2018-06-13 / Communities


There is a safe place in our community for those who have lost a loved one to suicide - a place to express themselves, find support, comfort and resources in a judgment-free environment. Everyone in the group, including facilitators, has experienced someone close to them take their life and knows how devastating it can be. The group will be held the second Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7 p.m. at 103 North Street in the parsonage next to the United Methodist Church. This month’s meeting is tonight, Wednesday, June 13. Use the front North Street entrance.

There will be a rabies vaccination clinic for animals four months and older at the Walton Town Highway Garage on route 10 South on June 13 from 6-8 p.m. Have your animals crated or on a leash to bring them.

The town wide lawn sales will be held on July 6 and 7 this year, so start digging out treasures and contact the Walton Chamber of Commerce to get on the map. Maureen Wacha is Chamber President - and can be reached at 607-865-8884.

Hare and Feather will be at the hospital lobby with sweet treats from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Jams, jellies, fudge and jelly roll slices are just some of the yummies they expect to have. Stop by if you can. DVH Volunteers will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at the West Street Board room. Bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.

Thanks to Debbie Ackerly, Maureen Babcock and Barbara Horton for planting the barrels for the town at the Veterans Plaza on Friday. Deb has the green thumb I wish I had! Also thanks to the Department of Public Works crew that got the barrels there. It was good to get them done in time for Wellness Day, and to brighten the Water Street side of the plaza. The hostas, donated by folks a few years ago, seem to be hearty and surviving. Thanks to those who helped with those as well.

Swimming lesson sign-ups will be Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the Walton Pool. The village of Walton has also announced plans and dates for the summer recreational programs at Austin-Lincoln Park. Students aged 5-13 years can take Arts and Crafts lessons from July 2 through Aug. 9. If you have donations of materials they would be appreciated and can be brought to the Walton village office. There will also be basketball and tennis for boys and girls who have completed third grade this June. You can sign up for these activities on the same dates as swimming.

There are still plots available in the community garden for this season. Cost is $20 to lease a small plot and $40 to lease a large spot for the whole season. About half of the plots have been tilled and the other half will be self-till. If you are interested email Katie Backus at To those who were afraid of the bees that were kept there, they have been removed. Thanks to everyone who continues to take part.

The third annual Nicholas Dungan Memorial captain and crew golf tourney will be on Saturday, June 16 at Hardwood Hills Golf Course in Masonville from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., there are teams of four, with the cost of $55 a person. Fee includes 18 holes, cart and dinner. There will be prizes for first, second, and third, prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. They are looking for hole and cart sponsors and raffle donations. Holes are $50 and carts are $25. Put a team together and help support Cubby’s Christmas Kindness. Any questions, message Greg at 607-226-1789.

Elizabeth Sulger lived in Walton all her life until she moved recently to Morris to live with her daughter. She would appreciate hearing from family and friends at her new address: 1807 State Highway 51, Morris, NY 13808. Years ago, Mrs. Sulger was a proofreader at the Reporter, and is still an avid reader of the paper.

Another longtime Reporter employee, Stella Lincourt, also celebrates a 90th birthday next week on June 18. I worked with Stella for a few years, and she was the sweetest, most positive person in the plant (along with Jim Olmstead!). She would love to hear from friends and former co-workers, too. She’d love a phone call, a note, or a card - 69 Bruce St., Walton, NY 13856.

This year the Walton Central School Drama Club will perform three, 30-minute shows, with different themes for each production. Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. will be a night to celebrate the newest addition to Walton Drama Club, with a production from the Middle School Drama Club called “The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield.” It’ll be up to a brave little girl and her unwavering grandma to stop a war of the worlds in this ridiculously silly one-act comedy that’s out of this world. On Friday, June 15, the high school drama club will present three productions beginning at 7 p.m., including the middle school production and the two high school productions of “The Lottery” and “Tracks.” On Saturday, June 16 they will present the two high school shows at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the high school office, and Molto Espresso. Advanced tickets are adults - $6 and students - $5. At the door prices will be adults - $7 and students - $6.

