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Willsboro 6/20/09

Willsboro has officially kicked off the Quadricentennial celebrations for our community. These last two weekend events were offered to those of our community to come and celebrate our history and be reminded of the highlights of our great community. Sorry to say that not as many people did take advantage of all that was offered, but for those that did, it was a most enjoyable time.

Steven Kellogg shared his love of storytelling and the joy of writing and illustrating children's books. Stanley Ransom dressed in early American attire shared his music. A stand-in for Samuel Champlain was most impressive and shared highlights of his life. Then we were treated to the Indian Culture and dance by several from the North American Traveling College. It was great pleasure to also enjoy the special Native American ceremony of planting a peace tree and the importance of it by Jake Swamp. The day ended with a special dance presentation by Cordelia Sand's group. A narrated canoe trip down the Boquet River was also enjoyed by many.

We were most appreciative for Drew & Ramelie Reithel for having their Adirondack BBQ Wagon available with a wide variety of food choices for sale.

Hopeful you noticed last Thursday the Farmers' Market was set up on the Station Road site where the old information booth used to be located. They will be there every Thursday from 9-1 all summer long. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Linda Therrien at 963-4383.

I recently had a most enjoyable visit with Joyce Blanchard and Mary Jane Lee in their homes. They are both managing their health at home and very glad to be back in their home settings. Rev. Chilton McPheeters and Arlene Mason attended the United Methodist church conference in Saratoga, they are the chosen representatives for our Willsboro & Reber churches.

Reminder that this weekend is the Town Wide Yard Sales all around town. The following weekend will be School Graduation and the Alumni Banquet at Crickets. At the end of these events we will have half of 2009 behind us. This past week we had a heavy rain and it did cause some serious flooding in a few places around town.

Happy Birthday: Alicia MacDougal 6/20, Sandi Craig 6/22, Chuck Krotz 6/22, Jerry Spooner 6/25, Eric McCauliffe 6/26.

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