Some weekends are made for R&R, but this past one wasn’t one of them.
Mine started off Friday evening with a broadcast from the Allen County Fair.
Getting to talk with and interview young people involved in the fair along with the adults who volunteer their time to make the event successful is a great experience.
It’s because it reminds me that there are still a lot of folks who are interested in passing along valuable traditions to young people, and young people who are appreciative of the work it takes to be successful.
Saturday night I helped to MC a charity fund-raising purse bingo event.
There’s nothing quite like having fun with about 200 ladies who do a little “consuming” as they try to win purses who’s names and styles are completely foreign to me.
On Sunday, I removed an item from my personal bucket-list when I got to fly as a passenger aboard a Vietnam era Huey Helicopter in Fort Jennings as part of their annual Fort Fest celebration.
I got a chance to meet with and talk with former service personnel who served us in unbelievably bad conditions in Indochina more than 40 years ago.
My compliments to the people in Fort Jennings who host the event, and to the volunteers with the American Huey 369 organization who are sharing their stories of their service to our nation.
As for rest and relaxation, I’ll leave it for another weekend.
That’s the way I see it.