There’s something to be said for a jam-packed week, I guess. I knew it was going to be busy already last week, as I sketched out meetings on my calendar for nearly every night of the week.
The two non-meeting nights were tonight (I typically work at the newspaper office on Thursdays to proofread pages, type obituaries, call area law enforcement offices and deal with the weather information), and Friday, which is of course the Nobles County Relay for Life.
In between leading a 4-H meeting Monday night, covering two County Board meetings Tuesday night, along with a Lessard-Sams public meeting Wednesday night, and doing my typical night duty at the office tonight, I also managed to put together our next edition of Today’s Farm. (It goes to press this weekend and will be included in your Daily Globe next Wednesday.)
I’m already certain I won’t be able to stay awake for the 14-hour overnight Relay for Life this year – it will be the first time in four years that I won’t be staying at the campsite with my team for the duration.
I will be working with my teammates at the Relay’s Silent Auction (in the hockey arena at the Nobles County Fairgrounds) Friday night, so be sure to stop on out and bid on some of our fabulous gift baskets, gift certificates and donations from local businesses. All of the money raised in the auction goes toward our county fundraising goal of $93,000!
The silent auction starts at 5 p.m. and continues to 10 p.m.
While I won’t be staying all night long, my plan is to be back at the track before 7 a.m. Saturday to hear the final fundraising total and help with the clean-up efforts.
The early morning will jumpstart what I already know will be one busy weekend. Such is the life of a newspaper reporter who has to work the weekend summer festival circuit.