By Lois Lumbra — Good-bye to November and it has been a busy month and is rapidly coming to an end. When I came downstairs this morning to a snow storm, the roads were covered with snow and the temperature kept falling throughout the forenoon. It was so beautiful ..a winter wonderland. The wind is coming up this afternoon and clearing the snow off the trees. By the time you get your Courier on Thursday this will be just a memory as its suppose to warm up again this week. It feels like we are going to be on the roller-coaster weather pattern again. Next Sunday, December 3, is the beginning of ADVENT SEASON and we will be decorating our Church during the morning worship service starting at 9 a.m. with our new Pastor Bonnie Hovermann. It’s also Communion Sunday!!
11/21.. I attended the Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service held at the United Church in Franklin, Vt. I accompanied Sandy Bowman, Margie Harrocks and Zina Chaffee, also in attendance from town were John, Sharon and Jonny Youland. This was a very uplifting service with many people in attendance. All the local clergy were taking part in Bible readings, Prayers, Hymns and the Sermon was given by Rev. Titus Pressler. It was all so well done and I take this time in my column to say THANK-YOU for all Participants for a wonderful Thanksgiving Service.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Dinner with Family and Friends. I know we did, Thanks to Sally and John Newton and Penny Lumbra for their invite and to include our family members Ray and Betty Courville , and Veronica deSaintPhalle. We all were Thankful to be together and enjoyed such delicious food. Locally Maggie Elkins had her daughter Kelly Maxfield and Family and son Clay, were home where they could enjoy Mom’s delicious food. Gila Domina had son Mike and friend Sal up from Mass. and daughter Ruth & hubby Jim Smith and grandchildren. I hope EVERYONE had a wonderful time with their Family and Friends as they sat down to enjoy their Thanksgiving Dinner. God Bless us ALL!!!
Events: There will be a “Blood Drive” on Sunday, December 3 at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall in Montgomery Center on Route 242. It will begin at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. to make an appointment call 1-800-Red-Cross. Local raffles or prizes donated by Snow Shoe Lodge and Pub and the Belfry Restaurant. Walk-ins WELCOME!!! Sponsored by St. Isidore’s Parish and Montgomery Emergency Services.
Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m. there will be a Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols at All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Richford. Everyone Welcome!!!
Come one, Come All, For some Holiday Happiness on Saturday, December 16;, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be FREE Horse Drawn Wagon Rides; 11 a.m. the Richford Community Choir performs; 12 p.m. Santa arrives on our Fire Truck, Face paintings, Kurt Valenta. (Nature expert with interactive table) There will be hot cocoa and cookies served. Co-sponsored by Montgomery Historical Society and Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (Parent and child Center)
I extend Heartfelt Sympathy to the family and friends of Hank Leach. His daughter Leanne and grandchildren live here in the Village across the street from me. (Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting and take comfort in the love of friends and family) God Bless!!
Happy Birthday to: Luke Scheffler 12/2; Samantha Ryea, Betty Moquin, Lynne Drevik 12/3; Ethan Mercy, Micah Niles-Rascusin, Jennifer Diette 12/5; Ellen Coolidge, Matt Cennamo 12/8; Lynda Cluba, Rosy Robitaille 12/9.
Happy Anniversary to: Dennis and Patricia Rodger 12/9.
You can forget all about air planes, fast cars and speed boats, there is nothing as fast as old age.
This is all for this week.. there are many events going on Get out and have fun with your neighbors and friends. A wonderful time of the year.
God Bless!!! L.T.A.
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.