Our Town: Zoar

Herald Correspondent

One of the longest running events of the Mosquito Fest is the flower show. There are three age divisions in the show — senior, adult and children. Categories in each division are single bloom of any type, single stem with multiple blooms, fresh-cut centerpiece or bouquet, potted or hanging plant, and dried, artificial or herb entry. Entries are due from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Entries will be judged and will be ready for viewing from noon to 4 p.m.

Entries for the produce show are green beans (10 pods), beets (three, 1-inch tops, broccoli (one head), cabbage (one head), carrots (five,1-inch tops), cauliflower (one head), corn (three ears), cucumbers (three), eggplant (one), cantaloupe (one), watermelon (one), okra (five pods), potatoes (five), onions (three), peppers (three, any type), pumpkin (one), sweet potatoes (three) and squash (one, any type). In the herb category they can be fresh, dried or other.

The children are being encouraged to decorate boxes for the box parade that will be within the stationary parade. They may decorate their boxes in any way they wish. Any child is invited to create a box of their choice and enter it in the parade.

The new flavor of homemade ice cream this year will be pistachio. This will bring the number of flavors to 16.  The dates for this year’s festival are Aug. 2 and 3.

Adam and Laci Sattler have a new baby girl. She was born Thursday, July 18, and has been given the name, Olivia Layne. She weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Ray Dean, Donna Sattler and Barbara Eichmiller. Great-grandparents are Mary Ann Meyer, Alice Ann Sattler and Clara Eichmiller.

Cheryl Hilsmeyer and her niece, Kate La Mar, traveled to Central City, Kentucky, recently to visit a friend, Coneatha Drake, and then attend the Dubois County Bombers game against Mulenburg County.

SPC Jordon Echeverria arrived Tuesday to spend his military leave with his parents, Jeff and Natalie Meece, and family.

A birthday celebration was held Saturday night at the home of Jeremy and Erin Marshall and family. There were four childrens’ birthdays celebrated  A birthday cake or pie (they were given a choice in advance) was there for each one celebrating a birthday.

The Pike County Fair is taking place this week in Petersburg.

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