I thought it would be fun to look back on 2018 and remember some of the things that went on during the year.
We lost many special friends and family members, one being my son who I dearly miss.
The firemen’s field was busy during the summer with the Antique Engine show, the Fireworks over the Falls and many parties in the pavilion.
The American Legion building was used a lot for the monthly senior citizens meetings, a dinner for the Burleigh and Oliver residents and several benefits, along with the events the legion had.
We don't hear much about the Eastern Star since they moved to Waterville and the Limestone Ridge Historical Society was also quiet - they didn’t have a garage sale or tea party.
I think all these organizations are looking for new members to help keep them going.
The senior citizens are the one group that is growing and keeping busy. They hold monthly meetings at the legion and in December they go out to celebrate. They go on bus trips, have a monthly drawing, catered lunches, covered dish lunches, bake sales, and more. We get new members all the time and now have well over 100 members; not all of them come to all the meetings, but there are 60 or more each month in attendance.
No new business came into town but our Laundromat went out of business; it was there for many years and I'm sure many people were sad to see it close. Now it is an empty store front.
We did see workers come in December and start to work on cleaning up the mill fire. They worked for about a week and now they are suppose to come back sometime in January. It will be interesting to see how much they get done. The junk is all in piles and ready to take away. We'll have to see how long that will take.
I think we had a pretty good year in 2018 and hope that 2019 will be even better.
Helen Alberding can be reached at 315-821-6322 or email@example.com.