By MYRNA FAUSKA
Summertime brings more activities for the neighbors. One monthly event is the Hill Country Belles Red Hats gals’ trip to a new and interesting lunch place. On Thursday, 19 members and guests went to the Blue Goose, a restaurant south of Ontario, for pizza, and then toured the new doll museum across the road.
On Monday, Lynette Vlasak had lunch with the Hillsboro Retired Teachers Association at Spring Valley Golf Course in Union Center. On Thursday she and Sally Dana helped Lowell and Arlys Zellmer host the St. Joseph’s Garden Walk at The Ranch in Johnnycake Hollow. On Sunday they had supper at Beezer’s Bar and Grill in Hillsboro with Connie Dorow.
Chip and Mary Marty and kids had a fun Father’s Day weekend, beginning Saturday, when her parents Lowell and Arlys Zellmer joined them for a trip to Marshall, Wis.,where they met Matt Thompson and Rachel Zellmer and boys at Little America Amusement Park. On Sunday they drove to Jellystone Park near Warrens for a cookout with Bob and Karen Marty and the rest of their family.
On Friday evening, Jim and Mary Parkhurst drove to Tomah for supper at the China Buffet. Then, on Sunday, Randy and Sandy Parkhurst came from Orfordville, Wis., for Father’s Day and took his parents to China Buffet in Mauston for dinner.
Arlene Garvens was kept busy with both of her hobbies last week: She was at the Olbrich Gardens in Madison on Wednesday for the violet club picnic, and on Friday she and Ron went to Rochester, Minn., where she attended the Minnesota Quilt Show, which was at the civic center. Ron had lunch with Keith and Marcia Garvens of Byron, Minn.
On Saturday afternoon, Ben, Erica, Barrett and Carlton Dorval, our great-nephew and family of Union Grove, Wis., stopped in on their way camping up north. They took us out for supper at Dorset Valley School Restaurant before they continued their trip.
Dean Schumann enjoyed visits from both of his sons – Mike, a Reedsburg resident, and Steve, who lives in our valley – on Father’s Day.
On Tuesday, Randy Zirk came from Madison to take his mom Evelyn to La Crosse to see her eye doctor. On Friday morning, Bruce and Julie Zirk of Dutch Hollow arrived for a visit.
Ron and Dawn Waddell and family spent Father’s Day with Shorty and Shirley Waddell. In the evening, Larry and Alta Eno stopped in for a visit.
The Lord continues to bless us, but we pray for some of that precipitation that the folks north of us have been experiencing. We don’t need gully washers or flash floods, just a nice all-night, all-day rain to revive the second-crop hay and help the corn and soybeans grow. We can water our gardens, but the fields are beyond the reach of our hoses. He is faithful to us even when we aren’t faithful to Him, so we depend on the Lord to provide us with what we need when we need it.