2017-10-11 / Communities


Today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, there will be a bake sale at the DVH lobby, sponsored by DVH Volunteers from 9 a.m. until sold out. Next Wednesday there will be a meeting at 1 p.m. at the West Street Board Room for the volunteers. As always, bring an item for the Walton Food Bank.

Tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 11, expert trainer Bill Landesman will be at the William B. Ogden Library in Walton and offers a free evening workshop for those who would like to learn definitive answers about housebreaking dogs and puppies. Come and learn The Real Deal; 6:30 to 8. For more information, visit the library, or call 607-865-5929.

Packages will be sent to soldiers today - Wednesday, Oct. 11 at noon at the Vet’s Club on High Street. Donations can be dropped off any day after 3 when it opens at the Club.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of North and East Streets. Come and donate - you will be saving lives. They welcome walk-ins as always. Also looking for “double red” donors at this time. In light of recent events, a well stocked blood supply is needed. Donate if you can.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Chris Brundege’s birthday, a group went to watch the wild card game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins. It was a great victory for the Yankees who fell behind 3-0, but came back to win 8-4. The crowd was very energetic and lively and they all had a great time. Those who went on the trip were Chris and Tammy Brundege, Josh Knapp, Johnny Markle, Tom and Deb Ackerly, Angelica Helm and Garrett Babcock. Tammy, Deb and Angelica bought matching Aaron Judge T-shirts.

The Walton Historical Society is hosting an “Antique Appraisal Clinic” on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have any vintage items you would like to know more about, or find out if they are valuable or not, bring it into the Historical Society at 9 Townsend Street, Walton and get the reviewer’s opinion. There will be four knowledgeable appraisers including Jim Phraner from Oneonta Coin Company, and Bob Durrett, along with his mother and father from the Carriage House in New Berlin. So bring in your clocks, books, marbles, jewelry, razors, lamps, glassware, coins/paper monies - to mention a few possibilities you might have laying around the house that you want to know more about. Fees are $10 for one item, or three for $25. Now is the opportunity to find out if you have something you have always wondered about.

The Walton Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 11. Veterans, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Scouts and our Walton Central School Band will step off from Gardiner Place at 10:45 a.m. The parade will march to the World War II monument in front of the Castle on the Delaware. At the monument the schedule will be: prayer, volley, Taps, playing the Star Spangled Banner as the flag is hoisted, then back to Gardiner

Place. Veterans are encouraged to participate. Vehicles will be available to transport those unable to make the march. Luncheon will be served at Walton Veterans Club, 10 Park Street after the parade. Lunch is free for the marchers, good will offering for others.

Veterans are encouraged to bring their town tax bill to Walton Vets Club after the parade, to ensure they are receiving proper real estate deductions. Also, those who served at Camp LeJeune or Camp Geiger between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987 for at least 30 days - there are lists of illnesses which are presumptive conditions of diseases for the bad water soldiers drank. They also have list of presumptive illnesses for Vietnam Veterans.

Music on the Delaware will open its 2017-2018 season with Driftwood Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Walton Theatre. An open jam session will take place on the second floor of the theatre at 6:30 p.m. Music on the Delaware is pleased to welcome back the woodwind quintet Mosaic Winds for its Oct. 15 Coffeehouse at the Theatre concert. The free event occurs on the second floor of the theatre and runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Desserts and drinks will be served; donations accepted. For more information, see or call 607-865- 6625.

Music on the Delaware is pleased to present a concert and traditional square and round dance with Pat Kane and his band, West O’Clare, at the Walton Theatre on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30.

The Friday evening dance and concert, underwritten by the Mattern Fund, is a first for Music on the Delaware, in that audience members are invited to take part in the dancing, which will take place on the main stage of the theatre. Though the Pat Kane dance is free, tickets can be picked up at Wayne Bank and Sidney Federal Credit Union in Walton. Further information is available at 607-865-6829 or 865-6983.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the William B. Ogden Library will host a free dance workshop and community forum facilitated by local musician and folklorist Kathy Shimberg. The public is invited to share memories of local square dances and round dances at the workshop, or just come, listen and enjoy. The event will begin at 11 a.m., and run until 12:30.

Walton Baseball Dream Team craft fair Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Walton Grange on Stockton Avenue. There will be over 20 local crafters/vendors. To be a vendor contact Rebecca Halstead 607-427-4963 - there are only a couple spots left - $15 per table.

Later that evening, the Walton Baseball Dream Team Silent Auction will also be held at the Grange. Doors open at 5:30, calling starts at 6:30. To donate, contact Rebecca Halstead at 607- 437-4963 or Erin Serra 631-972- 7594. These events are to raise money for Walton kids to play at the Dream Park in Cooperstown next summer.

The United Presbyterian Church (red brick) is collecting food for the WEB food program which each sends food home for the weekend for children. Individual serving sizes of different food is appreciated. To get a complete list, pick up a list in the sanctuary of the church on the corner of East and North streets.

New Hope Community Church is having a Basketball Court Dedication Service for its new court on Sunday, Oct. 15, 1–1:30 p.m., 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton. The community is invited to be a part of it. There will then be a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament from 2 – 6 p.m. with a boy’s and girl’s division (grades 6-8) as well as boy’s and girl’s division (grades 9-12). Maximum 4 on a team. Registration is $20 per team. There will also be a Free Throw Contest for all ages. Cost is $2 per person. Food will also be served on a donation basis. Proceeds will go to hurricane relief efforts. For details on registration, contact Bonnie Beach at 607-222-8224. Team space is limited. Be sure to bring a lawn chair.

The Trout Creek Town Hall committee will sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the town hall. There will be other children’s activities and a hayride, weather permitting. Come with your decorated trunk full of goodies (you could win a prize), or just bring the kids to trunk or treat. There will be sno-cones, hot dogs, chips and beverages available for sale.

The second annual Trout Creek Community craft fair and bake sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Trout Creek Fire Hall. Baked goods, sandwiches and beverages from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Congregational Church will be Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9:30-3. They are still looking for vendors so call the church at 865-4066 or email and leave your name and number and the product you sell.

Turkey dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 101 North Street. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll; apple or pumpkin pie. Tickets at the door - adults $11, children 5-12 years $5, under 5 free. Take out reservations will be accepted Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. by calling 865-5765. Pickup from 4-5 p.m. Sorry, no deliveries.

The Walton Fire Department had nine activations during September. Keith Bundy received a pin for 15 years of service, and Summer Brown and Ben Pankiewicz became the two newest members. The emergency squad took delivery of a new power stretcher. They stood by at the home football game. The fire police helped with traffic for the homecoming parade. The department and Explorers each held a Wilson Chicken BBQ and bake sale.

November 11 is the annual turkey raffle. Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget. Always lots of fun and great prizes.

The fire department, auxiliary and Explorer all need more members. Think about helping to serve your community with one of these groups.

Halloween is just around the corner, be sure to watch out for the kids as they walk the streets. Also, keep a eye open for them as they like to play in the leaves by the road.

Misty Phoenix would like to create a map for the people that will participate in trick or treating this year in the village of Walton. Call her cell phone - 607-353- 9943 - and leave a message with your address to welcome trick or treaters and she will include it on the map. She thought it would be a great thing for the kids to use a map to navigate around town and also maybe make it easier for parents to plan the route they would like to take. Also, for new people that haven’t handed out candy previously, they can be sure to see children dressed in their great Halloween costumes. She will keep everyone posted as to where they can pick up the map as Halloween gets closer.

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