It’s hard to believe, but school is back in session, and the Kirchenfest and Homestead Harvest Days have already reached their successful conclusions. A big thank you to St Paul and the Highland Historical Society and all their many volunteers for putting on these events that showcase Highland so well. Summer seems to go a little faster each year, but there is so much to look forward to this September that you may not mind. The St Louis Cardinals have started to turn things around, and the Fall sports are in full swing at our local schools. Go Bulldogs!!
This coming weekend the Chamber will be hosting one of its most enjoyable events... the Street Art Festival, held on the beautiful Highland square. Thirty artists will begin using the street around the square as their canvases early Saturday morning and their temporary art works are certain to be amazing to check out! In addition to art viewing there will be a bags tournament that begins at noon and a Makers Market all day that offers handmade items for sale, such as upcycled home decor, jewelry, pottery, and much more! There will also be a “Kreative Kids Korner” where children can create their own masterpieces and play some games.
In conjunction with the Street Art Festival, the Jaycees will be adding more adult fun at the square by hosting their third annual “Hops and Color Beer Tasting”. This fun event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening and continues all day on Saturday. There will be music, food, and the opportunity to sample over 30 different craft and domestic beers. Advanced tickets are being sold at First Mid Bank and at the Chamber office. This is sure to be an enjoyable time, and I hope to see many of you on the Square this weekend to enjoy the chalk art, do a little shopping and try a few new beers!
Last month’s Business After Hours was held at Luitjohan’s Flooring America. Randy and his staff did an excellent job hosting this monthly event. The next Business After Hours will be at National Bank on September 20th. Consider joining us and see what Chamber membership is all about. Each of us has different strengths to contribute and together we are stronger. Let’s all work together to make Highland “The best place to Live, Learn, Work, Shop and Play”!