Old Time Saturday

November 26, 2013
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When high school boys play Saturday night basketball games, their usual day probably is a walk-through practice around 10 in the morning, a light lunch, and relaxation until the bus leaves or until they are due at the local gym.  The only variation will be the time when the local school will schedule this walk-through practice.  Back when Indiana had 600 high schools and over half of them were in rural areas, there was quite a difference in what these kids did on a Saturday compared to the city kids.  There was always some type of farm chore that my dad insisted needed to be done.  You just hoped that it didn’t involve your arms, and somewhat, your legs.  To those who had confined farm animals, a lot of these Saturdays meant cleaning the stables–not exactly an easy chore before you wanted to play 32 minutes of basketball.  Add that to the fact that many of these kids also grew up avid hunters.  Some of them would go out and chase down rabbits after they did their chores.  It is a wonder some of these kids ever made it through the Saturday night games.  Two things usually made these Saturday night games just as exciting then as they are now.  First of all, games involved a lot less running in the old days, and secondly, these farm kids were used to daily chores and staying in bed longer probably would have made them less effective than doing the chores that dad had for them.

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South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]