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Last week at this time, I hadn’t been to a baseball game since a boyfriend took me to see the Phillies in the ’70s. I forgot how much fun it is! In fact, my night at the Spikes game was more memorable than the big leagues, for a few good reasons. The Phillies game was bigger than life, a spectacle of big-city proportions. I didn’t know a soul except Ray and his sister. The Spikes playing at Medlar Field was a hometown, all-American, apple-pie kind of experience – much safer, more intimate, and full of old neighbors and new friends. Medlar Field really impressed me with its bright new gadgets, big screens, and comforts. Easy in, easy out, not a bad seat in the house. Great food, plenty of giveaways, fun stuff for the kids, never a dull moment. I confess to having thought baseball was boring, lasting a few innings too long. Not any more. Maybe it’s that way on TV, but not in person. The people-watching alone was worth the trip. Having my teenage niece, Abigail, with me made a big difference, too. Seeing it through her eyes, having her picture taken with Ike the Spike, explaining Nookie Monster to me, sharing fresh-squeezed lemonade and cheese fries. You’re never too old to feel like a kid again. Thank you, Spikes guys, for inviting us to host Gazette Night at the game last Friday. If you’d like to go, games are scheduled through September 2. There are more traditional central PA experiences before football and back-to- school take over. In this issue, we’ve focused on the children’s educational and fun events at Ag Progress Days. It’s not just tractors, farm animals, and green energy exhibits – though that’s a big attraction – it’s also packed with kids’ activities, 4-H, animals, games, rides, and experiences that could ignite a spark in future farmers. Next week is the Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair. We’ve put the schedule of events in this issue, and will include more information in August 19, the day the event begins. This issue, Sam Stitzer explores the Penns Valley tradition of community yard sales and a country carnival. Karen Dabney is the author of the first of many Hometown Success Stories, this one featuring a county couple who took late-life unemployment as an inspiration to open an award-winning winery. We also debut new columnist, author, and public speaker Tammy Miller, who will contribute a From the Heart column. Pets became an accidental theme this issue, with articles and events pouring in from the SPCA, Pets Come First, PAWS, and our own Practical Pet column by Toni Duchi. Find out how you can adopt a cat at Petco this weekend, adopt a dog from Pets Come First, donate feline food to the SPCA, attend a spay-neuter clinic held by PAWS, and determine the value of carbs in your dogs’ food. Tuesday there will be a chefs’ competition at the Boalsburg Farmers Market, The Odd Couple and Into the Woods is playing this weekend at Millbrook and the Boal Barn, experience Bellefonte Journey, a roaming theatre production, and check out free outdoor concerts in Lemont, Bellefonte, State College, Pennsylvania Furnace, and Milesburg. The nation’s oldest, and last remaining, fair encampment will take center stage in a few weeks. In the next two issues, we’ll feature the Grange Fair – what’s old, what’s new, and why you should take in this remarkable, old-fashioned county fair experience. Discover something fun in our own backyard this weekend. You’d be surprised how good this troubled world can look after reminding yourself that it’s the little things that count.
As we reported in the June 3 issue of The Gazette, the Julian Union Cemetery Association is charged with caring for that old burial ground. However, the association was formed long before 2005. Wayne Richards, now vice president of the association, comes from a long line of neighbors who have cared for this historic cemetery. The land was acquired for the cemetery in 1924 and 1945. The first piece cost just $40. The association was formed in 1950, with the first officers being CM Myers, president; Nora Breon, treasurer; and Nell Green, secretary. In 1968, they started forming a plan for perpetual care, which was finalized in March of 1970. Patricia (Myers) Harpster was one of the more recent volunteers. She’s cared for the cemetery since 1981. The first president, CM Myers was her grandfather. Her father Edward “EP” Myers preceded her in helping out. Like Mrs. Myers, Wayne is following a family tradition of service. His uncle, Smith Richards, volunteered in the same era as EP Myers. Surely many more unsung heroes will follow them in caring for the final resting places of their beloved ancestors, friends, and neighbors. The association is always happy to receive contributions and welcomes new volunteers.
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