As I begin writing this column, I've been up for almost 24 hours.  I guess I should say awake for 24 hours.  I never go to bed early...always want to - never make it.  Monday night, I went to bed at 9:30.  I was awakened at 11:00 and could not get back to sleep.  When it got to be 4;30 a.m., I thought I'm probably not falling asleep because I was worried about things that were going on and all that I had to do.  Then I was upset that I had laid in bed for 3 hours or so without getting any rest, and not accomplishing any of my work.  So, I got up - that's the way the day started
I was busy all day long, yet nothing I had planned to accomplish on Tuesday was completed.  I'm tired, so my column will either ramble on forever or be very short.  At this moment, I vote for short!
It's now a new day.  I just couldn't finish last night.  I'm looking for a better day today...and some rest tonight!
I stopped by the IU9 Song Fest which Port Allegany hosted this year.  Everything seemed to be going very well and the kids sounded great!  I missed the concert due to a prior commitment, but heard that it went very well.  In addition to the elementary kids, the Chamber Singers performed.  Congratulations to the PASD Music Department on another successful program.
Spring sports season has begun.  It must be a nightmare for Athletic Director Dan Stavisky and the baseball, track and softball coaches.  The weather either forces cancellations or the kids are suffering through some rotten weather. Hopefully the weather will begin to cooperate and we can enjoy the rest of the season.
The Girl Scouts held a Fashion Show Saturday morning at the United Methodist Church.  It was a very nice event...lots of different styles...beautiful models!  A luncheon followed.  It was a nice thing for the girls to do.  They, and their leaders, should be given a round of applause!  Thanks, girls!
The Sons of the American Legion sponsored their monthly breakfast a week early this month due to the Easter holiday.  Sunday's breakfast featured a visit from the Easter Bunny.  Kids could have their picture taken with the bunny who offered treats and prizes to kids of all ages (talk to Laurie Schultz about what ages!).  It was a good breakfast, as always, and the kids had a good time.  A few were unsure about sitting on the bunny's lap...but seemed to enjoy him from a distance.

The Soup and Dessert Benefit for the People to People Ambassador kids also seemed to go well.  The hall was full when my granddaughter and I stopped by.  Tyler Bee, Rebecca Lathrop and Michael Ernst are raising funds for a trip to Europe this summer.  Their next fundraiser is a chicken barbecue to be held May 7.  Good luck to them!

Don't forget to sign up for the 5K run/walk which will benefit the library.  That is also scheduled for May 7.
I guess before I promote May events, I should finish the April happenings.  The Youth Counselors are sponsoring their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on Edison Bates Drive (also known as Vo-tech Road). The hunt is for pre-school through grade 6.
Easter Bunnies are great and Egg Hunts are fun...Easter Sunday's celebration at sunrise and morning worship services and spending time with family is the best!  Here's hoping you all have a happy, relaxing and meaningful Easter weekend!