I am sitting here and thinking about how busy we have been last couple of weeks and how blessed I feel. We had the Strawberry Fest and it was a huge success with our two locations this year at MHP and the Circle. It is amazing to me what it takes to put the Strawberry Fest together. I had volunteers and donated goods and time in past years, but is different being on this side of things. We had over 900 lbs of strawberry’s, 165 lbs of sugar, and 200 cakes. It took all of our wonderful volunteers and tremendous community to get it together and pull it together in both locations. I think that having Government Day and the Strawberry Fest on same day on Circle worked out well. It was nice to see all the people who came out to support SSS and the City. It was nice to see us all work together. I am in aww at how this community pulls together and got everything accomplished in such a timely manner. Shelby Senior Services is so lucky to have to ongoing support of this community in everything that we do. Without our community we wouldn’t be as successful as we are. We have so many community partners that help out that just makes me so thankful that I am able to work, live and socialize in our county. We are trying to keep cool here at center just like everyone else since the weather has been so steamy lately. Shelby County Council on Aging has a program where they are currently taking donations of new fans or money to purchase fans and if anyone 60+ needs a fan they can come into Shelby Senior Services and pick up a fan from Ralanda. What a wonderful program to help people in the hot summer hours. Often times it is harder for seniors to remain cool whether that be no air conditioning, faulty air conditioning or what it may be, so I feel that it is wonderful that there is a program that is trying to help in these times when it is so hot and humid. You can also come to the Horizon Center, Waldron, Morristown, and Fairland Centers and participate in activities and get out of the heat this summer. We would love to see you at Shelby Senior Services or if you have any questions please feel free to call 317-398-0127.