Donations sought for Jamboree
Donations of items to be auctioned at the annual Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree are now being sought by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company.
All kinds of items of value are welcome, including tools, household goods, appliances, boats, vehicles, electronic goods, games, sporting goods and furniture — new and used. Jamboree auctions in years past have also included such items as firewood and construction materials.
Set for the evening of Friday July 26, the auction also includes services provided by area businesses and individuals.
To arrange pickup or dropoff of items to be auctioned, call 623-9766 soon.
Set for Friday July 26 through Saturday July 27, this year’s Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree —the 51st annual edition — includes a midway, games of chance, entertainment, music by the AudioStars, fireworks, a barbecue, plus rides and games for children.
House & Garden Tour slated
To celebrate the Bicentennial of both Warren County and the Town of Warrensburg, a House & Garden Tour is to occur in town from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 21.
This self-guided tour will feature both public and private buildings and gardens established during the past 200 years or earlier, event organizers said this week.
In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of both the town and county, some residents have restored or enhanced structures and landscapes. A number of them have planted Black-Eyed Susans and blue Morning Glories, named the official Bicentennial flowers of the county and town respectively.
Brief histories of the buildings and the gardens will be featured.
Tickets for the tour are available prior to July 1 at the Warrensburg Farmers’ Market (on Friday afternoons), Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, and Riverside Gallery. On July 21, tickets are to be available at Cornerstone Victorian Bed & Breakfast on Main St.. For details, contact Teresa Whalen at: 466-5497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors plan trip to Canada
The Warrensburg Fifty-Plus Club has planned a trip to Ottawa, Canada and Thousand Islands and is now accepting reservations. The trip is a five-day, four-night excursion set for Sept. 17 through 21.
The cost of $474 per person (double occupancy) includes bus transportation, taxes and meal tips.
To make a reservation for the trip, a $50 deposit is required by Aug. 1.
The trip includes three nights lodging in Ottawa, one night’s lodging in the Thousand Islands region, four breakfasts and three dinners (two in Ottawa and one in the Thousand Islands area), a guided tour of Ottawa, a tour of Parliament Hill, and a visit to both Byward Market and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
The trip also features a Thousand Islands sightseeing boat cruise including a visit to Boldt Castle, a visit to Casino du Lac Leamy, a souvenir gift, bus transportation and luggage handling. A valid passport is required when traveling into Canada.
For details or reservations, contact: 50-Plus Club of Warrensburg, Jo and Joe Pereira, 3 Keyes Street Warrensburg, NY 12885 or call: 623-3428.
Church sets Vacation Bible School
The Warrensburg Free Methodist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School Friday Aug. 9 through Sunday Aug. 11.
The sessions, offered for children ages 3 through 12 are to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, and at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 11.
The series, titled “Hay Day,” will feature crafts, games, fun, music, and a visit from a character portraying “Sunflower Sam.”
To register, call Nancy at 623-3023, 704-3020, or 744-8609.
Chamber says Thanks for help
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce expresses thanks to all who helped make Warrensburg Day a success: many hours of work and dedication went into this event.
Appreciation goes out to Donna Combs, Kevin Geraghty, Teresa Whalen, Sandi and Steve Parisi, Nancy Craig, and Carol Galusha — as well as to all the parade spectators and festival attendees.
Thanks also goes to Judy Tennant and Lazy River Farms for the Bicentennial cake and to John Alexander for the vintage plane fly-over
Special days to be observed
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Gerri Howe, Gene Combs, Donna Combs, and Father Tom Berardi.
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