Reader splurges during Old Threshers
To the editor:
I thank you for Megan Cooper’s article in your Thur., Sept. 12, edition about the Midwest Old Threshers food vendors’ participation in the Healthy Henry County Communities program to offer healthy dining alternatives at the reunion.
It is with great joy and delight that I will in the future, as I have in the past, ignore and rebuke the Old Threshers recommendations of Healthy Henry County Communities. For most of the year, I try to watch my diet. For the five days of Midwest Old Threshers, it is my intent to make up for my year’s rationing.
When I visit First United Methodist, you better believe it is a dilemma deciding between the fried chicken or their unparalleled meatloaf. If I want a snack, you bet I visit their short order for the curly fried potatoes (do you think they’d fry in lard for me if I ask?). I have to time my desire for Faith Lutheran beef and noodles so that I don’t have to wait too long in line (do you think there’s a reason the line is often out to the street – it’s good stuff!) I love to top off my meals with St. Alphonsus’ ice cream – usually strawberry – don’t think I don’t consider turning right around after I’m done for a couple more of their generous scoops!
Yeah, I’ll sneak in one of Rich Garrels’ healthy elk burgers – but I get it with cheese to help offset the healthiness (and because I’m glad to help the Iowa Wesleyan Softball team that helps Rich). Besides, it’s close to Museum B (or is it A?) where I go to get peanut butter fudge….hoping it will last me until I get to the Log Village for Sioux City Sarsaparilla.
I applaud how Healthy Henry County Communities directed people towards prudent choices in food. However, for the sake of my mental health and well-being, I ate my way deliciously across Midwest Old Threshers this year, and I intend to do the same in years to come.
Mark A. Kimzey