Hello everybody, here are some of the things going on in Wilmington….
Let me first offer condolences to Bea Peck and her family upon hearing about the death of her son, Larry. Never having met the man, there are no personal recollections, but knowing his mom, he must have had a good upbringing with strong ties to family and friends. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.
The results of the Holiday Decorating Contest are in. Coming in at the top of the entries was the Tamara Knox family on Juniper Hill. Congratulations to you all. You’ve come a long way since 2009. In second place was the John Santo family on Springfield Road. Right behind them was the Glenn Gebel family on Indian Rock Road. Fourth prize went to the Jeff Meyer family on Haselton Road, and Haselton Road was honored again for the fifth place winner, the Sam Haselton family.
You all make the town much brighter and you aren’t afraid to put forth the effort and spend the time to make the Christmas season come alive. Congratulations to everyone who helped light up the night.
Shame on you if you missed the Cookies-By-The-Pound Sale at our E.M. Cooper Memorial Library on Saturday, Dec.11. Of course that meant there were more goodies for me, but you really did miss a first class show. The Friends of the Library know how to do it. Did you ever think of buying a book for the library and dedicate it to someone? And then, make a Christmas present out of it so everyone could enjoy reading it? I’m sure that library director Samantha Baer could steer you to which books were good reads or areas that need more (or less) inventory. It’s just a thought.
Would you like to help keep someone’s job here in our area? The next time you get your car’s registration renewal, instead of sending it to Syracuse or wherever the printed reply says, send it to our local office. I called the Elizabethtown office when mine came due, and was told, “yes”, by all means send it to their office.
A few Christmas events for you to think about: on Friday, Dec. 24, the Whiteface Methodist Church on the corner of Route 86 and Haselton Road in Wilmington will be holding a Christmas Eve service beginning at 7 p.m.
Then, on Christmas Day, from 8 to 10 a.m., why not make yourself feel really good about donating to the Make-A-Wish fund? You will also make your tummy feel really good, and full, at the same time. I’m talking about the all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast to be held at the Holiday Lodge on the corner of Route 431 (The Veterans’ Memorial Highway) and Bonnieview Road in Wilmington. Adults will be able to eat their fill for $6, and seniors for $5. Children can see how many pancakes they can put away for $4.
This breakfast is open to everyone, and the proprietors hope that the Make-A-Wish foundation will be offered a goodly amount of donations. All money collected will be given to the foundation to enable a child and their parents or guardians to visit Santa’s Workshop in an upcoming summer season.
And, in closing... there is a musician in this area that will be gaining recognition in the coming years. She is also quite a budding actress. In the Christmas pageant held at the Whiteface Methodist Church on Dec. 19, Colleen Mulvey, daughter of Tara and Russ Mulvey, sang an acapella solo that gave me chills because it was so clean and clear. If you get the chance to catch Colleen in any upcoming production, please jump at the chance. You will not be sorry.
Also, remember...the Reason for the season. Thank you for reading, and as Red Skelton used to say, “May God Bless.”