This verse is recorded in Poor Robin’s Almanac in 1760 and echoes the gen-eral feeling about April Fools’ Day before and since.
A popular day, but really only a half-day, for tradi-tionally, jokes have to be played before noon, after which the victim was enti-tled to turn the tables by shouting, “April Fool’s gone past, and you’re the biggest fool at last.”
Some well known fools’ errands years ago, included sending an unsuspecting child to a shop for some elbow grease and also to farm houses to ask for pi-geon’s milk, both items not true items.
The media also join in on the fun, and on this day, it is fun to watch out for unusual articles that cannot possibly be true.
I remember the news article about spaghetti growing on trees!
All Fools’ Day, as it was called years ago, is ob-served in many countries around the world.
Now here is an idea…instead of playing a trick on someone, do some-thing nice instead!
A good idea I think. Happy April Fool’s Day!
City Engineer Andrew Previti has issued a list of streets to be reconstructed under the City’s of Sea Isle’s Capital Improvement Utility and Street Recon-struction Program.
The list includes 10 streets.
Four of the streets, 62nd, 89th, and 90th from Landis to Pleasure, and 67th from Landis to Central, are cur-rently under reconstruction with the work schedule to be completed by May of 2006.
The remaining six streets, except for the un-named Right of Way (R.O.W.) south of 82nd Street, requires utility re-construction and will be reconstructed in the fall of 2006.
The six streets are 44th from Park Road to Ven-icean including the bulk-head; 54th and 75th from Landis to Central; 54th from central to Roberts; 59th from Landis to Beach End; and unnamed R.O.W. south of 82nd Street.
Anticipated completion dates are dependent on weather and other condi-tions.
The Knights of Colum-bus raised $2,000 during its annual spaghetti dinner.
All proceeds will go to Knights charities fund, which includes contribu-tions to various groups and activities.
More than 150 attended the dinner or purchased take-out dinners.
Two prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a basket of cheer, were won by Alfred and Sondra Ricci of Sea Isle City and Dot and Joe McCuster of Ocean City.
Coordinators of the event were Mike Cardinale, Alex Iannone, Ed Ghey-sens, and Deputy Knight John Fee.
Catholic Daughters, Court Our Lady of Mercy, presents an Easter Concert, The Stations: The Passion of His Love on Sunday.
For more information call, 263-6974
The Sea Isle Garden Club meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Commu-nity Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road.
The program “The Braiding of Palms” will be presented by Donna Had-field.
Order forms for the May 20 flower sale will be avail-able at the meeting.
New members and visi-tors are always welcome to attend.
St Joseph’s announces their second annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 8, 1:00 p.m. for four years and under, 1:15 p.m. for five years old and up.
The Easter egg hunt will be held on the lawn next to the rectory.
Bring your own basket. In case of bad weather the hunt will take place in the Church basement.
The Friends of Tourism in cooperation with the Sea Isle City Tourism Commis-sion and Chamber of Com-merce are co-sponsoring “A Night at the Races” on April 28, from 7- 11 p.m. at the Yacht Club, 44th and Venicean Road.
Tickets are $15 per per-son and include a light supper.
A cash bar will be avail-able.
Money will be converted to play money for the horse races.
Prizes will include gift certificates to local restau-rants and other special prizes by area businesses. Eighty percent of the proceeds will go to sponsor free family activities during the summer, including the Family Fun and Flick Night to be held on Tuesdays in downtown area and at the open space lot, Kennedy Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue.
Tickets for “A Night at the Races” will be available from members of the Tour-ism Commission and from the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Tickets will be available at the door; however, only 150 tickets will be sold because of space limita-tions at the Yacht Club.
For more information or to order tickets, call 263-8687, Ext.10
The Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Memorial Day Indoor Flea Market, Food Court and Auction will be held May 27 at the Center located at 138 85th Street.
Table space is now avail-able at $20 a table.
Reserve your table space now.
Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis.
All proceeds benefit the Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Restoration Fund. For reservations and appli-cations contact Louise Clemente at 263-3002.
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