July is here and I couldn’t be happier about it.
The weather is hot, wheat is filling the area grain elevators and several exciting things are slated to take place this month.
From a personal standpoint, July means a couple of things to me.
First, as of this weekend, I have lived in Moundridge for a year. I moved into my house during the Fourth of July weekend last year.
Also, since my employment anniversary was June 13, I have been proudly working at The Ledger for more than a year.
Already I am seeing the cycles of Inman and Moundridge. I am beginning to get a grasp on what happens when, and that is a wonderful feeling.
No longer do I constantly feel as though I’m grasping at straws. I have put out a paper more than 52 times, which is pretty cool to me considering this gig is basically a one-man show.
Speaking of gigs, July also means the Galva Old Empire Days Fourth of July celebration is here, and my djing company, Lucky Se7en Mobile DJ Services, will be providing music throughout the day and during the evening street dance on Saturday.
If you are looking to celebrate the Fourth of July in a fun and family orientated manner, make the short drive up to Galva.
It’s a blast. I have grown up attending the function, and every year I look forward to it more and more because I get to see people I don’t see as often as I would like.
The food and fireworks are always good, and everyone has the opportunity to win prizes by entering the drawings.
And who doesn’t like to get people wet in the dunk tank?
Yes, it will be a good time, and I see it as a warm-up act for the McPherson County Fair, which is hosted July 15 through 19 at the County Fairgrounds in Canton.
There will be rodeos, a parade, judging contests and a demolition derby, which my brother, Troy, will be taking part in.
I love the fair. It really captures what small-town Kansas is all about.
There is no better place in the world than Kansas. I hope I can live here for the rest of my life and maybe even raise a family here.