This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


What happened to June? It seems as if it just started and now it is almost finished? Are you ready for a burst of summer-time events?

Tonight we have the Taste of Rensselaer and this morning people were busy setting up the booths.
The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, so some 4th celebrations will take place this weekend, some on Wednesday, and some next weekend. Next weekend Rensselaer will be focused on cars with two car shows and Cruise night. The week following will have the Fendig Summer Theater production and the start of the county fair. I hope the weather is cool enough to let us enjoy them all.

We had a nice rain last night--I think I got about an inch--and there were showers yesterday and the day before to our north and east, but the rain has had almost no impact on level of the river. The ground just soaked it all up. I am sure the farmers were very happy to get the moisture.

I stopped by the farmers' market this morning to see what my garden would be producing if the rabbits had not annihilated it. I should be getting beans and kohlrabi.

Last night the LaRue Pool had their first dollar night. The attendance was good, but not as large as that on Thursday night, when the heat brought out what may have been the biggest crowd the pool has seen this season. During dollar nights they have some games. Below you can see the start of the cracker relay race--each swimmer swims to the other side of the pool, eats a cracker, and when he or she can whistle, jumps back in and swims back.
Update: The Taste of Rensselaer had a good turnout on Saturday night. The weather was decent for the end of June and that certainly contributed to the large crowd. This year there were some inflatables for the kids (there were a lot of kids there) and the picnic tables were under canopies.
 Both the Carnegie Players and the Fendig Theater were handing out fliers reminding people of their upcoming performances.

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