Jackson Citizen Patriot | September 2015

Recently, a couple friends called me out for only editing my monthly blogs when I visit them in Flint. I pulled together more than 100 images from the month of September for edits and between the three of us, we agreed on less than 10 pictures. It's always fascinating to see how others edit my photos. The most difficult part about making each month's blog post is ordering the photos. So here's to a work in progress. 

Adrian residents Alex Kelly, 14, rolls upsides down near McKenna Young, 13, as they play bubble soccer at the Big Mitten Fair on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Adrian residents Alex Kelly, 14, rolls upsides down near McKenna Young, 13, as they play bubble soccer at the Big Mitten Fair on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jonesville’s Fred Yaniga (18) takes a drink at halftime during a boys soccer game between Hanover-Horton and Jonesville on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Hanover-Horton High School. Jonesville won 4-1. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jonesville’s Fred Yaniga (18) takes a drink at halftime during a boys soccer game between Hanover-Horton and Jonesville on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Hanover-Horton High School. Jonesville won 4-1. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Parma Western’s Jake Jones (3) and Marshall’s Cody Clapper kick at a ball during a boys soccer game between Parma Western and Marshall on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Parma Western High School. Marshall won 1-0. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Parma Western’s Jake Jones (3) and Marshall’s Cody Clapper kick at a ball during a boys soccer game between Parma Western and Marshall on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Parma Western High School. Marshall won 1-0. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Girls race Wednesday, 9, 2015, at a cross country meet at Springport High School. Twenty six teams competed in the meet. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Girls race Wednesday, 9, 2015, at a cross country meet at Springport High School. Twenty six teams competed in the meet. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Parma Western senior Seth Ganton stretches with teammates before a tennis match against Lumen Christi Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Parma Western High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Parma Western senior Seth Ganton stretches with teammates before a tennis match against Lumen Christi Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Parma Western High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson Northwest senior Kara Stevens keeps tees in her hair during girls golf Interstate-8 Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Cascades Golf Course in Jackson, Mich. Lumen Christi, Jackson Northwest and Parma Western were three of the seven teams competing. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson Northwest senior Kara Stevens keeps tees in her hair during girls golf Interstate-8 Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Cascades Golf Course in Jackson, Mich. Lumen Christi, Jackson Northwest and Parma Western were three of the seven teams competing. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson's boys and girls JV cross country team huddles before their race Wednesday, 9, 2015, at meet at Springport High School. Twenty five teams competed in the meet. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson's boys and girls JV cross country team huddles before their race Wednesday, 9, 2015, at meet at Springport High School. Twenty five teams competed in the meet. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Michigan Center’s head coach Troy Allen, right, discusses the weather delay with referees during a football game between Michigan Center and Hanover-Horton on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Hanover-Horton High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Michigan Center’s head coach Troy Allen, right, discusses the weather delay with referees during a football game between Michigan Center and Hanover-Horton on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Hanover-Horton High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Hillsdale warmup before a volleyball game between Hillsdale and Columbia Central on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Hillsdale High School. Columbia Central won 25-20, 25-17, 25-18. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Hillsdale warmup before a volleyball game between Hillsdale and Columbia Central on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Hillsdale High School. Columbia Central won 25-20, 25-17, 25-18. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson resident Jenny Terry, 34, prepares to lift two kettlebells during a workout Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Kettlebell Hot Spot in Spring Arbor, Mich. Four members of the training center will compete in the kettlebell world championships come November in Dublin, Ireland. Terry said she's never found a workout that fits her until she tried kettlebell. "I think I could have been a better athlete in my 20s." she said "I'm definitely in the best shape of my life." (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson resident Jenny Terry, 34, prepares to lift two kettlebells during a workout Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Kettlebell Hot Spot in Spring Arbor, Mich. Four members of the training center will compete in the kettlebell world championships come November in Dublin, Ireland. Terry said she's never found a workout that fits her until she tried kettlebell. "I think I could have been a better athlete in my 20s." she said "I'm definitely in the best shape of my life." (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson Northwest sophomore Anya Frever putts on the second hole during girls golf Interstate-8 Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Cascades Golf Course in Jackson, Mich. Lumen Christi, Jackson Northwest and Parma Western were three of the seven teams competing. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jackson Northwest sophomore Anya Frever putts on the second hole during girls golf Interstate-8 Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Cascades Golf Course in Jackson, Mich. Lumen Christi, Jackson Northwest and Parma Western were three of the seven teams competing. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jenny Terry, 34, from left, Kelsie Minder, 24, Richard Morton, 61, and Chris Seward, 23, jerk – a basic lift of the kettlebell above the head – during a workout Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Kettlebell Hot Spot in Spring Arbor, Mich. The four members of the training center will compete in the kettlebell world championships come November in Dublin, Ireland.  (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jenny Terry, 34, from left, Kelsie Minder, 24, Richard Morton, 61, and Chris Seward, 23, jerk – a basic lift of the kettlebell above the head – during a workout Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Kettlebell Hot Spot in Spring Arbor, Mich. The four members of the training center will compete in the kettlebell world championships come November in Dublin, Ireland.  (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Rayisha Dye sings the National Anthem before a Labor Day weekend fireworks show Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Rayisha Dye sings the National Anthem before a Labor Day weekend fireworks show Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Alecia Finch, 7, stands on her porch Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Jackson, Mich. Alecia was one of two children bitten by a pit bull on Sept. 2. She had plastic surgery on her face and is recovering from a fractured left arm. Alecia said she still likes puppies but larger dogs scare her. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Alecia Finch, 7, stands on her porch Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Jackson, Mich. Alecia was one of two children bitten by a pit bull on Sept. 2. She had plastic surgery on her face and is recovering from a fractured left arm. Alecia said she still likes puppies but larger dogs scare her. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

