2018-07-18 / Communities


Former and current neighbors are invited to the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood picnic on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at Austin Lincoln’s small pavilion. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.

There will be a community wide picnic at New Hope Community Church on Stockton Ave on Saturday, July 28 from 1-8 p.m. Games will include corn hole, horseshoes, a bounce house, a water slide, basketball competition (3 on 3) from 3-5 p.m. and more. There will be snacks during the day, with the main meal a barbecue from 5:30-6:30, followed at 7 with campfires and s’mores. Ends at 8 p.m. Bring comfortable chairs. All are welcome. RSVP to Linda Frank 865-4004 - leave message if needed. There will be field hockey sign ups Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5-6:30 p.m., in the pavilion at Austin Lincoln. Grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 are eligible to play. Cost is $25 per child.

Eternal Flame Farm Market on County Rt. 21 now has corn and vegetables from the Covered Bridge Farm Market - the Johnson Family in Unadilla. They will also have vegetables from Russell’s Farm as they have decided to not open this year. Buy local and know it’s fresh from the farm.

Music on the Delaware will present a special bonus summer Coffeehouse on Sunday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Theatre. This performance features cellist and teaching artist Nicky Swett who will play classic and contemporary solo cello music. The coffeehouse performance is free, as are all coffeehouse events; donations accepted. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available. The regular Coffeehouse at the Theatre 2018-19 season will resume on Sept. 16, with the appearance of a capella group, Eight is Enough.

Don’t miss the evening of ukulele hosted by Carmen Borgia and members of Jumbo Bungalow on Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. at the William B. Ogden Library.

Annual Wilson’s chicken barbecue and bake sale to benefit the Matthew Tweedie Memorial Scholarship will be on Saturday, July 21 at the Walton Motors on Delaware Street, the new site next to Kraft from 9:30 until sold out. Donations and bake sale items, and/or time are greatly appreciated, too.

Community Vacation Bible School for Grades UPK -6 on July 23-27 at the First United Methodist Church, 101 North Street, Walton. From 6:30-8 p.m. each night. Cost is free but space is limited, so sign up early. Call the office at 607-865-5765 to pick up or have a registration form mailed to you. Volunteers appreciated!

Due to popular demand, the William B. Ogden Library will re-screen the movie “Indian Summer” tonight - Wednesday evening, July 18 at 6 p.m. at the library. The movie is not a documentary about the details of the construction of the Cannonsville Reservoir, but rather a snapshot of the community’s attempt to come to terms with having been given notice that they would have to leave their homes and properties. There are recognizable locals in many scenes, and a snippet of a barn dance featuring “The Songwriter of the Catskills,” Grant Rogers. “Indian Summer” is not a lengthy film — the room will be open to discussion and reminiscence after the showing and until 8 p.m. Free admission.

The Walton Farmer’s Markets will be Fridays, July 20, Aug. 3, 17, 31 and Sept. 14 and 28 at Walton’s Veterans Plaza, 181 Delaware Street. Come to get fresh produce from our local farmers and get your nutrients in the best possible way. WIC F&V checks are accepted. Rain or shine, they will be there.

Cruise at this year’s car cruise on Saturday, Aug. 4. Veterans Plaza Marketplace all day with vendors and food by the Walton Lions. Cost for vendors is $10 a table. Reserve your spot with me or Chrissy at Ren-Rest by telling us how many tables you want to bring. Payment should be made in advance to hold your spot. The day will end with the car cruise returning to the Plaza after cruising the regular route (if road work is done) starting at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Come with your show car, your motorcycle, your classic, your daily driver that you’re proud of and join the fun. We’ll alter the route if needed to make sure it’s safe and doesn’t hurt the cars.

The 16th annual local 4-H Duck Race is Saturday, July 21 starting at noon. Contact a local 4-Her to purchase your duck. You have to be in it to win it. If you don’t know any local 4-Hers stop by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Hamden. Proceeds from the Duck Race support the 4-H Program here in Delaware County. Tickets are $5 each or five ducks for $20. Prizes will be awarded to the first five ducks that cross the finish line, first place $500, second place $250, third place $150, fourth place $100, and fifth place $50.

The summer lunch program was well attended this week, and lots of folks got great food and a time to visit. It was great to see the kids back at school with their parents and caregivers. Free breakfasts and lunch for all children 18 and under at either school this summer through Aug. 9. Parents or sitters over 18 can also eat for a small fee, $2 for breakfast, $3 for lunch. Stop by whichever school is most convenient for you and enjoy a good meal with friends.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will sponsor its annual cutest baby contest during the Delaware County Fair. Fifty cents a vote at the hospital booth #1 commercial tent. Prizes are: first place - $100 savings account, second place - $50 savings account and third place - $25 savings account at any one of Wayne Bank’s offices in Delaware County. The child’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, address and phone number must be on back of photo. Include a self-addressed envelope if you would like your photo returned. Photos must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 6 and can be brought in to Delaware Valley’s finance office, 20 West Street in Walton, or UHS Primary Care in Walton, Downsville or Roscoe or mail to UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, Community Relations, 1 Titus Place, Walton, NY 13856. No photos accepted at the fair booth. Call 607-865-2409 with questions.

The Delaware County Fair is looking for entries for the hay bale decorating contest which is open to any individuals or groups. Get the entry form and rules at the Delaware County Fair website, Get your family, friends or group together and show your talent. Your participation will help support the fair and make our beautiful grounds look even better - besides it’s fun! Entries need to be in by Aug. 1.

Delaware Opportunities Inc. will conduct a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. until all food is distributed in the parking lot behind Delaware Opportunities headquarters, 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden. The food will be provided by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The type of food available will not be known until the day of distribution. Proof of income is not required; however, information on the number of children and adults in each household receiving donated food will be requested. Households must appear in person to receive food. No notes will be accepted. The distribution is limited to Delaware County residents; bring boxes and/or bags, rolling coolers, etc. to carry food to vehicles. Dress for the weather as there is no indoor space available for those waiting for food.

For more information contact Tammy Clark, Nutrition Advocate at 607-746-1670 or Kelly Short, Food Bank Coordinator at 607-746-1685.

There will be another flash tattoo day at INKdicted on Aug. 11, at 10 a.m., a fundraiser to help the family of a beautiful little girl, Trinity O’Connor from Sidney. At the young age of two she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Danny and Brandy O’Connor, Trinity’s mom and dad, say even though the chemo makes her sick she continues to smile and push through it. They have three other children who, with the help of family and friends, hold down the fort while Trinity is getting treatments. This kind of traveling puts a lot of financial stress on the family so Jamie and Jessie want to help. They will do flash tattoos, a raffle and maybe a bake sale to benefit the family. To donate a basket or anything to raffle contact them at the shop on West Street or through Facebook.

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