Roy Ano, a native of AuSable Forks, son of Harry and the late Vada Ano was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has been hospitalized at Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital in Vermont. He is currently receiving an extremely aggressive course of chemotherapy and will remain there for a month or more. After his release from FAHC he will have to return regularly for six months for follow up treatment.
Roy’s family members have organized a fundraiser to assist his wife Laurie and his sons. They will hold the fundraiser to help defray the expenses they will endure not covered by insurance and assist them with expenses for traveling to spend time with Roy.
The fundraiser will be held at American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks on Feb.12 from 1 to 6 p.m. A Michigan meal will be served, raffles will be held and 50/50 will be sold. Tickets will be $8 each. Take outs will be available. You may call 429-7895 or 534-0189 to place your order the day of this event.
Donations for the raffles are gratefully accepted and may be dropped off at the Town of Jay Community Center offices during hours of operation Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jenny at 518-420-7985 or Nancy at 518-534-0189. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the fundraiser please contact the listed numbers. Please mark the date on your calendar and support this very worthy event.
Anyone wishing to send Roy a card may do so at the following address: FACH 111 Colchester Ave. Shepherdson room 471 Burlington, VT 05401
You may have noticed the beautiful Adirondack mural in the windows of the former Aubuchon Hardware building painted by Lorrie Mandigo. Lorri, a professional muralist and her friend and assistant, Eileen Roach as well as Mr. Gary Ware Jr. (grandson of Ellie Douglas) donated their time and talent to the AuSable Forks Revitalization effort to beautify this vacant building on Main Street. Lorrie is also a talented artist who specializes in painting Santa Clauses on all sorts of natural materials (the paintedsanta.com).
The Revitalization Group is very appreciative of the time and effort that went into this generous gift to our community from Lorrie and her associates.
The sixth annual Senior Emergency Fuel Fund Fundraiser was held at Riverside Lanes on Jan. 22. Fourteen teams participated in the 9-pin bowling tournament. The winners were: 1st place, Shifty Truckers 3988 Mike Thomas, Wendy Williams, Dave Hart, Deanna Santor and Kevin Parrow; 2nd place, Guys and Dolls 3769 Helen Snow, Carole Osborne, Pam Shambo, Derrick Martineau and Jim Rondeau. Congratulatins to Mike Thomas and Kevin Parrow who both bowled a 300.
Raffles were held with more than 30 donated prizes awarded. 50/50s were sold each game. Special thanks to Rita Rougeau who assisted me and did so much to help. The committee members thank everyone who helped in any way to make this fundraiser successful. Several participants of the tournament donated items to our local food shelves and a special prize was awarded.
The lucky winner was MIke Smith of Clintonville. Donations continue to be gratefully accepted to this fuel fund which assists seniors in need of fuel assistance. Anyone wishing to make a donation may send it to Shirley Thomas, Dry Bridge Road, AuSable Forks, NY 12912.
Schedule of events for the Upper Jay Library for the month of February: Feb.3, board of trustees meeting at 7 p.m.; Feb.15, Writers’ Collective at 7 p.m.; Feb. 21, Quilters’ Gathering at 4:30 p.m. The photo art of Nadine McLaughlin will be on display throughout the month.
Birthdays this week
Jan. 24: Dennis Santini and Holly LaBombard celebrated
Jan. 25: Robert Nelson Jr., Meghan Sorrell, and Peter Sorrell all celebrated
Jan. 26: Doris Gordon and Emma LePage were our “birthday girls”
Jan. 27: Matthew Deyoe is our “birthday boy”
Jan. 28: Lindsay Nixon celebrates her special day
Jan. 29: Eleanor Deyoe and Kacie Murphy share their special day
Jan. 30: William Ouimette celebrates
No anniversaries this week
Special thoughts and prayers for dearly departed residents of our community: Jan. 24, Henry Rougeau (1976); Jan. 26, Anna Savage; Jan. 28, Raymond Saltmarsh, Dale Murphy and Tony Meconi; Jan. 29, Susan Crowningshield; Jan. 30, Mildred Jaquish and Delia Rondeau (1994)
Congratulations to the following students who were named to the dean’s list at Plattsburgh State University College: Elizabeth Donahue, Cassandra Hanley, and Jillian Post all of AuSable Forks and to De’Anne St.Yves of Jay. Congratulations to Alexandra Hoey of AuSable Forks who was named to the dean’s list at High Point University in High Point, N.C.
The Sons of The American Legion Post 504 are currently selling tickets for a raffle for $300 cash for gas, fuel etc Tickets are $2 each or 3/$5. The drawing will be held at happy hour at the Legion on March 25. All proceeds from this raffle will be used for the scholarship fund and local children’s projects.To purchase tickets stop by the Legion or contact John McCabe.
The AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department. will host its All You Can Eat Firehouse Breakfast on Feb.6 at the Firehouse from 8-11 a.m. Prices are $7 adults, $6 seniors and $5 children. Take outs are available.Menu will include french toast,pancakes (blueberry and reg.), sausage gravy and biscuits, white or wheat toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and mixed fruit. Beverages: coffee, tea, orange juice or milk.
Town of Jay and Town of Black Brook food shelves are gratefully accepting donations. Non perishable items, personal hygiene items, cleaning and paper products are all needed. Both townships have freezer space and are accepting all donations during business hours. Town of Jay Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Town of Black Brook 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department will host its fifth annual Dodge Ball Tournament at the Town of Jay Community Center on Feb. 5 and 6. This event is for ages 16 and up. Entry is $100 per team and deadline for entry is Jan.31. Contact Mike Mitchell at 647-8695 or Jason Whisher at 647-8446.
Special thoughts and prayers
for our area ill residents
Jeff Brown, Roy Ano, Joe Rondeau, Janet Bombard, Ann Aubin, Cindy Thomas, Margaret Trumbull, Michaela Bushey, Jimmy Bombard, 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, Pauline Dumas, Bev Devost, Marvin Hildreth, Evie Dockum, Allison Crahan, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Joe Dubay Jr., Walter Fournier Sr., Martha Frenia, Terry Nollette, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick and anyone I may have forgotten.
Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”