Plans for the fundraiser for Roy Ano to be held at the American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks on Feb. 12 from 1 to 6 p.m are proceeding full speed ahead. Roy, an AuSable Forks native, son of Harry and the late Vada Ano, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is presently hospitalized at Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility where he is currently receiving an extremely aggressive course of chemotherapy and must remain there for some time. After his release from the hospital he must return regularly for six months to receive follow up treatment.
Roy’s family members have organized this fundraiser to assist his wife Laurie and his sons with expenses not covered by insurance and to assist them in the expenses for traveling to spend time with Roy during this very difficult time. A Michigan meal will be served and will include 2 michigans, beans, tossed salad and dessert for an $8 donation. There will be a live auction featuring many wonderful donated items. Eddie McCallister will be the auctioneer. There will also be a 50/50 and live music featuring the Castaways will be playing from 2 to 5 p.m. Take outs will be available by calling 420-7895 or 534-0189 to place your order the day of the event.
Anyone wishing to donate in any way to this fundraiser, may contact Jenny at 420-7985 or Nancy at 534-0189. Donations of homemade cookies and brownies are needed for desserts. Anyone wishing to donate these items, please contact the above numbers.
Roy continues his battle against this disease and needs our prayers and welcomes cards at FACH 111 Colchester Ave., Shepherdson room 471, Burlington VT 05401. Our thoughts and prayers from your many friends and family members back home are with you Roy.
Congratulations to Rachel Lawrence of Jay who was named to the dean’s list at SUNY Oswego for the fall semester. Rachel is a sophomore studying zoo technology.
A vote will be held on Feb. 16 at AuSable Valley High School caferteria from noon to 9 p.m.for qualified voters of the school district. The vote is for the purchase of three 65 passenger buses.
The AuSable Forks Ambulance Service will host a blood drive at their station on Feb. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. Everyone attending will be entered in the drawing for a door prize.
Welcome to our world Jaylee Ann LaBombard, daughter of Howard and Amanda LaBombard of AuSable Forks. Jaylee arrived at CVPH Medical Center on Jan. 20. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 8.5 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches. Grandparents are Joe and Margaret LaBombard of AuSable Forks and Curt Maulding of Plattsburgh. Great-grandparents are: Pat Pulsifer and Muriel LaBombard both of AuSable Forks and Patricia Maulding of Plattsburgh. Best wishes to the LaBombard’s and their beautiful little miss.
Birthdays this week
Jan. 31: Holly Snow and Laurel Beattie celebrated along with Michael Plumadore who celebrated his 21st
Feb. 1: No birthdays
Feb. 2: Haley Hickey was our “birthday girl”
Feb. 3: No birthdays
Feb. 4: Wyatt Stanclift was our “birthday boy”
Feb. 5: John LaFountain, Tim Carte, and Brian Furnia all get best wishes
Feb. 6: Ryan Lovely, Michael Rafferty and Corky Fitzsimmons all celebrate
Happy anniversary wishes to Wayne and Linda Roberts on Feb. 3
Special thoughts and prayers for dearly departed residents of our community: Jan. 31, Rena Brousseau and with lots of special thoughts and prayers from my entire family for my dad Dick Perkins who would have celebrated his 85th birthday. We all love and miss you so much. Please rest in peace.; Feb. 4, James George
The AuSable Forks Library will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special story time event. There will be stories, crafts, and s special Valentine’s Day treat. This event will be held on Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s room at the library. Recommended ages are 3 years and up with a parental companion. Please call 647-5596 for more information.
The jams continue at the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay as The MetroSonics perform on Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This group from Brooklyn plays American roots music filtered through a New York experience. This is how Paul Josephs describes his band. “Think Jim Hendrix meets The Police at a Mos Def concert and Robert Johnson is playing after the party.” Lots of energy with these guys.
My condolences to the family of Janet Bombard, 44, of AuSable Forks, who passed away on Jan. 25 at her home with her loving Husband Todd at her side after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Janet was born On Nov. 8, 1966, daughter of Joe and June (Prentiss) Tebo. Services were private and burial will be in the spring at St. Matthews Cemetery in Black Brook. RIP Janet.
The AuSable Forks Fire Department will host an All You Can Eat Firehouse Big Breakfast on Feb. 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu will include french toast, pancakes (reg. and blueberry), sausage gravy and biscuits, white or wheat toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries and mixed fruit. Beverages: coffee, tea, orange juice or milk. Prices $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5. Eat in or takeout.
The AuSable Forks Fire Department will host its fifth annual Dodgeball Tournament at the Town of Jay Community Center on Feb. 5 and 6. This event is for ages 16 and up. There will be a concession and 50/50’s will be sold.
Special thoughts and prayers for
our area ill residents
Jeff Brown, Roy Ano, Ann Aubin, Joe Rondeau, Margaret Trumbull, Cindy Thomas, Jimmy Bombard, 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, 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.”