Did summer come for a week and leave? The past few weeks have been cool, wet and have put quite a damper on my pool time. Being the wimp that I am, cold water + cold air = no pool time for me. I hate being cold and have waited all winter for it to warm up and it did, for about a week. Then, the monsoons came, turning my residence into a house boat and the yard into a raging river, rapids included.
Flowers floated away along with most of the landscape, leaving us little choice but to mow down one of the flower beds to prevent mildew from destroying the plants.
The water tried to take our shed but the shed proved to be stronger than it looked and held on, although being knocked off the slab was not an easy feat. We were left with trees, logs, mud and lots of debris in the yard and some water damage to the insulation, but no one was hurt, so that's all that matters.
The other stuff, well, it is just stuff and can be replaced. The cleanup will be ongoing for sometime as it will take a while for things to dry out. So bring on the sun and some summertime temperatures and please hold the rain.
The Bomber V-Squad spent the middle of July working at the ball fields in Windham for the Ohio Girl's Softball Organization softball tournaments. The V-squad helped run concessions, did field maintenance, hauled tables and chairs from the town hall, and helped with parking, cooking and anything else that needed to be done. At the end of each night, they would wash the concession stands down, put away the food, move tables and chairs back to the town hall and secure the area, only to do it all over again the next day.
The students worked in the excessive heat, humidity and relentless rain just to be productive contributors to their community. Over the course of the week, which turned out to be 10 days because of the relentless rain, the 36 students logged in more than 280 volunteer hours to help make the tournaments a success.
V-Squad members in front, Chandler Ozanich and Nikki James and in back Cali Apthorpe and Jordon Small work the concession stand at the OGSO tournaments.
Windham's annual Brick by Brick fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. This year's honorees are the four baseball teams who made it to the state's final-four tournament. The dinner will be held at Windham High School's cafeteria. Come hear members and coaches from the 1961, 2001, 2002 and 2006 baseball teams reminisce of their glory years and support a great cause. Proceeds from the dinner go into the Brick by Brick Scholarship Fund. Currently there is $200,000 in the fund and scholarships are awarded from the interest generated from the fund. The Brick by Brick has awarded $120,000 in scholarships since its inception in 1999.
Windham Historical Society brought the Kelly-Miller Circus to town last month. Kids and wanna-be kids enjoyed the day watching aerialists, tigers, elephants and more perform. The event was a fundraiser for the historical society.
Windham United Methodist Church will hold its Sunday service outside at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the event. Windham graduate Cullen Davis will accompany the worship. A potluck dinner will follow the service.
(photo) The Windham High School Bomberettes recently traveled to Canton to compete in the Twirling Unlimited International Individual and Team Championships. This three-day event encompasses competitors from all across the country. This year, the Windham High School Bomberettes entered in a Pom Team Category and a team production number featuring an eight-minute dance performance themed to the motion picture movie "Burlesque." For the first time in the history of this team, the Windham High School Bomberettes came home with two national championship trophies.
Fun in the Son will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the gazebo. Please note the time has been changed to an evening service rather than a morning service. They will have a church service, a prayer walk for the village, corn hole tournament, activities, games and an ice cream social. Come out and have a good time! The event is sponsored by the Windham Community Church Fellowship.
Contact Denise Bly with your Windham news at 330-958-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.