The calendar told us it was spring, but the powers that be sent us a little snow squall just to remind us that we should not get to excited yet, there could be a little more cold weather in store. I apologize in stating last week that the polar plunge was going to be on March 30, well it was last Saturday 3/20, not sure of the out come. Hats off to the Willsboro United Methodist Church Tween group for a fun weekend adventure this past week. They went to do the climbing wall at PoKo, and then ate at Ricks before spending an over night at the church, arising early Sunday a.m. to make refreshments for the after church adults coffee time. Their two leaders do a wonderful job with the group it is Kim Feeley and Vicki Dickerson. We have a very proud set of local grandparents, Muriel & George Cahill were so proud of their grandson, Lincoln Styles Cahill, who has been awarded his Eagle Scout award from Troop 49 in Peru, N.Y..
Congratulations to Nicole Belzile and Derick Crowningshield on their recent marriage. The couple along with 23 family members and friends took a cruise and the ceremony took place on the ship. They enjoyed a great reception also on the ship and were married by a pastor from the St. Thomas Island, what a neat way to get married. They both reside here in Willsboro.
The Town of Willsboro is conducting a survey of housing rehabilitation needs in the community. There is a short sign up survey available at the Town Hall until April 7, Public hearings are set for April 7th at 1 p.m. and again on April 12th at 5:30 p.m.. If there is sufficient needs expressed then a HUD grant will be applied for 2010. If you are interested you need to act soon. The Willsboro Community Housing Assistance Task Force would also like to remind person in need of food shelf assistance, they should check in at the town hall with the Town Clerk. The food shelf is available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.., Monday through Friday. This group along with other local organizations do make up Holiday baskets to provide a holiday meal for some with hardships, Easter Baskets will go out soon.
Reminder of the Grant writing workshop to be held at the Willsboro Central School Auditorium on Sat. March 27 from 9 to 3 with a $15 fee that includes lunch. This is made possible by the Lakes to Locks committee. Linda Heintz gave a very interesting program on the Old Grist Mill this past week. Another great opportunity is to view the movie "Precious" which won many awards, it will be shown on Sat. March 27 at 7:30 p.m. also at the Willsboro School Auditorium with a $5 charge for adults & $2 for under 18. Lenten season is fast coming to a close, the Psalm Sunday services for the Willsboro United Methodist Church will be at the regular time of 9 a.m., then the Maundy Thursday Ecumenical service will be held at the Willsboro Congregational Church at 7 p.m. on 4/25, Good Friday Ecumenical service will be at the Willsboro United Methodist Church starting at 1 p.m on 4/26., Easter Sunrise service in Reber at 7 a.m. and then both Willsboro and Reber Easter services will be at regular time.
We were all sadden to learn of the death of Lynn Lee recently, her service of remembrance and Memorial to her life was held this past Saturday with a very large gathering of her family and friends. Lynn was a person that had touched many lives over her life time and she will be greatly missed by those of us left behind.
Birthday Greetings : to Louise Cleveland (Not Clifford) 3/25, Drago Lobdell 3/23, Richard Sayward 3/27, Barbara McKaig 3/28, Patty James 3/29, Win (Chief) Belanger 3/29, Ann Choate 3/30, Tracie Gay 3/30, Robert McVicker 3/31.