2019-03-13 / Communities


The second annual Walton Middle School/High School PTSA Corn Hole Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 5-9 p.m. at the high school. Last year had a lot of fun was had at this event and I think it will be a fun evening out. Teams need to submit registration and payment of $10 per team (two players) by April 1 to the high school office. Checks can be made payable to MS/HS PTSA. Bring your own boards if you want. If there is still room, teams can register at the door.

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, March 19 for the Walton village elections. There is a two way race for Mayor between incumbent Ed Snow, and current trustee Steve Condon. Three-way race for two trustee seats with incumbent Teresa O’Leary and new candidates Nate Jamieson and Eric Ball. A third one-year trustee seat has Jennifer Fay running for the seat, with a write in candidacy for Mary Phraner. Election is at the Village Hall from noon to 9 pm. Must be a registered voter, 18 years old, and a Village resident to vote in this election.

Scout Pack 45 will host its annual Feller’s Cake Auction Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Community Church. Boys bake the cake with a man in their life. The cakes typically have a theme, from the Scout world or other interests they choose. Everyone is welcome to come and bid on the creations. There are always some interesting designs and delicious flavors. Money raised is donated to the Walton Food Bank.

The Club Anarchy Wrestlers had a large group of wrestlers who qualified for states this past weekend. Twenty-two wrestlers qualified: Kaylieb, Kam, Lucas, Landen and JD Stanton, Landon Salminbangon, Landen Branigan, Dakota Benson, Kenyon & Kiki Davidson, Breylin Budine, Linkin and Jaxson Backus, Hayden Robinson, Preston Roy, Tripp Taylor, Trystan Haywood, Justin Somers, Kohl Muller, LJ Gregory, Paige Shelton and Ben Sayers competed in the NYWAY State Championship at SUNY Brockport in Rochester. To qualify they have to place in the top four in their region; 1700 wrestlers competed from all over the state in their age groups and weight classes. Eleven of the wrestlers placed high enough to be on the platform. LJ Gregory and Kiki Davidson placed second, Jaxon Backus placed third, Landan Stanton, Kenyon Davidson, Luke Stanton and Paige Shelton all placed fourth, Kaylieb Stanton placed fifth and Kam Stanton placed sixth. Congratulations to all the wrestlers for a great season.

The Sunday Piecemakers will have an open sewing day at the Trout Creek Church basement on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your sewing machine, project and lunch. Any questions call Debbie Boice at 865-6238.

Walton Little League has added another night to sign up your child. Stop down and see Billie Jo and Mike Klein who will have a table set up at the Townsend School Science and Book Fair. After signing up, take some time and check out the science fair that the kids put on every year.

The PTA Science Fair is March 15 in the Townsend auditorium. Make sure your child has their registration in if they want to have a project. Admission is free to the public from 6-8 p.m. Come see what our youngest scientists have learned. Also, there will be a book fair from Wednesday, March 13 through the science fair Friday night. Book fair will be open through the day as long as they have enough volunteers. To volunteer, contact Jami Aubin at school, 865-5220.

Cookies and Canvas is a new Townsend School PTA event that will happen at the school on Friday, March 29. A child and an adult can come and paint an owl, with a choice of day or night backgrounds. Painting will take place in the Townsend auditorium and the cost is $25 for the parent/student combo. An extra student with the adult is $10. Parents will have the opportunity to paint a more adult version if they want. Two artists will be on hand to help. Art teachers Lara Fassler and Wendy Reid Jackson will sketch out the owl in advance so that little ones can create their own spin with colors and texture. Cookies and light snacks will be provided. To sign up, send cash or check payable to Townsend School PTA to the school office by March 18. If you have questions, call the office at 865-5220.

The varsity baseball team will be having a benefit breakfast at TA’s Place on Sunday, March 24 from 7 a.m. -12 p.m. with the players busing tables. There will also be raffles.

Walton Little League needs to replace the older safety equipment that is currently being used. There will be a fundraising breakfast at TA’s Place on Saturday, April 6 from 7 a.m. untill 12 noon. At the breakfast the Little League will also have baskets set up for chances to win some great items and gifts. Starting Monday, March 11, tickets will be available for a television that will also be raffled that day.

Stop down, have a great breakfast, and support our Little League and varsity teams.

Spring rummage sale at the Christ Church on Benton Avenue on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. This will be a huge sale with a lot of quality items. Hours have changed to accommodate more patrons. Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The bag sale will start at 11 and run until 1; $1 per bag.

