by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor
October, where has the time gone? I have been chatting with friends and family saying how it seems like the months of May and October are one of the busiest months of the year. When it’s May the weather is warmer and people want to get out. And when October comes, people want to get out before it gets any colder! Hence, we tend to have more outdoor/indoor activities on the calendar!
This October, we have had events like Faith & Blue Weekend, Hannah Roberts Mural Dedication as well as a Meet & Greet at the Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan, and the end of the Buchanan Farmers’ Market season. Then School Board and City Commission forums, learning opportunities on disabilities and hearing loss. All the while school sports/band, scouting groups, meetings, going to the gym, clubs and Halloween are thrown in along with everyday life. No matter the size of your household, everyone seems to be busy.
Speaking of all these events! The Buchanan Chronicle needs your help as we can’t always be at every event/sport. If your group/sports team would like to submit photos to be in our issues, please email them to us here. We also have advertising for those holiday markets, holiday events/dances, fundraisers, theatrical performances, forums, etc….just send us that email or phone call! This will help us raise our funds to have some printed issues. Watch for an announcement on another way to help us reach this goal.
With that being said, I would like to encourage all of you to take some time for yourself. Maybe call up a friend/family member you haven’t seen in a while and get together. I have been making sure that I don’t reply to emails that are not urgent on the weekends. Also, I am taking part in the October Reading Program with Buchanan District Library. Also, reducing your time on social media is good too. As this weekend warms up, get outside and enjoy the colors of the leaves – that is if they have not completely blown off the trees already. Take a walk on the McCoy Creek Trail or attend a church service!
Cans for Vets update: please remember that if you are dropping off cans to be donated to our local vets, if the box is full: DO NOT leave the bags on the sides of the boxes or piling up on something else – they must be in the box or empty the bag and put the cans inside the box. You can also come back another day as this will end on November 7. You may send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Garrick at 269-259-0547 if you happen to have a lot and he can arrange a time to get them from you if you are in the Buchanan area. Can boxes are located at: Buchanan District Library, Redbud Hardware and Buchanan Area Senior Center.
Before I close, I would like to remind you to make sure that YOU HAVE A VOTING PLAN! In our last issue and this one, there is information on the Buchanan School Board and Buchanan City Commission candidates as well as the proposals. We do not have every candidate’s information at the time of publication.