People flood the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood during the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, on West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan. More than 100 people attended half-hour event, where participants sang and prayed to end abortion and close Planned Parenthood. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

People flood the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood during the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, on West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan. More than 100 people attended half-hour event, where participants sang and prayed to end abortion and close Planned Parenthood. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Betty Hendrick, 85, holds her grandson David Hendrick, 20, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at RidgeCrest Health Campus in Summit Township, Mich. Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago and David is Betty's primary caregiver. She is temporarily at RidgeCrest recovering from a broken knee. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Betty Hendrick, 85, holds her grandson David Hendrick, 20, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at RidgeCrest Health Campus in Summit Township, Mich. Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago and David is Betty's primary caregiver. She is temporarily at RidgeCrest recovering from a broken knee. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Pastor Tommie Norman of The Father's House closes her eyes during prayer during the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, outside of Planned Parenthood on West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan. More than 100 people attended half-hour event, where participants sang and prayed to end abortion and close Planned Parenthood. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Pastor Tommie Norman of The Father's House closes her eyes during prayer during the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, outside of Planned Parenthood on West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan. More than 100 people attended half-hour event, where participants sang and prayed to end abortion and close Planned Parenthood. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

People take a helicopter ride in front of the sunset at the Big Mitten Fair on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

People take a helicopter ride in front of the sunset at the Big Mitten Fair on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Women hug during John Michael Montgomery's performance at the Big Mitten Fair on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair concluded with a concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Chris Janson. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Women hug during John Michael Montgomery's performance at the Big Mitten Fair on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair concluded with a concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Chris Janson. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A couple dances as John Michael Montgomery performs at the Big Mitten Fair on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair concluded with a concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Chris Janson. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A couple dances as John Michael Montgomery performs at the Big Mitten Fair on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair concluded with a concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Chris Janson. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Goats huddle at a red fence waiting for fair goers' attention at the Big Mitten Fair on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Goats huddle at a red fence waiting for fair goers' attention at the Big Mitten Fair on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

People play laser tag in the teen area at the Big Mitten Fair on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

People play laser tag in the teen area at the Big Mitten Fair on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The fair continues through Monday, Sept. 7. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A tear rolls down 15-year-old Alexis Penn's face as she listens to testimony from her psychologist during her first-degree arson case sentencing in front of Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Penn was sentenced as an adult to 7-20 years. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A tear rolls down 15-year-old Alexis Penn's face as she listens to testimony from her psychologist during her first-degree arson case sentencing in front of Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Penn was sentenced as an adult to 7-20 years. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)