Gas price flucuations keep drivers guessing; Animal support hosts chili supper fundraiser

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Is it just me or does buying gas make you feel like a gambler? 

Two weeks ago prices at the pump were dropping — $3.08, 3.05, 3.03.

Every day it appeared to go down, but I kept watching those prices and hoping the odds would be in my favor and I could fill up for $3 a gallon.

Nope, didn’t happen. I wound up filling my tank at around $3.50 per gallon. Then  I drove till I was afraid the fumes would run out and filled up next at $3.23.

Two days later it was $3.06. 

The last time I looked, the price for a gallon of gas was $3.04. I will need to fill up in a couple of days and bet the pumps will be reading $3.50 again.

It was a long-ago time when my girl friends and I would cruise around our little town all weekend on 50 cents worth of gas.

Chili supper

Saturday, Feb. 25 is the annual Carroll County Animal Support’s Nelda Vanarsdall chili supper at the Family Worship Center on Hwy. 227, across from Kroger. 

We will be cooking in the kitchen all afternoon, making several kinds of chili and soup. 

Just $5 will get hungry eaters a bowl, a sandwich and a drink.  For a little extra, we will have a variety of homemade desserts.  The meal will be served from 4-7 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., the winners of the many great items we have included in our silent auction will be announced.

Several of us have been busy gathering items for the auction.

I will just mention a few:  a signed Calipari basketball, a pink Louisville slugger, a barn quilt, a gift card from Jewell’s and many other interesting items.  Of  particular interest, I think, is the opportunity to bid on having lunch with Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James. And an item that’s good for a local business will be the half page ad in The News-Democrat with a value of $550.

Those looking for special desserts for Sunday can purchase one of our delicious cakes or pies. I know we will have a caramel cake, a Derby pie, very cherry pound cake and a pecan pie. More are coming.

Live music throughout the evening will be provided by Power Station, featuring Patter McLaughlin.

It promises to be a good evening and for a good cause.
Carroll County Animal Support Group works tirelessly to care for lost or abandoned animals and this is our major fund raiser. 

Funds go to pay for vet bills, food for foster animals and transportation when animals are adopted from faraway places.

Please join us on Feb. 25.


Jarrett Boyd is a resident of Carrollton and the retired director of Carroll County Public Library.