The Catholic Daughters hosted their annual July salad luncheon on Wednesday, July 17th in St. Adrian Church cool church parlor. The tables were set with dozens of beautiful angels, all shapes and all sizes! They were set on different doilies, some old, some new and even some paper ones! The salads were large and a good variety. Lot of good compliments about the warm garlic bread! The ladies and men came from the surrounding area, representing many churches and business places. The cool parlor had the guests lingering longer than usual because who wanted to face the 90 plus weather outside? The “new” “old” charter was on display and the banner “Unity and Charity was also displayed. The Catholic Daughters Organization is poor in money, but rich in charity as they give all their money away!
Thanks to all those who took time to give blood! The Red Cross Bloodmobile more than made their quota! Twelve gallons has been given by Alice Thier and 11 gallons given by June Ailts! Isn’t that great”
Kay Cox had coffee last Monday, July 15th at the newly remolded “old Hanson” on the corner of Maine and 6th. I can’t begin to tell you about all the beautiful and unusual changes Faye and Steven Berkenpas have done in their remolding! The long staircase shows up beautifully in the large open area of the living room, dining room and kitchen. I call their hone “butterscotch, because it reminds me of delicious butterscotch pudding! They both love their home and love the results. They were so gracious to have all the Hanson “kids” give it their approval. Thanks Faye for the tour and the warm banana bread!
Notice!!! --- Do not bring any warm coats, jackets or sweaters to the Tony and Darla Parsley garage until after September 15th. The garage will be in family use until then! This will be the 20th year that Adrian area has collected warm coats for those in need! Remember September 15th!
Miss Kayla Kellen, daughter of Mike and Rhonda Kellen was guest of honor at a bridal shower held at the Adrian Senior Center. The shower was Saturday afternoon July 20th. The theme of the shower was “An English Tea Party.” The tables all had cream colored tea pots filled with white and pink roses. The party was hosted by Kayla’s two aunts. The refreshments were little tea sandwiches and small sweets with juice and coffee. The bride’s colors are black and rose. Kayla received many lovely and useful gifts. Kayla is the bride-to-be of Nick Weber, son of John and Nancy Weber. Grandparents present were Mary Lund and Mary and Jerry Kellen. Great Grandmother present was Verena Dressen. The couple will be married September 21st in Savage, MN. The shower was attended by six great aunts! Congratulations Kayla and Nick! P.S. I noticed that grandma Mary Kellen and great grandmother Verna both wore dresses that matched the “tea setting.” kc
Now this writer will attempt to describe “Christmas in July” with tidbits I saw, heard, ate and enjoyed! Rims and Ribs was the 2nd annual activity and was a great success! The hundreds of people saw many old and highly polished cars on display with some proud owners anxious to talk to anyone who stopped to admire. The rib line was long starting at 5:30. The ribs were delicious grilled by Lynch Livestock Co. The Town & County organized that activity and they were all busy, people sat at white plastic tables made by Chad Lonneman under a huge white tent. It was very cool and we “elders” were escorted to the tables. I felt very safe hanging on to the brawny arm of Ray Bullerman, Chairman of Town & Country. Saw Deb Kroon washing off tables even though she was in charge of the Saturday food service at the Fire Hall! Remember she had surgery on her shoulder not too long ago! We also received soft ice cream cones with our rib dinner. There were games for the children and music was provided from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. God was so kind as to give us a light welcome rain early Saturday morning! The runners and walkers loved being wet! The two class reunions had floats in the parade. The Class of 1988 (25 years) and the Class of 1978 (35 years) met at different places with a catered meal and lots of reminiscing and many laughs! They all shouted and screamed as they recognized different families along the parade route! So many will have sore throats! We all thought of Jerald Green as his big green semi, driven by his brother Orv, went through the parade, followed by Andy Weiss and his big Irish green semi. The parade chairpersons were Tim and Judy Honermann and it was over 45 minutes in length! Grand Marshalls were Viv Mueller and Alice Hokeness, both assisted living residents. The food stand had a great crew at all times. They told us the food was very low about 9:00 p.m. Deb Kroon was everywhere! Not a speck was on the floor or tables. The “grillers” did a great job and the soft ice cream hit the spot! I can’t report on the duck race or the tractor pull! The Honermanns (the late family of LeRoy and Regina) get together every year and as Roy says “It’s a Honermann Christmas in July reunion.” So good to see Gene Honermann and his wife at Rims and Ribs! All area fire departments were represented and the monies collected is divided between the fire departments and Adrian Ambulance Service. Mel Kroon did his usual M.C. announcing - good job Mel! About 75 children and adults attended the very educational Zoo presentation at the Elementary Commons. We have some very smart students who could answer questions asked by the presenter. If you had told me that I would touch a lizard, I would have laughed - but I did! More children and adults should have been there. The Town & County Organization did a fantastic job or organizing every activity for Christmas in July!
