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It's time to recharge the batteries ...
By By Jill Meier
Challenger editor

May 21. 2013 3:50PM
It’s been a whirlwind of activity over the last few weeks with banquets, playoff games, state tournaments, end of year concerts, and of course, graduation. With the school year winding down this week and summer’s fun on the horizon, this ol’ weekly newspaper editor and my sidekick, Nikon, have been on a constant run and click.

I have to admit, it’s catching up to me, and I know that it’s not only time for the camera batteries, but mine as well, to be recharged.

On Saturday, I’ll get that opportunity as I take off for a weeklong adventure at a Minnesota lake resort with my family. I look forward to the memories that will be made as I share time with my giggly and wiggly six great-nieces and nephews. They’re sure to be energized, and if memory serves me correct, they’ll be refueled throughout the week with plenty juice boxes and other vacation goodies that we seem to have a never-ending supply of. They’ll laugh loud, squeal in their playtime, and probably shed a few tears as feelings are hurt and knees are skinned. It’s all part of the chaos on which our family vacation memories are built.

Yes, we all need some time to “recharge” our batteries. And I better charge mine up for the next series of summer events. There’s plenty of it coming our way, beginning with the Relay For Life of Brandon Valley-Garretson on June 14-15, followed by Automania’s arrival in Brandon on June 28. When the calendar turns to July, Valley Springs Booster Days are on tap, and Brandon Hometown Days close out the summer celebrations in early August, just a few weeks before classes begin once again.

And of course, Nikon and I will be there with our batteries recharged.

Community organization needs
This week’s needs at the Brandon Area Food Pantry are disposable razors, paper towels, bottled juice, pizza sauce, baking supplies and cookie mixes. Before donating, please check the expiration date, as expired food items cannot be distributed. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

The BAFP is located at 406 Main Ave., and is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To donate to the food pantry or for more information, call 582-7001.

The Brandon Lions Club also wants your aluminum cans. Proceeds from the sale of aluminum funds requests to the Club for vision and hearing impairment needs.

The Lions Club collection shed is located in the Sunshine Foods parking lot.

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