Keeseville Column

Busy Saturday (April 20) this week. First the Knights of Columbus are hosting a fundraising Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings to benefit the World War II Veterans going on the first two North Country Honor Flights. The event will run from four until seven with Swing music, a 50/50 raffle, memorabilia auction as well as a chance to meet the veterans. The cost is $10 per person children under five free with all proceeds benefiting the North Country Honor Flight. The dinner will be at the Knights of Columbus, 1435 Route 9 in Keeseville. Take out will be available.

Also Saturday April 20 will be an Earth Day Trail Project at 12:30 p.m. with the Champlain Area Trails. This will be a “pick up sticks hike” on the new Field and Forest Trail between Wadhams and the Bobcat Trail. Interested hikers should meet in Wadhams at the Dogwood Bakery. Please bring loppers, gloves and hand saws if you have, otherwise tools will be provided. This will be a great project for the whole family so please come out to enjoy a nice spring hike.

A reminder that CATS is pleased to announce the opening of its first ever Photo Contest – A View from the Trails. Participants should submit photographs taken from a CATS trail and include a short twenty-five to one hundred word caption for each picture. The deadline is May fifteenth with the first place prize being selected by the contest judge and a people’s choice winner based on online votes. First place earns $250 while the People’s Choice winner earns $100. Anyone interested in either event should get out CATS on their website champlainareatrails.com or call 962-2287.

Finally, don’t forget the upcoming Cindy’s Cuts first anniversary sale on Wednesday May First on Front Street in Keeseville which would be a great chance to also check out all the great work going on in the Front Street buildings.

I think the recent weather is throwing off the birds in my backyard. They are hording the birdseed quickly. I think they are expecting another storm. Ah spring in the North Country. Stay well.

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