Letter to the Editor

Plenty of things to do

Sunday, February 24, 2019

It's Sunday morning, temperature is 9 degrees, and feels like minus 14. Wind is gusting over 30 mph, and has been doing so (as predicted) since last evening. The windblown snow and piles of the stuff from previous snows, goes higher and higher, yet spring officially arrives in 24 days! Really! As with a lot of things these days, we'll see about that.

For my birthday this past week, I got treated to a trip to Okoboji Classic Cars Museum and Restoration Shop, in Milford. What a world class gem right in our own back yard! A big thank you to Toby Shine and family for making this trip down memory lane available to all of us. So realistic, so beautiful, so authentic! Then there was the premiere of Iowa Public Television's documentary, "Iowa Land and Sky," Thursday night at the Clay County Events Center ballroom. Iowa ("Beautiful Land") was never showcased more splendidly, thanks to aerial drone footage of our wide variety of rural and urban settings. Be sure to watch for the first public showing on IPBN March 6 at 6:30 p.m. You will be impressed. Thank you John Cotton for making it possible that the premiere occurred here in Spencer!

The evening of Feb. 22 was admittedly an adventure outside my comfort zone. Hairball came to town, and I can unequivocally say that I went, I listened and I left early. Not that the show wasn't good or lacking in quality. It was my own naivete concerning what I was about to experience. While I appreciated the obvious musical talent, the assault on my senses was too much, and I left after an hour and a half. The best part of the evening was getting home ahead of the bad weather and watching the Hawkeyes once again come alive in the waning minutes of the second half to notch another close win.

All this being said, I can attest that there are plenty of things to do in and around Spencer. Add in the quality theatrical performances of the Spencer Community Theater and you find the diversity and quality mostly associated with much larger cities. Hats off to the Spencer community and all who work together to make this an excellent place in which to live!

Bill Kersting, Spencer