June’s Classic Flix at the Walton Theatre is “It Happened One Night” and will be shown on June 21 at 7 p.m. for $6. The film stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. See it for the first time, or see it again on the big screen for a fun movie experience. Mark your calendar for Sept. 20 for “Fiddler on the Roof.”

On Saturday, June 16 be a part of the cornhole tournament at the Delaware County Fairgrounds to benefit Walton/ Delaware Academy varsity, junior varsity and modified wrestling scholarships. Entry fee is $20. There will be Wilson’s BBQ chicken, $10 for a full dinner with all the fixings. A 50/50 raffle and gift basket raffles. Rain or shine. Sign ups at 12, tournament starts at 1 p.m.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive Thursday, June 14 at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of North and East Streets. Times are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donors are needed and walk-ins are welcome. Come, donate and save lives.

Get out your running or walking shoes. Walton Central School Student Council will be hosting their 1st Annual Color Walk/Run on Saturday, June 16. Start at the Walton HS Athletic Fields. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the Walk/Run will begin approximately at 9 a.m. Early registration for the walk/run will be $10 for students and $15 for adults. Checks can be sent to Katie Cuomo in the high school, payable to “WCS HS StuCo” The morning of, prices will increase to $15 for students and $20 for adults, so get your early bird special. Wear a white T-shirt - best with the color powder that you’ll run through. The fundraiser will help the student council raise money for student and community activities for next year.

The Walton First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present “Songs of the Human Spirit” - a concert by local musicians on Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is one non-perishable food item for the Walton Food Bank. Come hear them “Make A Joyful Noise” - you will enjoy it.

Join FUMC for its 13th annual Street Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for live music all day and the famous dunk tank. There will be face painting, a clown show, balloons, and a watermelon eating contest. There will be crafts for kids, games and prizes; upscale yard sale and craft vendors. Enjoy sausage, peppers and onions and fresh baked apple pie or free hot dogs. The event will happen rain or shine and the street in front of the church will be closed so park on East Street or Union Street and walk to the church on North Street.

The William B. Ogden Library and the Grant Rogers Project will present “Indian Summer,” the story of the building of the Cannonsville Reservoir, featuring local faces and places on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.; Walton Theater, free and open to all. Bring memories and your memorabilia to share.

The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club will host a chicken and biscuit dinner Saturday,

June 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Clubhouse, 1021 Covert Hollow Road, Hamden. Free will offering.

The official 2018 summer reading program is called “Libraries Rock.” Our July 1 through Aug. 11 weekly children’s story sessions (Fridays, 10:30-11:30) will have music themes and geology themes, all with an over-arching reading theme - that there will be good books and fun craft projects goes without saying. Sign up for the Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading program at the Ogden Library, Gardiner Place, throughout June to start your reading roster and start earning prizes - readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up and take the reading challenge. The dates and times of the visiting artist miniconcerts and musical workshops will be posted as they approach - watch for announcements- there are exciting programs coming this summer.

Senator Boncic will sponsor his summer reading program again, and students and parents can log on to to create a profile, record reading progress, share books you’ve enjoyed via Facebook and earn a certificate. You can use the same books you have used for the Ogden Library and spread the word of which books you liked the most. Reading over the summer is crucial to keep your children sharp not slide back in their reading. There are lots of cool reading programs offered, but just curling up with your child and a book before bed will do wonders for their future learning. Kids at Townsend School were just given some free books to give them a head start. I know lots of kids bought books at the BOGO book fair. Give your children the gift that lasts a lifetime - the love of reading.

The Walton Soccer Booster Club will provide transportation to the Headwaters Soccer Camp the week of June 25-28 again this year. The camp is for children age seven -17 at the Otego Elementary School and runs daily Monday Thursday from 9:30-4. The cost is $60 or $75 if a soccer ball is desired. The transportation is only available the week of June 25-28 for Walton Central School students. You can sign up for soccer camp by going to the Headwaters Soccer Club website. Bus sign-up forms are available from Kelly Gates, 865-5220 or You must turn in a bus form to ride the bus. Questions, contact Kelly Gates.

The Congregational Church, across the street from elementary school, will hold its annual “last day of school” cookie sale on Friday, June 22 at 2. All of the school children that stop by, will receive a free cookie. It’s a wish for a happy summer vacation from the church congregation.

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