A Blog on a Blog

It’s probably not too often that you see a blog about a blog…. rather ironic really.  But what blog logoI really wanted to convey with this is the usefulness of our two blogs “Pendleton Real Estate Pro” and “The Real Estate Pros“.  Both blogs address the big questions that many of you have for realtors such as “Qualities and Traits a Realtor Should Have“, “The Benefits of an FHA Loan“, and “Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a House.”  In addition to tips and tricks in real estate we also cover local events, spotlight local businesses, and even include fun and creative recipes, crafts, home decorating tips, and talk about our love for our four-legged friends as well.  These blogs can be an excellent resource for anyone looking to buy or sell a home as well as any current home owners or those living in the Pendleton/Anderson area.  Be sure to check out both blogs and feel free to ask us as many questions as you like!

Answers for Adalyn: How You Can Help!

One thing that many of us take for granted on a daily basis is our overall health.  Sure we may have a cold here and a bout of the stomach flu from time to time but many of us have been blessed to be healthy. This is not the case with one delightful and brave 6 year old little girl named Adalyn.  You see, Adalyn has been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, one that affects her bladder/bowel functioning, respiratory complications, immune system deficiencies, visual impairment, and muscle fatigue/weakness.  There is no known cure for this at the time and she requires constant care and love.  The financial strain that goes into the barrage of tests, therapies, equipment, care, etc is understandably overwhelming which is why I feel so strongly that we need to help support this adorable little girl and her family through these tough times.

This Saturday (Sept. 13th) will be the 2nd Annual “Answer for Adalyn” event taking place at Falls Park.  There will be a motorcycle ride, cookout, live music, a kid zone, cornhole tournament, and more!

Even if you can’t make the highly anticipated event you can still help out this deserving family by making a financial donation here. I think that we as a community have shown time and time again our commitment to helping one another and this is no exception! Let’s come together to help ease a bit of the financial strain and stress that is surely prevalent in their lives.  I hope to see all of you there this weekend!

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Grab Your Rods and Reels! The Fishing Derby is Coming Up!

I am convinced that a day of fishing with your kids is one of the best ways to go about  kids fishing with textmaking memories, teaching lessons, bonding, and having an unforgettable day all around.  Apparently the Pendleton Lions Club also believes that too which is why they are sponsoring a fishing derby on Saturday, August 9th at Falls Park.  There will be two age brackets with the first one being ages 5-8 and they will register at 8:00 am sharp and fish from 8:30-9:30.  The second age group ranges in ages from 9-12 and will register at 9:00 am and fish from 9:30-10:30.  Trophies will be given out for the most fish caught and for the largest fish caught but as most true fishermen can attest, it’s not about the trophies or even catching a fish at all but about just being out there and reconnecting! Just like Herbert Hoover once said, “Fishing is much more than fish.  It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”

We hope to see all of you out there!

Fourth at the Falls!

Mark your calendar for a new July 4th event in Pendleton! Celebrate at the Fourth at the Falls!

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The event kicks off with a parade at 4 p.m. The Fourth at the Falls festival will take place in front of the park. This is a FREE event to attend, and will include live music, bouncy houses, a volleyball tournament, rock wall, sumo wrestling and food vendors with food for purchase! Oh, and of course…K-Burgers!

This fun celebration will end with a fireworks display at dusk.

Make plans to take part in this first-ever event!

 

Farmers Market Returns!

Ah, a sure sign of Spring!

Are you ready to come to the park to support our local Pendleton businesses, farmers and artisans?

This weekend kicks off Pendleton Farmers Market Saturdays at Falls Park by the Community Building. The Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your coffee and take the dog for a stroll to enjoy this weekly event.

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The market features a wide variety of vendors from local growers to those who sell goods and provide services. A little sampling of what you might find this weekend: local produce, eggs, honey, herbs, plants, and flowers, baked and canned goods as well as unique, handcrafted items.

And, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Maybe you’ll even stumble across the perfect gift for the special “Mom” in your life at the market.

Rugged Run This Weekend…Have You Heard?

So, this is exciting! This Saturday, May 10th, is the First Annual Rugged Run at Falls Park to benefit the South Madison Food Pantry.

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What is the Rugged Run? The YMCA put together this race which features a Canned Food Challenge, where runners carry a pack of canned goods, to be donated to the South Madison Food Pantry, throughout the race course. The heavier the pack, the better…as the heaviest pack will win a prize!

The winner will win either a three-month YMCA membership or a Fall Creek Golf Club round of golf for four. The runner-up will receive the prize not chosen by the winner.

In addition to those racing with packs of canned food, the South Madison Food Pantry will be accepting canned food donations near the start/finish line from 9 to 11 a.m. So, even if you’re not in the mood to run/walk the race, come out with canned goods to support our local food pantry!

You can register the morning of the event from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. with cash, check or money order payments. The cost of the race is $30 for ages 21 and older and $25 for ages under 21. Click here to download the registration form.

Get out there and support our community and local food pantry in this first annual event!

Kiwanis Kar Show This Saturday!

The second annual Kiwanis Kar Show in Memory of Neal Shull is this Saturday, July 13th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falls Park. This free event will fill our park with all kinds of cars from the must-see classics to hot rods, 4x4s and motorcycles.

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Judging will take place at noon and the awards will be announced at 2 p.m. The Kiwanis organizers are hoping to have 150 to 200 cars in this year’s show.

Families and children can also enjoy Collision Cure tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, Kiwanis “famous” K-Burgers, Good’s ice cream, a Jaws of Life demonstration by the Pendleton Fire Department, Colts in Motion trailer, Rising Gravity Experience concert and more. Many vendors will be at the event as well as chances for door prices, a 50/50, silent auction and goody bags.

All event proceeds benefit a Kiwanis outreach program such as Feed the Children, student scholarships and the YMCA.