For some fifty years the Westport Youth Commission has sent busloads of our community’s children to ski at Whiteface each winter. The tradition continues this year, thanks to support from ORDA and Whiteface. Your tax dollars coming back around. Registration for this year’s Youth Commission’s Whiteface Ski and Snowboard program will be held on Monday December 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Town Hall. All forms, photos, and payment must be turned in at this time. For more information, go to the Youth Commission website at www.westportyouth.org.
The Youth Commission participates in the two different ski/ride programs offered at Whiteface as well as in the Adult Chaperone program. They’re also interested in serving students who aren’t already involved in their current programs, says director Elizabeth Lee, and they’re inviting your suggestions. Art? Music? Auto mechanics? Elizabeth will welcome any and all ideas from kids or adults who want to suggest something new for 2014 at the ski-and-snowboard registration on Dec. 16.
Dec. 16 is also the deadline for ordering your beautiful, limited-edition Champain Area Trails “Hike the Lake” poster and having it shipped in time for the holidays. Designed by CATS board member Aaron Woolf and graphic artist Ed Morgan, the screen-printed poster measures 18 x 24 inches and was inspired by the great 1930s era WPA posters depicting America’s great natural spaces. It’s available on request with your tax deductible $100 donation to CATS. For more information, or to order, call the CATS office here in town at 962-2287. Of course, you can always order one after Dec. 16 if you don’t need it anywhere by Christmas—although there might not be any left by then.
Westport Emergency Squad volunteer EMTs are Cortney Brown, Bill Dodd, Diane Dodd, David Napper, Harold Napper, Jack Napper, Judy Napper, Ben Sudduth, and yours truly. Not everyone on the squad is an EMT—we also have a big need for volunteer drivers and attendants. Attendants don’t need any fancy training, just a willingess to help out. It’s amazingly rewarding. Drop me a note or talk to anyone on the squad if you think you might be interested.