A Memorial Day service was held at the Veterans Monument in AuSable Forks located across from Holy Name Church on May 30. The program got underway at 11 a.m. and the Color Guard from American Legion Post 504 was in attendance along with the Gold Star Mothers and Boy Scouts.
Susan Richards sang the National Anthem, Father Chris said the prayer and Commander Geoff Hewston of American Legion Post 504 spoke. Danny Hoey played “Taps.” American Legion Post 504 Auxiliary members Mary Keating, Stephanie Snow and Teena Snow read the names of Deceased Veterans. Following the program a luncheon was served at the Legion. With special thoughts and prayers to all our veterans and God Bless America.
The fifth annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally and Poker Run will be held this Saturday, June 4 at 20 Main in AuSable Forks. Registration for the ride begins at 10 am and the ride will begin at 11 am. Entry fee is $15 for bike and rider and $5 passenger donation. Registration fees include dinner. There will be live musical entertainment, food auction items, 50/50 and a horseshoe tournament. All proceeds from this event will benefit the A.L.S. Association, North Country residents who have been diagnosed with A.L.S. and Town of Jay Christmas Bureau.
The Beer run Association’s 5 K run to benefit A.L.S. will be held on June 4 at noon. Registration is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hollywood Theatre in AuSable Forks. Registration fees are $20. Everyone must be checked in by 11;30 am. T-Shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis. Divisions for both male and female are 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 plus. Please support these events they both promise to be a lot of fun. Food is available throughout the day eat in or take out
The Elmore SPCA will host its third annual Paws-itive Dinner and Auction on Saturday, June 4 at the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh. The silent auction begins at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 pm and features a barbecue chicken dinner with all the fixings. There will be live entertainment. Tickets are $10 each.
The AuSable Forks Ambulance Service will host a blood drive at their station on June 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. All those attending will be entered in the drawing for a door prize.
Congratulations to John Hickey, son of Bill Jr. and Shelley Hickey who won Section VII Golf sectionals first place qualifying for State Tournament. The top 10 in the division qualify. John, a junior at AVCS had a 74-77-151 to earn him the top spot. John had an awesome season and looks forward to his trip to state tournament. Your many fans wish you the best of luck as you take this trip. Great golfing John.
Birthdays this week
May 30: Leann Nixon and Camryn Lincoln celebrated their Memorial Day birthday
May 31: Michael Lonergan and Ryan Wells were our “birthday boys”
June 1: No birthdays
June 2: Sue Pulitzer and Eric Sims celebrate and I send my love and best wishes to my nephew-in-law Mike Thomas who celebrates his special day
June 3: Stephen Richards gets best wishes
June 4: Noah Carte celebrates
June 5: No birthdays
Happy anniversary wishes this week to: May 30, PJ and Laurel Beattie; June 1, Mark and Patty Vondell celebrate along with Tom and Kay O’Neill who celebrate 54 years of marriage
Special thoughts and prayers for dearly departed members of our community: June 4, Charlie Zaumetzer; June 5, George Goyette (1994) and Mary Better (1984)
Anyone who placed an order for a community calendar at Holy Name School may pick them up at the school during school hours. For more information call 647-8444.
The AuSable Forks Fast Pitch league began its second season on May 13. This year four teams are competing and include Egglefield Bros./Graymont, Northline Utilities, JJ Diggers and 20 Main. Games are scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Billy Mitchell field. Stop by the field and cheer on your favorite team.
The AuSable Valley Rotary Club held its annual Walk-a-thon on May 23 and 30 participants started the walk at the Woodlands and proceeded through AuSable Acres ending at the Ambulance Station in AuSable Forks. All participants were treated to a delicious luncheon once they reached their destination.
All proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship program. Donations continue to be gratefully accepted by the club and may be mailed to Rotary Club of the AuSable Valley, P.O. Box 164, AuSable Forks, NY 12912.
The Fern Lake Association will hold monthly meetings at the Butz residence at 342 Narrows Road for the summer months on Friday June 24, Friday July 29 and Friday Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. All association members are invited to attend. Some of the projects the organization plans for the summer are complete the sign board project which includes a new flag and solar light, add to the landscaping and plantings at the monument and signboard and continue with spring and fall cleanup with dates to be announced, and continuation of water testing. Everyone is invited to join our group of volunteers.
The Lonesome Traveler Band will be hosting a fun day of dancing at Adirondack Holiday Lodge in Wilmington on June 12 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be a 50/50, and a delicious buffet will be served. Admission to the dance is free of charge and there will be lots of great country tunes and square dance music to enjoy. Grab your dancing shoes and mark your calendar for a great afternoon of fun.
Special thoughts and prayers for our area ill and recovering residents
Jeff Brown, Luke Randy Garcia, Roy Ano, Jackie Ashley Kimbel, Jimmy Bombard, John Bombard, Margaret Trumbull, Ann Aubin, Cindy Thomas, Althea Miller, Francis Gero, Michaela Bushey, Amy Drake, Rick Nolan, Debbie Spooner, Peggy Sue Hart, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Frank Lovely, Joan Pray, Lynda Denton, John Santor, Bob Rondeau, Gabby Lincoln, Pauline Dumas, Karen Baker, 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 forgotten,
Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”