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There will be a Fourth of July celebration in Andes next Monday with the usual sports and ball game between Andes and Delhi. In the evening there will be special movies and a big dance. [Jim Andrews: Andes routinely celebrated the Fourth in a big way with parades, ball games, community picnics and “the big dance.”]
The lengthy comments and responses from the Town Board, Planning Board and CEO are well chronicled in the Minutes of the meeting written by Kimberly Tosi and published June 10, on the Town of Andes website. townofandes.com. Please read them to gauge the tenor of the robust discussion that lasted nearly two hours.
My father soon became friends with Bob Daily, who owned the Red Gate Pony Farm (which we affectionately renamed the “RG-Puff”). Bob had worked for years with horses, including thoroughbreds at the New York City race tracks, and he was soon giving me jumping lessons at the RG-Puff. (These were not entirely successful, but I did learn to fall off a horse without severely hurting myself.)
A quick word on “shovel jumping.” Most folks approach edging with the one-foot-on-the-shovel technique followed by the application of a forceful push or maybe even a quick stomp-like motion to force the shovel into the ground, or through the sod in the case of edging.