Well folks it is census time once again; hard to believe that 10 years have passed. We are hopeful that everyone in our community takes this seriously and fills out the form quickly, getting it back into the mail. These forms are being hand-delivered house to house, each house should be receiving their little package very soon. Truly, it does only take about 10 minutes to fill it out, and it is ever so important.
We all received in the mail a post card from the Willsboro Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee asking us to fill out a community survey. The Willsboro steering committee has worked hard to develop a compressive plan for the future development of our community on how we would like to see our community be well into the future. It is very important that they get community input. I picked my copy of the survey up at the Town Hall and it is great to be able to give my opinions on future growth. This survey can also be done online if you like to use your computer: www.surveymonkey.com/s/willsborocomprehensiveplan, but please take the time to lend your choices; this also needs to be returned soon.
I understand that Cleo Lobdell recently had a great family birthday celebration; it is great to become 5 years old. It seems that families really like to celebrate the very young and the very old years, and not so much the ones in between, so enjoy.
Well for those that like to enjoy the community events it is a busy weekend and you will have to pick and choose how you want to spend the Saturday evening events being offered. Another interesting event that is coming up on Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Linda Heintz will present a history of and the future projection for the Old Grist Mill. The Heintz are the present owners of the mill and are slowly trying to bring the grist mill back into a better condition. This is a Willsboro Heritage Society Program open to the interested public at the Visitor's Center.
All of our citizens that went to warmer climates for the winter months, you can come home any time now, I think our weather up here is getting better every day, snow is almost gone.
We learned this week of the death of Diane Smith, the wife of our former United Methodist Pastor, David Smith. If you would like to send a card to Rev. Smith, his address is 422 Sand Creek Road, Apt. 317, Albany, N.Y. 12205. There were to be no calling hours and a memorial service will be held March 13 in Albany. I also learned of the deaths of two former Willsboro people. Robert Smith, son of Foster & Cora Smith died recently in Florida. The other person is Richard Mero, the son of Arthur and Edna Mero; he died in Lake Placid. Both of these men were Willsboro School Alumni.
Happy Birthday: Kathryn Belzile 3/15, Dottie Dodds 3/16, Ken Coonrod 3/18. Happy Anniversary: Scott & Kim Feeley 3/14, Dug & Flora June Doyle 4/16, Chuck & Irene Krotz 3/18.