Over the years, the number of residents signing up for the sale has dwindled, but perhaps we can all do our part to make sure it’s a success this year and tourists are aware of our sale. Contact Perky Granger at 623-9305 if you would like to place fliers at various locations that tourists frequent.
Legacy of Mother’s Day
Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12, and what will you be doing for your mother?
Anna Jarvis held the first memorial for Mother’s Day in 1908, however, Jarvis’ holiday was not adopted nationally until 1914. Reportedly she was disappointed by the commercialization of the holiday in the 1920’s. Traditionally, Mother’s Day is celebrated with cards a simple gift or a kind gesture.
Jarvis did not recognize Julia Ward Howe’s attempts in the 1870’s to establish a “Mother’s Day for Peace”.
Barbecue set for WCS Elementary
Giffy’s Barbecue is coming back to Warrensburg Elementary School on Friday, June 7. The fundraiser sponsored by the WCS PRIDE student group will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the front circular parking lot of the school. Obtain your tickets early as last year they sold out. Tickets are available in the WCS Elementary School office for $10 each. The event includes live music.
The dinner consists of a half chicken grilled with Giffy’s signature barbecue sauce, baked potato, homemade salad and more.
Giffy’s Barbecue was started in 1995, when a Methodist church invited them to cater a fundraiser. Their enterprise started soon after, catering events using a converted RV. Years later, they have acquired a fleet of refrigerator trucks in addition to establishing a restaurant in Clifton Park.
School fundraisers ongoing
Recently the Warrensburg Elementary School Student Council held a Box Tops Madness contest for students in grades 2 through 6. Their effort was a substantial success, with 2,710 box tops collected, which equates to $271 for the school district student activities. One student Sebastian Laforge, collected an amazing 342 box tops.