Food For Thought

Sometimes we forget what a great community we live in.  Sometimes we hear so much negativity and feel an estrangement from each other that we become weary of all the news.  But let me tell you something about Dunnellon.  As most of you know, I had a total knee replacement on May 18.  After a couple of days in the hospital, I went home to heal and eat the hubby’s cooking.  Thank goodness some other people had a different idea.  Amber Bouton and Deidra Whitt put together a group of people who cooked every night for Jim and I.  They signed up to prepare a meal and delivered the meal on their assigned day.  This went on for over two weeks after my surgery.  While there is no way I can ever thank these people enough, but it is reason enough for us to remember why we love Dunnellon.  Why we love the people of Dunnellon and why we believe in Dunnellon so much.  Thank you to each one of you who came to my home bearing food.  Your kindness will always be remembered.  The fact that you saved me from the hubby’s cooking will never be forgotten.  This is why I (heart) Dunnellon!

So many things are scheduled over the summer.  The Dunnellon Library, located at 20351 Robinson Road in Dunnellon, is having craft classes every Wednesday during the month of June beginning at 2pm.  Classes run until June 20.  Call the Library at 352-436-2520.

Of course, it isn’t summer without the Chamber’s Boomtown Blast!  Once again the free event will be held at Dunnellon High School, on Monday, July 4.  Vendors will arrive around 5pm and the gates will open at 6.  Music will be enjoyed as well as live remotes from WOW 104.9.  Watermelon, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks are among some of the food that will be available for your picnic on the field.  Dan Hilton will once again provide the best fireworks display in the area!  Come and join the party.  Park up close in the Dunnellon High School parking areas for only $5.00 a carload or park alongside “High School Road” 180th  Avenue Road for free.  Either way, this will be a special Boomtown Blast!

Have you floated down the Rainbow River lately and noticed a new addition?  Now you can get pictures of your adventure simply by waving the photographer in the Rainbow River Photo’s boat.  You can have your Rainbow experience persevered for years to come.  Make a note on your float “time” that is on the side of the boat and then go to RainbowRiverPhotos.com and locate your memory.

We would like to welcome out new members Just a Cupcake Bakery & Cafe, Romano, Reed & Associates, Alex Collision Center and Crossroads Graphics and Apparel.  We would also like to announce our new and improved website, www.dunnellonchamber.com designed by Frank Gatlin of Sites Aligned.  This new website is beautiful but it also has some cool tweaks such as Facebook updates and the live broadcast of the Boomtown Blast event for those who cannot attend.  Frank Gatlin of Sites Align has worked wonders with this site and we are so very proud of how it looks.  Be sure to contact Frank at 352-415-3099.  You deserve a better website!

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