The End, The End Of Summer

Summer is wrapping up.

I know, I know, I am guessing it was just as hard for you to read that as it was for me to write it. But, with summer ending we get Football, Halloween, Bon Fires and the changing of the leaves. For me, it begins yet another year of attending woodworking shows because in my industry, it’s back to the shop to start another project. Although my travels are rough on the family, I had plenty of time with them this past summer attending baseball games, concerts, picnics and that tiny little event called Walla-Pa-Looza.

Speaking of Walla-Pa-Looza, the volunteers are gearing up for another parade. This time it’s the 38th annual Saufen Und Spiel Parade on September 12th. We will be handing out candy and a few other surprises too. Also, be on the look out for us at the Johnsburg Community Club after the parade. We will be selling Cookies and Bracelets. Look for our purple tent. Saufen Und Spiel is a fun way to wrap up summer. It is hosted by the Johnsburg Men’s Club and the Johnsburg Lions. Friday night the Men’s Club has its Black Light Bean Bag Tournament and our friends from Bony Knees will be performing as well. On Saturday night the Johnsburg Lions take over and the entertainment will be a Dixie Land Jazz band called the Banjo Baron’s then Peter & The Versatiles take the stage to finish out the evening. Make sure to bring the family, it’s a great time.

If hanging out with a bunch of Lions is not your type of entertainment you can always head out to see my friend Dina Demonte and her band Blush. They are a local band that rocks! They are playing at Kelli’s Cuckoo’s Nest in Cary. Blush plays songs from 4 Non Blondes, Journey and The Pretenders. I won’t be able to attend but I hope they have a great turnout. If you plan on attending they go on at 9:30. For more information on Blush e-mail Dina at

Since I am in the advertising mood, it was nice seeing all my friends at Half Times this past Saturday jammin’ out to my buddies in Always Frantic. They always put on a great show. To request them at your next party or event contact the best damn drummer in the county, Mike Mazrin. You can e-mail him at It’s nice to see all these local bands getting the opportunity to play around the area. Continue to support them. They support us.

As I wrap up my entry this week I would like to let you know that on Friday, September 17th the volunteers are paying a visit to tour the Sage Cancer Center and presenting them with a check. I am excited to make that trip as we will see our efforts pay off.

Have a great week and soon we will be announcing our line up for Jolly-Pa-Looza. Yep, it’s right around the corner.