If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed that many stores already have their back to school supplies out. As much as I love shopping for office supplies, there’s something unsettling about the first time I see the “Back To School” sales. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to admit that summer will be over before I know it. The good news is there is still more fun to be had.

Last night, July 19th, was our Member Appreciation Picnic. We had hot dogs, chips, Ice Box ice cream and fun and games for the whole family.  If you missed it, have no fear because on Thursday, August 2nd, we will be having another picnic.  Together with Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning, we will be down at Goodrich Park from 6:00-8:00pm.  This picnic will be a fundraiser for the White Lake Robotics program.  We will have food, games, face painting and a foam penny scramble.  There will also be a dunk tank and prizes to raffle off.

And don’t forget about Cruz’in on Friday, July 27th at 7:00pm.  I can honestly say I’ve never been, but I hear it is a pretty amazing time.  Maybe this year will be my year to check it out.

Even though we’re nearing the end of July, we still have so much summer left.  Personally, I plan on cramming as much fun as I can into the time I have left.  It goes by so fast and before I know it, I will be sending my kid off to camp for a week.  Before we all know it, we will be sending our little ones back to school armed with those new school supplies. (Don’t forget to stop and check out the Early Bird store at both of our branches, beginning in August, for any of your back to school needs. Until that day, slow down and appreciate the time you have with your family and friends.  Enjoy summer while you can. Even though it ain’t over yet, it will be before we know it.

What about you? What are your big plans for the rest of the summer?  Do you dread or love school shopping?  Give me an unlimited budget and set me free in an office supply store and I’m in heaven. Or even better, a yarn store.