Re: Turkey Relocater Disappears
posted at 8/24/2011 11:12 AM EDT
Festival on the Green Update
The earthquake which rattled VA yesterday, also played havoc in our small town. Ethel, who has worked so diligently in the planning and preparation of Saturday's festivities, was shaken off a step stool she was standing on, while tacking up banners on the Village Green gazebo. Luckily - or not - she landed in some soft shrubbery - which unfortunately was inhabited by a nest of bees. Her screams were heard by Officer Bill who happened to be on patrolling the Green. He raced to her rescue and transported her to the hospital, tho not before being stung several times himself.
Further down the street at the Congregational Church, ladies making pies for the event, had their carefully measured ingredients scattered about the tables. Rather than waste the expensive spices, they re-scooped as much as they could, separating them into their rightful batches, best as they were able, and went on with the preparation. Ruth joked that the blueberry may end up with pumpkin spice, and the chocolate cream with perhaps an unidentifiable flavor, but said perhaps we could add an additional prize booth called, "Name this Pie". (Good thinking, Ruth)
The quake also rattled the clock on the church spire, and so we want to caution townspeople not to rely on the chimes as an accurate teller of time, as it is chiming at erratic segments, instead of every half hour. Quite a few calls came into the police station last night from neighbors demanding the clock be stopped completely. This of course, cannot be done - just because. A call has been made to a city a few miles away for a clock repair man, who has been flooded with requests for resetting of steeple clocks, but said he would add us to his list.
Plans for the Festival are still in place for this Saturday. Weather forecasts for this area seem to predict more an evening rain into Sunday or even perhaps as late as Monday. Should that change, or high winds arrive, we will, of course, cancel.
One other note, Mr. AcheNot, who I'm sure you remember has been corresponding with The Crier, has let us know that he will not be attending. Apparently, he has issue with one of our townspeople (no need to mention names), and has decided to remove himself from the festivities. Due to the tone of his last letter, we on the Council, agree that this is best for all. He has, however, promised to make a sizable donation, in lieu of his attendance. We are still trying to confirm or deny that our own TT has agreed to consult on his upcoming film.
And so, time marches on, or as in our case, chimes incessantly on, as we eagerly await Saturday and the much anticipated appearance of Turkey Man.