The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

You say there's nothing to do?

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

June 7, 2017

There's a lot happening in our rural area as someone is always talking about a day trip they've taken. In May, there were track meets, baseball tournaments, graduations, Mothers Day, and Memorial Day weekend, visiting graves, services by the American Legion, Snake Alley Criterium, Burlington, IA-one of the most physically demanding bike races in the U.S. their Kewanis breakfast at the Port of Burlington, races at 34 Raceways, and the Bees at the ballpark.

June brought a delicious 4-H BBQ at the Henderson County fairgrounds Saturday with State Senator Jil Tracy helping serve. Aledo held their Rhubarb fest-a growing festival in Mercer County.

La Harpe & Oquawka Pools opened in time for the 80 and 90 degree weather. Golfers are swinging clubs at the La Harpe and Blandinsville golf courses. Baseball is in full swing at the ballparks. Flag Day's June 14, Fathers Day-June 18, the nation's Independence Day-July 4! Kirkwood Days with fireworks, car show, parade is June 24. Raritan fireworks-July 3, La Harpe's is July 4.

Life's good in rural U.S.A., so thank God, and thank those who serve!