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2018-05-15 / Communities

Corbett & East Branch

The James S. Moore Legion and Auxiliary Post 167 have sponsored two juniors at Downsville Central to attend Empire Girls’ State this summer. Walton Auxiliary Unit 32 is sponsoring a third girl from our school also. Emily Brown, Mackenzie Burnham and Alexis Fox will attend an orientation and then be a “citizen” of Girls’ State at SUNY Brockport from July 1-8, 2018. Empire Girls’ State is a week-long educational program with hands-on workshops about government and the political process. Each was picked on scholastic achievement, community involvement, as well as an individual interview. We hope they will share their experiences.

American Legion Auxiliaries since World War I have adopted the poppy as the symbol of sacrifice given by our Veterans and active military service personnel. Say “thank you” and show appreciation for all they have given up so that we can live in freedom in our country. By donating and receiving a poppy to wear you can show this support. All Auxiliary members have them and donation cans are in local Downsville businesses. At DCS you can order them through an elementary teacher, or get one from the library or Mrs. Frisbee in the STEM lab. “All gave some, some gave all.” Let’s see everyone wearing their poppies and attending and paying honor to our Memorial Day Parade on Downsville’s Main Street at 10 a.m. on May 28.

Watch future columns for 2018 Poppy Poster winners that the Auxiliary sponsored at Downsville Central (we appreciate the support from the administration, teachers, and Art teacher Kathy Wilbur for this). Forty students participated, Grades 2 through 12 and winners will be announced this month. Stay tuned!

The East Branch/Harvard United Methodist Church (EB/ HUMC) will hold its annual spring rummage sale on May 18 and 19, at the East Branch fire hall. Set up May 17, drop off items from 8 to 4. Doors open Friday at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 19 is bag day. Fill a bag for a buck - 9 to 2, so stop and see the treasures.

EB/HUMC will also hold a bake sale Saturday, May 19 at the Rte. 17 rest area and giving away free coffee from 8 a.m. until sold out.

The East Branch Fire Dept. will hold its annual field days July 6 and 7 at Humble Park. Fireworks both nights and Saturday the annual parade is at 6. A flea market, something for kids, a soft ball game, plus food and beverages.

Downsville Fire Queen date has been changed due to a conflict with the concert at school, from the May 15 to 17.

The Colchester Senior Citizens Club will meet Thursday, May 17 at the American Legion hall at noon; bring a dish to share and your own table services.

Mary Charles of East Branch came Thursday, May 10, and took me and my granddaughter Samantha to my doctor’s appointment in Walton. I thank my sister and granddaughter for there help that day - very much appreciated.

Happy anniversary to Candi and Greg Barnes.

The Colchester Chamber of Commerce want to remind all to get an early bird ticket before June 1 for the annual $10,000 giveaway. The early bird drawing is a $1,000.00 cash prize separate from the other, but only tickets purchased before June 1 are entered.

Tickets are available at the Schoolhouse Inn, Gladstone insurance, Sonny and Sons Stone Company, The Rainbow Lodge or D and D in Walton. The drawing to win more cash prizes will be held Nov. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Schoolhouse. Each ticket cost $125, which entitles you to two admissions for the cocktail reception; one does not have to be present to win and you must be 21 years of age to attend.

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