Friday, July 15, 2011

Festival Time around Grand Lake

The temperatures will start to rise again today, after a 2 day respite...the humidity will climb, and a chance of storms will re-enter the forecast by the end of the weekend....and with the 90+ degree temps and 80% humidity, we probably can use the rain, although that will just make it all the more uncomfortable....frankly, I am ready for late September and October weather...just not the Winter months that follow.

Lima Shawnee worked their way through the loser's bracket of the Liima Central Catholic District Tournament, and faced Leipsic for the 2nd straight game last night, for the right to come to my town, Celina, for the State ACME Tournament, which begins next Saturday July 23rd.  In a game, which saw errors by the Leipsic Viking squad seal their fate, Shawnee held off a late rally and came away with the clincher 7-4...

Tomorrow I head for Sidney to umpire the American Legion District....two 9 inning games between Lima and Sidney's Legion teams...the winner of the best 2 of 3 will move onto the State Legion at Athens later this month.  If a 3rd game is needed, that will happen Sunday.  Regardless, it promises to be hot behind the plate and on the field.

Festival Time____

The area festivals have been going on much of the early summer around this area, and this weekend, they get going in full mode....

The IC Parish Festival is usually held 2 weeks before the Lake Festival....it is held in the Church area, about 3 blocks from my house...they close off a couple of streets, put in a few rides, gaming tables, beer tents, and cake stands....it is always well attended, regardless of weather, and is always a success.   The drawings for the prizes are held on Sunday Night, with the top prize being a new car....we always buy a few tickets, but so far, no luck over the years.

  Next weekend, The Minster Baseball Tournament is on, Sam has a boat load of games there, while I have limited myself to just a couple, at least to start....then  July will wrap up with both the ACME State Finals and the Celina Grand Lake Festival, July 22, 23, and 24....with 5 weekends this July the Festival will be held a week or so earlier than usual.  

Enjoy Your Weekend....I plan on it...back later>>>>

Photo-Sam took a number of shots yesterday as he was walking around the town...top is of the quite at the IC grounds before the action begins, and in two weeks, the area around the Celina Lighthouse will become a focal point of the coming Celina Lake Festival....

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