Many thanks to Grace Olson for painting the bell in anticipation of the many visitors on Memorial Day. Speaking of Memorial Day, if you left flowers in memoriam at the Cemetery you need to pick them up by June 3 or they will be disposed of by the city.
The Exline Royal Neighbors will be hosting a “coffee” on June 10 at 9:30 a.m. and will have a great guest speaker, Enfys McMurry. The topic will be World War II. Everyone’s welcome, punch, coffee and cookies will be served.
Mary Ann Hurley attended her class reunion in Colfax on May 25 and had a great time. She attended her freshman and sophomore years there, before moving to Centerville. There were only 35 in the graduating class there and 40 attended the reunion. It was held at her best friend Judy Case Ross’s house. Mary Ann also attended her niece Tressa Young’s son, Jerrel’s, wedding in Allerton.
And on to the reception in Corydon from there. Sounds like quite a road trip for Mary Ann and congratulations to Jerel and his new bride Samantha Fortune.
There are still just a few bricks available at the Methodist Church Bell Memorial, so if you would like to have one inscribed the deadline is July 29. They’re just $50 each and you can have up to two lines with 17 characters per line inscribed. Call Mary Ann at (641) 895-7747 for more info.
The annual Exline School reunion was on May 25 and more than 30 people attended. Everybody enjoyed a great dinner with pork roast, fried chicken and potatoes and gravy, with many luscious side dishes and lip smacking deserts. I don’t have the space to list all the attendees, but a few were the Germanns, the Sparks, McClurgs, Odens, Kings, Eddys, Gallows, Houstons, Mullins and other locals. Flower arrangement winners were Barbara Farr, Bonnie Sparks, Robert McClurg and Ben Sparks.