St. James Church will host its 19th annual Community Christmas Day Dinner on Dec. 25 at the AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m.and is free of charge. All members of our community are welcome to attend. Feel free to stop by and enjoy a delicious meal and enjoy the company of those attending.
Riverside Lanes will host its annual New Year’s Eve Gala on Dec. 31. There will be a mixed couple 9-pin bowling tournament with shifts at 7 and 9 p.m. with $100 of prize money for first place. Supreme Sound and Karaoke with Jim Fleming will be the musical entertainment from 9 p.m. to closing. The kitchen menu will be available throughout the evening. Hats, noisemakers, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight will be available to all attending. For more information or to reserve a lane for bowling, call 647-9905. Stop by and ring in the New Year with lots of fun and good music.
The annual adult/junior Christmas Bowling Tournament was held at Riverside Lanes on Dec.19. Thirty two-man teams participated and bowled two games in this event.
The following were winners: Tues. Girls Division, 1st place, Jazmyne Dubay and her aunt Monica Bola, 910; 2nd place, Emily Wesley and her mom Michelle, 837; 3rd place, Madison Campbell and her mom Laura, 751; Tues. Boys Division: 1st place, Joshua Eaton and his grandpa Scott Brow, 911; 2nd place, Hayden Lowther and his mom Tiffany, 872; 3rd place, Alex Wesley and his dad Henry, 797; Mon. Girls Division: 1st place, Emily McDonald and her dad David, 921; 2nd place, Brianna Drake and her friend Bernie LaDuke, 915; 3rd, Samantha Stevens and her mom Tonya, 804; Mon. Boys Division: 1st place, Dalton McDonald and his dad John, 1,106; 2nd place, Kobe Parrow and his dad Kevin, 1,062; 3rd place, Nathan Hanley and his dad Bob, 959. All winners received trophies and everyone had a great time and all look forward to next year’s tournament. Congratulations to all the winners.
The first half of the bowling season has ended for the Thursday Night Sharkie’s Dollies bowling league. First place champions are Vincent’s Woodcrafters. Team members are: Helen Snow, Bobbie Vincent, Jennie LaBombard, Janette Isham and Stephanie Snow. It was a very exciting first half and these ladies are very deserving champions. Best of luck to all teams for a successful second half. The winners of both halves will face off in May and the overall league championship will be determined.
An election for fire commissioner for the Ausable Forks Fire Department will be held at the fire station on Jan. 4, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. The candidates are Chris Thwaits and John Thwaits. All eligible voters are urged to cast their ballot. You must be a resident of the town of Jay or Black Brook and a registered voter to be eligible to choose the next commissioner. Please take the time to cast your very important vote.
Birthdays this week
Dec. 21 - Helene Marshall and Camdyn Strong were our “birthday girls”
Dec.22 - Tim Mousseau celebrated
Dec. 23 - Carolyn Kane, Darcy LaFountain, Keith Gravelle and Jason Whisher all had cake and candles
Dec. 24 - Patty LaHart gets best wishes
Dec. 25 - Peg Hoey and Bryan Deyoe celebrate their Christmas Birthday
Dec. 26 - No birthdays
Dec. 27- Travis Williams, Jennifer Miller, Wendy Kane and twin brother Walter Fournier Jr. all get best wishes today.
No anniversaries this week.
Special thoughts and prayers for our dearly departed residents: Dec.23, My Dad Richard Perkins, who passed away seven years ago today. We miss your smiling face and gentle touch. Our holidays are not the same without you. Please know how much we love and miss you and please rest in peace until we meet again.; Dec.27, Jesse Bombard.
Nichole Rosio, daughter of Ron and Sue Rosio of AuSable Forks, and Jonas Escudero, son of Lucy Taylor of AuSable Forks and Hector Escudero of Mexico, were united in marriage on Nov.8 by Judge Gary Frenia. Nichole and Jonas are both graduates of AVCS. They are residing in Cadyville. Best wishes to the newlyweds for a long and happy life together.
The AuSable Forks Fire Department will host their All You Can Eat Firehouse Big Breakfast on Jan.10 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu will include: French toast, pancakes (reg., blueberry and chocolate chip) sausage gravy and biscuits, white/wheat toast, regular or scrambled. eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, mixed fruit, coffee, tea, orange juice or milk. Eat-in or take-out. Adults $7, seniors $6 and children $5.
Special thoughts and prayers for our area ill residents
Lynda Denton, Bob Wilkins, Bud Snow, Helen Snow, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Peggy Sue Hart, Jean Pulsifer, Margaret Trumbull, Jimmy Bombard, Walt Dubay, Karen Baker, Joan Pray, Cindy Thomas, Ann Aubin, Janet Bombard, Linda Gilbert, Bob Rondeau, John Santor, Bev Devost, Marvin Hildreth, Evie Dockum, Allison Crahan, Pauline Dumas, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Joe Dubay Jr., Walt Fournier Sr., Edna (Votraw) Bombard, Martha Frenia, Marge Savage, Terry Nollette, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick and anyone I may have forgotten.
Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.” A very safe, happy and healthy New Year is wished for all my faithful readers.