Don't forget tax Day is tomorrow!
Because of the coronavirus, most federal tax filing and payment deadlines were postponed to July 15. The postponements are automatic and apply to all taxpayers. If you need more time to file after the new July 15 deadline, or to file a form with a different deadline date, you may request a filing extension.
It's hard to believe we're in the middle of July already. Am I the only one who feels 2020 should get a re-d”? Just pretend as if the first six months hasn't happened!
This has definitely been a year so far. I'm curious how this story will tell years from now. How will it be taught in our history classes? Will 2020 be the year of COVID-19, sounding as terrible to our future generations as the Great Depression did to us? Will it be remembered like the time before vaccinations when illnesses such as measles or polio resulted in mass deaths across the world?
It just seems so surreal that one day, when this has passed and our country has recovered both physically and economically that we may be telling stories of the year we had to wear masks to go out in public, lived under quarantine and were not supposed to stand within six feet of one another. Will we pull out old worn photos of people walking the streets in masks? Will our future generations be in amazement that the world was ever in this state? Will there be a vaccine that is so standard that the upcoming generations cannot fathom how something ever got this out of control as my generation views smallpox or polio?
All I can say is. . . .I hope so! I hope that years from now when the dust has settled, as we tell our great-grandchildren stories of this time they will not truly comprehend the year of the pandemic. That they may only glean what it must have been like from what they've been told, read in books or seen in pictures. As in any good story, I hope the ending to this is a nice one. I hope the final pages read of how mankind came together for the greater good when we needed to. We are not out of the woods yet but it sure feels like there is finally a dim light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel! Stay safe, stay healthy and remember . . . we're all in this together!
Upcoming Events . . . .
Indiana State Fair has announced they will cancel the “fairground Fun Park” this tear because of the pandemic. State health leaders recently announced that the Fun Park scheduled for July 31 to Sept. 7 was canceled as a result of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases following the fourth of July weekend.
TASTE Of Montgomery County has been canceled. The Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society Board announced recently that after meeting with the Health Department they came to the difficult decision to cancel the annual event.
Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course will play host to “World's Largest Golf Outing” on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at www.crawfordsvillegolf.com.
Carnegie Museum brings their summer program to you! Kids can stop by the Carnegie from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up their own Summer Program in a bag. There are seven activities in all, with prizes included inside. Complete all seven activities and you can pick out a free book at the museum! Check out Carnegie Museum on Facebook for more inform details on summer programs and activities!

Stacey Baschwit works at The Paper of Montgomery County, along with her many other duties, and writes a weekly column about the people, places and events that make up her world.