08-17-2017 Richard and Angela Showerman celebrate 60th wedding anniversary; Heritage Day set at Van

Richard and Angela Showerman celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

 Richard and Angela (Neebling) Showerman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends on July 1, 2017 at Hartford Methodist Church.  The Showermans were married on August 3, 1957 in Ann Arbor. They reside in Hartford.

Richard retired as manager from Monsanto, Sohigro & Terra Fertilizer plants in Hartford after 22 years. Angela is also retired after 22 years at Hartford Public Schools. They are active members of Hartford Methodist Church.

They have four children; Sindy (Pam) Showerman of Battle Creek, Alan (Linda) Showerman of Chester, Virginia, Todd (Kristy) Showerman of Burton, MI and Gay (Bob) Jonatzke of New Port Richey, Florida; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Heritage Day set at Van Buren County Museum August 27

 The Van Buren County Historical Society will present Heritage Day Sunday, August 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the County Historical Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Highway, Hartford.  Admission is $5 for those 13 and up, $2 for 6-12 years old, free for 5 and under. Parking is free.

A great selection of vendors will be available; weaving, spinning, hand-dipped candles, Log Cabin Society, Regional Genealogy Society, watch a potter at work, jewelry, many with wares for sale.  The gift shop is now open with a variety of items.

A young man of 11 will be available to answer questions about the World Wars.  A yard sale with treasures from many people, Motor Mouth Food Truck with great food for sale, Baked Goods sale with some to take home and some to eat right then, quilting and hear the voices of their friendly ghost are all featured attractions.

The blacksmith shop is up and running under the capable hands of Mike Nelson. Antique tractors will be on display along with the county’s 1954 police car.  Sea Cadets will be on hand to rise and lower the flag plus they will be able to assist visitors.  Ninety percent of the 44-room museum is handicapped accessible with a barrier free west side entrance.

There is still room for more vendors so call Roylinda at 269-569-1639.

Regular museum hours are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 12-5 p.m.  Archival research is done on Wednesdays by appointment. There is a small fee for this service. Mailing address is P.O. Box 452 or call 269-621-2188.

Hartford Township officially opts out of marijuana operations

By Nancy Albright

<