Willsboro Column

Winter truly has arrived, big time and we are truly in a winter wonder land. Hopeful that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year gathering with family and friends. These are both holiday's that encourage us to have a giving spirit and reach out to do acts of kindness; hopeful that this same great spirit will carry into the new year, it would truly make for a better community and world, following the thoughts of Editor Mr Alexander's recent editorial.

Our community was blessed this season with the Holiday School Concert, under the direction of Jennifer Moore the music director. The concert was wonderful and displayed the many talents of our students. It is also great that she has encouraged several adults from the community to join the program. An additional blessing was to have Herb Longware tape the performance and play it back for those of the community that could not attend in person. This is just a few of the many blessings our community has to offer.

Thanks to the Beautification Committee they once again encouraged the locals to decorate their homes for the holiday, making a contest available with prizes. This year's winners are Theresa Farley, Gail Mitchell, Donna Lindsay and Wendy Sayward. Many thanks to all the others that decorated and did not enter the contest, you made our community well decorated.

I was curious about why the large evergreen tree in the down town area was not lite this year: well I learned that the present lighting is in such bad shape it was felt not to be safe. There is a need to replace all the lights and it would take a few hundred $'s and there is no funds in the town budget. Hope that by next year as a community we can raise the money needed to replace the lights well in advance of the holiday.

A new year brings enjoyable events starting in January. The Willsboro Congregational Church is once again starting their Coffee House events. Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. they will feature the "Sounds of the NorthWay" with Anne Holland and Cathie Davenport. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Refreshments will be available, so come enjoy the fun.

Happy Birthday to: Jimmy Cushing Jan. 30, Vivian Ball Jan. 3, Cole and Chase Pierce Jan 3, Lisa Boardman Jan. 7, Lacey Ahrent Jan 9, Catherine Bigelow Jan. 10, Betty Jane Cross Jan.10.

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