2018-10-10 / Communities


There will be a Wilson’s chicken barbecue and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Walton Motors to benefit Celestine Mingle’s trip to Costa Rica 2020 with the WCS Travel Club.

There will be a chili cook-off at the New Hope Community Church on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. Registration is $10 and the deadline to join is Oct. 19. All registration fees will be returned as prize money to the top three winners. Register by sending a Facebook message or an email to

A donation at the door will give you a taste of all the chilis, cornbread, a drink, dessert and a ballot to vote. It will be a good, delicious time for family and friends. Each year New Hope Community Church participates in Operation Christmas Child, in which shoeboxes are filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, etc. and sent to children in need. In many cases, this is the only gift these children receive. Each year the church sends 500 boxes. The cost to ship a box is $9 each. Your donation will help us pay for the shipping costs and put smiles on hundreds of children’s faces.

On Oct. 23 the menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage for the weekly free community dinner at New Hope.

Announcing the third annual Halloween costume giveaway at the First Congregational Church on Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Amanda Mills collects, repairs and revises costumes which are available for anyone who needs one. If you have costumes to donate, they will be gladly accepted also.

Coffeehouse at the Theatre will feature Hop City Trio on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Theatre. This is the second coffeehouse event of the 2018-2019 season sponsored by Music on the Delaware. Coffeehouse performances are free - donations are gratefully accepted. As with all coffeehouse programs, desserts and coffee/ tea will be available.

Hare and Feather will be in the DVH lobby on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with their jams, jellies and baked goodies. Mark your calendars for this and the Cheese Man on Oct. 25.

The Townsend School Weekend Backpack (WEB) program has started for this year, and the families are again grateful for the extra help with food over the weekends. The Mission and Outreach Committee of the United Presbyterian Church thanks you for any help you can give. The program could benefit from the donation of products like oatmeal packets, tomato and chicken noodle soups, tuna, jars of peanut butter, microwave popcorn, and 100% juice boxes. Other good items would be individual serving sizes of fruit cups, pasta, cereal, breakfast bars, cheese sticks and raisins. Food can be dropped off at the William B. Ogden Library, or put in the box in the back of the sanctuary at the United Presbyterian (box marked WEB Food) at 58 East Street.

A Rosary Rally will be held at Veteran’s Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 13 at noon. Arrive no later than 11:45 a.m. - it’s the 101st anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima. All are welcome to come worship.

The New Hope Community Church will have its fall conference for woman from Sisters United called “Hope Anchors the Soul” on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, giveaways and a parting gift. All woman are invited to attend for what is expected to be a great conference, good singing and music, and a skit. The speaker will be Robin Sostak who is the co-pastor of Vine and Branch Church in Liberty. The church will be accepting reservations until all the spots are filled, so don’t be left out.

The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders has cancelled its annual grass drag race scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, but the paint and sip event is still on for that evening at the clubhouse. Each person at the paint and sip will be able to paint two wineglasses for $30. This price includes the wineglasses, and the painting supplies needed. There will be light snacks (cookies, cheese and crackers) and coffee. Adult beverages will not be provided, but feel free to bring them with you, if they are required to enhance your artistic ability. Call Marilyn at Delaware Sports at 607-865- 8888 to reserve your spot by Oct. 17.

There will be a rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday,

Oct. 13 (bag day) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of North and East streets. Proceeds will support mission projects locally and abroad.

The free clothing closet at the grange is open the second and fourth Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you need clothing or bedding it is free to all, regardless of income. If you have things to donate call 865-4934 or 287-9736. You can also call these numbers if you have an emergency. The closet will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Dec. 27 for the holidays.

I saw this post from the library. “Be kind. It’s National Courtesy Month.” Wouldn’t that be nice? Let’s all start and keep it going every month. As they say, you can be anything in this world, so be kind. I know I sometimes need that reminder. I think we probably all do. To a kinder, gentler Walton! Have a great week!

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