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Thursday, February 27, 2014

VIEW FROM MY PORCH

Monica Thomas
VIEW FROM MY PORCH
by Mizmonica
Well wasn't it nice to get a couple of days of spring weather. I heard some singing song birds in the big hemlock out front and immediately thought spring is coming.

Its Read Across America Week beginning March 3rd, pickup a book at your local library or download something onto your kindle, we are a Nation that Reads! At the Elementary School the sixth grade will begin their Cherrydale Fund Raiser. We have students attending the Stem Challenge in Smethport, good luck kids! The Junior High COED Basketball Team is having a short season check out OVSN in the Potter Leader for the dates of their games, sites and times. JO wrestling is coming to an end thanks to everyone who worked on this to make it happen for our kids. At the Middle/High School: Regional's for Varsity Wrestling will be held in Sharon, Pa. the weekend of February 28-March 2.

Wednesday the 26th at the Library they will be hosting a presentation of “The Underground Railroad in Quilts” at 6:00 p.m. With Cassandra Gunkel a folklorist who specializes in material culture she will be sharing her research into the authentication of 19th century quilts and their hidden meanings stitched into these designs.

On Wednesday the 5th of March Lenten Lunches begin with the first one at the Methodist Church. They will continue for the next 6 weeks. I really look forward to them as you see folks there you don’t see the rest of the year. It’s a great time in our small community. Come Friday the 7th the Masonic Hall will hold its first fish fry along with their Easter candy sale of homemade chocolate eggs. Yum, yum….

On Saturday March 1st from 5:00 on there will be a fundraiser at the Fire Hall for Linda Killbourn. Also that evening at the Premiere Banquet Hall in Olean, N.Y. there will be Comedy Night call 716-372-2070 for ticket information. On Sunday the 2nd, also at the Premiere Banquet hall with be WPIG’s Country St. Judes Children Benefit. Tickets are $5.00, doors open at 10:30 a.m.

The Shinglehouse volunteer Fire Dept. and Ambulance Association is having their
annual Summer Fun Fest and turtle race on June 28th . They are soliciting ideas for a theme for this year’s parade. They will be bringing back the King and Queen of Rednecks fund raiser by popular demand. All ideas are needed by the March 17th meeting. A theme will be chosen that evening.

And as a finale this week Sunday the 2nd is Dr Seuss’s birthday and I wish I had green eggs and ham right now, just so I could say I have seen them, have a great week ……..

There is a narrow path to my porch, drop in or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blog.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought about the theme for the parade in Shinglehouse ... why not a competition for ideas? Pick an idea from those solicited from grade-schoolers, one from jr.and sr. high students, and the Senior Center. Involving all ages, let ea. one have a winning idea, and an appropriate prize for the 3 individual winners ... pizza, ice cream, groceries, ride in a fire truck, tractor trailer, horse 'n buggy ... whatever!