Eilerman (4), Amanda and Mitch Arnett (6), Holly and Brad Holzapfel (12), Ericka and Kevin Bergman (15), Lynn and Tim Blakeley (21), Debbie and Jim Groff (21), Tammy and Brian Collins (21), Lisa and Don Berning (25), Connie and Jeff Stammen (37), and Shirley and Don Slyder (62).
Healing prayers and get well wishes to Rita Wuebker, Terry Black, Denny Ahrens, Yvonne Ridenour, Mary Wehneman, Wayne Pittsenbarger, John Klipstine, Maggie Brewer, Arthur Curtis, Harold Langston, Sr., Jack Munn, Thelma Schultz, Delores Williams, Bill Pepiot, Joe Bailey, James Youngker, Madeline Rickett, Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Andrew Kunk, Michelle Ullom, Kyle Rutschilling, Isabella Yakos, Lisa Coate, Brian Voisard Barb and Jon Agne, Samantha Smith and all those dealing with life’s challenges, as well the hospitalized or homebound in need of our prayers but not mentioned by name.
Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Sam Barga and Candy Riegel; also remembering the lives of Alvina Peltier, Paul Nieport, Netti Cramer, Sarah Hackett, Melody Alexander, Jack Wood, Leo Sheffler, Mike Phlipot, Mary Magoteaux, John Voisard, Shawn Ditmer, Laurene Drees, Larry Subler, Gary Cooper, Joy Monnin, William Apple, Mary Lou Oswalt, Helen Barhorst, Paul Knapke, Florence Pierron, Bonnie Bensman and all those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their recently passing.
I’d like to extend a special hello and thanks to all the friends and acquaintances I have made throughout my life. Though seldom said I value them more precious than gold.
“The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see.” ~G.K. Chesterton
“Travel makes a wise man better and a fool worse.” ~Thomas Fuller
“Travel has a way of stretching the mind.” ~Ralph Crawshaw
“We are all travelers in this world and the best mementos of our travels are our friendship” ~C. Edwards
Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.