The Ottumwa Courier

September 20, 2013

Thanks to Blakesburg supporters

Ottumwa Courier

---- — Many thanks to all of you who visited the Old Gym at the Blakesburg Corn Carnival. The Garden Club had a beautiful display of flowers and plants, canned goods, fruits and vegetables and, of course, corn! Colorful quilts, made by our own people in the community, adorned the walls. Thanks to the friendly vendors who set up their tables on the floor where we once played basketball and cheered the Wildcats.

The Old Gym holds many memories of those who grew up here and went to Blakesburg High School. It still remains the place to meet and greet friends that we haven't seen in years.

We also had the opportunity to "greet and eat" with old friends at the Community Building. The Blakesburg Development Corporation provided tasty, homemade food, including their own churned ice cream, which was enjoyed by all.

To all the volunteers at the gym and Community Building, you are appreciated! And to you faithful people, we hope you will come back and visit us.

Linda Peterson Johnson