A big shout out to Blake and Nicole Hart for all their hard work in setting up an incredible group of vendors at their first hopefully annual Octoberfest “Flea Fling” in Big Spring. There were so many vendors and great food, great fun and the entire community came out in support. They were crowded both days. According to Nicole will have to make this an annual event as people were excited and pleased with the turnout. So great to see area businesses supporting this endeavor.
I did get to attend the Arts and Crafts festival at the Hermann Middle School and got to visit with some of my favorite vendors from previous years and also met some new people that live in our area and got a few much needed items to officially begin my Christmas shopping.
Cassandra Gentry-Englert along with Hunter and Natalie Englert, and Elana Towery spent the weekend camping at Quiver River State Park this past weekend and enjoyed campfires, smores and walking in the water. With time out for a soccer game on Saturday in Warrenton (that they won} and then on back to the campground; they sure had a busy weekend. The group was tired but had so much fun.
The leaves are changing beautifully this year along the bluffs, hoping by next weekend they will be brighter yet. Please be aware the farmers in our area are so very busy and please be patient and exercise caution when traveling on local highways. Give these hard working people room to maneuver and make sure you pass with care. I saw some pretty crazy people darting around tractors and offering up a not so nice salute and it makes me so angry when I see this. Leave home earlier during harvest season, it is a way of life around here.
I did have occasion to check out the new “Cannabist” store in Hermann that opened in the shopping center near Village Market. The manager, security guard and other employees are there to help anyone navigate alternative medicines that help a variety of ailments. Severe arthritis for me keeps me with limited mobility and the products they carry do work. Do your research and ask the right questions.
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