By Lois Lumbra — It has been another week of nice weather. Watched the Inauguration Friday. I hope and pray things will all come together. It’s sad to see what has been going on. Enough said that’s just my opinion.
1/14, Brenda E.Ostrout was given a surprise 70th Birthday Party at her son’s home in Milton. The party was planned by her son Carl and wife Peggy Root and daughter Donna Corron who makes her home in N.Y. Brenda was taken away earlier in the day to give the family time to decorate the house before Brenda’s return. The family parked their cars away from the house so Brenda would not suspect a thing. Upon her return home everyone was inside to SURPRISE her and that they did, she was in tears. In attendance were her brothers from town Lyndol and Lila Elkins, Frank and Linda Elkins, (Brother Rocky did not attend as he has been sick); sister Charlotte Parent from Enosburg, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and close friends. What a wonderful time was enjoyed by everyone.
1/16, Linda Carpenter and son Cole returned home after 11 wonderful days vacationing with her sister Carol Ann Berecz and children, from Ct. They enjoyed the beach of St.Croix.
The Hectorville Bridge Committee is continuing meeting in an effort to place the Hectorville Covered Bridge at the Recreational Center. At this meeting 1/22/17 work centered on fund raising and posting a letter to all townspeople to provide general information on the Committee and the Committee’s work to date. In addition, the Committee is seeking any willing volunteer with fund raising and/or media experience.
Elementary School News: “PAWS FOR A CAUSE,” The students will be taking up a collection for the Franklin County Animal Rescue! It started on January 23rd and ends on February 3rd, with an assembly featuring pets and representatives from the rescue will come and pick up the donated items. Their wish list…scoopable cat litter, postage stamps, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, 13 and 50 gallon trash bags and peanut butter. PLEASE help anyone from the Community can send needed donations also, have a student bring it to school for you. Thanks!!!
Box tops For Education, The school is collecting, Thanks to General Mills and Walmarts, every exclusive Box Top Certificate that can be clipped and collected for the school until March 1, earns the school a chance to win 50,000 Bonus Box Tops! What a great way to help out!!!
Happy Birthday to: Jim Townsend, Jim Cota, Sophia McAllister 1/31, Sue Stryker 2/1, Whitney Ovitt, Pamela Brooks & Rohan Hardy 2/2, Lorraine St.Onge, Leila Blanchard & Eric Mercy 2/4.
Anniversary wishes to Rocky and Lori Elkins 1/30.
Friend to friend: My husband made me promise him, when he passed away he wanted all his money put in the casket with him. Did you do as you promised? Yes, I wrote him a check and put it in the casket with him!!
Have a nice week… looks like another mild week for us.
Lois Lumbra is a long-time village resident, sharing thoughts, observations, news, and local happenings in her weekly column online and in the county paper.