2018-09-12 / Communities


Walton Walk for Hunger fundraiser will take place this year on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Austin-Lincoln Park. Registration begins at 2 p.m., a few special speakers will talk and at 3 the walk begins. You can walk or run the Austin Lincoln Park Trail, and we ask that you have family and friends sponsor you so that you can bring a donation for the cause. At 3:30 there will be some light refreshments, and at 4 some door prizes donated by local businesses will be drawn. Interested in walking or organizing a team? Call Denise at 631-327-3118. Most of the money raised will stay here in Walton - 40 percent will go to the food bank, 25 percent to the school food backpack program, 25 percent to free community meals and 10 percent to Samaritan’s Purse (the shoebox ministry). The event is coordinated by a committee from the Walton Ministerial and sponsored by UHS Delaware Valley Hospital.

There will be a Wilson’s Barbecued Chicken & bake sale to benefit the Walton Fire Department

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at Walton Motors Inc.

Walton FFA parents are hosting a cornhole tournament at the fairgrounds to raise money to send members to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this year. Cost is $20 per team - contact Jen Barnhart to enter. There will also be food and drink available to buy and raffles to enter. If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize, that would be greatly appreciated.

The DVH volunteers will host Hare and Feather at the hospital lobby across from the gift shop on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. She sells jellies, jams and other goodies, and is becoming a favorite at the hospital. On Thursday, Sept. 28, mark your calendars for the Cheese Man. Have you eaten all the cheese you bought at the Fair? Good time to restock!

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, there will be a meeting of the DVH Volunteers at 1 p.m. at the West Street board room. Remember to bring an item for the Walton Food Bank.

Happy, Healthy and Wise workshops are free and a fun way to learn coping skills for chronic conditions. They are held at the DVH Board Room on West Street. The six free workshops will help reduce the fear, stress and pain associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung problems, diabetes, chronic pain, or stress and anxiety, make better nutrition and exercise choices, get a better night’s sleep, communicate better with your doctor and family and help you set realistic goals to improve your health and your life. The morning sessions will be Mondays from 10-12:30 Sept. 17 through Oct. 22. If there is enough interest, there will be a class Tuesdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 23 from 5:30-8 p.m.; to register call 607-865-2409 or visit The workshops are the implementation of the Stanford University evidence-based, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program which the leaders have completed.

On Friday at Ogden Library Preschool Story Time is held weekly from 10:30 until 11:30. Also at 10:30, Friday, Sept. 14, author Bill Horne will be at the library, speaking on his book, “The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal.” Come for the programs, stay for the cookies. For more information call 607-865-5929.

The breakfast at White Birch Airport on Sunday, Sept. 16 will be sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion (SAL). Serving until noon, come up and enjoy the beautiful scenery, see some planes land and take off and enjoy a great breakfast. The SALs would like to thank all who entered their drawing for the load of logs, and congratulate winner Peter Helman of Trout Creek.

The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders will host its annual grass drag races on Saturday, Oct. 20 (rain date Sunday, Oct. 21) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Registration is from 9-10 a.m.; $20 entry fee per race. Chest protectors and tether switches are required - no racing without both. General admission ticket - $5. Pit pass spectators $25, 12 years and younger are free. This is a fun day of food, fun and action for the whole family. Any questions, call 607-746-7479.

There will be a Quarter Auction

Friday, Sept. 14 at the Walton Grange. Doors open at 5:30, drawing at 6 p.m. There will be many donations from local vendors and businesses. Food and drink will be available to purchase from the Grange. For more information, contact Tina at 607-829-5928, Sharon at 607- 865-4934 or Misty at 607-353- 9943.

Fall rummage sale at Christ Church on Gardiner Place on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of gently used items are being sought. Donations can be brought to the church.

The first Coffeehouse at the Walton Theatre for the 2018- 2019 season will be Sunday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature the a capella singers, Eight is Enough. Sponsored by Music on the Delaware; free - donations accepted. Desserts and coffee/tea will be available.

The September Classic Flix for is Fiddler on the Roof on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Walton Theatre. All seats are $6. View this classic on the big screen for the first time, or enjoy it again.

The Woofs and Wags Dog Walk will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi on Saturday, Sept. 15. Register at 11:30 a.m., walk from 12:15-1:30 p.m., then enjoy the activities, contests and the food tent. This little shelter does amazing things for all the dogs and cats in their care. Support them if you can.

The Trout Creek Community Committee has been busy setting its fall calendar. There will be an ice cream and pie social on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Schoolhouse. Serving 6:30-8, $3 per person.

Vendors are also being sought for the third annual craft fair and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Trout Creek Fire Hall. This year there will be a kid’s craft table where the kids can make a craft as you shop. Vendors can email to get a spot.

The Walton Historical Society has “A Catskill Woodsman”, “Murder in the Catskills,” “Catskill Mountain Bluestone,” “Old Stone Walls,” and “Dutch Shultz and his Lost Treasure” in limited supply. Stop at the Walton Historical Society, 9 Townsend Street, to purchase the books on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are also 2019 calendars for sale and the 2018/2017 calendars have been reduced in price. At the end of the month, calendars and books will be in Big M and Full Circle Antiques if you can’t get in on Saturdays.

Announcing the first annual pump-ki-nanza! Fall marketplace at Veterans Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 29 with the pumpkin contest of years ago. There will be vendors and food starting at 10 a.m. The pumpkin contest will begin at 1 p.m., so have your pumpkins there and ready no later than noon. When you enter your pumpkin you will get a number and an index card in your age group. Age groups are 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old and an adult bracket, too. Pumpkin contest categories will be: Silliest face, scariest face, most creative, most adorable. Vendor fees are $25; set up starts at 8:30 a.m. Vendor fees will be used for pumpkin contest prizes and most of all, donated to the Walton Booster Club to give back to this amazing program for our children. So, if you have some fall items to sell, come down and set up to help make a successful fundraiser for the Booster Club programs.

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