Youth football program slates fundraiser
The Warrensburg Youth Football Club is sponsoring a bottle drive July 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at Direct Deposit redemption center on Main Street. The drive will support the various activities of the youth football teams and keep the cost of participating in football low for the young athletes. Those who seek to donate their bottles and cannot get them to Direct Deposit, call Kim Ross at 623-2932 and someone will pick them up.
Smoke Eaters Jamboree coming up
The 48th annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree will be held July 23 and 24 at the Warrensburg Town Recreation Field.
The event, a long-standing tradition in the North County, includes a midway, rides and entertainment for children and betting games for adults.
Headlining the event on Saturday evening is the ever-popular rock band the Refrigerators, known throughout the region for their high-energy performances. The day also features a barbecue at 5 p.m. As always, an outstanding fireworks display will close the event at 9 p.m.
Friday, the traditional auction of new and used goods and vehicles, with Jim Galusha as auctioneer, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday admission is $3, with children under 12 free of charge. Saturday admission is $5.
All money raised from this event goes back into the community for the many functions that the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. sponsors, including their local scholarships, sponsorship of the baseball and football teams, and underwriting the annual senior citizen Thanksgiving dinner.
Fire company president Kevin Geraghty notes that most other emergency response organizations solicit donations from each household in their service area, but they do not.
"We have the longest standing fundraising effort in the area, since 1963, and we need your support to keep it going," Geraghty said.
Those who would like to donate an item toward the auction, call 623-9766 and leave a message.
Hopefully the weather will co operate this year and make this a banner year for the annual fundraiser.
Wearing red shows support for troops
Warren county is a patriotic county, with many retired service men and women living here. We also have many from the county who have sacrificed their lives for their nation, including Ben Osborn who died in June during combat in Afghanistan.
I recently read an article asking everyone to wear the color red on Fridays to express support for our troops, and I think it is a good idea. I hear that some unions advocate wearing a certain color on particular days to promote solidarity.
Wearing red on Fridays will tell your fellow Americans that you support our troops fighting for our freedom. and that you are proud to be an American.
Fundraiser scheduled for St. Cecilia's
Every Sunday during July, the Catholic Community of St. Cecilia is holding Sunday breakfasts from 9 to 11 a.m., and all are invited. These meals are all you can eat - for a modest donation. This week the menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, juice, coffee and fruit.
Information sought from local businesses
Proprietors of businesses in existence for 25 years or more are asked to contact Sandi Parisi at 623-2207.
She would like to interview business owners and include details of their enterprises in a booklet commemorating Warrensburg's upcoming bicentennial.
Chamber's Arts & Crafts fest this weekend
This weekend brings a variety of artisans to town, as the Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Arts & Crafts Festival. Set for 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday July 10 and 11 at several locations on uptown Main St., the event features quilts, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, wood crafts, photography, oil paintings, fabrics, woodwork, glass creations and more. For details, call 623-2161 or see: www.warrensburgchamber.com.
First Baptist Creation service set
The First Baptist Church in Warrensburg has scheduled a a service for 7 p.m. Thursday July 15 examining the creation of the universe and life. To be presented by Jerry Hensler, the service is followed by refreshments. For details, contact Hensler at 494-2050.
Warrensburg Museum extends hours
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History has recently added Saturdays to its schedule. The museum is now open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Anyone interested in serving as a guide during these hours should visit the museum or contact Museum Director Steve Parisi at 623-2207. The museum is now offering a 12 -foot Radisson canoe in a raffle, and the winning ticket is to be drawn Aug. 4. Tickets are available at the museum or at the historical society's booth at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Craft Fair on July 10 & 11. The Museum is seeking donations of an air conditioner for its new veterans appreciation room, a flat-screen television and a microwave oven. Potential donors should call the director at the number above . The museum, is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society. Member of the group are grateful to the Town of Warrensburg for its continued support.
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