By Lois Lumbra — Here we are ending another month, it went as fast as all the others. Been busy with the rummage sale that will be held this coming Saturday, Oct. 6 at the United Methodist Church starting at 8 a.m. We have been over whelmed with the amount of things donated to us. The space inside our church is small, the tent we rent is filled, the porch across the street from the church becomes filled and our neighbors lawn and the church lawn. This will be a busy-busy week for many of us. We pride ourselves in having a nice sale and appreciated nice things that are given to us. We hope for nice weather!!!
9/24… Maggie Elkins, her sister’s Susie Ewins and Gracie Jones had a wonderful day playing golf at Enosburg Country Club.
9/29… The first “Blessing of the Animals Service” was held on the Village Park with 13 dogs coming with their owners to attend the event by Pastor Bonnie Hoverman and musician Patrick Evans, playing his Melodica. The pets were all treated to fresh water and dog treats, and the parents were treated to lemonade and cookies. It was a fun time, the dogs were well behaved, my dog Willee tried joining in to sing… that was a hoot. He is so precious for his age going on 15. We also had by-standers that stopped in and enjoyed the event with us.
9/27… The Nimble Thimble Quilting Circle met again at the home/barn of Cheryl Heneveld on the Longley Bridge Road. The ladies all enjoyed lunch together and for dessert they had brownies and ice cream. The group was very slow in moving to the barn to sew due to so much information that needed to be shared. They had a guest named Stacey Gregorire and of course they all had to tell her our stories and share hers. There were 10 members in attendance and getting that many women on track can be tricky, but they were successful in finishing about 5 cosmetic bags for their holiday project. The plan is to provide bags and assorted grooming items to a Vermont Agency on violence. They will present these to the agency at the November meeting. They could have 50 by then. Their next meeting will be at Susan Smolinisky’s home in Peacham and they will caravan there and it will be on Wednesday, October 24, changing from their usual Thursday to make certain everyone can go. Thanks to this group of ladies for all the stitches they make during each year, to bring something wonderful to someone in need.
Montgomery has received word of the passing of Roland Proulx of Galloway, N.J. he grew up in Montgomery Center at Hill Top Farms, the son of Henry and Anita Proulz. There will be a Funeral Service in New Jersey on October 4th and later a Funeral Mass here at St.Isidore’s Church on Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m.; with burial to follow. Sincere Sympathy from all your Family and Friends here in Montgomery, may our Love and Friendship be a comfort to all of Roland’s Family. God Bless!
Looking ahead… on Saturday, October 13, there will be a “BLOOD DRIVE” at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall, on Route 242 in Montgomery Center. Hosted by St. Isidore’s Parish and Montgomery Emergency Services. Raffles will be donated by Blue Bike Café and Beaver Meadows Greenhouse. Please schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-Red-Cross. Walk-in Welcome. Thanks to all that came and donated on our second Saturday Blood Drive, we had new donors.
Happy Birthday to: Pamela Harris xoxo, Lois Chauvin, Roman Daybell 10/8, Bob Girior 10/9; Calvin Smith, Jon Ramey 10/10; tracey Brown 10/11.
Anniversary wishes to Bob and Marie Baron 10/11.
You know that you are getting old when you sink your teeth into a juicy steak and they stay there
Hope you all enjoy our first week of October… and LOOK at how fast the leaves are changing. M.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.