Hats off to the Willsboro & Essex Catholic Churches. They have planned and carried out some special events each month in the year of 2009 to help celebrate their 100-year heritage. They recently held their morning mass down at Noblewood Park overlooking Lake Champlain. Reports are that it was a beautiful service, and many stayed for a picnic after the service. They had the most representation in our Quad Parade in early June; very impressive.
They will be having their Parish Bazaar this weekend. This is a fun and rewarding event held at the Essex St. John's Church. Their big Anniversary Mass will be held on Aug. 23. They represent a great Christian presence in our community.
Did you notice the new sign at the Willsboro Fire Hall? The Old Time Folk Craft Fair went off without a hitch and there was a lot of activities in and around the community all day Saturday. A very lucky child has a great new playhouse in Tony Stoker's backyard. Congratulations to Rick's Place as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary of being in business.
A big thank you to a wonderful program put on recently for the senior citizens by the Nutrition site and the Office of the Aging. Thanks to Krissy Leerkes and Dennis Everleth for putting the event together and they said that around 70 seniors took advantage of the opportunity to gather information that could be of assistance to them and also enjoy a nice lunch.
Our community does have a service of loaning out some hospital-type equipment at no cost. This equipment has been moved once again to a new location and if anyone is interested in finding out if a needed item is available, they need to call Janice Allen to make arrangements. Our records of past loans is not in good order, so I am asking if you do have some of our equipment still in use, could you let Janice know so the records can be updated, call 963-8912. So please do not try to return items any longer at the old trailer side in back of the old school.
The Library's Annual Used Book Sale will be on Friday, Aug. 7, with the preview sale between 5 and 8 p.m. Then the next day, Saturday Aug. 8, is the general sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this is your chance to get you reading supply at low prices. Also check out their art exhibits presently on display in the main lobby. The next public supper at the Willsboro United Methodist Church will be on Wednesday, Aug. 5 serving Chicken & Biscuits starting at 4:30 p.m., you can eat in or take out.
Happy Birthday: Jean Holihan 8/2, Riley Ahrent 8/3, Sherry Mitchell 8/8, Dawn Mason 8/10. Happy Anniversary to Darcey & Bruce Hale 8/1, Cecile & Bob McVicker 8/10.