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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

September 29, 2016


Greetings, from Mechanicsville. Happy fall! We’ll have cooler weather for those of you, who dislike the heat. Once the leaves start changing I really love fall.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Pattie Davis of Pebble Creek, my high school friend and walking friend now. Pattie has a wonderful family, who lives nearby that she enjoys immensely. She is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
If you’re like me and have eaten just a bit too much over the summer, you might be interested in “Break Your Carb Addiction,” a class given by Hanover Parks and Recreation for ages 18 and up. It takes place at the Mechanicsville Library Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Ashland Branch Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Instructor Julie Moon, R.N. will help you to learn how to stabilize your blood sugar, the secret to releasing belly fat and more. Cost is $25.
The 10th annual Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K and family Festival is Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Innsbrook Pavilion. The competitive 5K run is at 8:30 a.m. Kids run is 10 a.m. There will be live music and lots of family Entertainment. The best part for me is the Fashion Show and Superstars Celebration. The models are delightful. Sujeet Desai, an acclaimed musician will be there, too. Desai has been featured on “The View,” 20-20, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Register to walk at and find out more.
Taylor’s Spookie Fun Fest, Hanover Parks and Recreation’s mascot has invited some spookie and superhero friends to two locations for children 11 and under with their families. On Friday, Oct. 21, Spookie will be at Pole Green Park from 5 to 9 p.m. in Mechanicsville. On Saturday, Oct. 22, he’ll be in Ashland at Poor Farm Park from 5 to 9 p.m. This event features rides, photo opps with Taylor, fun activities and trick-or-treat booths. Flashlight candy hunts take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on both days costing $1 per child. Food and beverages will be available for sale.
Dave and I went to the big Cruise-In at Hanover High School last Saturday. If you weren’t there, you can’t imagine how many different models and colors of cars there were. We’d guess there were between 150-200 cars and trucks on display. Many of our local folks love cars and it was a great success.
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