2018-05-15 / Communities


Condolences to the family of Gail Dibble.

Hamden Senior Citizens meet for the monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, May 23, at noon at the Hamden Town Hall. Donna Martino from the Office of the Aging is the guest speaker. She will talk about seniors and Medicare and will answer questions the group has. All are welcome to come. Just bring a dish to pass and table service. Beverages are provided.

The next Hamden Game Day is Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at the Hamden Town Hall. All are welcome to come and join in a game or two. Various card and board games are played from Pinochle to Hand and Foot to Phase Ten to Dominoes, or whatever those there that day want to play. New players quickly learn the rules amid a friendly and helpful atmosphere. Snacks and beverages are provided. Come stay as little or as long as you want.

The next meeting of the Hamden flag committee is Thursday, May 24, at 9:15 a.m. at Alice Blackman’s. The group will talk about the June yard/vendor Sale and the Baseball in Hamden Celebration on August 11. Any interested people are invited or call Alice at 746-6810 to offer suggestions, etc.

The Flag Committee will hold its yard/vendor sale Saturday, June 9, to raise money for the installation of the flags to commemorate that a Hamden baseball team played a game in Hamden on July 12, 1825. A challenge was printed in the Delhi Gazette before this date inviting people from the area to form a team to play the Hamden team. This event might have been part of some celebration engineered by the Hamden founding fathers to commemorate the petitioning of Albany to designate that Hamden was a town in and of itself and not part of Walton or Delhi. This Albany did at that time. Anyone having more information as to other newspaper articles, diaries, etc. from that time that mention the game and/or celebration activities are encourage to contact Loretta Foster at 865-7892. She is Hamden’s town historian and is building a display for Aug. 11 and then kept in the schoolhouse museum. The committee is beginning to collect names and stories of baseball teams playing in Hamden from the 1940s to the 70s. The teams won some Delaware

County League championships. If anyone knows of people who played in the years before that, let Loretta know.

Vendors are welcome to reserve a space for $15 at the June 9 yard sale, but they must bring their own set up. The sale will be on Route 10 Hamden, somewhat across from Delaware Opportunities. Interested people should call Tracey Layaou at 301-831-3198. The sale is at her house 35235 State Highway 10, Hamden. Yard sale donations can be left at Ginny Wilcox’s or Alice Blackman’s. We already have an assortment of boys’, women’s, and men’s winter coats. Mention of other items will be in this column as we get closer to June 9, so shoppers know they will find these items as well as other treasures.

Ed Watson remembers his teammates who played on a team managed by Dick Gannon who was the catcher. Ed played first base and right field. Jim Newkerk was pitcher and shortstop. Ronnie Gray and Jim Terry played right field. Harry Carroll and Junior MacDonald played center and left field. Merwin Howard and Tom McLean were pitchers. Others also played and will be mentioned later. Again, if these men or their families have articles, diaries, stories to share, please let Loretta know.

Church services for the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi churches on Sunday, May 20, will be held in the Hamden Church at 11 a.m.

The Central Delaware Trinity Covenant, which includes the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi Churches, has hired Rev. Connie Stone, who is from Nebraska. Pastor Stone starts in June.

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