Well the story of the week is all about how a group of men and women give in a most unusual way – by volunteering to play, help, sponsor, support a football game. That’s right, supporting our seniors, through football. It’s a great event and a great way to show you care. Thank you just isn’t enough to all the people who make this game such a success. This year we aren’t doing it once, we are playing this game twice! That’s right, the play off games were played on Sunday and the Championship game will be on Sunday, Sept. 9! Bee Branch defeated Clinton in the first game 24-12. The second game put Clinton over Fairfield Bay 24-14. Who will be the Dirty Bowl 2018 champion?

One big fundraiser raises the money we use for the entire year. These funds finance Seed to Senior and Our Daily Bread programs. Each year this event gets bigger and bigger which means we can give more and reach more seniors in our community. The game is a lot of fun, a lot of work, but most importantly it touches not only the recipients of the program but those who give so generously.

“In life you make the small decisions with your head and the big decisions with your heart.”

Thank you again to everyone who made the decision to support seniors in our community. If you missed the play off games you can still make it to the Championship game. Hope to see you there.

Question of the week: What’s the difference between a nosy neighbor and a concerned neighbor? The concerned neighbor stops by after surviving a river running through his house to come and check on us in our remote location in the woods. A nosy neighbor asks what’s up with the ladders and doesn’t offer to help. (Sorry Randy I don’t do ladders and know nothing about roofs, in my defense I did ask, lol). Thank you to all the concerned neighbors and friends who checked on us after the recent flooding we had in our area. We’re good, and even better by knowing so many people care. There’s something really heart warming about a neighbor who cares. I would say that my move from Southern California is a “Significant upgrade in my quality of Life.”

Your Kindness Challenge for the week: Do a kind deed for a neighbor.

“Life is not a path of coincidence, happenstance, and luck, but rather an unexplainable, meticulously charted, course for one to touch the lives of others and make a difference in the world,” Unknown.

If you would like to book a day or overnight stay at the retreat give us a call. If you have a heart warming story, a thought or word of inspiration, or if you would like more information on how you can make a difference in your community by giving to seniors call, 501-253-4716, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.