“Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.”
- Casey Stengel, who retired from the New York Yankees on Oct. 18, 1960, after being a member of 10 pennant-winning
teams in 12 years.
Like the Casey Stengel quote? Yeah, well, we did too. But we almost used the one Stengel said about Yogi Berra - that Berra was the kind of a guy who could fall in a sewer and come out with a gold watch, because, from the looks of today’s schedule, we’re going to be having a gold watch kind of a Saturday.
No, no, no, no, we are not making any comparison whatsoever to a sewer being in proximity near enough to fall into. Let’s please just focus on the gold watch, OK.
Here’s what we know. The weather’s going to be beautiful, cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon, and, like you’d expect out of any good Saturday, there’s plenty of things to do, places to go, people to see and good times to share. And now’s the time to get out, and get as many of them done as possible.
We of course want to say a special “Yoo-hoo,” to members of the Brownwood High School Class of 1968, back for homecoming this weekend, and managing to get together for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
And across the bayou, members of the Early High School classes of 1947, ’48 and ’49 are getting together for dinner and story-swapping at 5:30 at Prima Pasta.
Now, for what else is on the schedule, let’s take a little look-see.
‘Alice’ ends run at BHS
Brownwood High School Theatre Department’s stage production of “Alice in Wonderland” final performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center stage at Brownwood High School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and may be purchased at the door. The show features a cast of more than 35 students and a delightful, colorful set designed to take the audience into “Wonderland.”
Fire prevention program
Fire trucks, police cruisers, ambulances and even the Air Evac Lifeteam will be in the Home Depot parking lot from 9 a.m. until noon, and kids can get an up-close and personal look at the emergency vehicles, and talk to the people who respond to those emergencies.
Home Depot is the sponsor for the annual fire prevention program, and will be set up so kids can build their own fire truck from a kit in the parking lot. Please, if you’re a kid reading this, bring a parent or another adult with you if you come. Too many kids and not enough adults will keep everyone from enjoying the fun.
Sales for funds and profit
• The Elks Lodge, 1070 W. Commerce, is holding a fund-raiser food, baked goods and rummage sale starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. inside the lodge building. Money raised will help fund kids’ summer camp scholarships.
• The Cross Plains Beta Sigma Phi sorority is sponsoring a community-wide sale, in Cross Plains of course. Sales start at 8 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. and more than 15 individual yard and garage sales are being held. To get a map,of participants’ addresses stop at Robert E. Howard House Pavilion on Highway 36 (three blocks west of the town’s main intersection).
• The sixth annual Owens Extension Education Club’s “Trade Days” fund raiser is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension Education Club House, Highway 183 and County Road 405, at Owens. Baked goods and quality merchandise will be available for sale. Take and eat items such as barbecue sandwiches, chips and assorted cold drinks will be sold for lunch.
Grosvenor School Reunion
Bring pictures of the past and stories to tell. Lots of visiting, a barbecue and covered dish lunch and an afternoon of games - dominoes, chicken foot, forty-two, cards, music and door prizes are on the agenda for the former Grosvenor School alumni who meet for the reunion. It all starts at 10 a.m. and will go until at least 8 p.m. out at the Brownwood State Park, in the Group Recreation Hall. (An entrance fee will be charged by the park.)
The barbecue brisket will be served at noon, and attendees are asked to bring covered dishes of salad, or dessert to share. Lunch will be followed by a business meeting. Also, please bring items for the auction. Proceeds go to support future reunions.
By the way
• The Elm Grove Community club will sponsor a Gospel Singing at the community Center at 7:30 p.m. All singers and piano players are invited to attend.
• A free marriage education class that includes a waiver for the $60 state marriage license fee will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Family Services Center, 901 Ave. B, Brownwood. Call 646-5939 to register.
• The Brown County Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. under the Bill Monroe Overpass on Austin Avenue at the corner of Avenue A and Brady Avenue.
• The Brown County Museum of History, located downtown in the old jail across from the courthouse, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday.
• The Heart of Texas Dance Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Main and Depot, for open dance practice. Cost is $2 per person. Call 646-0048 or 646-0037 for more information.
• The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m., then from 6 to 10 p.m. will host a country musical. Listen to the talents of area musicians and singers. Snack bar will be open serving hamburgers and homemade ice cream. No alcohol is allowed on the premises or in the building.