The Memorial Day week end gives us a special time to appreciate sacrifice for our nation and to stand tall for patriotism. It is also the gateway to summer as schools close up classrooms, swimming pools open and grilling is underway. Packing a lot of activity into a three-day weekend is the American way! But it is important to take time to respect the purpose and share in the pauses this weekend.
The opportunity to help veterans is provided by purchasing a poppy. This long time tradition comes around May 27 and 28. Members of the American Legion will be at downtown businesses.
Here is a repeat of services planned this week end in the Tri-Village community: May 29, 11 a.m. Otterbein; noon, Fort Jefferson; 2 p.m. Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. May 30, 10 a.m. Palestine; 11 a.m. Longtown; l p.m., Hollansburg Cemetery.
The Tri-Village athletic department is scheduling a golf outing on June 25. It begins at 10 a.m. at Beechwood. It is a four-man scramble for $50. This includes lunch. Contact the school for more information.
Another business venture is underway as Nikki Spencer and Cheri Leonard open an indoor vendor mall at 205 Martin St. in Greenville. The ladies call this business Funky Monkey. It features a number of products including toys, books, furnishings, and clothing, as well as arts and crafts. Sounds like a lot of shopping in one locale. Congratulations to these sisters in law as they look forward to greeting you.
Basketball camps are set for this summer. Registration is open for the Tri-Village youth girls basketball camp. It runs from June 20-23. Brad Gray and current Lady Patriots will demonstrate and assist the younger ladies. The cut-off for the $25 fee and registration is May 27.
The boys will have an opportunity for basketball instruction from June 13-16. Josh Sagester and current Tri-Village players will work with the young men. Time is up for registration but you can contact the school for a possible opening.
Congrats this week to Bill and Betty Riegle for being great-grandparents again! They shared the joy of Oliver William with their granddaughter, Emily, and husband, Jon Kelley of Columbus. Emily is a local graduate of Tri-Village. Both Jon and Emily work at Ohio State University. Grandparents are Dave and Sue Kelley of Columbus and Larry and Lisa Riegle of New Madison.
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