It is only two days away before we hit the annual tractor drive. We have filled all 75 spots! This year’s event will leave the Eastland High School parking lot at 9 a.m. on this Friday, July 19th. We will then travel over to Shannon via Locust Road over to Center Drive, then east on Straddle Creek, up Maple Grove Road to Georgetown and then into Shannon. We hope to be at Lions Park in Shannon at 10 and will stick around till about 10:30. From Shannon we will head back out to Georgetown Road and take that West over to Lovers Spring Road and then to Zier Road and in the back way to Lake Carroll. The time frame for arriving at the Lake Carroll Clubhouse is 11:30. After we have lunch, we will be on the road around 12:15 and trek around the lake on Lake Carroll Boulevard. Then we will take Timber Road to Georgetown, to Stone Bridge and back into Lanark on Carroll Road. We plan to arrive in town between 1:30 and 2 depending on how long it takes to tour around the lake. Feel free to stop and check out the tractors at any one of our stops or along the roadside!
The tractor drive is one of the last events of the summer. Once it is past, it will be time to focus on the fair and summer will be over.
This summer has been very busy for me. Between summer programs for Farm Bureau and then my son’s travel baseball, it is hard to believe it is already the middle of July. It is even more surprising that I have survived. Days ran into weeks, miles added up, and I just kept finding a way to keep moving. Yes, in June between baseball and work I enjoyed (spoken with a little sarcasm) 3000 miles of windshield time. No, that doesn’t include any fun or personal stuff as there wasn’t any time for that! A current hot topic is how much we cram into our schedules these days. It continues to be discussed as all of us become busier and busier. While there are still 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, and 365 days a year, it seems we have less and less time for everything we want or need to be a part of.
We see that every day when it comes to volunteers or it comes to people attending meetings. Times have changed. While there is a generation that feels this isn’t right, there seems to be no stopping it. There was a time when people got involved as an escape from the house. There was also the times when kids were not involved in three different sports and scouts and 4-H and every other club under the sun. Sports lasted for only their season and were over. You also did not travel to Branson for your son to play baseball for a week in a World Series (yes that was last week). Now, it is a privilege and rarity to stay at home for the night, and when the opportunity presents itself it is a piece of heaven. This has certainly effected our attendance at meetings and the need for them. Society gets their information when they want it and when it is convenient for them.
I know we all make the choices on how busy to be, however it is also easy to get caught up in the events of everyday life that we soon realize we have no free time and are missing out on a lot of the small things in life that really add up.
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by noon Friday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
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