A benefit for Luke Randy Garcia will be held on March 26 at Riverside Lanes in AuSable Forks. The day begins with a 9-pin bowling tournament at 1 p.m., with shifts at 4 and 7p.m. to follow. Michigan dinners will be served throughout the day and evening. Two Michigans, chips and dessert will be $8, one Michigan, chips and dessert will be $6. Eat in or take out.
There will be many raffle items on display with drawings to be held in the evening. A live auction will be held with numerous items going on the block with auctioneer Jamie Martineau in command. a 50/50 will be sold throughout the day. Everyone is invited to stop by and join in the fun.
Anyone wishing to donate an item for the raffle or auction may contact Monica Thomas at 578-0101. Baby Luke Randy Garcia, son of Chad and Marla (Perkins) Garcia, was recently diagnosed with congenital mitral stenosis. He will need several surgeries.
He is being monitored by cardiologists in Vermont after having his first surgery in Boston. He will continue his trips to Vermont until the need for his next surgery in Boston. All proceeds from this benefit will assist the family with their medical expenses exceeding insurance coverage, travel and lodging expenses. Marla and Chad thank everyone who has assisted them in so many ways since Like has been diagnosed. They stated they are overwhelmed with the response they have received from everyone near and far.
A Zumbathon under the direction of Chrissy Brown was held at the Town of Jay Community Center on Feb. 27. There were more than 100 attending including 15 Zzmba instructors VIP Entertainment was the DJ service for this event. Zumba combines Latin American dance with exercise. There was a 50/50, raffles and a beautiful decorated cake with Luke’s picture on it was served to all attending.
All funds from this event was donated to Luke Randy Garcia. Luke’s parents Marla and Chad and his two grandmothers Judy Perkins and Sue Garcia also attended. Everyone enjoyed the day of fun and exercise. A huge thank you to Chrissy and her husband Dick for all the time and effort it took to plan this event.
The AuSable Forks Ambulance Service held a blood drive at their station on Feb. 24. Twenty-one people attended and 18 units of blood were donated. The lucky winner of the door prize was Ellen Metcalf. The next scheduled blood drive has been scheduled for April 21 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The AuSable Forks Free Library will host a Cabin Fever Book & Bake Sale at the library on Saturday, March 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. and March 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Books, audiobooks, dvds, cds, videos and baked good will be available.
Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay schedule of events for the month of March; March 3, board of trustee meeeting, 7 p.m.; March 6, artist reception for Peter DeFina 2-4 p.m.; March 8, Ken Doyle, computer trainer, will be at the library to answer computer questions and teach two classes.1-2 p.m. basic word 2-3 basic excel. Laptops will be provided and no registration is required. From noon and 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. he will provide one-on-one tutorials. Bring your own computer or use one of his; March 15, writers’ collective, 7 p.m.; March 21, quilters’ gathering 4:30 p.m. art exhibit: Photographs by Pete DeFina will be on display all month.
The AuSable Valley Men and Women Bowling Association held their final event of the torunament at Riverside Lanes on Feb. 24 and 25. Team winners in the Men’s Division were: 1st place Pickups, 3528, Todd Nelson, Pat Parrow, Kevin Seguin, Kellen Nolan and Dave Hart; 2nd place, Fed Ex, 3486, Jeremy Lowther, Tyler Nelson, Sean Murphy, KC Zaumetzer and RJ Pray; 3rd place, Gordon Oil, 3417, John McDonald, John Snow, Jim Martineau, Jeff Miller and Jay McDonald; Women’s Division: 1st place, Ryans, 3203, Kelly McDonald, Stephanie Snow, Beth Hanley, Deanna Santor and Sue Crowe; 2nd place, C.Grady Auto, 3195, Sarah Braid, Krystal Lamourei, Wendy Kane, Helen Drake and Shawn Minoque; 3rd place, Jane’s Girls, 3089, Helen Snow, Julie Miller, Jane Deon, Peggy Fournier and Keena Banker
Congratulations to all the winners
Birthdays this week
Feb. 28: Connor Neiderbuhl celebrated
March 1: Davis McKie Jr., Chelsea Lincoln, Sarah Lincoln
March 2: Garrett Pray and Dan Deyoe were our “birthday boys”
March 3: Jeannie LaFountain, Danielle Turnbull, and Julianna Helene David all celebrate
March 4: Brenda Bourdeau is our “birthday girl”
March 5: David Drake, Mary Jane Nelson, David Brewer, Issiah Bass, Angel Ouimette, and Jean Santinin all get cake and candles
March 6: Logan VonDell and John Plumadore celebrate
No anniversaries this week
Special thoughts and prayers for dearly departed members of our community: Feb. 28, Timmy Saltmarsh; March 1, Kathleen Rougeau (1988), Mary Jane Haywood; March 3, Alice Murphy and Marion Meconi
My condolences to the family of Edith Jean Beardsley, a former resident of town, who passed away on Feb. 19 at CVPH Medical Center. Edith was born in Cambridge on Oct. 28, 1930 daughter of William and Harriet (Thompson) Hill. A funeral service was held on Feb. 24 at the United Methodist Church in AuSable Forks. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in the spring. RIP Edith.
My condolences to the family of Everett Kelley, 78, of AuSable Forks, who passed away on Feb. 24 at CVPH Medcial Center in Plattsburgh with his loving family at his side. Everett was born in Keeseville on June 23, 1932, son of Shirley And Agnes (Martin) Kelley. There were no public calling hours. Committal prayers, military honors and burial will be held on June 24 at 11 a.m.at Holy Name cemetery in AuSable Forks. RIP Everett
Updates this week
I am happy to report Little Luke Randy Garcia is improving from his double ear infections his appetite has improved. He has warm hands and feet and his heart rate has improved follwoing his first heart surgery. He will be going to Vermont soon for a checkup and will continue to be evaluated there until his next heart surgery.
Roy Ano is continuing his recovery and will go to Boston soon for evaluation. He is doing quite well at this time.
Jackie (Ashley) Kimbel, former resident of town, will begin her treatment this week and asks for everyone’s prayers in her hometown. Please send Jackie a card to wish her well at 110 Dutton Dr. New Castle, DE 19720-5454.
Special thoughts for our
area ill residents
Luke Randy Garcia, Jackie (Ashley) 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.”