Jim Gaffigan is going to perform in Bloomington!
A great stand up comedian (one that made my childhood), Jim Gaffigan, will be showcasing his humor at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington Illinois! For those of you who do not know about Jim Gaffigan, he is widely known and a great comedian, who is mostly known for humor based around fatherhood, food, and laziness. I remember being younger in the backseat of my mother's car when she listened to audio books of him, and we all loved it, I specifically remember his rant about why hot pockets are actually terrible, saying things like, "Is your hot pocket cold in the middle? *It's frozen.*". Gaffigan loves to generate laughter by turning his complaints into comedy. Tickets to see him on Sunday December 3rd are ranging from $35 to $85. Check out the website in the link below and order tickets now!
Heyworth High School is FLEXing to get stuff done.
The Heyworth school board decided to do something a little differently for the end of school instead of advisory. Instead of advisory at the end of the day, flex period is taking place. If kids have good grades but don't wanna do study hall, they can choose an activity they like, such as weight lifting, choir, gardening, entrepreneurship, math tutoring and so much more! This is a great opportunity for kids to expand their knowledge and have fun. I recently interviewed Carter Bangert (see first article, "Carter's Tip of the Day") to see what he thought of the new flex periods. "Well as I have said before, I am not an incredibly smart guy, so math isn't my slice of cake. I had like a D- in that class, but when the new flex periods came along, I decided to go to my math classroom where the teacher was doing a math study hall. Since then, my grades have been going up, slowly but surely. This whole flex thing has helped a lot more than I thought it would." Carter says. Flex isn't only fun, but it provides what students need to excel.
Heyworth will host a Christmas Parade.
A Christmas parade will take place in Heyworth this weekend! I recently contacted one of the people in charge to get more details. Diane S. Greene of Heyworth, is a major factor in this parade. She helped set up and will help function this parade. "I am the president of the Heyworth Christmas Organization (HCO) and we produce a Christmas parade. This year's parade will be Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. We choose a Grand Marshal every year and this years is Loren Devore. Loren has contributed to our community and others for many years and he is also a veteran. The High School band leads off the parade and we have a lot of politician's this year. There will be clowns, horses, fire trucks, classic cars and a lot more! Last year our parade ran about 45 minutes. We had over 130 entries. There are 4 members in this organization. We start planning for the next years parade as soon as this year's is over. " says Diane. As far as I can see, this parade sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to spread joy as well as holiday spirit! The Heyworth FFA will be helping with this parade as well, most of them being on the poop scooping squad (yuck!)
Carter's Tip Of The Day.
Speaking of Heyworth FFA, a new tradition has started! One day, a student named Carter Bangert, a junior, went up to the white board of the Ag. building. Off to the side, he began writing. And what did he write? "Tip Of The Day: Use larger words to make yourself sound more photosynthesis." along with his initials. Since then, he has wrote a Tip Of The Day every day since then, and people love it. Mrs. Barling, the Agriculture adviser and teacher, has gone as far as to post the tips on her snap-chat story! Although he didn't create his first tip, he has kept it pure and original since then. "I really just think of something that might seem right to a five year old but in reality it's just plain dumb. One of my tips was, 'Honk crazily at a police officer to show you respect them.' which is probably something you don't want to do. Every day I think long and hard about things that normal people would find unintelligent but funny. It's pretty easy, considering I'm not normal and I'm unintelligent. Anyway, it makes me happy that I can write something so foolish and cheer people up." Carter says. After meeting him, I realized Carter is actually very smart with words. He is very quick and mentally ready to respond to any topic in a funny and charismatic way. At one point in our interview, he stated, "Let's get this interview over with." After asking Carter if he didn't want to do the interview, he quickly responded with, "No... I want to get the interview over with faster so I can talk to you more as a person and not an interviewer, you seem like an awesome person." After the interview, Carter continued conversing with me and sent me home with a grin. Carter continues to create tips for the days and is living a happy life.