New Hope Community Church will have a pancake dinner on Tuesday, March 26 from 5-6 p.m. at the church’s Harby Center. Menu will include pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs. Free to the public, all are welcome.

The First United Methodist Church of Walton will host Lenten fish dinners Friday evenings from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church hall, 101 North Street. Dinners will be served every Friday through April 12. Adults are $12, children 5-12, $5 and under 5, free. Extra portions of fish - $4. Dinners include fried or baked fish or chicken nuggets; New England Clam Chowder, coleslaw, baked potato or French fries, carrots, assorted desserts and beverages. Take outs are available by calling 865-5765 on Friday.

On Sunday, March 17, at 6 p.m., Music on the Delaware will present a duo called Smoketown at Coffeehouse at the Walton Theatre. Smoketown - brothers Dennis and Jim Thompson, present their take on Irish, folk and American roots music. The brothers’ lives and music were influenced by their Irish mother, Johanna O’Connor, who immigrated from Ireland in 1946. Coffeehouse events are held on the third Sunday of each month and are free to the public with donations gratefully accepted and coffee/ tea and homemade desserts available. The concerts are held on the second floor of the Walton Theatre. For more information see or call 607- 865-6625.

The village of Walton is taking applications for 2019 summer employment. Applications may be picked up at the village clerk’s office, 21 North Street, during regular business hours. Deadline for the return of applications is April 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Jobs available include mowers, basketball instructors, tennis instructor, arts and crafts director and lifeguards - must have current certifications - and pool weekend supervisor.

On Sunday, March 17 The ALA/SAL breakfast at the Vet’s Club, 10 Park Street from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults $3 for children. You’ll get pancakes, sausage, eggs, hash browns, toast, coffee or juice. There will be special “green” pancakes for St. Patrick’s day if you would like. Money raised will go towards matching grants to fix the parking lot and other upkeep at the Walton Veterans Club.

A new kid’s club is forming at the As You Wish candy store on West Street. The Candy Store Lego Club will have space to meet for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade to meet to create Legos creations. Come as a family, or just bring your child to participate. Lego projects and free Lego time. The first meeting will be Friday, March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be April 12. For questions, contact Ashlei Brown on Facebook.

Kindergarten registration is still going on at the Townsend School. I have sent out registration forms to all the students I have information for, however, I’m sure there are other children in the community eligible for kindergarten next year. If your child will turn 5 on or before December 1 of this year, contact me for registration forms. When enrolling your child I will need a copy of the birth certificate and immunizations. Any questions, contact me at 865-5220 x4077.

The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Benton Avenue, Walton, extends an invitation to all middle and high school students to participate in the 2019 right to life oratory contest on Sunday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. The contest is open to students to write and present an original 5-7 minute pro life speech. Topics can include abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or stem cell research. Students in tenth grade and younger can write an essay of “Why Being Pro Life is Important to Me” - 11th and 12th graders are eligible to advance to the state level competition in May in Albany, and if successful there could be invited to compete at the national level in Washington, D.C.; $50 first place prize. There is also a cash prize for second and third place for this local contest. The only requirements are to spread the Pro-Life message and to have fun. Call or email Katherine Gielskie at 437-7474 for more information or to sign up. Access the rules of the contest at

The Walton Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will sponsor an event on Saturday, March 16 for Days for Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides feminine hygiene kits to girls worldwide. The event will take place at the high school cafeteria and donations are sought to make the kits. Items needed include girls briefstyle underwear in sizes 10-16, grosgrain ribbon 5/8” wide, new material in 100 percent woven quilters’ cotton and 100 percent cotton flannel. Dark colors with patterns preferred. Botanical, geometric, batiks patterns are best; no images such as words, cartoons, or animals. Also, Ziploc brand, gallon size freezer bags without sliders, dark-colored washcloths, and 100 percent polyester thread in spools or cones. The club will make the kits that day, but hope people will stop by with donations to make additional kits as well. Monetary donations will help them buy the supplies and assist with shipping costs.

The 12 Meditations of Christ’s journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to the cross will be observed at the First United Methodist Church through Lent. All are welcome and invited to stop by Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to walk the Stations in the sanctuary. Groups are welcome by appointment. Call 607-865-5765 Tuesday-Friday to set up an appointment day/time.

The DVH Volunteers meet on Wednesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at the West Street boardroom. Hare and Feather will be at hospital lobby that same day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with homemade foods.

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