This week we have the Summer Festival and Bazaar on the corner of the Methodist Church, Friday and Saturday. Last year's was a lot of fun, so this year should be as good, if not better.
The Farmers' Market will be held again this Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. and the library has three more weeks to the free Mondays summer Make a Splash Read program. This Monday, Aug. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., it is High Sea Adventure treasure Hunt with games and prizes.
The library's summer hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 7 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visit on-line at www.cefls/keeseville.htm or call 834-9054 for more information.
August will also herald the 175th anniversary of the Immaculate Conception Church. There are many preparations for this event. Tickets for the dinner are still available on a very limited basis, by calling the rectory at 834-4612. As the event approaches, many fix ups and changes are ongoing, such as repainted fencing, a new gorgeous sign, a recleaned and painted statue, as well as many more fixes. A huge thank you to all who are sacrificing their time and talents to making a historic piece of our community shine on after all this time.
Finally, heartfelt condolences to Josh and Laura of Barkeater Barbeque who lost their restaurant to a fire this past weekend. It was an incredibly wonderful experience every time we have eaten there. I am so sorry. If any one has news of what can be done to help, please let me know so I can post it here. While not from Keeseville, Roy Hurd who also lost everything to a tragic fire this past week has been a wonderful presence in our community for some many years. Again, as I hear of any news of needs, I will certainly pass them on here in this column. This is always something that is so hard to bounce back from, but teaming up as a community and showing compassion and support can make a world of difference.