October 5, 2006 at 6:56 a.m.
This weekend Shafer will host its annual Shafer Heritage Dagen. Shafer is pulling out all the stops this year. They have planned an amazing celebration for you and your family to enjoy. You can take in a classic car show, a tractor show, a fire and rescue open house, and be sure to check out the Shafer historical exhibits in the old Shafer Creamery. As always, there will be plenty of great food and beverages for all to enjoy. At 3 p.m., be sure to catch the 1923 Shafer State Bank robbery re-enactment in downtown Shafer. Saturday’s events are capped off with the annual fall dance, which this year features the band “The Neighberz.”
Sunday offers more of the great events along with a tractor parade through town at 2 p.m. Come on out and see what the dedicated, hard-working people of Shafer have put together for your enjoyment, you’ll be glad you did.
If you have been thinking about trying one of the area’s corn mazes, but just hadn’t got around to it, I would recommend trying one or even all of them. They all offer a different challenge along with different designs that they have configured the corn into. At the Shafer Corn Maze, if you bring a food donation for the local food shelf, you will receive $2 off an adult admission. What a great idea, help fill the food shelf and experience a fun corn maze at the same time.
With the world seemingly going to h-in-a-handbasket lately, I have found a place to find my sanity and have some fun. I am helping coach a flag football team that consists of first and second graders. If you ever feel overwhelmed, over stressed or just plain blah, spend some time with a group of young children. Instead of complaining about wasting a valuable Saturday, these kids go out every week and play their hearts out and listen to everything they are told. They are completely happy just being with one another and it doesn’t matter if they are winning or losing by 100 points. Talk about getting a reality check, instead of always being engulfed in everyday problems, these kids remind you to stop and enjoy the here and now. My mother always told me that you never stop learning, I just didn’t think I would be learning from seven-year-olds.