2019-04-10 / Communities


The Suicide Prevention peer support group for adults is tonight, April 10 from 6-7 p.m. at 103 North Street. The meeting is led by trained facilitators who have experienced loss. For more information call: 1-607-832-5888 Delaware County Mental Health (non-crisis only). Suicide Prevention Crisis Lifeline: 1-800- 273-8255.

Delaware County Youth Soccer sign-up sheets are available at the Townsend Office for grades 3-5. Practice starts Monday, April 22 at 6:30 at Townsend School, so children must be signed up by Friday, April 12. Games are Wednesday and Saturdays. Cost is $11.25. Make checks payable to Delaware County Youth Soccer. Practices on Monday, games on Wednesday and Sundays.

Pancake breakfast and bake sale to raise money for Noah Aubin’s Eagle Scout project. Noah will make several kiosks for the Hamden Hill Ridge Riders and Veteran’s Plaza. Breakfast will be held at the Ridge Riders Clubhouse on Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. until noon; free will offering. Your support will be appreciated.

From Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13 the library will hold an a la cart book sale. Stop and check out the books on the cart in the lower level; four for $1. Do not bring books to donate at this time. No donations accepted at this time.

Adults can make an Easter craft at the Ogden Library on Friday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. Dye eggs using several different techniques - silk, shaving cream and rice. Participants - bring your own hardboiled eggs.

On Thursday, April 18 at 6:30, Karen Lund, a public speaker and Iditarod racer, will speak about dog mushing. Her dog will be there, with their gear. Learn more about the race and meet them. A great program for all ages.

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. Return by April 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Music on the Delaware’s Coffeehouse at the Walton Theatre in Walton will feature a trio from Ithaca called the O’Shanigans on Sunday, April 14. The event starts at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Walton Theatre. Coffee, tea and desserts available. Celtic, American and world fiddle tunes. For more information see www.o’ or find O’Shanigans on Facebook. For questions, call 607-865-6625.

The Walton Fire Department Queen Contest will be Sunday, April 14 and is open to girls age 14-19 who live in the Walton Fire District.

The winner will be included in the department’s public activities such as fire prevention, parades, open houses and other such events. It’s easy and fun to be a part of the fire department. To sign up call or text Kaitlyn: 607-221-9112 with your name, address, and phone number. Girls will compete in formal wear and complete a short questionnaire, and will be judged by a small panel of judges. Participants must be there at 1:45 p.m. Contest is open to the public from 2-5 p.m.

Michelle Truman will be at the hospital lobby with sweet chocolates with her Sweet Taste of Country goodies on April 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. She will also bring some of her new cotton candy and some crafts.

The Cheese Man will be at the DVH lobby on Thursday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with his cheese tubs and other savory treats - it’s a great time to stock up for your Easter guests. He will be set up across from the gift shop.

There will be a craft and vendor show at the Walton Grange 1454 Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch and drinks will be available to purchase. Tables are $15 - call Sharon Brennan at 865-4934.

The Walton chapter of NYS Women, Inc. will sponsor the annual AMBA blood draw on Saturday, May 4, from 6:30 until 9:30 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church (red brick) on the corner of North and East streets. The fee is $40 for the normal tests and an additional $8 for the sponsor. Additional tests will also have additional fees. No cash payments accepted - all payments must be checks or money orders only. Call 1-800-234-8888 to make a reservation.

Maundy Thursday service on April 18 and Good Friday service on April 19 at the United Presbyterian Church. Both services will begin at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service will be at 10 a.m. on April 21. Everyone is invited to attend these services.

The First United Methodist Church of Walton Lenten fish dinner, Friday, April 12, from 4:30-7 p.m. at 101 North Street. Adults $12, children 5-12 $5 and under 5, free. An extra portion of fish is $4. Fried or baked fish or chicken nuggets, New England clam chowder, coleslaw, baked potato or French fries, carrots, assorted desserts and beverages. Takeouts are available - call 865- 5765 on Friday.

The “They Marched For Us, Let’s Walk For Them” Walk-AThon in Walton will be April 20. Individuals or teams will collect pledges - either a flat fee or by the laps they walk. Hopefully participants get at least 10 sponsors, and return the sheet and the money on the day of the walk. This event will benefit Veterans residing at New York State Veterans Medical Centers or Veterans Homes, and the Fisher House. The walk-a-thon is designed to be a fun and fit activity with participants doing what they can personally do comfortably - not a race or a competition. Water will be provided along the route - a lap in the village starting at Veteran’s Plaza. Contact Kim Jacob at, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 president and membership chairperson, or call 607-865- 4727 for more information or to pick up a sponsor sheet.

Save the date for the second annual All Seasons Sportsmen’s Expo, sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Come and shop the many diverse outdoor enthusiast and sportsmen-focused vendors and a full day of free educational demonstrations and presentations. The 2018 inaugural expo drew over 2000 visitors that came to explore the vendor booths and exhibits that highlighted outdoor activities - hunting, fishing, camping, 4-wheeling, hiking, and more - in a fabulous setting with a family-friendly atmosphere. Great food vendors. This year’s Expo is shaping up to be bigger and better. Admission remains $5; those under 17 free. Attendees are entered into a Chamber raffle for sporting goods prizes. Vendor space is still available, so if you want a spot, or for more information and a vendor application, visit the All Seasons Sportsmens Expo on FaceBook or www.All- website or call 607-865-6224 or 607-761-2670.

The 25th annual Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon was a success. More than $10,000 was pledged - a new record. Students and committee members thank the community for its generous support, and Danny’s restaurant for the pizza they provided. If you were not called and want to make a contribution online go to All money raised goes to scholarships for graduating Walton seniors. Thank you for your continued support.

The New Hope Community Church will host a free Easter egg hunt and scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. All ages invited; free face painting, snacks and desserts, activity tables, a coloring contest, a selfie/picture contest and prizes. Bring your own camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunt for ages 0 to 5 & 6-10 at 10 a.m.; at 11 there will be groups for age 11 and up and groups/families. The scavenger hunt will have contestants hunting for items around the village - take a selfie when you find them. Fun and free, but RSVP is required in order to prepare for the right number of prizes. Email or call/text 607-435-6724 to give Cinnamin your name and the number of people in your group. Volunteers appreciated to be helpers and with snacks.

On April 13, New Hope will have a cleanup day at the church. Many hands make light work and would be appreciated. There will be a continental breakfast at 8:30 and the cleaning will begin at 9 a.m. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Congratulations to Tommy Maguire, Walton, Brooke Gerace Walton, Susan Gielskie, DeLancey, Mary Melnyk, Stamford and Cara Gielskie, DeLancey for their entries in the Delaware County Pro-life Oratory competition. This is the third year for this event that is open to Delaware County middle and high school students. Brooke Gerace took home first Prize, receiving $100 and an opportunity to move to the New York state competition. The event was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Sunday, March 31.

The Catholic Youth Group will have a pancake breakfast and pie sale on Palm Sunday, April 14, at noon at St. John the Baptist RC Church.

With a heavy heart I must write about the passing of Julian Wilcox. Julian was a wonderful man, teacher, leader and coworker. I am honored to have had a chance to work with him, and he was the model of patience when teaching kids. He was my daughter Julie’s piano teacher, along with thousands of others. Most recently I helped him as he started a youth chorus. He was still bringing joy to the community through children. I treasure our friendship. He will surely be missed.

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