Around the ‘Burg

With Judy & Janet

LEWISBURG — Finally, some rain! The fall flowers are soaking it up and the water table is happy to receive the extra water. As we are writing this, we can’t help but wish we were at home with a good book and a cup of coffee, listening to the rain on the roof.

Angels unaware

Angels come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Lewisburg was visited by an angel recently. An anonymous donor made a very generous contribution to the LACC Food Bank which is located at Trinity Lutheran Church. Earlier that week, Trinity’s secretary, Pat Schroeder, was visited by someone who explained that they had been blessed financially in their life and their wish was to share it while they are still alive. The Food Bank was mentioned and an invitation to visit was extended. The person left with a promise to return during Neighbor Night. As skeptical as we humans sometimes are, when this “angel” walked in, Pat jumped up to greet him and introduced him to members of the Food Bank. At the end of the evening, a generous donation had been made and everyone felt blessed. This person wishes to remain anonymous, so any one of us could encounter “angels unaware.”

Upcoming events

Wednesday. Serving from 5-6:30 p.m. Neighbor Night at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Prayer circle from 6:30-7 p.m. All are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 14 — BINGO. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at TCN Community Center. Great food and fun!

Monday, Oct. 16 — Blood draw. 3-7 p.m. at TCN Community Center.

Thursday, Oct. 19 — Village Council Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Firehouse.

Saturday, Oct. 28 — 4:30-7 p.m. United Church of Christ. Souper Supper. Choice of soup; chili, vegetable, chicken noodle; salad, drink, and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Donation.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11 — Christmas Bazaar Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. More details to follow.

On the road…again

We don’t get out much but have you seen the gorgeous night moons? We have been hitting the back roads on Sundays after church, not really with a destination in mind, which, for us, could be dangerous. Last week we ended up at the Fall Festival at Warm Glow Candles in Centerville, Indiana. Beautiful weather, everything a festival should be. It seems October is the month of choice for outdoor festivals so be sure to check where the ones are near you.

A few useless facts:

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the equinox and normally occurs in September.

This year the October full moon was closer to the equinox so it was named the Harvest Moon.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the October full moon is usually the Hunters Moon because October was when folks began to store food for the winter.

The September full moon this year was called the Corn Moon.

The next Hunter’s Moon will be in October of 2018.

October is National Cheese Month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’m sure every one of us has been touched in one way or another by this dreaded illness, but it is becoming more and more treatable through early detection. Don’t forget a regular mammogram. Men, you are not exempt either, so be aware of changes in your body.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and the changing colors and take time to tell someone you love them. Remember those affected by the recent violence and pray for our country. Until next week, there is spirit, there is grace, in our peaceful country place.

See you around the ‘Burg.

With Judy & Janet