Back to School sales in newspapers and on TV are a sign that summer is nearly done. It’s time to start thinking about notebooks, new shoes, pens and pencils and finishing required reading. The Family Dollar Store had their “Back to School” banner up weeks ago. Moms and Dads know that summer’s end means shopping lists and afterschool scheduling. For most of us the change from muggy July nights to cooler August nights is the sign that summer is nearing its end.
The sprinklers have been spraying the golf course, while heat and dry wind turned most lawns brown. Labor Day is the last chance for a big summer picnic, though it may be too cool for swimming in the river.
Another end of summer event is the Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club’s Annual Jamboree. It starts Friday evening Aug. 26, and wraps up Sunday morning. RV and tent campers can spend the weekend at the 27-acre site on the Boquet River. Dan and Angie Wallace have been sprucing up the club grounds for the big weekend. A big thanks goes to Alan Jones and ACAP who provided the club with a kid’s playground.
Friday night at the Jamboree will feature an open mic at 6 p.m. Gary Finney will call all square dancers at noon on Saturday. Brent Vosburg will perform his own songs 4: p.m. and “Just Us” offers Rock ‘n Roll at 7 p.m. Throughout the weekend there is tubing on the river, a horseshoe challenge and nighttime bonfire. Weekend camping costs $50 and joining the fun on Saturday will cost you just $5 per person. The Fish & Game Club is located on County Rte. 8 (the E-town-Wadhams Rd), about one mile from Elizabethtown on the left.
The Annual Ox Roast in Lewis will be held Sunday, Aug. 28. This event has been taking place since 1908, when Knights of the Maccabees organized the feast. Today, it’s a Lewis Fire Dept. fundraiser. The great food will surely attract many E-towner’s to Lewis for this wonderful Sunday dinner. Its just $9 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and the little ones eat for free.