2018-08-08 / Communities


On Thursday, Aug. 9, Hare and Feather, sponsored by the DVH Volunteers, will be at the hospital with their fudge, jams and jellies and other goodies. They will be there 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., across from the gift shop in the hospital lobby.

On Saturday, Aug. 11 the Wilson’s Chicken BBQ sale will benefit the DVH Volunteers. Stop down to Walton Motors for a chicken half and help the cause. The volunteers raise money for extra things not in the hospital budget. They have bought some equipment and things for patient rooms in the past. Thank you for your support.

There will be another flash tattoo day at INKdicted on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. The event is a fundraiser to help the family of beautiful little girl Trinity O’Connor from Sidney. At the young age of 2, 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 3 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 be doing flash tattoos, a raffle and possibly a bake sale with proceeds to the family. If anyone can donate a basket or anything to raffle, contact them at the shop on West Street or through Facebook.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of North and East streets, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a critical shortage of blood, especially type O, but all types are needed. Walk-ins are welcome. Come in and donate - you will be helping to save many lives. Thank You.

WCS Class of 1958 will be having its 60-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Rainbow Lodge at 5 p.m. Eighteen classmates have already confirmed and they are hoping more will respond. Call Joyce Hunt Meinke at 610-838-1252 or email

Walton’s annual car cruise was held Saturday, Aug. 4 with about 40 cars participating. The route was altered a little this year as the Bear Spring pull off was still barricaded due to paving. So this year the cruise went through Terrace Avenue and back onto Stockton before cruising through Delaware Street and back to Veterans Plaza. The Walton Lions Club sponsored the cruise and a Marketplace event on the green. Several vendors displayed crafts, paintings, jewelry and more and the Lions sold refreshments. After a terrible Friday, and worries about the weather, Saturday couldn’t have been better. Thanks to all who supported it and came out to cruise or watch. I feel the cruise is a Walton tradition that needs to live on!

The Walton Historical Society will be open on Saturday, Aug. 11, but closed the week of Aug. 13-18 because volunteers will be at the Walton Fair display all that week. Come there to browse the display of Walton’s past business’ advertising, signs and see samples of their products. There will be the usual supply of books and other materials for sale plus several new books, some written by local authors. The new color 2019 calendar, honoring Walton’s Veterans, will make its first appearance at the fair, too. In addition it was just announced that the second cemetery tour will take place Sept. 15 and tickets will be for sale at the fair also. Individuals can renew memberships or become members during fair week, too - remember, members get a discount on all items sold. So stop by and take a peek. WHS representatives will be on duty to assist and answer questions. See you at the fair! The Walton Historical Society Eells House, 9 Townsend Street will be open from 10-2 after the fair on Sept. 25.

Elijah’s Closet at the Congregational Church has a change in hours for Friday, Aug. 10 only. It will be open 9-noon on Friday and on Saturday, Aug. 11 - back to normal hours of 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Celebrate the First Congregational Church’s 225th anniversary with a community celebration on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 4-7:30 p.m. There will be music by Country Express under the tent and Brooks BBQ chicken. If you or your family has ever attended the Congregational Church, they would love to have the dates and names for a time line being prepared for the celebration. They are especially interested in wedding and baptism pictures that may have taken place in the church. Contact the church at 607-865-4066.

Stop and visit the Walton Chamber of Commerce booth at the Delaware County Fair in the commercial tent Aug. 13- 18. See the new Walton Lifestyles video and the many things Walton has to offer. Pick up information and talk to local people who would love to meet you.

Then, save the date of Monday, Aug. 20 for the last Concert in the Park for this season. Classic rock - 110 Whitehall at Bassett Park on Griswold Street. Note the change of time to 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 22. Bring your friends and family, all are welcome, hopefully people from neighboring towns will join us. Sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce.

William and Lena Barnes of Downsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14, 2018. They had a big party five years ago, and think this year it will be quieter with a dinner celebration. Whatever they decide to do, congratulations on a great accomplishment.

Music, education, motivation and most of all, entertainment at the Ogden Library as the Summer Reading Program wraps up - inviting everyone to a performance by Didgeridoo Down Under on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. Didgeridoo Down Under is an exciting Australiathemed fusion of music, culture, science, comedy and character building. The program includes a concert, and audience participation (especially children’s participation) is highly encouraged. Patrons who signed up to be “Summer Readers” and who have kept reading logs should bring them to the library on performance day. There will be prizes for reading success and light refreshments.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will offer several new activities and services at their booth at the Delaware County Fair this year. In addition to free blood pressure screenings, there will also be free blood sugar screenings. To promote ATV safety, the hospital personnel at the booth will include ATV safety handouts. Stop at the DVH booth and enter your name into a drawing for an ATV helmet. Two helmets, an adult and a child size) will be given away in the drawing. A new interactive game will be introduced to children to promote poison safety. All kids that play the game will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Walmart gift card.

Something new this year for livestock exhibitors at the Delaware County Fair: there will be a live auction in the livestock show ring on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., the night before the fair opens. Organizers want to raise money to help fund improvements in the livestock areas. If you are a livestock exhibitor, bring at least one item -more are great - for the auction. The dairy cattle barn has been doing this for years and they generally have items like feed, shavings, pitchforks, shovels, pies, gift certificates, baskets, crafts, etc. Whatever you would like to donate will be appreciated. If anyone else would like to donate that would be appreciated as well. For more information, contact Jen Barnhart (434- 3560), Janice Young (363-2888) or Beth Howland (829-6262). All are welcome to come bid on any items. All donations will be appreciated.

Tickets are still available for the country music show starring Terri Clark on Saturday, Aug. 18, the last night of the Delaware County Fair. Terri has had several hits,- “Girls Lie Too,” “Better Things To Do” and “Now That I Found You.” Tickets are $10 for either grandstand or track, but track seating is limited. Get your tickets at

While you’re there download the paperwork to enter the art show, or vegetables in the grange building, demolition derby, or tractor pulls, or DCF’s Got Talent or karaoke shows. Participation is half the fun, and everyone can have a part in this year’s fair.

Wayne Bank is sponsoring a school supply drive at the Walton office. Bring school supplies and drop them in the collection from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. All proceeds will be distributed to the Walton Central School District. What a nice community service project from the bank and I know the supplies will be appreciated.

The Walton Central School District will again hold a recycling event for community members to get rid of old electronics. In turn, the event will help the Walton CSD. The computer and electronics recycling event, from 1-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, will be at the school bus garage on Delaware Street. The event features Maven Technologies, a certified electronics recycler. The company guarantees security for the items people turn in, including complete data and/ or physical destruction of data storage devices. The process goes through a highly secure facility, helping to maintain the security and accountability. Items accepted include computers, laptops, modems, servers, peripherals, GPS units, cell phones, fax machines, copiers, CD players, IT equipment, audio/ visual equipment, telecommunications equipment, televisions, monitors and microwave ovens. Note: no refrigerators or other household appliances will be accepted. CRT monitors or televisions will not be accepted.

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