Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

Bishop Joseph Siegel will preside at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. Celestine Church to install Fr. Jeff Read as pastor of St. Isidore Parish. A welcome reception will follow Mass in the Celestine Dining Hall.

Jeep Booster golf scramble

The Jeep Boosters’ golf scramble will be held at Lucas Oil Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and is open to four-person, self-made scramble teams. Each player should turn in their handicap or average 18-hole score when entering a team. The cost is $60 per player, which includes entry fee, one mulligan and a raffle ticket. Contact Terry Friedman at tfriedman@nedubois.k12.in.us or 812-630-1699 for more information or to enter your team. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments, burgers and brats are complimentary on the course. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Tractor pull

The annual Celestine Volunteer Fire Department tractor pull will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Celestine Community Club. Chicken dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Mock turtle soup will be available by the bowl or in bulk. Kiddie tractor pull sign up is at 11:30 a.m. Regular tractor pull starts at 1 p.m. The support of your local firefighters is appreciated.

Shooting matches

The Celestine Community Club will host its Wednesday night shooting matches beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28, on the club grounds. The 14-week matches will conclude on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 27. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the kitchen opening at 6 p.m. The kitchen will be preparing favorites, such as fried chicken, fried chicken livers and gizzards, fried fish, tenderloins, hamburgers and sides. Closed match will begin at 8 p.m.

Bus trip

Clara Fromme and Dorothy Rasche invite you to reserve your spot today for the Thursday, Sept. 26, bus trip to Columbus, Indiana.

The cost of the trip is $80 per person for a full day of activities. People will leave from the St. Raphael Campus parking lot at 7 a.m., and should plan to return by 7 p.m.

At the Columbus Visitors’ Center, a Chihuly art glass chandelier will catch a person’s eye. A short video will be shown about this prominent city of 46,000 residents. The American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design, following Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The city also has been considered “Number 1 of all U.S. destinations” by National Geographic Traveler. A step-on guide will accompany everyone for a tour of the city’s significant historic and contemporary buildings.

Participants also will tour the Cummins Technology Center where research and development takes place, and 4L to 15L highway engines are in constant motion in 88 test cells.  

Travelers will enjoy a full buffet for lunch at the 1900s Zaharako’s Ice Cream Parlor and Museum. The menu will consist of tomato basil soup, a roll, roast chicken, pork loin, new potatoes with parsley, green beans with bacon and onion, and several drink options. Everyone will be able to choose two scoops of ice cream from eight flavor offerings.  

On the trip home, the bus will stop at the Cummins Engines plant in Seymour. Crystal Seger, an eight-year employee and current facilities engineer at the plant, will give a tour. There will be huge off-highway engines up to 95L, some as large as 8 feet tall and 14 feet long.  

Mark your calendars now, and text or call Clara Fromme at 812-639-9327 or call Dorothy Rasche at 812-678-3001 to make your reservation. For the last few trips, we have had a waiting list, so get your name and payment in early. Drop off a check payable to Clara Fromme at the parish office or send it to her at 2977 E Jasper-Dubois Road, Jasper IN 47546.  

Note: If you pay and cannot go, you can transfer your reservation to someone else. If there is no one to take your place, $35 of the $80 will be non-refundable because we have to pay a set amount for the coach, regardless how many passengers go on the trip.

Paint like Bob Ross

The Dubois Branch Library is offering an painting class for adults 18 and older led by certified Bob Ross Instructor Brian Sutton 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The painting is “Campfire” and is a beautiful Fall woodland setting. All materials are included. Beginning painters are welcome. Participants will paint on an 11-by-14-inch canvas. The cost of the class is $50 or $40 using the code “DUBOIS.” You must register and pay online to reserve your spot. Go to www.bendintheroadstudio.com and scroll down to find the Oct. 19Dubois announcement in order to sign up. The library cannot sign anyone up or take payments. The class is located at the library, 5506 E Main St. There is a limit of 20 participants.

Dubois Branch Library

Beginning line dancing for adults: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Preregistration required for each class.

Geri-Fit classes: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preregistration required for each class.

Chair yoga: 9-10 a.m. Fridays. Preregistration required for each class. No class on Aug. 9.

Technology help: 10 a.m-noon Fridays. No tech on Aug. 9.

My Big Person and Me: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and 27; preregistration required.

Keurig’s Korner – Tuesday, Aug 20 and 27 After school until 5:30 p.m.  Enjoy a snack and drink, play games, do homework, or just hang out. 

Family craft: 2:45-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 23; preregistration required.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29.

Common Scams Targeting Seniors: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Preregistration required.

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