Ann (Cox) Hoemberg of Blaine, MN, and Jolene (Heitkamp) Truwe of Maple Grove drove to Adrian together to attend their 35th Class reunion and to visit their families. They had a great time at this reunion and rode on a float. On Sunday Ann attended the baptism of her little nephew Marshall Eugene Cox, son of Mitchell and Kayla Cox after the 10:30 Mass at St. Adrian. Godparents are Scott and Katlyn Olson and Whitney Cox and fiancee Michal. Grandparents are Al and Cindy Cox, Marlys and Ed Nelson and Dick and Laura Kruger. Great Grandparents attending were Marie Kruger, Eileen Hokeness and Kay Cox. Father Andrew Beerman officiated at the service. A noon dinner made by Cindy and Kayla Cox was served in the lovely cool church parlor.
Spencer and Ashley (Cox) Gosch and children, Teagan and Brodie of Glenview, SD, also came for the party. The eleven members of the Al Cox family all rode on the float which has a little house on it advertising Cox Realty Land Services! It was a busy and fun weekend.
The big Honermann (Regina and LeRoy) family sat together at the 10:30 Mass Sunday, July 22nd. The Mass was in memory of LeRoy, Regina, Doug, Montana Honermann and Daryl Roetzel. The family gathered at the Adrian Golf Club house for a catered brunch after Mass. One of the joys of life are families that stick together and enjoy each other.
Mark and Lynette (Shorter) Springman opened up their lovely home and hosted the Adrian High School Class of 1988. These young people also rode on a float. All reported a great time.
This writer made a quick trip downtown quite early Saturday morning just to see the empty lot that was used for Rims & Ribs! It was spotless! I could not see a napkin or empty cup or even a straw! The Town & Country really cleaned up everything!
The huge Town & County donations sign was painted and printed by Tim and Judy Honermann and Jerry and Connie Lonneman.
On Sunday morning I went down to Kum & Go to pick up my Sunday Argus Leader and the street along the parade route were completely free of “junk”. When did the City Crew do that?
Good to see and visit Gilbert Honermann and wife Betty in church Sunday. Gilbert and his brother, Victor, are the boys raised in Boys Town, Neb. They always remember their roots in Adrian.
On July 13th Carol Henning turned 85 so her children and their spouses hosted a great birthday party at Grove Park (Upper Park) in Adrian. Carol’s children are: Jackie Ahern, Hixon, TN; Gary, Scot and Jerry Henning, all of Adrian; Eugene Henning of Northome, MN; Peggy Knips Houston, TX, and Kieth Henning of Crested Butte, CO. Carol’s 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren were all present and brought many laughs and smiles to Grandma Carol! What a great family gathering! I understand Carol’s niece and her husband flew in from England for the celebration! Congratulations Carol!
A tidbit to make you smile - The Class of 1978 had 78 members in their class. To draw a tear, they also had five deaths.
Thanks to Edie Jensen, who drove her fancy car in our parade, stopped dead still and the young man riding with her ran across the street and presented me with a real red rose! What a lovely gesture from a good friend.
Jolene (Heitkamp) Truwe spent the weekend with her mom, Lorie Weiss, while attending her “78” Class reunion. Good to see the Eickhoff gals and so many more classmates.
Didn’t our band look great? A new director and lots of practice made such an impression on everyone! We are all so proud of Adrian’s Marching Band.
This writer checked with Big Orv at 11:00 a.m. Monday about the condition of his brother, Jerald Green. Orv says he has a long way to go - still in intensive care. He gives a thumb up or a thumb down to answer questions. He wrinkles his brow if he doesn’t understand. Please continue your prayers!
This is a long column and if I have made any mistakes please call me at 483-2718. Don’t forget to pray for rain.