Snow kidding- Is it spring yet?

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

Even as a child I didn’t like to be teased, at least not much.
Good-natured ribbing is OK, but I certainly don’t like to be teased like we were over the weekend.
Bright sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s – that was a cruel tease.
I mean is anyone besides me ready for some warm spring weather?
Typically, I don’t mind winter and I don’t mind snow. Ice is another story, but snow is pretty. I like the way it blankets everything in a coat of winter white, but this year it just goes on and on and on.
That much snow has also impacted everything and continues to do so.
Many of our community’s small businesses were either unable to open or often closed early because of the snow and ice.
And school – I mean will the kids have to go all of June??
The schools are waiting to see if the legislature is going to grant them some emergency days that they don’t have to make up so that they can set the dates for the last day of school and graduation.
Other things such as bible schools, vacation plans and community events like the Grant County Relay For Life are impacted as everyone is waiting to see what those dates look like.
The first relay team captain meeting was held last month and everyone wanted to know the date for the 2014 relay. My reply was and still is that at this point it’s a “liquid” date or a moving target because of the weather.
Right now the Relay, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, is planned for May 30, which may be the date for Williamstown’s graduation. The back up date is June 13. If the state does grant some emergency days and those dates change, then the date of the relay might also change so it’s still a moving target.
Speaking of the relay, there is still time for sponsors and teams to get on board for 2014.
A Relay University is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at Grant County Deposit Bank on Warsaw Road in Dry Ridge, which will cover the relay from A to Z. It will have information for those new to relay, as well as those familiar relay faces and families.
If you have questions about the relay or Relay University, call me at 859-824-3343.
Ken Stone, publisher, of the Grant County News is hanging up his pen and notebook, after a 30-plus year career here at the Grant County News.
His last day at the News is Friday, March 28.
A reception in his honor is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at The Josephina, 100 Hogan’s Parkway in Dry Ridge. Please stop by and share a few moments with Ken. There’s also cake and punch.
With warm weather, hopefully, on the horizon, I’m sure people are making vacation and get-a-way plans.
We’d like you to share some of your best kept travel secrets, your funny travel stories and vacation pictures with us. Send them to the Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or by e-mail to: jbakernantz@grantky.com.
If you’d like more information, please call me at 859-824-3343.
(Jamie Baker-Nantz is editor of the Grant County News. She can be reached at 859-824-3343 or by email at jbakernantz@grantky.com)