Church slates pancake supper
St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 at the church parish hall on Main St. in Warrensburg. The meal features pancakes — all you can eat — plus sausage, fruit, juice and coffee or tea. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. In conjunction with the event, 50-50 raffle is to be held to benefit the local food pantry.
Donkey Basketball returns to WCS
Students and teachers at Warrensburg High School will soon be competing in Donkey Basketball, as this exhibition semi-sport is held at 7 p.m. Thursday March 6 in the school gymnasium off Horicon Ave.
Seeing teachers and students attempting to fling a basketball one-handed while riding on an obstinate creature has traditionally provided a lot of humor for spectators.
The Senior Class of Warrensburg High School Class of 2014 is hosting the event, a fundraiser for the Warrensburg High School Senior Class.
Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance at the High School office or from any senior student; and $10 if purchased at the door.
Donkey basketball, originating in the 1930s, has been a popular tradition at Warrensburg High and other schools in the area.
‘Osteobuster’ classes scheduled
The First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg is now hosting an exercise program for adults age 50 and older to help promote wellness, strong bones and toning. These ‘Osteobuster’ classes, held Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., are designed to help maintain bone density, boost bone strength, increase muscle mass, improve balance and posture as well as reduce the risk for fall-related fractures.
Osteobusters is a free exercise program of Retired Senior Volunteers and is sponsored by the Tri-County United Way. For details or to reserve a place in the classes, contact Judy Haggerty at 623-9818 or Carol Galusha at 623-8087. The church is located at 3890 Main St. in Warrensburg. All are welcome to stop in for a class to see what’s it’s like.
North Country Ministry raffle
A remarkable array of prizes are being offered in North Country Ministry’s annual winter raffle, and tickets are now available at either the North Creek or Warrensburg outreach centers operated by the Ministry — or at Stewart’s Shop in Warrensburg every Saturday and Sunday through mid-March from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.. The drawing is scheduled for March 18.
The prizes include: a season’s pass to Gore or Whiteface ski centers worth $999, a $550 Dagger Zydeco Kayak, a two-hour Diamond Point boat tour worth $240, a $250 gift certificate for merchandise at Bennington Furniture, a $200 cross-country ski pass to Garnet Hill Lodge’s extensive trail system, and a $100 gift certificate for meals at North Creek restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Ministry’s emergency assistance fund.
Those interested in learning about what North Country Ministry is accomplishing for our community are welcome to visit their outreach centers in North Creek or Warrensburg — or contact Barbara Maffey at 623-2829.
North Country Ministry is the leading outreach agency in northern Warren County, known for helping connect people with job and housing opportunities, as well as providing advocacy work, vital emergency aid and help in parenting and child-care issues for hundreds of families per month over a 650-square-mile area.
Since 1992, North Country Ministry has been helping area families facing urgent needs.
Museum’s exhibit opening postponed
The opening date of Warrensburg Museum of Local History’s exhibit on local churches has been changed. The exhibit, formerly scheduled to open March 2, will open with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday March 9. The Museum is located at 3754 Main St in Warrensburg.Admission is free. For details, call Steve Parisi at 623-2207.
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