Well, the Fourth of July is now behind us and the summer events will come along rapidly. The parade in Essex was good and had quite a few entries. The rain did not hold back for the entries or the bystanders. We are very proud of the newly organized group of musicians from Willsboro that led the parade off; great job. It is always great to get to meet and see friends on this day and renew friendships. I noticed there were several out of town relatives back for a visit.
The days ahead offer some exciting events that the public is encouraged to attend. The Willsboro United Methodist Church will be holding a large food sale on Sat. July 11 in front of the IGA Store starting at 9 a.m., and on the same day there will be a Quilt Exhibit at the Methodist Church, which starts at 10 a.m. Be sure to stop in and see the great hand work of local quilters. The Heritage Society is offering a walking tour of Old Willsborough on Sat. July 11 with Ron Bruno as the narrator on the tour. Those interested are to meet at the Museum by 9 a.m. It goes until 12. There is no set charge but a donation are most welcome.
The United Methodist Women have a guest speaker, Lori St. Germain, for their July 14 meeting, 1 p.m. at the church. Ms. St. Germain will share her experiences as a U.S.O singer for the troops during the Desert Storm era. The Paine Memorial Library's Annual Meeting will be on Thursday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. David Reuther will share his experiences with Publishing as he once worked with authors. The Willsboro Heritage Society will hold a evening program with Ron Bruno talking on the building of the Railroad through Willsboro on Friday July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Visitor's Center. The public is most welcome.
Two of our local churches have reached special anniversary date during this Quadricentennial year. The Willsboro Congregational church is celebrating 175 years of offering services. They will be holding an open house on Sat. July 18 at their church with displays of pictures and other historical memorabilia. They will also tell the story of their stain glass windows. This will run from noon until 4 p.m. They will be offering a barbecue lunch also from 12-4 p.m. open to the public. Joan Crane will be offering live music from 1-3. The committee has prepared a special cookbook for sale at this event. Then on Sunday July 19th they are holding an anniversary church service starting at 1 p.m., Rev. Marion Shearer will be their guest speaker at this occasion. So mark your calendar and come help them celebrate this milestone in their history. The St. Philip's Catholic Church will also be having some special times to celebrate their 100 years this month.
Happy Birthday: Peter Feeley 7/12, Mallory Young 7/16, Mat Sayward 7/17, Mary Gload 7/18, Kim Feeley 7/19. Happy Anniversary Steven & Stefanie Lobdell 7/3 Doris & Ed Collins 7/12, Bob & Arlene Bigelow 7/ 18, Curt & Lisa Boardman 7/18.