Willsboro Column

Entering our last month of summer, August looks like it will be as busy as the last couple of months. It is hard to believe that this past week there were six memorial services between our two communities; a service for Harris Young, Charles Lewis, Alcia Lee Mock, Mildred Wrisley, and two more the first of this week for Beverely Dickerson, and Harry (Puss) LaPine. A first in my memory when four senior apartments became available over a short two months time, so their community will be taking on a new community make up. So it pays if you are interested in moving there someday to have your paper work filed as one never knows when a place becomes available.

Willsboro was busy this past weekend with the Annual Craft Fair, Library art and photography exhibits, yard sales, Farmer’s Market, a golf tournament, a Blacksmith demonstration on the Museum lawn by Russ Bailey, a public supper at the Catholic Church, along with some special family birthday celebrations, busy month.

The first part of August marks the start of the Essex County Fair, with five days of activities, another public supper at the Methodist Church on Wednesday, Aug. 7 serving chicken and biscuits. Downtown Essex Day will be Saturday, Aug. 3. There are still some concerts and plays in the month of August, the Heritage Society has a couple of more special programs: Ben Collins local Arborist on Friday, Aug. 9 at the Visitor’s Center at 7 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 16, Town Historian Ron Bruno will offer a program on “People of Willsboro” as he discovers them when doing research. this will also be held at the Visitor’s Center at 7 p.m.

At Essex Day be sure to watch for the “Healing Garden “ display where you will see the beautiful quilt that Gretchen Boardman gave the group to raffle and the proceeds go toward their project of getting the long awaited large angel to be placed at the garden. People are encouraged to stop down and view the special garden at the back end of the Memorial Cemetary.

Sympathy to the families of Lyle Mason who passed away this past week in Florida.

Happy Birthday to Norma (Hutchins) Carter Aug. 1, Jean Holihan Aug. 2, Riley Ahrent Aug. 3, Sherry Mitchell Aug. 8, Glen Sayward Aug. 8, Gail Mitchell Aug. 9, Happy Anniversary to: Bruce & Darcy Hale Aug. 1, Cecile & Bob McVicker Aug. 10, Will & Kathy Reinhardt Aug 10.

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