Where did summer go?! Around here a lot of it was spent celebrating summer reading. We made marble mazes, learned about trail riding with horses, had some competition sprints in the aisles, learned some fun ways to stay fit, pet a salamander and a snake, and even rode horses in the backyard. Over 100 readers, from little listeners to teens, earned some fun prizes for reading with us; one lucky family won passes to the Ohio State Fair, and 50 readers went the extra mile with their summer reading. One of those readers won a Samsung Tab and another won a new 6-speed bike! It was a great summer of reading, but it was also a great summer of running.
Our little community proudly watched as Clayton Murphy, a 2013 Tri-Village graduate, ran a personal best time in the 800 meter to earn a Bronze medal. The Tri-Village Community cheered him on from restaurants, living rooms, the school commons, & even the New Madison Public Library as he ran in the prelims, semi-finals, and the medal race. We had signs, banners, streamers, and even round bales of hay to proclaim our support for this hometown boy.
Needless to say, it has been a wonderfully exciting summer, and with the closing of The Great Darke County Fair this weekend, it is time to slow down, begin school, and prepare for… FOOTBALL!