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The "Picnic" beat goes on - with more photos here

Here are more Farmers and Merchants' Picnic photos by Monty Siekerman.

• Click here for our photos posted Sunday

• Is this Wonder Woman, or, perhaps, 6-year-old Nora Dyer?

• Two pretty ladies and a spider. What is their hometown?  "We are from a land far, far away."

So many F&M photos - and here's just the start

Photos by Monty Siekerman

The Ada icon loves to post photos and the Farmers and Merchants Picnic is one of our favorite events to shoot.

Monty Siekerman and Ken Collins photographered practically everything that moved on Saturday. We are going to share dozens of photos with viewers - and we will spread them out all week.

So, don't go away. Here's the start of the show.


Pool closes with free swim Saturday

The Village pool at War Memorial Park closes on Saturday, but swimming that day will be free. The pool will conclude its summer swim and numerous activities with free admission from 1-8 p.m., during the F & M Picnic.

Shortly after the pool closes for the summer, a major renovation will begin, which will be concluded by the time the pool opens next May.

Feeding time!

It's feeding time for the mallards and Canadian geese at the pond by the Freed Center. For the feathered friends who live there, it's always feeding time, hoping for a morsel from any passerby. They don't go hungry.

(Photo by Ken Collins)

South Main Street window boxes

Deb Sadler stands in her side garden at 803 S. Main. The garden features window boxes on the first and second stories. Window boxes are common in Europe, but seldom found in Ada. You never have much weeding to do with window boxes, but watering can become an almost daily chore. Maybe that's why planting boxes hasn't caught on here.  Beneath the boxes is Mrs. Sadler's garden of blooming shrubs, perennials, and annuals, much in bloom this time of year.

Rotarians sell 225 chicken dinners

Rotarian Gary Hull carries a stack of chicken dinners on Thursday evening at Hays Insurance parking lot.

Those who purchased the tickets drove through the parking lot to redeem their tickets for BBQ chicken and two sides.

Rotarians sold 225 dinners, the profit from which goes to community service projects. (Monty Siekerman photo)