Willsboro Column

These last three weekends Willsboro has been one party after another: Alumni gathering, big birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, retirements, things opening for the season.

Just a lot of events to celebrate, then the big birthday of our Nation July 4 with so many family and friends back with us, it was great. Essex does a great job of making the Fourth of July event a special time and this takes a lot of work to put this together and so often do not get any words of appreciation, well I say thanks for all that took place last Thursday. I find it great to be an American and each year at this birthday time to take the time to reflect on all the blessings that come with being an American citizen.

It was a great party for Audrey Dickerson given by her family on the occasion of her 100th Birthday, she looks great and gets around better than some of us younger ones in the community. It was also great to celebrate with Ken & Ella Coonrod this past Sunday after Ken’s final retirement from the Justice system. Our community is richer and a great place to live because of people like the Coonrod’s that give of their time to assisting others.

We all have complained about the over abundance of rain, but when we hear of the troubles across the nation, we should be thankful that we are living in a very lush countryside and nature has much to be thankful for, it could change in a flash and we could be wishing for rain. A few of the flowering trees around town have been beautiful this past week and lots of day lilies.

Happy Birthday to: Mallory Young July 16, Mat Sayward July 17, Mary Gload July 18, Kim Feeley July 19, Charlie Lustig July 20, Larry Allen July 21, John Hunn July 22. Happy Anniversary to: Curt & Lisa Boardman July 18, Barbara & Stan Dickinson July 21, Dick & Madeline Blanchard July 22.

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