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On November 12 the Endless Mountain Theatre Company performed a reading of the Caldecott Award winning children’s book, Snowflake Bentley, by J.B. Martin. Actors June Wootton and Diana Wayman retold the story of a New England farm boy who spent his life immortalizing snowflakes with his camera.
EMTC performers Diana Wayman and June Wootton present Snowflake Bentley to children at the EMCA.
The event was part of an Endless Mountains Council of the Arts exhibit featuring Snowflake Bentley’s illustrator, Mary Azarian. She is known for hand colored woodcuts and printmaking which appear in over 50 books, many for children. Also featured at the month-long EMCA exhibit are works in wood by John Long. Both artists are from New England.
The Lanesboro Community Center hosted a Halloween party for area youth, with “scary” results.
Following are judges’ picks for this year’s winners.
Rockell Rockwell, 17-month old daughter of James and Shannon Rockwell won “Prettiest” contest.
Preston Perry, two-year old son of Gene and Bridget Perry won “Scariest” contest.
Paige Halesky, 16-month old daughter of Scott Halesky and Brenda Rockwell-Halesky won “Most Unusual” contest.
In the 6–10 year old category, pictured above (l-r), winners were: Prettiest – Dominique Cina; Most Unusual – Brianna Burlingame; Scariest – Jillia Truex.
In the 11-year old to adult contest, winners were: Prettiest – Margie Chanflant; Most Unusual – Dwayne Consla; Scariest – Cody Westbrook.
Hi! My name is Luke. I’m a handsome, ten-month old German Shepherd mix who can’t wait to meet my forever owners. I’m good with cats and I’m used to a crate. I’m also housebroken, which should make me a wonderful companion for some person or family. Please come and see if I’m the dog for you.
They’ll be waiting for you at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter in Montrose, (570) 278–1228.
North Jackson Ag
The North Jackson Horse Kids held their second meeting of the new year at Kelli Agler’s house on Sunday, November 13. At the meeting, leader B.J. Carey went over some of the upcoming events such as fundraising for the club, the club’s Christmas party and where the club would like to go for their trip.
The club discussed several different ideas for fundraising including selling candles, candy bars, hoagies, having a chicken BBQ and having a car wash. The club will be doing a fundraiser for this year to help out with trip expenses. The Christmas party will be held at the Jackson Baptist Church on December 11. Everyone who plans to attend the Christmas party is expected to bring a dish to pass.
For the club’s trip we are planning on going to Winning Ways or The World Horse Expo in Harrisburg. We would like to congratulate Emily Walker and Tiffany Carpenter for an outstanding job at states. The next
meeting will be held at Sierra and Kristin Cobb’s house on January 8, 1:30 p.m.
Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2005, was a big day for the Hallstead-Great Bend American Legion Post 357. With hundreds looking on, the Post officers and members gathered at its Freedom Memorial Park (a Memorial Park, second to none) honoring the Veterans of all wars, and also dedicating the Post’s Army Tank (stationed near Memorial Park).
The tank was a gift from the United States Army Tank Automotive & Armaments Command. The tank – M 60A3 – was delivered from Fort Dix, NJ, by Bill Meades Trucking service.
With Past Commander Terrance Rafferty serving as Master of Ceremonies, the program included presentations by Commander Rick Rood; Chaplain, Gary Merritt; Auxiliary President, Pat Yonkin; First Officer and Veteran, Susan Nelson; Second Officer, Tom Snyder; Third Officer, Bill Kienzler.
Also, Invocation, Rev. Robert Link; Blue Ridge School Band; Joe Fabricatore; Stacee Bellows; Andrew Kovitch.
Representing Great Bend VFW were Ed Arnold, CPO, US Navy, Retired (Vietnam); Everett Elberecht, US Army, Staff Sgt. (Korea); Lou Parrillo, Post 86, Susquehanna, Staff Sgt., US Army, World War II.
Although it was a bitter-cold day, people stayed for the services. Standing at “Attention” were Color Guards, American Legion: Ken Wescott, Tom Wood, Dave Hughes and Ed Eckered. Auxiliary: Terry Kopp, Doreen Wood, Betty Booth, Marilyn Young. SAL: Andrew Pickering, Jr., Andrew Pickering III, Robert Stone.
(My thanks to Susan Nelson, for her input to this article.)
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