News from Eliza

Dick Nash/Correspondent

Eliza Township meeting this month was Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Eliza Community Center. The Board of Managers met Aug. 5.

The Eliza Community Club also met Aug. 4 at the community center. Eliza held its eighth annual ice cream social on Aug. 2, with proceeds to benefit the community center.

The Eliza Lions Club will meet at the Eliza Kountry Kafe on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting and Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. for the dinner meeting.

The annual Rudy Green tractor ride was another success in spite of threatening skies. Fifty-five tractor drivers risked the elements to fill their Saturday with a great time.

The Eliza American Legion held its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

New Boston Fish Fry is scheduled for Aug. 14-15 at Fish Fry Park in New Boston. A parade lineup is on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. starting at the Methodist Church. The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Catfish and chicken dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Methodist church volunteers will be manning a booth at the fish fry selling pies, cakes, and root beer floats.

A Keithsburg’s Boat-in Breakfast is planned for Aug. 16 at the Keithsburg Boat Club from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

With completion of league tournaments last week, the Eliza Pee Wee and Junior softball seasons have come to an end. To say that they had successful seasons is like saying that it hasn’t been a wet July.

With operation under the new leadership of Brad & Jenny Green, and with so many repairs needed to get the ball diamond even ready to play, it would have been pretty easy to expect the teams to have a few rough times before becoming competitive with the established teams in the league. That was certainly not the case, as our two teams each won the regular season titles, and both went undefeated for the entire regular season.

The Juniors went on to win the league tournament, while the PeeWees learned a bit about losing by taking the second place trophy in their tournament. Anyone who has followed Eliza softball for many years knows that it is very difficult to field a team in this small community, and to see this type of success is a very special event in our history.