2017-08-09 / Communities


One of the things Walton does best is pull together when we have someone in need. The family that needs us now is the Van- Tyle family. Eric and Sarah Van- Tyle have four beautiful children and their youngest daughter Addisen is undergoing treatment for cancer. She is only two years old. This diagnosis means a lot of travel back and forth to Albany, and a lot of medicine, not all of which is being covered by insurance. This Saturday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. there will be a bake sale at the First United Methodist Church, 101 North Street, to benefit Addisen and her family, while she undergoes cancer treatment. To donate baked goods, contact Cheryl at 607-865-7550 or Dorota at 865-5260. There will also be a distributor of Lularoe there so you can get leggings for yourself, or for back to school and $5 of every purchase will go to the VanTyles. There is also a Go Fund Me page on Facebook called “Addisen’s Rally Against Cancer” if you can’t come to the event. All donations will be very much appreciated.

Ira McIntosh will be at the William B. Ogden Library in Walton tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend together. In Grant Rogers tradition, Ira will engage the audience singing and storytelling. Bring stories, songs and memories; musicians - bring instruments. Admission is free. For more information, visit,, or call 607- 865-5929.

Tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 9, booster club field hockey sign ups for grades K-6 at 6 p.m. will take place at Austin Lincoln. It’s a great way to get your kids learning about the game.

Last sign ups for fall Booster Club football is tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at Austin Lincoln.

The Walton Fire Department had 13 activations in July and Charlie Gregory received a pin for 10 years of service. Reminder from the fire department: it’s fair time, be extra careful and keep your eyes wide open when walking or driving. Stay hydrated and have fun but stay smart.

Stop at the fire prevention tent at the fair and watch the heroes parade and fireworks on Tuesday. Admission that day is only $1.

A beautiful addition to Delaware Street went up Sunday with the fair mural on the Masonic building, thanks to Greg Graupman’s vision. Thank you to artists Lara Fassler, Wendy Jackson and Donna Hamilton; the Wild ‘n Wooly 4-H Club, the Harvest Hooligans 4-H Club, community volunteers and financial supporters. It looks beautiful and will be a great way for Walton to be remembered by all the guests coming into town for the fair.

The Walton Ladies Auxiliary Post 32 is looking for names and addresses of loved ones, friends or neighbors that are deployed overseas to send them a “care package.” Call the Vet’s Club at 607-865-8094 and leave a message. Getting mail from “home” is a highlight for a deployed service man or woman. Let’s tell them know how much we appreciate their service.

It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of Deb MacGibbon. I first met Deb bowling on the ladies league and then worked with her sending cards to the military from the Ladies Auxiliary. She always, always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. Such a sudden loss for all of us, but at least she’s at peace. She will be missed.

The Car Cruise was a success and fun at its new location, cruising back to Veterans’ Plaza on Delaware Street. It was a cool summer night, the rain held off and we were able to continue the beloved Walton tradition. Thanks to the police, fire police and those who brought out their cars. See you next year!

Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 10 at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of East and North Streets. Times to donate are from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Right now there is a critical shortage of blood. Donate and save a life; walk-ins are welcome.

Visit the Walton Chamber of Commerce booth at the Delaware County Fair, Aug. 14-19. This year the brand new video “Walton Lifestyles” will be shown. Walton Chamber representatives will be there to answer questions and give information. Raffle tickets can be purchased for the Chamber’s Early Bird drawing Saturday, Aug. 19, and for the raffle that will be drawn at the yearly Night of Entertainment.

The WCS Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th reunion Saturday, Aug. 12 at the The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant in Downsville. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7. On Sunday, Aug. 13, members will gather at the O’Neill High School at 10 a.m. for a class picture and a tour of the high School. After the tour, brunch at Feather and Stone. For more information contact Stefka 607-563-1139 or Gail 607-988-7477.

The Walton Class of ‘87 will have its reunion on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Rainbow Lodge. Contact Ronda Williams, to reserve your spot and choose your dinner.

The Walton Class of ‘57 will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Rainbow Lodge. Dinners will be ordered from the menu so meal reservations are not needed. For more information, contact Mickey at 607-865- 7052 or Sarah 865-8062.

The Reporter will publish class reunion photos; include the names of people in the photo, where the event was held and how many attended; send to

There will be a golf tournament on Aug. 20, starting at 8 a.m., to fund a scholarship for a Walton graduate in memory of Larry Rigas. The cost of $50 per person; lunch is included. Contact or or call Susan (Rigas) Tucciarone or Art Rigas 607-287-9833.

Families are having fun this summer painting rocks and hiding them around town with the Walton ROCKS project. Hints are then share on the Walton ROCKS Facebook page so kids can go find them. If you find a rock you can keep it, or hide it again. Finding a rock seems to inspire the artist in the finder which encourages them create their own rocks to hide. If you want to play, keep your eyes open for the hidden rocks, or paint some yourself. And thanks to Jessica Reed for starting this little adventure.

The Art Show at the Fair is something that adults and children can participate in. The thrill of winning a ribbon at the fair is cool for everybody. Enter drawings, paintings, computer art, ceramics, photographs... but enter something! Entries must be taken to the Art Show Building on Aug. 12. There is no charge to enter, and if you win you get a ribbon and a monetary prize. It’s a cool building to look through when it’s full. Look on the fair website - - to contact Nicky Carr or the Facebook page Delaware County Art.

I entered my Graham baby in the Delaware Valley Hospital Baby contest. Stop by the DVH booth at the Fair next week to vote; it’s $.50 a vote which supports DVH; have some friendly competition with our beautiful babies. If you want to know which one is Graham, stop right next door where I’ll be selling Country Pride cheese. I’ll be glad to brag! See you at the Fair!

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