History Museum exhibit held over
The exhibit "50 years of Warrensburg High School Sports: 1942-1992" has been extended through Aug. 8 in the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, located at 3754 Main St. The entrance is located in back of the VFW building just south of the Stewart's convenience store. The museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Riverside Gallery Show
The Adirondack-inspired work of craftsman/designer Robert Stump of Wingdale, NY will be on display from Aug. 16 through Sept. 9 at Riverside Gallery at 2 Elm St.
His exhibit will likely include selections of his stained glass art, paintings, decorated lighting fixtures and Adirondack furnishings. His work can be seen at www.robertstumpstudios.com. Riverside Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clevelands say 'Thanks'
John and Brenda Cleveland express their thanks to everyone who attended their fundraiser held July 11 at the Warren County Fish Hatchery. A fun time was had by all and John and Brenda were overwhelmed with the generosity of the local businesses for donating goods, services and cash. John Cleveland said the amount of food was "amazing." The gift baskets and gift certificates were much appreciated and prompted substantial donations. A special thank you to everyone from St. Cecilia's church who donated cash, which was also very much appreciated. A heartfelt thank you was expressed to organizers Shirley Collins and Heather Annis.
Warrensburg teens were Good Samaritans
Eight young local teenagers and three chaperones made a difference in the lives of others facing hardships, through the work mission they participated in recently.
The group, organized by St. Cecilia's Church here, joined 300 other youths from across the nation on a mission to Charlotte, N.C. in July, under the auspices of Catholic Heart Works. Phyllis Welch, coordinator of St. Cecilia's youth program, coordinated the one-week trip. She was assisted by the chaperones. One of the sites they spruced up by painting walls and fixing up landscaping, was a home for unwed mothers.
Brian Angell, one of the chaperones, said the Warrensburg youths were scattered among a variety of work groups so the children could broaden their experiences and get to know others from around the country. Brian said he was touched that one homeowner, where painting work was underway, was impressed the children were willing to paint for her. She told the children her son was in jail and she was so thankful that they wanted to help her out.
Logan Webster, a St. Cecilia's teenager, said he was fascinated listening to people's stories. Molly Webster recalled that she and co-workers painted a bench at a home for unwed mothers and the residents were happy the kids put their hand prints on the bench as an enduring reminder that they had visited and worked there. The teens noted that even though they were expected to wake up as early as 6 a.m. and had to endure cold showers, they enjoyed the mission trip.
Brian Angell noted the teens were indeed Good Samaritans in their work, and they witnessed real poverty at some of the sites. Welch said the teenagers now are seeking to accomplish work projects here in Warrensburg to help local elderly and those who can not do things themselves.
"We can make a difference here, too," Welch said.
Monroe Memorial Fund raiser
The Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament, named after the Brant Lake soldier who sacrificed his life in the war in Afghanistan, will be held Aug. 7 at Green Mansions Golf Resort in Warrensburg. Start times are 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Following golf, a barbecue pig roast with a deejay providing music for your listening pleasure will be held at 6:30 p.m. The proceeds of the tournament will go to the Wounded Warrior Project for servicemen and servicewoman injured in combat. To register, contact Ron Walker at 494-7222 or Robert Monroe Jr. at 518 681-1744.
E.J. Lang fundraiser set for Aug. 15
A benefit Spaghetti Dinner to help raise money for Eric "E.J." Lang and his family will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The dinner is $5 per person. Raffles will be held for a 42" high-definition television and a cord of firewood, at $10 per ticket.
The event, which includes entertainment and a silent auction, promises family fun.
Eric who owns EJ Electric cannot work for the next few months as he undergoes cancer treatments. This fundraiser is to financially assist his family as they endure the long road ahead. For those who can't attend this event, donations can be made at the local TD Bank. For details or to donate an item for the auction, contact Jessica Monroe at 796-7525.
Talent needed for Garage Sale
Those who have a special talent and would like to perform at the World's Largest Garage Sale Oct 2 and 3, are welcome to volunteer for a spot on the talent lineup. Contact Sue at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce at 623-2161 or send an audition tape to: Warrensburg Chamber, 3847 Main St., Warrensburg NY 12885.
Reed family reunites
On July 24, the relatives and friends of the Cecil and Isabell (Matteson) Reed family celebrated their first annual reunion picnic at the North Creek Ski Bowl.
The guest of honor was Isabell Reed, who is a resident of the Adirondack Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
More than 70 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends attended from New York, Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
The picnic was organized by Joan (Reed) Monahan and her son Rob Monahan.
It was a fun-filled day with a barbecue and plenty of food. Children played games while adults visited with friends and family that they had not seen for a long time, catching up on news and gossip, participants said.
The Reed family is now planning a 2011 reunion picnic, so those relatives and friends that want to join the fun, contact a family members for updates on details.
County Youth Fair this Saturday
Traditional rural family-oriented activities will be featured Saturday Aug. 7 as Cornell Cooperative Extension presents the annual Warren County Youth Fair at the county fairgrounds.
Events and activities at the fair - which has been a staple of local culture for many decades - include a talent show, horse show, animal exhibits, and community exhibits as well as games, contests, educational displays and hands-on demonstrations.
The fairgrounds are located on Schroon River Rd. in Warrensburg. The fair is scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free games and contests will be scheduled throughout the day. This year's Youth Fair will feature a craft zone and game zone for youths of all ages to enjoy. Those with questions regarding the Warren County Youth Fair, call 623-3291 or 668-4881 for details.