Crawfordsville News

On Monday, June 24, 2019 Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society memberst met at the Olds United Church of Christ. Prior to the meeting being called to order Courtney Waterhouse and Tatiyanna Barklow and their mothers were in attendance and the girls gave a report of their camp experiences at Camp Wyoming. Both girls expressed they had a great time and would love to go again. Kayaking, swimming and the carnival were their favorite activities. Hostesses Nancy McGohan and Joan Rodgers served ice cream and brownies, which the girls enjoyed.

Following the camp report President Barb Shelman called the meeting to order and opened the meeting with the group sing the Sword of Gold.

The roll call “A Name of an Iowa Landmark” was answered by 15 members.

The May minutes were read and approved with no additions or corrections.

CORRESPONDENCE: A thank-you note was read from the Iowa State T.T.T. Chapter for the groups donation they received they received at the State Convention. The 60th National T.T.T. Convention will be held in Cedar Rapids Oct. 24-25 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Discussion will be held at the July meeting on delegates to send.

TREASURER’S REPORT: It was given by treasurer Missy Fear and will be filed for audit.


CAMP: Camp Chairman Nancy McGohan will send The Friends of Conservation Board a “thank you” for their donation that was used to send the girls to camp. President Shelman thanked Nancy for all her hard work coordinating camp registration, shopping and transportation for getting the girls to camp. Tammy Erwin was also thanked for her help, as was Rachelle Fear for picking the girls up on their return from camp and getting them to their homes. She also got their pictures developed so they will always have a reminder of their experiences and friends made there.


WAYS AND MEANS: Karolyn Crawford reported that money had been received from sales/proceeds from tip night at Pizza Ranch in Washington on May 13. It is not known when or if a date has been scheduled for tip night at Mt. Pleasant Pizza Ranchat this time.

BILLS FOR PAYMENT: A motion was made, seconded and approved to pay bills presented.

ADJOURNMENT; President Shelman thanked Nancy McGohan and Joan Rodgers for the refreshments. The next meeting will be July 22 at the Olds United Church of Christ with Missy Fear and Bailey Lillywhite as hostesses.

Following the business meeting, the Founders Day Ceremony was held. The meeting adjourned with the closing creed.

A baby shower was held for Maggie Smith and Tyler Robertson on Saturday, June 30, 2019, at the United Church of Crawfordsville. They are expecting their first baby at the end of July.

Hostesses for the shower were Jenisa Harris of Washington, Betsy Lasek and Kaitlyn Love of Ainsworth and Nancy Love of Crawfordsville. Many family members attended.

Crawfordsville Fun Days were held on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6 ,in Crawfordsville. Friday night there was a Bags Tournament and the movie Incredibles 2 was held at the ball field, along with a human foosball game.

Saturday started with a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast hosted by the Crawfordsville Fire and EMS Departments. The Wayland Antique Tractor Club drove from Wayland to Crawfordsville and set up many old tractors in the town parking lot.

Other activities of the day included a large parade, featuring 57 entrants and Boy Scouts, with the highlight being the Grand Marshal Larry Fletcher, along with his wife, Donna ,of 56 years. Larry is a native of Crawfordsville, having graduated from Crawfordsville High School and was a third. generation Ford dealer, having been started by his grandfather Clint Fletcher in 1912 and later owned by Larry’s father, Cleo Fletcher. He worked for two other Ford dealers after a fire destroyed the family business in the fall of 1978.

He later managed the Country Store, a convenience and gas station for 17 years. Following that he worked as an insurance agent for Peoples State Bank in Winfield and also sold real estate for Jennings Realty in Winfield. He is a life long member of first, the Crawfordsville Methodist Church and now the United Church of Crawfordsville, which he serves now as treasurer and in the past held many positions in the church, along with doing some lay speaking. Larry is a 57-year member of the Crawfordsville Lions Club. He and his wife, Donna are the parents of two children, a daughter, Pam and husband, Steve Green of Washington, and a son, Brad and wife Carol of Cedar Falls. They are also the proud grandparents of Jacob and Fletcher Green and Clint and Emma Fletcher.

Donna has also kept busy being secretary for two local veterinarians, secretary at the local elementary school, as well as at JWV Pork in Washington and at the present time secretary at the United Church of Crawfordsville, a position she has held for several years.

The Fire Department had water fights and the Crawfordsville Lions Club served lunch of pork burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks at the ball park from noon until they ran out of food. The kids enjoyed a bounce house and pedal pull as well as several taking part in slow pitch softball games. Music was also enjoyed by the Two Timers.

Chocolate milk and ice cream bars and ice cream drumsticks were provided by the Dairy Producers and Prairie Farms Dairy.

The Crawfordsville Community Club plans this event and is always looking for new members. The meetings are the first Monday of each month and the next will be Aug. 5, 2019, at the Fire Station.

On Friday evening, two buses containing 107 students from 8-12 grade and their counselors from the Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy, Ill., found shelter from the sweltering heat at the United Church of Crawfordsville after one of the buses broke down outside of Crawfordsville. They were returning from an outing at a week long adventure camp in Wisconsin. Everyone was appreciative of the hospitality and everything that was done for them.