We only have one more month in the year 2009, and it is already packed with many upcoming events that will surely make December go quickly. The first weekend in December on the 5th is the traditional Green's Tea and Sale at the Willsboro Congregational Church, they feature crafts, homemade baked goods, second hand items, wreaths, and serve a lunch of Soup & Sandwiches starting at 11 to 1 p.m., the sale is from 9 to 3 p.m. The same day is the Christmas Bazaar at the Essex Community Church from 10 to 2:30 p.m., where they feature many of the same type of items, along with their special lunch of Soup & Sandwiches and dessert for $5. There is usually a few other events going on in Essex on this same day. The Paine Memorial Library is also featuring interesting craft items for sale made by area craft persons. These are available during the Library daily open hours. Another exciting event is the 44th Annual Christmas Concert sponsored by the Keeseville -Peru Ecumenical Choir. The first concert will be on Sat. Dec. 12th starting at 7:30 and held in the St John the Baptist Church in Keeseville, then on the next evening Dec. 13 the same concert will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Peru, also starting at 7:30 p.m. We always enjoy watching the Canadian Christmas lighted train as it passes through our area , it was last Monday.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, my family got together at my daughter Cindy's home in Hagaman, and we had 20 of our family gather together. I did hear of some brave shoppers that went shopping at the "Black Friday" events at the area stores. This kind of shopping is not for me anymore. Gretchen Boardman, Paula Calkins and Janice Allen served their annual soup & sandwich lunch for the residents at the senior housing, and then they helped to decorate the community room and share some holiday memories. Each day more and more homes around town are getting decorated with lights and other holiday decorations.
Our sympathy is extended to the Oliver family upon the death of Bernie this past week. He has been a well known resident of our community for many years, many of us will always remember of seeing how proud he was as he took part in the annual Memorial Day Services, he was an inspiration to many of us.
Happy Birthday to Rolland Mitchell II, 12/1, Clayton Belzile 12/3, Dale Boardman 12/4, Monica Feeley 12/4, Wayne Feeley 12/5, Jordan Strong 12/5, Mary Boardman 12/5, Roland Mitchell 12/6, Joseph King 12/9, Kevin Young 12/10.