2017-06-14 / Communities


The Walton pool will open Friday, June 23 with open swimming; all other recreational activities will start Monday, June 26. Night lessons will be offered, but with a limited schedule. All recreational sign-ups will be done at the pool tonight, Wednesday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m. - no sign-ups through the school. Everyone interested in participating in any village summer program (basketball, baseball, arts and crafts, etc), needs to sign up at the pool during swimming lesson sign ups.

Summer soccer sign ups at the booster building at Austin Lincoln Park on Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is $25. Children ages 4-13 years old are eligible to play.

Area musicians Jeff Wood, Steve Isenberg and Tim & Naomi Bartz and Bill Seneschal will play and sing at the First United Methodist Church at 101 North Street, on Friday evening, June 16 at 7 p.m. Billed as “Songs of the Human Spirit,” this evening will include inspirational music with an uplifting message. Suggested admission is one canned good or boxed item for the Walton Food Bank.

The First Congregational Church will hold its annual end-of-school cookie sale Thursday, June 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the church’s lawn across from Townsend Elementary School. All students who stop will get a free cookie.

Then on Friday, June 23, the church will be having a bake sale on the lawn from 11-2 and also serving their “heavenly hot dogs” with all the toppings you could want.

Pines Brook Baptist Church is having its annual Vacation Bible School June 26-30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon; closing program Friday evening at 7. This year’s theme is “Over the Moat” castles. There are classes and activities for ages two years through high school.

On Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. come to the 11th annual First United Methodist Church Street Festival; rain or shine in front of the church on North Street. There will be live music all day with local performers including Jeff Wood, Grace’s Touch, City of the Hills Bluegrass, Don Gilkenson and Bill Seneschal and other local acts. Also enjoy face painting, a clown show, watermelon-eating contest, puppet show and a dunk tank; enjoy amazing food with sausage, peppers and onions, pierogies, a pie sale and free hot dogs. Shop the vendor tables for crafts and flea market items, and do crafts with the kids. Also, door prizes and parting gifts.

Come into Walton early Saturday, June 17 for the dedication of the Veteran’s Plaza, 181 Delaware Street at 10 am. The town will be hosting a small ceremony to dedicate the flag and the plaza to Walton’s veterans who have served in all conflicts and in peacetime. The green space, which is part of a flood mitigation project, has been outfitted with a flag, compliments of the Walton Chamber of Commerce, and will be dedicated by Supervisor Charlie Gregory, and other local representatives in honor of those who have served. The Townsend School Select Chorus will perform, and the Vet’s Club Honor Guard will raise the flag followed by a 21 gun salute.

The American Legion Auxiliary will have a fly-in drive-in pancake breakfast on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18 at the Sands Creek airport in Hancock from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a bake sale, too.

Walton’s prom was last weekend and these students were named as the royal court: Senior King and Queen were Nick Mathews and Kimmy Huntress; Senior Prince and Princess were Nick Beardslee and Sierra Caruso. Junior King and Queen were Alex Tweedie and Willow Underwood; and Junior Prince and Princess were Joey Yambor and Lily DelBalso. Congratulations to the Prom Court, and thank you all for keeping it a safe prom.

The Walton Soccer Booster Club will provide free transportation to the Headwaters Soccer Camp at Otego again this year. The camp runs Monday June 26-Thursday June 29. The bus departs from the Walton bus garage each day at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 4:45 p.m. Camp registration forms and bus slips are available at the Townsend School office. Students riding the bus must turn in a bus slip to Kelly Gates to ensure a seat on the bus. Registration forms should be mailed directly to the camp. Any questions, contact Kelly Gates at 865-6420.

The WCS Drama Club will present “What Happened After Once Upon a Time” on Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students in advance; tickets may be purchased at either school office and Molto Expresso. Tickets at the door will be $7 and $5 respectfully. The cast would love to have children come dressed up as their favorite fairy tale character.

The WCS Travel Club will have a car wash and bake sale at the school bus garage Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car wash is by donation. Stop and support the kids if you can.

The annual Community Lawn Sales, sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. Residents wishing to participate and be on the sale location map, need to call the Chamber at 865-6656. All town of Walton residents are welcome to a free space at the Walton bus garage from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This sale is not included in the village’s limit of three sales per year, so clean out your garage and attic and participate and make some money for summer.

Gardeners needed at the Community Garden off Stockton Avenue. Get a plot and grow your own vegetables this season there. A 20x20 plot is just $25. To get to the garden, you turn just before the little red shed on the left going toward the school on Stockton Avenue. If you are interested or have more questions, please contact Katie Backus at 434-4891.

There are people interested in forming a Walton Summer League Basketball group. There would be ten teams, by age group. If interested, let Dave VanLoan at Alice’s Attic know. He would like to get 100 people (boys and girls) and get a mixed league. Initial age groups would be 13-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 23-25, 26-30, 31-34, 35-39, and 40+. Please contact him via Facebook or at the store.

DVH Volunteers meeting is postponed until Wednesday, June 28 at 1 p.m., and will be at the hospital this time because of the renovations to the West Street board room.

There will be a fund-raising spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 30 at the Walton Vet’s Club, serving 4:30-6:30 p.m. The proceeds will go to Christian Vitek’s trip to the World Leadership Conference in Chicago. Christian will be a junior this coming year and is very involved in high school - you may remember him from several drama club productions, but my favorite (so far!) is the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz. It’s an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with drinks and dessert for just $8. There will also be a raffle. If you could donate something for the dinner or raffle it will also be appreciated.

It’s time for the second annual Nicholas Dungan Memorial Golf Tournament; Captain and Crew; $55 dollars a person with 22 teams. There will be food, prizes, raffles and more. If anyone wants to donate for raffles or sponsor a hole or cart, text Greg at 607-226-1789. Proceeds will go to Cubby’s Christmas Kindness. Tournament will be at the Hardwood Hills Golf Course in Masonville this Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m.

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