Thursday, July 25, 2019

View From The Bridge 7/24/19

By Muncie

On last Saturday the Lions Club had their first annual Golf Partee at the Signal Point Golf Course. (It has been reported that it is the most beautiful course in the area.) It was a weather perfect day and the excitement rose among the Lions as participants began to arrive about 9:00 a.m. (Where else could you get a massage, dinner, great prizes, and fellowship with other golfers.) 

I learned so much that day as I have never taken up the sport of golf. The neat thing for me was that arrangements were made to give me a ride around the course. I have seen the course only along the road between the course and the airport, on the way to the cemetery, and a short view at the cemetery. It is what everyone said about the course and more. The trees are awesome and my conversation with Skip came up with the fact that the course was open in 1968. Many trees were planted in 1967amd many more have been planted in the 50 years since.

When the shotgun went off the contest began. It takes about 6 hours for the teams to finish the course and no one was able to manage a Hole In One. Oh well, maybe next year. A good time was had by all as proclaimed by one contestant who thanked the Lions Club for putting on the Partee. He said he never had such a good time in his life.

So, the Lions look forward to next year and a huge thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who without it never would have happened. Oh, by the way the proceeds went to the Diabetes Organization. 

This was another blue ribbon annual event that went off without a hitch on Saturday evening. Here again a good time was had by all. People of all ages came to Front Street to listen to the music and dance.  It also helps that the weather held until between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A very strong wind came up to break up the evening of fun. The band played on until10:00 p.m.

The program was put on by ChoCo Fun under the CIA (Community Improvement Association.) As the name says these events are put on just for fun. ChoCo will be back again soon for more fun events.

One person reported that the neatest thing about that evening was the many people who walked the length of the Old Fort Benton Bridge. The Old Bridge is my favorite structure in town. Bob Doerk questioned me once as to why the Old Fort was not my favorite. I just happened to love bridges.

A reminder that the Market is on the Levee on every Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the season. Nothing will be sold before 5:00 p.m. but the Vendors can stay as long as they want. (Time for you, Connie, to get your little bell out for duty.)

More Vendors are always welcome. Prepared food is always welcome but you must have a commercial kitchen to qualify. Since I and several of my friends no long cook, we appreciate something for supper. I do make a lot of soup but who really wants hot soup in the summer?

So, write it on your calendar and see you there.

Friday of this week will be Cinnamon Roll Day at the Senior Center. They are served with a breakfast menu at noon and it is a great social get together for you, family, and friends.

Betty Daniels gets to the Center early Friday morning to get the cinnamon rolls ready to rise. They are a special treat and it is a great social gathering. Come and join us and I know that you will be at the Senior Center every last Friday of the month to enjoy the very special rolls. Bring family, friends, and neighbors. See you there too.

Have nothing to do? Check the Community Calendar and you will not have a bit of trouble finding something that will interest you. Just do it!

Wow sixty years together! I do not know any other couple that has reached that point in their lives.

Last Sunday there was a lovely party in Old Fort Park to celebrate. It was a perfect day weather wise and the well-wishers enjoyed a welcomed luncheon and visits with family and friends.

To Bert and Ruth…you are a very special couple and Fort Benton is so lucky to have you in our community.