Wow, September just shot past many of us; here it is October, and the year is three-quarters gone. I was told prior to my retiring that time will fly past quickly and one would wonder where it disappeared to; well, that is true.
I was very fortunate to be the winner of a week long stay at a remote Adirondack Camp for two. Thus, my sister Paula Calkins and I went this past week to Camp Uncas up in the Raquett Lake area. It is very remote and we did find ourselves in the deep wooded area of that region. It helps one to appreciate what we take for granted each day, by going back to more rustic style of living. It was a great get away for us and glad for the opportunity. There were more trees that had turned into the beautiful fall colors over in that region.
A sizable crowd came out this past week to attend the Heritage evening program by Tom Spierto, telling of the Indian legends and customs. This was one of his favorite history subjects that he shared with his students over the years here as a teacher in the Willsboro School.
There are still some scattered yard and garage sales on the fall weekends. This past weekend there was a new twist on the meaning of Garage Sale, for there was a big three day event held in the old Ashline Fruit Company warehouse area, it was reported that there were many choices for one to ponder and hopefully purchase.
As hard as it is to believe, the summer season has really come to a close; our tourist spots will be closing in the next two weeks. Between the Heritage Museum, the Visitor's Center, Adsit Cabin, the Quad committee and a couple of other event volunteers, we had between 65 to 70 volunteers give of their time to keep these places open and available to share information throughout the summer season. This is a great tribute to the Willsboro Community. I'm hopeful many will return next season, and we are encouraging more to join us. An appreciation event is planned for early in October.
There was seemingly a large turn out for Father Seymour's last Mass and farewell brunch, the downtown streets were lined with cars this past Sunday. We wish him well in his new parish and welcome Father Elliott as the new priest.
Another group that we are very proud of is the Willsboro Team "The Pulse Setters" who participated in the Annual Heart Walk in Plattsburg this past weekend. They are a strong group and they have so much fun working for this great cause. Their group was one of the top fund raisers with raising more than $1,500. This is a great cause and they work hard each year to make their team larger and to raise more money. Go Pulse Setters!
Happy Birthday: June Lincoln 10/4, Irene Hulse 10/8, Peter Gload 10/9, Melissa Huff 10/11, Bill James 10/14. Belated greetings to Stefanie Lobdell 9/23 and Steven Lobdell 9/27. Happy Anniversary to Barbara & Wayne Feeley 10/7.