Our area started the New Year off with plenty of news items. It started on Jan. 3, with first new baby born at CVPH was Logan John Pulsifer, he is the first born to Briana and Jessie Pulsifer of Essex. Logan came along a little earlier than planned, but as long as no other baby was coming forth, he must have thought will I will step forward and get this year started. Congratulations and hope you enjoy your new son.
Then on Jan. 7 we had an early morning emergency, a propane leak at the Senior Housing Units. The 12 tenants and their pets had to evacuated in the early morning hours, along with the just arriving school children, who were turned around and taken back home. They also had to remove a few people from their home with in a half mile radius. There were some pretty tense minutes until everyone was removed to safety. We do have a wonderful Emergency plan to put into place in such situations, and the emergency personal did a wonderful job. I went to visit several tenants at Senior Housing on Sunday and all that I got to see, expressed so many thanks and much appreciation for how well they were treated and cared for on a timely basis during this event.
Then I learned that several of Steve Benway's family have gone off to Florida to run in the Disney Marathon on Jan 9. Both Steve and Jackie will be entered in the run, with several family members there to cheer them on, what a feat, we wish them well.
I also got the word that we have to once again move the medical equipment that we loan out. This needs to be done with in the next couple of weeks and we are looking for a place to store them until we can hopefully establish a permanent home for them. If anyone knows of a medium size room, easy to get to when needed and we really need the space to be donated, probably until spring. If you have any ideas or offers contact Janice Allen or the town hall.
Happy Birthday to: Marion James Jan. 17, Peggy Hunn Jan. 18, Ruth Young Jan. 18, Grace Uhlig Jan. 19, Cecile McVicker Jan. 19, Doug Young Jan. 19, Riat Devan Jan. 19, Bonnie Hathaway Jan. 21.