The sixth annual Senior Emergency Fuel Fund 9-Pin Bowling Tournament will be held at Riverside Lanes on Jan. 22. There will be shifts at 4 and 7 p.m. food will be available, 50/50’s will be sold and a huge raffle will be held with numerous prizes to be awarded.
Several businesses and individuals have donated some wonderful prizes for our raffle. Anyone interested in donating an item for the raffle may contact Linda Dubay at 647-5302. Anyone attending this event who brings a food items(s) to be donated to our local food shelves will be entered in a drawing for a special prize. There are openings on the 4 p.m. shift. Anyone wishing to make a reservation may call 647-9905 after 2 p.m. All proceeds from this event will be used to assist seniors in need of fuel assistance. A panel reviews all applications when they are received.
The Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay will host open mic for musicians of all levels to be held each Sunday for the month of Jan. from 2 to 6 p.m. Come to participate or just to listen. Call 946-8315 for more information.
The fifth annual Jay Rabbit Tournament will be held on Jan. 22 and 23 with cash prizes for the three heaviest rabbits. Entry fee is $15 which includes two spaghetti dinners. Dinners will be available to the public for $7 and will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. both days. Take outs are available.
There will also be raffles for a basket of cheer and a gun and door prizes. This event will be held at the Jay Fire Department. For more information, call 523-6499.
Congratulations to Alexis Coolidge, member of the varsity AuSable Valley Central School basketball team who became the newest member of the 1,000 point club on Jan. 4 during the game against Lake Placid.
Congratulations to the following members of the AVCS football team who were chosen members of the All Star teams. First Team offense, Justin Hart; Second Team running back Jordan Bouyea offensive line James Braid; First Team defense, David Thompson linebacker; Brennan Parrish; defensive back; Austin House Second Team defensive line Chris LaFontaine linebacker Justin Hart and Honorablre Mentions, Andrew Parrow (junior) and Hank Whisher (senior).
Congratulations to Tracy Gero Jr., sales assistant, yard at the Jay Store of Ward Lumber Company, who was recognized in the month of November for outstanding achievements and contributions he made to the Ward Lumber team.
Birthdays this week
Jan. 10: Gerald Reid celebrated
Jan. 11: Casandra Schmid, Josie Miller, and Hannah Valentin were our “birthday girls”
Jan. 12: Teena Snow gets best wishes
Jan. 13: Christopher Gowlewski and Daniel Manning III are our “birthday boys”
Jan. 14: No birthdays
Jan. 15: Andrew Mitchell, GRant Pray, Shelly Tummons and Sienna Coolidge all get cake and candles
Jan. 16: Janice Trautner and Tim Saltmarsh celebrate
Happy anniversary wishes this week to: Gerald and Bea Reid on Jan. 10; John and Jari Thwaits on Jan. 12; Joe and Nancy Dubay on Jan. 15
Special thoughts and prayers for dearly departed members of our community: Jan. 11, Gordon Parrish (1996); Jan. 13, Ronnie Depo (2007); Jan. 16, Arleigh LaFountain
Donald and Mary Calkins of Peru announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin, of Plattsburgh, to Lukas Payro, son of Loren (Rick) Payro of AuSable Forks. The happy couple are busy planning their wedding scheduled to be held on July 9.
The AuSable Forks Fire Dept. will host its fifth annual Dodgeball Tournament for ages 16 and up on Feb. 4 and 5 at the Town of Jay Community Center. Entry fee is $100 per team with 6 to 10 players per team. For more information or to enter a team, contact Mike at 647-8695 or Jason at 647-8446. the deadline to enter is Jan. 29.
AuSable Valley Pee Wee Wrestling will begin Jan. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the AVCS wrestling room and is open to all boys and girls ages 4 to 14. A practice schedule and registration form may be obtained at the school weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. A $ 20 is requested to assist in funding this program. For more information, contact John Dukett at 527-1755.
St. James Episcopal Church will host a Taize worship service the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The candle-lit ecumenical services with prayerful singing, scripture readings, meditative silence and intercessory prayer are free and open to the public.
My condolences to the family of Loretta Mae Furnia, 92, former resident of town, passed away at Sierra Vista Regional Health Care Center on Dec. 19. She was born on Dec. 21, 1917, in Wilmington, daughter of Eli and Della (LeClair) Facto. She has resided in Arizona for the past 18 years. Visitation will be at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home on Jan. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery. RIP Rett
My condolences to the family of Ramona Thwaits, 73, of Florida and former resident of Jay, who passed away at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh on Jan. 4, 2011. Ramona was born in Jay on Sept. 20, 1937, daughter of Raymond and Naomi (Hall) Williams. Calling hours were held at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Peru and funeral Services were held on Jan. 8 at the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Burial followed in the Jay cemetery. RIP Ramona
The AVCS swimming pool is open to the public on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. through March 6. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Special thoughts and prayers for our area ill residents
Joe Rondeau recovering from surgery at his home, Jeff Brown, Margaret Trumbull, Janet Bombard, Jimmy Bombard, Cindy Thomas, Michaela Bushey, Luke Randy Garcia, Bobbi Vincent, Amy Drake, Rick Nolan, Debbie Spooner, Peggy Sue Hart, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Francis Gero, Frank Lovely, Althea Miller, Joan Pray, Lynda Denton, Walt Dubay, Gabby Lincoln, John Santor, Bob Rondeau, Karen Baker, Linda Gilbert, Ann Aubin, Pauline Dumas, Bev Devost, Marvin Hildreth, Evie Dockum, Allison Crahan, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Joe Dubay Jr., Walter Fournier Sr., Matha Frenia, Terry Nollette, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick, and anyone I may have forgotten.
Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”