The 3rd Annual Anderson VFD State Championship BBQ Cookoff is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7 at the Grimes County Expo Center. The sponsor dinner opens the event on Friday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. followed by a dance featuring the Risky Liver Band. The championship barbecue cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 7, ending with the awards ceremony at 5 p.m. For more information contact Samantha Kimich, 936870-6438 or email andersonfire114@ yahoo.com.
The Anderson Food Pantry, 367 Fanthorp St. will be open Thursday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon. All residents of Grimes County needing food may participate. For more information contact Renee Fredwood, 936-8735005.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: Oct. 8 – St. Stanislaus Church Bazaar, church grounds in Anderson.
Oct. 20 – Anderson-Shiro Elementary PTO Fall Festival on school grounds.
Oct. 21 – Anderson-Shiro Education Foundation fundraiser.
Oct. 22 – KC Blood Drive and Pancake Breakfast and Lunch, St. Stanislaus Parish Hall.
Oct. 28 – Trunk or Treat, Main St. in downtown Anderson.
The Annual St. Mary’s Rummage Sale is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Volunteers are on the downside of collection of items. If you have been cleaning out closets, barns, storage buildings, etc. and are looking for a place to get rid of your stuff, the rummage barn at St. Mary’s is the place for you. But hurry, there are only three Wednesday morning’s left to bring your donations: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon.
I care for our youngest grandson, Case Karl Krause, five days a week. Case is a little over 2-1/2 years old. We talk about a lot of things, but you definitely have to be careful because kids that age pick up on everything you do, and I mean everything. Lately we have been discussing friendship. I have this book named “Joys of Friendship – A Celebration of Girlfriends.” Here are a few things friends can tell each other: sometimes bad perms happen to good people; your real weight; the worst thing you’ve ever done; that you really bought it premade at the supermarket; that she has lipstick on her teeth; about your hot flashes and night sweats; I just ate an entire bag of potato chips; things you wouldn’t tell your mother; about all your boyfriend’s/husband’s annoying habits; and that you cry at soup commercials. I’ve learned through life that I can have best friends that I can tell my darkest secrets to and I have best friends that I wouldn’t dare tell my darkest secrets to. But both these types of friends can bring out the best in each other. Gosh, what would life be like without friends?
Happy Birthday to those celebrating this week: Sept. 28 – Tonya Carroll, Lu-Anne Rakowitz, Julie Yargo, Ann-Marie McElroy, Marie Kampbell, Amy Keally; Sept. 29 – Darrell Wagner, Shelby Parrott and Kelli Anz; Sept. 30 – Stephen Kimich, Shannon Pasket, Pat Maciejewski; Oct. 1 – Tiffany Lara, Rose Smith; Oct. 2 – Roanne Stanley, Herman DeBose, Lillie Edwards; Oct. 3 – Sue Gaylor; and Oct. 4 – Staci Rotello, Terry Licce, Clyde Bachmeyer, Andrew Jozwiak, Jaden Garza, Eric Tennyson and Taylor Vickers.
Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week: Sept. 29 – Logan and Shelley Parsons, 11 years; Oct. 1 – Conrow and Angela Moritz, 7 years; and Oct. 2 – Malcolm and Kelsie Meekins, 2 years.
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