Last week I had a chance to visit with a neighbor of mine. She shared some stories from her childhood & her life with me. I have to say I enjoyed hearing the stories but I can’t imagine walking everywhere I need to go or doing my laundry in the wringer washer or taking a bath once a week in the wash tub. I will be the first to say I am SPOILED I love having all the modern convenience’s. I will be checking out the Ashley Library & looking for pictures & history because now I am curious as to what Ashley looked like back in the day.
The Ashley Library will be hosting a reception on November 11 from 10:00 am to 12 noon for all local Veteran’s.
The Washington County 4 H & Ashley Library will be hosting a Recycle Arts Club for kids grades 3rd thru 6th at the Library.
This will be a five week program beginning on Oct 27 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, Nov. 2 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Nov.3 from 4pm to 5;30pm, Nov. 9 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and Nov. 10 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
The cost to attend is $5.00 per child & only 20 slots are available.. You may pre register by calling 327-8881 or log on to Abfox at Illinois. Ed.
Oct 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Ashley United Methodist Church & Ashley Community Committee ( A.C.C) will be doing Trunk or Treat at the Church. Hot chocolate & cookies will be served in the church and lots of candy outside. Ashley Trick or Treat is also Oct 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm for kids 12 years of age & under.
Ashley Community Committee ( A.C.C) is now a year old & is a small group of local residents trying to make a difference in kids & parents lives n Ashley. A.C.C has sponsored the Flea Markets and July 5th Independence Day and the Caps for benches program at Ashley Grade School.
November 14 will be the Christmas Bazaar at the Ashley Community Building starting at 7 am to 2 pm. A,C.C will have a Kids corner with letters to Santa
and crafts for the kids. Photo’s with Santa will also be available. A lot of crafters & vendors have signed up for Nov 14 so come on out and start your Christmas
shopping. A,C.C will also be doing a bake sale & is in need of donated baked goods. If you want to donate baked goods please contact me .Nov 14 at 6:30 pm at the Community Building J.T’s Karaoke and D.J will be rocking the house. Admission will be $5.00 per person all proceeds going to A.C.C.
Santa Land is December 6 starting at noon. Pictures with Santa and Mrs.Claus & gifts are on a first come first served basis, There will be no gift exchange. This is for kids ages 0 to 14. Questions please contact Ashley Fortag at 316-8909.
Ashley United Methodist Church holds services every Sunday morning at 8: 30 am with Pastor Dennis Gambill.
Melvin Logan has a auction every Saturday night at 6 pm. Robin Ottolin will have a auction Oct 30 at 6 pm.
If you have news or questions feel free to call me. I hope everyone has a great week.