Ministry's golf fundraiser approaching
North Country ministry will hold its second annual golf outing Sept. 19 at 1p.m. at Cronin's Golf Resort in Warrensburg.
The cost is $85 per person, and the format is four-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded, and the prize for a hole-in-one is a custom set of golf clubs. A steak bake at Cronin's will follow the golf outing.
Homestyle dinner this weekend
At 5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 28, the Church of the Holy Cross on Main St. in Warrensburg will host a homestyle dinner. Diners will have a choice of meat loaf or baked ziti, accompanied by salad and dessert, all for a donation of $7 for adults, $5 for children.
Gospel singer to perform
Gospel singer John Osborne will be singing his inspirational songs, country-style, at two local churches on Sept. 12.
He'll be at the Warrensburg Assembly of God church on Main St.at 11 a.m. and at the Faith Baptist Church of Warrensburg at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend either or both of these free concerts.
TD Bank to boost North Country Ministry
TD Bank of Warrensburg has launched an affinity membership program with North Country Ministry to boost donations to the agency which provides needed services for those with limited income or special needs.
If a minimum of 50 people sign up with TD Bank for the program, an annual contribution will be made by TD Bank to North Country Ministry based on the total assets of the affiliated accounts, bank officials said.
The donations are made on behalf of the bank, and no money would be subtracted from affiliate account holders. Contact Marcella Towers at TD Bank at 623-2991 to sign up.
Carpet cleaners is 'Business of the Month'
Briggs Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning of Warrensburg is this month's featured Business of the Month. Jason Briggs, a 1999 graduate of Warrensburg Central School, is the owner-operator of the enterprise. Jason started the carpet cleaning business in 2007 after working for a similar enterprise for about four years.
His carpet-cleaning apparatus is a truck-mounted dual operating steam-cleaning machine that is powered by a 4-cylinder engine, which provides considerably more power and cleaning ability - and it heats up to 220 degrees.
Briggs Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning provides free estimates, offers 24 hour emergency service, drapery cleaning, furniture cleaning, carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, pet-odor removal auto and boat interior cleaning.
Briggs will also pressure wash decks to remove mold or mildew. The minimum charge is $50 which is based on a approximately a 250 square. ft. vacant carpeted room. Thorough services for furniture include cleaning couches for $75, sectionals for $125, and love seats for $40.
Briggs' services are available does steam cleaning throughout the North Country in the counties of Warren, Washington and Essex.
No mileage fee is added to his prices, and his business is fully insured and he guarantees customer satisfaction.
Contact Briggs at 623-4955 or 932-9007 or by email at Briggscuc@gmail.com or find Briggs on Facebook.
Saint Cecilia's at your service
A local service ministry is being formed at Saint Cecilia's Catholic Community, drawing primarily from the youth that participated in the Catholic Heart Work camp mission in July. The group is seeking to line up projects that could be accomplished by supervised youth, Grade 4 and up Such projects could include yard work, window washing, and garage clean-outs. Those who can suggest a project in the towns of Warrensburg, Thurman or Stony Creek, are urged to contact Phyllis Welsh or Sister Linda Hogan at: 623-3021. Those who have physical limitations, including the elderly, are encouraged to apply. Group leaders said this week they are seeking projects to keep the youth workers' enthusiasm and commitment alive after such a successful mission this summer.
Volunteers Sought for Fiddlers' Jamboree
The John Thurman Historical Society is seeking a few community-minded citizens of all ages to help out with the upcoming Thurman Fiddlers' Jamboree.
Jim Ligon, organizer of this year's fest, is calling for all hands on deck as plans crystallize for the event
"We need friendly people to help park cars, to sell tickets and refreshments and man the publications tent," he said. "Many hands make light work."
Ligon said the working conditions at the Jamboree will be incomparable.
"It's a beautiful setting and you can enjoy the best music around," he said. The event is to be held Saturday Sept. 11 and Sunday Sept. 11 in and around the Thurman Town Hall. In addition to the incredible mountain-bred music, to be featured are the Fire Company's 8 a.m. buffet breakfast on Saturday only. The music is scheduled for Veterans' Field from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday featuring the Warren County Ramblers, Don Perkins, Sarah Milonovich, Nelson Rock, The String Dusters, Adirondack Fiddlers. Also there will be an open mic, dancing, food and spontaneous "field pickin'. The Jamboree starts up again at noon Sunday when Marie Monroe, Jim Davis, Kate Seeley & Family, Hoddy Ovitt perform an all-gospel program that ends at 7 p.m.
Local vendors will be set up at the Jamboree both days.
Those wishing to participate in either day of this event as a volunteer or vendor may call 623-9661 to sign up.
High-stakes raffle launched for charity
A Summer Jackpot 50-50 raffle is being sponsored by North Country MInistry. Only 200 tickets will be sold at the price of $100 each. Folks who prefer not to ante up the full amount are encouraged to share the cost with a friend. The cash prizes in the raffle are $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 if all 200 tickets are sold.
If all the tickets are not sold, 50 percent of the proceeds will be shared in the above ratio. The drawing is to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Call 623-2829 for tickets.
Local folks celebrate milestone birthdays
Sister Catherine Schuyler was 99 years young Aug. 23, Mary Tarantelli was 99 years young Aug. 12, and Mary Murphy turned 99 on St. Patrick's Day. Kay Frenzos turns 98 on Sept. 20.
Chamber seeking donated wares, services
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is now seeking businesses to donate an item, gift certificate or free service for a basket to be raffled off Oct. 3, during the World's Largest Garage Sale event. Tickets to win the gifts are obtained at no charge by attendees of the event - all that is needed is to fill out a ticket with one's name and address. The Warrensburg Chamber submits the information gathered to Warren County so the group can receive occupancy tax funding. The names and addresses are not shared. Those who would like to donate an item or service, contact Sue at 623-2161.
Talent still needed for Garage Sale stints
If you dance, sing, tell stories, juggle have a band, would you like to perform on Oct. 2 or 3 at the World's Largest Garage Sale? Contact Sue at the Warrensburg Chamber at 623-2161, 3847 Main STreet Warrensburg NY 12885. Send an audition CD or DVD, and a talent committee will review your performance. Only family-friendly acts are welcome. There is no compensation, but entertainers may set out a donation can, or their CDs for sale.
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