By Lois Lumbra — Hope everyone survived the cold –cold days that we all endured. I think most of us were surprised with all the snow we received. It was hard to say just how much snow we received as the wind drifted it and packed it like cement. It was hard shoveling as it was so packed down. ANYHOW, we got through with the help of Randy St. Onge plowing where the snow is plowed in off the street and so much heavier to shovel. Maggie and I got the lights down off the park tree before the storm hit, as they were dry to safely put away. I got the electrical chords up off the park and Frank Elkins came with his ladder to disconnect from the plug up in the tree. Then I went down to get the electrical cord up at the Historical Society property before the storm came in and I had a surprise helper come to offer his help in getting the cord up and out of the ice as 25 feet of cord was iced in. Thanks Charlie for your help!!! This afternoon is warming up and the sun is shining. Suppose to warm up this week… which will feel good to us.
I had a request from Renee Roddy to do this email in my column. I would like to take a moment to Thank community members who have donated items and/or time to the Montgomery LEAPS afterschool program. These donations included: Lego’s, fabric, beads, yarn, ribbon, board games, VHS tapes, Styrofoam balls, other craft supplies, cardboard, recycling and more. Thanks You to those that donated items, Aline Baker, Crystal Roddy, Devyn Gleason, Ruth Little, Felicity Barnard, Jessica Tandy, Jennifer Plantier, Georgette Roddy, Mimi Magyar, Sue Zenith-Collins, Claudia Woodward, Jody Jones, Hanna Sorenson, and Emily Garceau. And Thank You to those that have donated their time to our program, Lauren O’Connell, Ligia Carrick, Phineas Swann-Darren and Lynne Drevik, Ruth Shine, Marie Gray, Lisa Long, Emily Garceau and Jill Betts. I am sorry if I happened to forget someone here, Please let me know. The Montgomery Elementary School Leaps Students really appreciated your generosity! Any questions about MES Leaps, Please contact Renee at 326-4618 the Montgomery Elem. Afternoon Cordinator.
1.5.18… George and Marlene Hambleton are proud new parents to a son Leo Stewart. Older siblings await to meet their little brother are Suzanne and Matt Hambleton of N.Y. City. Here in town are Georgia and Eli Draper. ( A baby boy, how sweet!! You must be so proud, Love and Congratulations to all of you.)
Happy Birthday to: Lisa Cennamo 1/9; Mike Deuso, Taylor Soule, Robert Gendron III 1/11; Brenda Ostrout 1/12; Sue Cherrier 1/13.
If your birthday is in September its pretty safe to assume your parents started out their New Year the right way with Love.
Come on now and call me with your news.. there must be someone coming or going and will share their news with me. 326-4651.
Have a nice week folks!!! L.T.A.
Lois Corse Lumbra
Lois was born in 1941, growing up in Fletcher, Vermont, where she attended a one-room school for her first 8 years. Lois later married Francis “Sonny” Lumbra in 1959 and raised a happy family.
The two started out in Montgomery on North Hill at the dairy farm where Sonny was born, moving to their home in the village in 1965 where they both live to this day.