Ready or not the weather has swiftly put us into a fall mood, like a switch the one week of real heat quickly turned into much cooler temperatures. Hard to believe that school starts this next week, some of the sports programs have already started. I am not sure the children are ready to return, but the parents seem to be very ready.
This has been a busy summer for special celebrations, especially the 400 year celebration of the discovery of Lake Champlain. Locally, the Quad committee is offering a final closing event, "A Heritage Treasure Tour' on the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13. We have a community with a great deal of history to be proud of and we are hopeful that families will take advantage of visiting our special sites before we close them up for the winter. It is felt that many in our community have not taken advantage of visiting our key heritage places, so plans are to make this special weekend available. Our community is joining in with the New York State making this weekend celebration a state-wide event. Look for a more detailed article elsewhere in this paper.
The Willsboro United Methodist Church has truly made the news waves on their "Bats in the Belfry." Families in the community have heard from friends and relatives that the story has appeared in print and on T.V. clear across the United States. Who would have guessed it would have made such a big coverage? The bats do live in the attic and are very, very seldom seen any where else in the church.
Great pride in one of our former Willsboro members is to receive an outstanding award. Richard Hathaway, son of Florence & Donald Hathaway, received word that he had received the CLD Teacher of the Year Award for 2009. This award comes from the Learning Disabilities Chapters of both North & South Carolina. The award will be presented at the Conference in Dallas, Texas in October. It is always great to see one of our families honored.
Happy Birthday: Vicki Dickerson 8/31, Darren Darrah 9/9, Nicole Belzile 9/9, Marion Clark 9/11, Roy Sayward 9/11, Sam Marcotte 9/14.