What a change in the weather from Friday to Sunday this past weekend, eh? Friday and Saturday were so warm one could hardly stand not to be in air conditioning and Sunday was so cold one had to wonder why they thought they ever needed it! We were involved in golf tournaments on both days and Im not sure which was more uncomfortable. The Saturday event, benefit of the Willsboro Fire Department, was won by my son and my husband and another twosome, so that was probably the most popular in our household, the weather not even considered! Sunday we volunteered to help out with the Golfers4 Freedom benefit at the Willsboro course. That event was very successful with approximately $2,000 being collected in support of our troops. With 9/11 facing us for yet another year, the day was especially meaningful.
As a region we should be very excited that Allegiant Air will begin flying out of Plattsburgh International Airport on November 16th! The one destination to Fort Lauderdale is an excellent start and if they do well, more destinations will be added, I am sure. We are voting (in case we ever get the opportunity!) that they add Orlando to the list!! Big Sky is also still out there and we say KUDOS to all who were involved in this monumental accomplishment!
The 30th annual Peru Applefest parade will be held on the Sept. 15. The theme this year is Looking Back in Time.
Congratulations to Ray Barnaby, Jr., who in his third trip to the golf course as a player, scored a hole in one at Twin Pines Golf course with witnesses that included Bill, Gary and Tim Barnaby.
The 10th annual Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk will be held on Sept. 16 at Melissa Penfield Park in Plattsburgh. There will be refreshments, music, door prizes, T-shirts and entertainment. Call 563-5553 for information.
The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts presents Kaddish in Wood, a show by Dr. Herbert Savel from Sept. 8 - Sept. 29. This is woodcarvings recreating and representing the Holocaust. Call 563-1604 for gallery hours.
There will be an undergraduate information session for SUNYs Empire State College for November and January terms on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in Room 114 Ward Hall at 101 Broad St on the SUNY campus. For further information call 877-372-6754. I know of several adults who have received their degrees through this fine institution with most of it being accomplished by independent study. If you are in a position where you are unable to attend classes, but are yearning to return to school, give them a call.
On Sept. 16 the annual Fall Rummage Sale will be held at the Saranac United Methodist Church on Route 3 from 9 p.m. - 10:30pm. The best news is that all items are free!!
On Sept. 18 the United Way will hold their Kickoff Breakfast at the American Legion Post 20 at 162 Quarry Road at 8:30 a.m. This event, which is open to the public, has a cost of $9 per person or $50 for a 6-person table. You may RSVP to 563-0028 or on-line www.unitedwayce.org. Good Luck to Campaign Chairman Bob Donlan and Vice Chair, our own Dan Alexander.
On Sept. 22 the Annual Heart Walk will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the PARC oval. Registration is from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. The walk is 3 miles and is family and pet friendly. Shorter walks are available. Breakfast will be provided by Hannaford and lunch by Subway. A very important cause.
On Sept. 22 the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church will held their Autumn Festival at 127 Beekman St. The festival will include a bake sale, a book sale, plan sale, a SERVV sale, and a white elephant sale. Fast foods will be available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the chicken barbecue will be held from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Congratulations to Rotarian Stan Supinski who scored a hole in one on the 3rd hole at Adirondack with Dennis Doyle and Archie Arkinson as his witnesses.
We enjoyed entertaining our 9-year-old granddaughter Amber this past weekend as her dad was here to play in a golf tournament. We spent a fun day shopping at the mall and went out for lunch. It is special to have one of the 10 at a time to really spend quality time with them.
While in Plattsburgh it was nice to chat and catch up with Mary Carpenter.
Soccer season is in full swing, the seasonal restaurants are beginning to close and the darkness is coming much earlier. We are certainly heading to fall, my favorite time of the year! Until next week, remember the drill and stay healthy and safe!