Geraghtys welcome baby girl
A Warrensburg couple has a new granddaughter.
A baby girl, Makenna Lynn, was born Aug. 25 to Darren and Liana Geraghty of Yorktown Heights NY , at 6:33 p.m. Aug. 25, 2010 in Northern Westchester Hospital. The girl was 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces, and 19&1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Al and Linda Roskowsky of Putnam Valley NY. Paternal grandparents are Jonathan and Betty Geraghty of Warrensburg.
Do your part for the great Garage Sale
The weekend of Oct. 2 and 3 brings us the 31st annual World's Largest Garage Sale sponsored by the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce.
Every year, the Chamber pays thousands of dollars for the garbage to be removed and disposed of, and for the town to be cleaned. Folks notice that the annual cleanup effort is enormous, considering the many tons of trash left behind by 80,000 visitors or more. People note that on Monday morning after the weekend, the town looks as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.
You may do your part in the effort. If you have excess trash like beds ar appliances, bring them to the town transfer station. If you have a vendor on your property that has excess cooking oil, contact the chamber prior to Friday and the agency will contact a local business that can use the oil ecologically - for biofuel.
This year the chamber has arranged for entertainment at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand. If you have a talent and would like to perform, contact Sue at the Chamber of Commerce 623-2161. No one will be paid for their performance, but entertainers are welcome to sell their CDs or books, or put a collection receptacle out for donations.
Free parking is available at the county fairgrounds on Schroon River Rd. as well as the high school and shuttle service is provided. If anyone in town is offering parking at their property let the chamber know, as they always hear from folks who want to park in town and they can be advised where you are.
If your church is sponsoring a special event during Garage Sale also notify the Chamber so they can tell visitors who inquire about special activities.
Hosta plant presentation set
The incredible variety of Hosta plants and their care and nurturing will be the subject of a presentation at 1 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 15 at the Lake George Senior Center. The lecture entitled "Hosta : A plant of many facets," will be presented by Hosta experts Meg and Jim Dalton - known for their woodland gardens - on behalf of Lake George Community Garden Club. Seating is limited at the Center, located at 22 Schuyler St. Call 542-4274 for reservations. For details, see: www.lakegeorgecommunitygardenclub.org.
Benefit footrace to debut in Warrensburg High Peaks Hospice will host its first annual "Run For Your Life 5K Fun-Run/Walk" at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 9 in Warrensburg. Registration for the 3.1 mile event is set for 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the town recreation field off Sanford St. The registration fee is $20 for those registered by Oct. 1, and $25 if registered afterwards. Donations in the form of sponsorships are encouraged. For details or sponsor forms, contact Sunday Conine at 743-1672 or via email: email@example.com
Legion plans flag-burning ceremony
The Warrensburg American Legion Post 446 will be holding a flag-burning ceremony in October. Anyone with old flags they wish to disposed of may drop them off at Post headquarters at 215 River St. in Warrensburg. A box has been placed on the porch to place the flags in. They may be left with any one of the following legionnaires: Charles Roberts, Ray Hensler,Gene Pierce, Ed Binder, Lou Poltanis, Jim Morwood or Carson Parker.
Church plans programs, annual picnic
The Warrensburg Free Methodist Church cordially invites all folks in the region to attend their Old Home Church Service set for 1`0:45 a.m. Sunday Sept. 12, followed by the parish's annual Church Picnic on the sanctuary's grounds. In case of rain, the picnic will be held in the church'sfellowship hall.
Plans also include "Spiritual Event" services at the church with guest pastor Canadian Bishop Donald N. Bastian, a preacher, teacher and writer with vast ministerial experience. Bastoam will present four sermons during his mid-September visit, and all are invited to attend:
• Friday Sept 17 at 7 p.m. - "Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers Sooner?
• Saturday Sept 18 at 7 p.m. - "What Is God's Plan for Marriage?" (Light refreshments served following service.)
• Sunda, Sept 19 at 9:45 a.m. - "The New Birth."
• Sunday Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m. - "Holiness."
Ministry in music will be included during the weekend. For details, contact the church at 623-3023.
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