The Basket Lady
There are some super community events coming up in the Good Humor Town (other than football), and the hard working volunteers of the Envision Rumford group are kicking off the season with the Celtic Festival first, then the Pumpkin Fest, and the Hope Association will join in with their annual Oktoberfest (come in for some holiday bargains/gifts).
Next, we’re throwing spirals toward downtown Halloween walks and in a wink of Santa’s ole blue eye, Thea Dunn’s troupe at Holy Savior and RAAPA will be singing us into the holiday spirit followed by the Rumford Performing Arts merry band of volunteers although small in number are large at heart. Whew! This is an exciting time in our community and the downtown street events are free to the public so come on down and be a part of the autumn festivities.
Just a little plug for our Mtn. Valley football and sports teams, that you’d bring the family out to enjoy the games and to support the student athletes and the schools boosters that volunteer their time to host fundraisers on behalf of the athletes. They’ll thank you very kindly.
Basket Lady has given away 15 sunshine baskets this week and will be making up some more all due to the kindness of folks donating items and baskets for the community projects that I love to do in our hometown.
Autumn is the perfect time for making up jams and jellies and a home project for decorating jam jars that can be done in just a few minutes that’s really fun, is to have the grandkids help out with cutting up those extra scraps of fabric that piled up last autumn in your craft room.
Supplies: Jars of jam, stiffened fabric, scissors, glue, labels, and berry charms.
Here’s How: Using a lid liner as a template, cut circles from the stiffened fabric. Glue to the jar lids. Cut 1/2 “strips of fabric. Glue around the rims of the lids. Add a pretty label and a berry charm to each jar. The grandkids will have a berry good time using their