September 30 (7:00 p.m.)
Monthly CEA featuring the Zeichner Trio, Amy Heneveld, and Heather Stearns.
October 13 (7:30 p.m.)
CEA Dinner Concert featuring Pierce Pettis
October 28 (7:00 p.m.)
Monthly CEA featuring Matt Crowley, Elizabeth Martin, and Pat Farmer
November 17 (7:00 p.m.)
Monthly CEA season finale. Details to be announced
December 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Holiday Concert with Myra Flynn
ere 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.
A great chance to purchase local artists works and raise money for the Montgomery Recreation Center. A fun time and a wonderful meal Saturday September 29th @ 6 PM at The Montgomery Town Hall. Doors open for viewing and appetizers @ 5:00 dinner @ 6:00, $25 for dinner BYOB. This event always sells out so make reservations for you and your friends early.
To make reservations or donate art call Karen @ 326-4581.
Join us on September 25th to discuss your vision for Montgomery with your neighbors and Vermont State, Federal, business, and non-profit leaders. This is the first step in a process of building priorities and addressing critical challenges before the community. Attend the sessions most important to you and join in on the free Community Dinner!
What a wonderful day this turned out to be, the weather is absolutely beautiful this afternoon, after a cold start this morning, many had frost around town, but right here we did not have a frost. We had five new people join the United Methodist Church today during the morning worship time, Lyndol and Lila Elkins, Frank and Linda Elkins and Nord Hovermann, Frank Elkins was baptized also. We enjoyed fellowship after the service down in the Fellowship Room with Zucchini Bread, Ice Cream Cake and beverage. Congratulations and Welcome, God Bless!! Alissa Hardy also came to our Church Service today and answered questions of concerned people in regards to Montgomery Thrives..The meeting on this event will take place on Tuesday, September 25.
Today I had prepared a Birthday dinner for Penny (9/25), Veronica DeSaintPhalle came over and joined us. Then we chatted awhile before they had to leave.
9/17.. Linda Van Gieson invited me to accompany her to Enosburg, where we both had banking and shopping to do. Once we were done shopping downtown, we went to McDonalds to have a treat, and
as we sit down to enjoy it, a lady came walking toward me, and asked are you sister to Shirley Corse White,
and I said Yes, then she told me who she was, Shirley Smith Maynard from Bakersfield. She and my sister graduated from Cambridge High School and were in the band there, etc. I asked her and her husband Leon to sit with us and chat. It seems that she is mother-in-law to a young lady that grew up here in town Stacey Clokey..she married their son Willie Maynard, and Willie works with my nephew Tim White, they repair heavy equipment . It was nice that she came up for a visit and then she told me how much she enjoys reading this column. That is always nice to hear..Thank You!!!
9/15-19. Connie McFarland and friend Rachel Wright from Lowell went with a small group of people on the Champlain Tour bus to Cape Cod. The visited several tourist attractions, went to Nantucket Island, Province Town, the botanical gardens, it was exceptional Connie told me, she has always wanted to go there for a visit, it was one of her dreams. She also told me the weather was beautiful while they were there. The food, the fellowship, was all great and Connie was the eldest in the group and she said she kept up with them. One lady complimented her, she hopes she is that energetic when she reaches 88. Amazing, as I know very well she is so self reliable. God Bless her!!!
Just bringing this to your attention..Wendy Howard is teaching Tai-Chi this Fall at the Montgomery Center for Arts Bldg, each Wednesday evening Sept. 19 – Oct. 21. Starting at 6:15 p.m. (upstairs of the old Baptist Church) Other interest..check out on their website Montgomerycenterforthearts.com
Of interest..BLESSING OF YOUR PETS..will be held Saturday, September 29, at 1 p.m. on the Village Park,
By Pastor Bonnie Hovermann. Reschedule in case of rain.
The Arts for the Parks DINNER AND AUCTION will be held Saturday, September 29, doors open for viewing at 5 p.m.. Donations and Reservations call Karen at 326-4581.
Happy Birthday to: Sam Murphy, Brian Vogel 9/30; Connor Walker 10/1; Cole Carpenter 10/4; Marshall Hulbert, Willie Maynard, James Lumbra, Michael Bimm.
Anniversary Wishes to: Doug and Corinne Clowes 10/5.
**A lady was in line at the grocery store with just a few items 14 or less; and another lady with her cart piled high came right in from of the first lady heading to the counter. The cashier noticed the cart full of items and asked very nicely, Lady which 14 items do you want to purchase.** The lady probably did not notice the sign 14 item or less..this has happened to many of us..I’m Sure. Enjoy..have a nice week. M.L.T.A.