This Saturday, Aug. 3, 7:30-10 a.m., Union City Ruritan will sponsor a pancake breakfast. Donations are accepted on entry. Everyone is invited to come to Union City and enjoy the morning.

The Richmond Daily Register, 100 years ago on April 5, 1919 ran this interesting note: "J.Marion Lilly, manager of the Central Service Station, reports the sale of another 1919 Chalmers five-passenger touring car to Mr. George W. Yeager, of White Hall. That this car is becoming popular in this section is proven by the number of sales this company has reported recently."

That car sold for $1,185 which was double the price of a Model T Ford the same year. I had never heard of the Chalmers until reading this. Production ended in 1923 and the company merged into what became Chrysler. With the typical dollar value calculation $1,185 would be $29,625 today! This is what people pay for average cars today. Maybe we are going backwards since that was a luxury car in 1919!

Send me some news and you will not have to read these "re-runs."

If you wish to schedule an event at Union City Ruritan building, call Jimmy Sewell at 859-582-0989.

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