By Lois Lumbra — 6/3… What a gorgeous afternoon after a cool start this morning at 40 degrees. Thankfully the festivities at Enosburg Dairy Days had some nice weather as there is so much work that goes to sitting it up. Today the Annual Covered Bridges Garden Club meeting was held at the home of the clubs President Marsha Phillips. The members attending were asked to bring finger foods to share. Marsha took everyone around beautiful garden and then she had a short meeting. There are 25 barrels throughout the Village and Center. Let’s not let this Club die out as its so important that we take pride in our town and keep it looking nice. During the summer months we have many tourist come and sit out at our picnic table and have their lunch. They notice how its kept looking nice and no junk and they always take theirs with them. I often go out and talk with them, see where they come from, etc.
On April 29, the UVM Medical School held a Convocation of Thanks honoring those who had donated their bodies for medical research. Jim Abbott was one of those celebrated. Wendy Howard and Joey Buttendorf asked Tim Murphy if he would like to attend, and perhaps say a few words. They can be found on Youtube under the heading St. James Abbott.
5/31… The Nimble Thimble Quilting Circle met at the home of Jeannette Sylvester’s in St. Albans. They worked on finishing two quilts. One had been given to them as it had come in at the Church Sale and Sue Peter’s took it to finish. They have completed around 15 Sunshine Quilts for the yearly goal of 25. Once a month the ladies get together to go over all that they have done during the month, as many take projects home to finish. They are amazing ladies!!!
5/31… I attended the Elementary Schools “Talent Show” with Barbara Walker. The L.E.A.P.S. program Thanked the Montgomery United Methodist Women for a donation to purchase a Karaoke Machine. There were around 18 Children taking part; Mr. Hoh’s Ukulele Group; The Classic Monkey’s; A Dance Routine; Rob Versus Bob; The Puppet Master’s; M & M Studio Gymnastic Team; Lip-Syncing Spongebobiens; and The Blindfold Make-up. Finale, all the Children came on the floor to dance. This was the 3rd Annual Leaps Talent Show with Coaches Robin Pelkey and Lisa Baker.
Community… Special Thanks To: Lyndol and Lila Elkins for cleaning the Veterans Monument on the Village Park, and Frank Elkins also help out. To the Covered Bridges Garden Club for all the beautiful flowers that have been put in our barrels by Marsha Phillips and Yours Truly around town, and all flowers coming from Beaver Meadows. The Garden Club also help keep things beautiful at the Public Library grounds, help with the Junior Gardeners at School. To Howard King for volunteering to pick up items in Jay for the United Methodist Women for their Fall Sale. We thought one truck load but turned out there were three loads of nice things. Howard and wife Kathy have stored things in their garage for us. I’m sure there are more community things done by others and please let me know. Thanks to everyone!! PLEASE NOTICE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND DATE FOR FUTURE BLOOD DRIVE’S THAT WILL BE HELD AT St. Isidore’s Parish Hall. The Next Blood Drive will be held on SATURDAY, JUNE 16, STARTING AT 9 A.M.-2 P.M. Hosted by St. Isidore’s Parish and Sponsored by Montgomery Emergency Services. Local raffles by Bernie’s Restaurant and Mountain Fiber Folks. To Schedule an appointment call 1 800-Red –Cross. Walk-in Welcome.
Montgomery has been hit hard again with the tragic accident that took the life of Adam Sylvester. To his Family we all share your loss and send our deepest Sympathy and Love to you all. Just today I was told of another death of Andrew Massey of town. From all of us that knew him we send our deepest Sympathy to all his family with our LOVE.
Happy Birthday to: Hayden Lande 6/10; Rockey Elkins, Philip Heimbecker, Joanne Girior 6/11; Carmen Scott, Susan Paradis, Caleb Maynard 6/12; Lisa Patterson 6/13; Ivy Betts 6/14; John Mercy, Kaitlyn and Erin Diette 6/16.
Anniversary wishes to; Alan and Pamela Marshall 6/10.
A worm coming out of the warm Spring earth, looked around and saw another worm, looking at him, “I love you” he said, “Don’t be silly , I’m Your other end.”
Have a nice week folks, M.L.T.A. (hi.P)
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.