Fun, Fun, Fun!

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

Wow! Was that an amazing Independence Day Celebration at Lake Lottawata? What fun! I think there were probably a tired bunch of kiddos crawling into bed a bit late on July 4th. What fun we all had. And it was exciting for me to get to talk with some visitors from around the state! One couple from St. Louis who was staying at Maisson Narcisse told me that she had never been to Daffodil Township before but this certainly would not be her last visit! She was quite emphatic about that! I told her about some of our celebrations and fun times coming up and she was especially interested in the Coffee & Clues Weekend sponsored by The Book House.

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

In other news … we’re going to have a new shop opening soonish! I don’t want to giveaway too much, but it should be a hit! I’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, enjoy the summer. Be careful of rising waters in all the streams, creeks, and rivers. It gets very dangerous very quickly. When in doubt, be safe!

I hope you’re looking forward to our guest bloggers. We’re finalizing the line-up and it has a little something for everyone. Look for the first guess bloggers nearer┬áto the end of July.


Happy Independence Day!

What a great start to my morning! I stopped by Daffodil Baking Company for a “Red, White, & Blue Breakfast” – oh, my was it yummy! American grown everything! From the wheat that made the flour to the blueberries in the muffins, the delicious local strawberries, and the beautiful blue Fiestaware dishes Richard used this morning to serve customers. Hooray for the USA! ­čÖé

I hope to see many of you out at Lake Lottawata this afternoon and evening. I know the Daffodillies have been practicing non-stop whenever the weather has permitted and since I popped in on one of their practices, I can tell you – the show this evening will be amazing!

And I am SO excited for the fireworks tonight! Be sure to stay for the Grand Finale!

Be safe, be aware – and don’t forget your sunscreen! Happy Independence Day!!

A patriotic breakfast from Daffodil Baking Company

A patriotic breakfast from Daffodil Baking Company

Plunge for Pets!

basket of kittens

“Kittens in a Basket” photo taken by Catherine Smith-Smith, circa 1968.

Do you have your team together for the Daffodil Township Annual Plunge for Pets? Do you have your “dress-like-my-pet” costume ready? It’s all for a good cause, right? Remember, the Plunge benefits the Catherine M. Smith-Smith Memorial Cat House┬álocated in the Wright Station Historic Depot.

The Plunge activities start at 2:00PM at the South Dock of Lake Lottawata. Costumed participants will give everyone a brief show and the…THE PLUNGE into Lake Lottawata! Fortunately the weather will be a lot warmer than most years…a high of 54 degrees tomorrow, with partly sunny skies! I ran into Tanner Smith at The Book House and he said that the Park Board could still use a few more folks to help out on the Blanket Brigade. It’ll be warmer than a lot of years, but the water will still be cold.

As always, hot cocoa and popcorn is available by the bonfire. Yum!

Hope to see everyone there!