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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lions and tigers and ....unicorns?

Christmas shopping started for some people with two special events on Saturday (and Friday night for one). The Prairie Arts Council had its 21st Holiday Art Show and Sale in the Carnegie Center. It had a lion and a tiger and a unicorn.
 There were so many items available that they were displayed not just in the Fendig Gallery but also in the conference room in the basement.


 Meanwhile the Armory had its show, the annual Holiday Craft Show that a few years ago was held in Van Rensselaer School. A sizeable crowd of shoppers showed up.

On Thursday night Huth Thompson hosted a Business After Hours event at Embers. Huth Thompson is an accounting firm with an office on Drexel Drive.
The Drexel Drive office is a branch office of the firm that has its main office in Lafayette. They employ 25 or 30 people there and about five in the Rensselaer office. They do all sorts of accounting, mostly for business and large farms. Tax returns for business and farms can run dozens of pages and requires special knowledge of the tax code. The Rensselaer office was the result of Huth-Thompson buying out Blue and Company (I believe that was the name) about 15 years ago.

Huth Thompson had a banker/lawyer seminar in the morning and decided that Business After Hours event would be a good way to mingle informally with clients. I saw quite a few people attending who I did not know and who I have never seen before at a Business After Hours event.

Also on Thursday night was the 75th St. Augustine Turkey Dinner and Bazaar. The Rensselaer Republican had a nice article on the dinner and what it takes to prepare it. There was also a Coffee with a Cop event at Ayda's on Thursday night. I thought about going but was feeling tired so I skipped it.

The Babcok Quarry is getting a fence on its east side. It will make taking pictures of the water more difficult but not impossible.
 Except for some electrical equipment, everything else seems to have been removed from the quarry.

After the rain and high winds of this past week, most of the trees are now bare. It is starting to feel like winter.

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