Friday, October 28, 2016 – Mow & Clean Parking Lot at Carthage, Decorate Mission float, Pumpkin Carving
I had some help with my weekly mowing and cleanup at Carthage. Scott Higley brought a couple of his staff with him, as well as his oldest son and they helped with leaf removal and they cleaned the parking lot. They brought extra leaf blowers and the parking lot sweeping machine. The parking lot had three weeks worth of accumulated leaves and acorns so the parking lot sweeper was very helpful.
Even though I said I was mowing I’m really using the mower to vacuum and collect leaves. The grass is getting mowed at the same time but the grass catcher is catching very little grass, it’s completely full of leaves when I dump it.
While I was in Carthage today, Sis. Johnson was working with Richard’s crew in the greenhouse transplanting rooted cuttings to larger pots. It seems like we’ve been doing a lot of this lately.
At the end of her shift, Sis. Johnson got to help carve pumpkins with the other volunteers in the mower building. She had time to carve three pumpkins and there are still a lot left to be carved. The volunteers should get them all done; they still have Saturday morning to finish the job.
This afternoon Sis. Johnson and I joined the other members of the float decorating committee to decorate the mission float that will be one of the entries in the “Pumpkin Walk” parade that goes through downtown Nauvoo tomorrow evening.
The event “Boo-tiful Nauvoo” is a very popular event. People come from miles around to see all of the carved Jack-O’-Lanterns and other decorations, as well as see the parade and participate in the other festivities here in Nauvoo. I was listening to the radio on my way home from Carthage this afternoon and they had a “Community Events” piece that spotlighted “Boo-tiful Nauvoo.” It was very good and the piece lasted several minutes on the radio. You can’t beat free advertising.