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AROUND AUSABLE: 22nd annual Missing Children’s Basketball Tournament slated

March 3, 2011
There will be a Zumbathon Fundraiser, which was organized by zumba instructor Chrissy (Depo) Brown to benefit Luke Randy Garcia, son of Chad and Marla (Perkins) Garcia who has been diagnosed with congenital mitral stenosis. There will be a $10 admission charge. The event will include15 zumba instructors each doing two songs/dances. VIP Entertainment will DJ the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and will include some of  the area’s best zumba instructors.

Zumba dancing is Latin dance fitness and exercise. There will be a 50/50 and some raffles. Stop by and enjoy a great afternoon of fun and support a very worthy cause. Thanks to Chrissy for supporting Luke and his family with this fundraiser. 

Hollywood theatre will be closed until late April.     

The AuSable Valley Men and Women’s Bowling Association held its singles event in their annual Association Tournament at Riverside Lanes on Feb. 18 and 19. The following were winners:Men’s Division, 1st place Barry Ano, 239,144,220, 738/handicap; 2nd place, Kellen Nolan, 223,191,143 731/handicap; 3rd place, Todd Nelson, 225,256,195  682/handicap; Women’s Division, 1st place Shawn Minogue, 238,191,227, 794/handicap; 2nd place, Sarah Braid, 154,154,128, 691/handicap; 3rd place, Keena Baker, 210,143,168, 656/handicap.

Congratulations to all the winners. Team event will be held next weekend. Stay tuned for winners.     

Holy Name School News: The school calendar drive is underway. If you wish to order your calendar send information sheet you received in the mail back with check by March 4. If you did not receive any information call the school at 647-8444 for information and to place your order. Calendars will arrive for pickup at the school the week of May 23.   The Holy Name School third annual Shooting Hoops for Mrs. P Basketball Tournament will be held March 5 and 6.

All proceeds from this benefit will benefit the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center and The Jean Pulsifer Memorial Scholarship Fund. Anyone wishing to enter a team or for more information on this event contact Julie at 647-8372 or 420-9739.

The annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to benefit the school has been scheduled for May. The committee for this event is seeking donations of items for the auction. Anyone interested in making a donation may drop it off at the school or call 647-8444 to schedule a pick up.     

Birthdays this week

Feb. 21: Ty Allen celebrated along with twin sisters Maggie Pope and my sister-in-law Michelle Perkins to whom I send my love and best wishes for a very happy day   

Feb. 22: Narissa Patterson and Tanis Dubay celebrated  

Feb. 23: Twins Thomas O’Neill and Erin (O’Neill) Berrick and Paige Bola all get best wishes  

Feb. 24: Daniel Pray and Rebecca Gero celebrate  

Feb. 25: Millie Gravelle, Nick DeFiore and Kaleb Holzer all get cake and candles   Feb. 26: Rita Rougeau, Rob Lincoln and Robyn Pray all celebrate  

Feb. 27: Kelci Pelkey is our “birthday girl”   

Happy anniversary wishes to Ken and Rita Baker who celebrated on Feb.22    Special thoughts and prayers for dearly departed members of our community: Feb. 22, Katie (Lanzoni) Band. RIP Katie; Feb. 23, Henry Plumadore (1970)  RIP Henry; Feb. 24, Frank Dubay Sr.  RIP Frank        

The AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department will host its All You Can Eat Firehouse Big Breakfast on March 6 at the fire station on School Lane from 8 to 11 a.m. Menu includes french toast, pancakes (reg. and blueberry), sausage gravy and biscuits, white or wheat toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries and mixed fruit. Beverages include coffee, tea, orange juice, or milk. Adults $7, seniors $6 and children $5. Eat in or take out.     

The 22nd annual Missing Children’s Basketball Tournament for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will be held at Town of Jay Community Center March 10-13. There are still openings for this double elimination tournament. Team entry is $150. For more information or to enter a team, contact Carol Greenley at 647-2204. No all-star teams may compete in this tournament.     

The AuSable Forks Ladies Auxiliary 17th annual 9-pin Bowling Tournament will be held at Riverside Lanes on March 12. Although the 7 p.m. shift is full there are still openings for the 4 p.m.. 50/50s will be sold throughout the day. Call 647-9905 after 2 p.m. to reserve your lane. All proceeds from this event will benefit the scholarship fund.    

Great news for all you music lovers. The Lonesome Traveler Band will begin their afternoon of musical entertainment at the Town of Jay Community Center on March 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and there will be a full concession, raffles and a 50/50. Grab your dancing shoes and come to this event for a great day of great music for listening and dancing.     

Update on my little nephew Luke Randy Garcia, 16-month-old son of Chad and Marla (Perkins) Garcia who was diagnosed with congenital mitral stenosis. Luke had a mitral valve catherization at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. At that time they discovered Luke has a smaller than normal aorta which will be watched to make sure it grows accordingly. Since the surgery his pulmonary hypertension has improved.He had a blood transfusion and will be scheduled for another catherization prior to heart surgery he will need at some point.

Until the decision is made for the next surgery Luke will require weekly follow ups at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Vermont. I am happy to report although tired and still fighting ear infections Luke is home with his family and doing quite well at this time. Marla and Chad thank everyone for the overwhelming show of support they have received from the entire community extending near and far.

Please continue your prayers for Luke Randy as he continues his treatment. Stay tuned for weekly updates.     

Please pray for Jackie (Ashley) Kimbel, former resident of town who is very ill at this time. She is waiting for the report for the course of treatment she will receive as she meets with her Doctor on Feb. 25. Jackie was a graduate of class of 1964 at AuSable Forks High School. She welcomes cards from her many friends back home at 110 Dutton Dr., New Castle, DE. 19720-5454.      

Special thoughts and prayers

for our area ill residents

Luke Randy Garcia, Jackie (Ashely) Kimbel, Jeff Brown, Roy Ano, Ann Aubin, Joe Rondeau, Margaret Trumbull, Cindy Thomas, Jimmy Bombard, Michaela Bushey, 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, Marv 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 missed.     

Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”  


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