By Lois Lumbra — As I start this column the sun is coming out and its warming up outside. I went out for a few minutes and picked up the pile of leaves that I had raked up. Just a never ending job raking leaves here in the Village, they are blown back and forth up and down the street. They have their day of dancing up the street and it always seem the same every year, they look like they were dancing. Lorraine St.Onge had a huge pile on her lawn and I think most of them gathered there, Avery had a truck load.
11/6..The new Longley Bridge opened up as probably everyone saw the picture in last week’s Courier. It is a beautiful bridge for all of us to enjoy. Also today our new Postal Employee started work here at the Village
Post-Office, Welcome Ann Ashton!!
11/ 7-9..Sharon Perry, Lisa Chaffee and Maggie Elkins shared their knowledge in helping nearly 20 interested people in painting their own “BARN QUILT.” Everyone gathered on the 7th, from 6-9p.m. at the Town Hall where they all got started and on the 9th they came together again to finish what they had started. I understand from several that it was so much fun and everyone had a great time. We will have to keep our eyes open when travelling through Montgomery and look for new barn quilts on someone’s garage, barn or home. There are people that have no idea of what they are, but they are getting popular around and many want one. No they are not quilts for your bed!! They are made on boards, and several different designs are made with different colors of paint.
Connie McFarland has become a Great Grandmother to a Great Grandson Jack Beckett Bryce,he was born on November 8, he weighed 7 lbs and 7 oz., to proud new parents Tyler and Lindsey Bryce of Burlington. Congratulations to all and may you all enjoy this little bundle of joy!!!
News from the Elementary School: The 8th graders are seeking support with their yearbook. Parents, grand-parents that attend many school games and events may have pictures to share that they might not have and they would be so appreciative if you would share with them. Thank-You!!! Did you know that the School has put together a “COOK-BOOK” and this will be on sale at the Craft Show that will be held at the Elementary School Gym on December 9 starting at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There are many-many vendors coming to
Sell their crafts, arts, food, maple products, honey and more, plus Avery will be selling fresh trees outside. There will be breakfast and lunch foods available. This will be the 4th Annual Holiday Craft Show and it benefits the Elementary School Children.
November 21..there will be a COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE AT 7 P.M. HELD BY THE NORTHEAST FRANKLIN COUNTRY CHURCHES. We will gather at Franklin United Church at 5414 Main Street, Franklin. The public is invited to come which will include traditional Thanksgiving Hymns such as “We Gather Together” and Come, Ye Thankful People Come.” Pastor Titus Pressler of St.Matthew’s Episcopal Church of Enosburg will preach on the theme, “Giving Thanks in all Things.” A special offering will be taken to benefit
“Turning Point Of Franklin County.” Attendees at the Service are also encouraged to bring a canned or boxed food to benefit the local Food Shelves. Thank You!!! Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.
Happy Birthday to: Harvey Chaffee 11/19; Mack Bolog 11/20; Jeff McGovern, Nastasha Baker 11/21; Mary Rivard 11/22; Cole Elkins, Dougie Baker 11/24; Isaiah Patterson, Theresa Lamore, Scott Smith 11/25.
Anniversary wishes to. Larry and Marge Cummings 11/22.
Dan. Why did the cranberries turn red? Jake… I don’t know. Dan. Because they saw the turkey dressing.
Be thankful for the food prepared for you, for the family member that sits beside you, and for all the LOVE you share day after day, Bless you all and be thankful for all the little things we have. God Bless!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING ONE AND ALL..WITH LOVE. LL
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.