One of my daughters weighs 100 lbs. soaking wet. She is also a runner who sees nothing wrong with going on long (45 minute) runs alone. Until the day a car with two men in it trailed her along a relatively deserted road -- no car traffic, no people. She ran behind one of the few houses, as if she lived there and was going in the back door. Luckily, the car took off and the house's occupants, who knew our family, drove her home and stayed with her until we returned. That was the day I ordered her first pepper spray and personal alarm (picture your car alarm times 10).
If you're like me, you consider yourself safe. After all, how could we get through the day if we were constantly thinking about the things that probably won't happen but could maybe....happen? But those possibilities remain. That's why I was pleased to see a self-defense presentation and product sale on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm in the Frackville Municipal & Community Center, oak and Center Streets. For information contact 570-874-0174.
On a lighter note....
That same daughter is also an artist so I thought I'd let you know about two upcoming art show featuring our local young people. First up is Made in PGA Art Show for those 16 and under. If you know a local artist encourage them to drop off their art at Made in PGA, 61 South Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove on Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Entry fees are just $1 per piece. Work must be original and matted or framed. They are accepting photography, painting, drawing as well as sculpture and abstract art. If you are an art lover, stop by for the show on Saturday from noon until 5 pm.
High school students will be featured in an annual show at the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville on Sunday, April 7 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Pieces will range from drawings, paintings and photography to sculpture, pottery and even jewelry. I think in past years I even remember some textile art. For information contact 570-622-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org