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Happy Rice Krispie Treat Day! Thought to be invented by the Kellogg Company in the late 1930s, the treats are made of Rice Krispies cereal and melted marshmallows, though sometimes the marshmallows can be substituted with caramel or syrup as the binding agent.

Rice Krispies is a popular breakfast cereal made by Kelloggs since 1928. While the treats are usually homemade, Kellogg trademarked the brand name Rice Krispie Treats and started selling a prepacked version of the treat in 1995.

Today, any sweet treat that uses Rice Krispies and some form of sweet binding agent is called a Rice Krispie Treat.

To make a more colorful treat, add food coloring, crushed candies or sprinkles; and to give them a taste twist, add peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.

On a personal note, I am a naturalist and don’t mess with my Rice Krispie treat – just the cereal and marshmallow.

However, I do like the shapes. It seems like, in the last decade or so, people take the original mixture and fashion it into birthday cakes, castles, holiday decorations, etc. – whatever their imagination comes up with, and then you get to eat.

On a totally out-there note, Australia and New Zealand, where the cereal is marketed as Rice Bubbles, the sweet treats are called rice bubble slices or rice bubble cakes.

Whatever you choose to call them, they are yummy, and I am going to make some tonight.

Not only do we celebrate the Rice Krispie Treat, we celebrated the city of Galt’s 150 year celebration. I saw a helicopter hovering over the festivities on Saturday, and Horizon Community Church had its 25th year celebration this past Sunday.

If you are not familiar with Horizon, it is located where there used to be a car dealership, then a bowling alley, then a bar/dance hall, then a bingo parlor, and now a church. Talk about repurposing. Oh, if those walls could talk – lots of memories made and more to remember.

Small bit of trivia - Did you see the harvest full moon last Friday the 13th? I’m glad you did because you won’t see another full moon on Friday the 13th for another 30 years. It is one of the oddities that sneaks up on you.

This is Liberty Ranch High School’s homecoming week. The Hawks will host Laguna Creek for the Friday night football game, and the homecoming dance is Saturday. It should be a good weather week; at least it is cooling down.

For those who are counting – there are 98 shopping days until Christmas.

I almost started fall decorating but I’m holding off opening my fall decorations boxes until this weekend when it officially becomes fall. Don’t want to brush off summer and rush into fall. Summer is short enough as it is.

Did you realize there are more summer days in September (generally known as a fall month) than there are in June (generally known as a summer month)? Another bit of trivia.

Dates to remember:

Sept. 20 -23 – Autumnal Equinox day, depending on where you live, with 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of dark.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Liberty Ranch FFA’s drive-through BBQ. Don’t forget to pick up your meal. And, if you didn’t get to order Liberty Ranch’s BBQ, no worries, Galt FFA will be selling tickets soon for their drive-through BBQ, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 – Galt High homecoming week

Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Herald 4-H meeting at Arcohe School

Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Herald Community Club meets at Hendrickson Training Center, 7 p.m.

Until next week – Be strong, be courageous, make a memory.