Pitkin’s legacy: to help others
Shortly before his untimely death noted historian and ghost researcher David Pitkin donated a quantity of his book “Haunted Warren County” to the Warrensburgh Historical Society. The book is now on sale at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, which the Society operates for the town of Warrensburg.
In accordance with Pitkin’s request that donations in his memory be made to a local food pantry, half of the price of the book will be donated to the food pantry at North Country Ministry.
The museum is located at 3754 Main St. —the VFW Building. Museum hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Admission is free.
Pitkin’s book my be mail-ordered by sending a check for $18 plus $2.25 postage to Warrensburgh Historical Society, P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885. For book order form listing all the Society's offerings, see: www.whs12885.org.
Clothing sought for Ministry
North Country Ministry's clothing center in Warrensburg is now accepting Spring and Summer clothing in all sizes and for both men and women with a particular need for baby and children's clothing. Also accepted are bed linens, and towels. For details, call the center at 623-2829.
St. Patrick's Day Concert slated
Courtly Music and the Adirondack Recorder Band will present a concert of Irish, Welsh, and Scottish songs and dances at 2 p.m. Sunday March 17 at St. Cecilia's Church on Main Street in Warrensburg — across from Cumberland Farms convenience store. A donation of $10 is requested. All proceeds will be given to North Country Ministry, an outreach to area citizens in need.
Special Days in the Queen Village
March birthday wishes go out to Danielle Robichaud, and Austin Markey.
On July 4, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is presenting Warrensburg Day to honor the town’s bicentennial.
The festival features a parade up Main St. and a community gathering with various activities for all ages at the recreation field — including an auction of box lunches, a mustache contest, plus sack races and other games for the children.
The Chamber is now seeking bands and community groups to march in the parade. They are also in need of vendors to sell food and other crafts, with an emphasis on wares that are old-fashioned.
Obtain an application to participate in the parade or the box lunch auction on www.warrensburgchamber.com or call the Chamber office at 623-2161.
Tips on marketing farm products
Gatherings are to be held to connect upstate inns and hotels with farmers who have various products for sale, and one such event is planned for Warrensburg. The project’s goal is to give innkeepers and farmers a chance to get acquainted and encourage transactions, boosting the regional economy.
Each Innkeeper will take home a gift basket of local agricultural-related products. The workshops are sponsored by various groups including Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County, Adirondack Harvest and Warren County Tourism.
The gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday April 9 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg. Register online at: reg.cce.cornell.edu or call (315) 684-3001 by April. For details, contact Teresa Whalen at 466-5497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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