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Issue Home May 12, 2010 Site Home

Senior Menu

County Dairy Princess Pageant Approaching
Rotary On The Green
Churches To Observe Ascension Day

St. Paul’s Announces Annual Meeting
A Card Or Note
Annual 4th Of July Celebration Scheduled


May 12

FUN DAY, Wed., May 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford.

May 13

CONCERT: Elk Lake 5th & 6th grade band & chorus, Thurs., May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake school.

MEETING - Harford Historical Society, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Harford Village Apartments. All welcome.

MEETING - Clifford Twp. Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Thurs., May 13, 7:30 p.m. at Clifford Fire Hall. New members welcome.

May 14

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., May 14, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.

May 15

MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN to benefit Mike Welsch, May 15, 6:00 a.m. registration, 8:00 start at Great Bend Fire Hall. For info call 570-396-8064.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE, May 15, for Chicken BBQ to be held May 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (take out only) at Clifford Baptist Church. Call 570-222-4210 or contact any church member.

BENEFIT for Lt. Michael Welsch, Sat., May 15, 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Great Bend Fire Hall. For info call 607-201-9828.

FOOD PICK-UP - Angel Food Ministries, Sat., May 15, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

BOOK SALE, Sat., May 15, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Soldier’s Orphan School, Orphan School Rd. All welcome.

HAM DINNER, May 15, take outs 4:00 p.m., serving 4:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Brooklyn.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., May 15, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.

BINGO, Sat., May 15, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, May 15, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

GOOD MUSIC - GOOD TIME with Terry Rockwell, Sat., May 15, 7:00 p.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. All welcome.

May 16

PROGRAM: Barns of Salt Springs, Sun., May 16, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., May 16, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat. All welcome.

OPEN HOUSE - Hoover School, Sun., May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Hoover School, SR2014 Dundaff to West Clifford.

OPEN HOUSE - Wyoming County Historical Society, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Society’s library and museum, Tunkhannock. For info call 570-836-5303.

DAVID WATKINS in concert, May 16, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. For info call 396-6331.

May 17

DOCUMENTARY about natural gas drilling in the Midwest, Mon., May 17, 6:30 p.m. at Montrose Theatre. Free. Q & A after show.

May 18

DINNER, Tues., May 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

CELEBRATION - Louise Bache Women’s Club will celebrate 65 years May 18, 7:00 p.m. at Green Gables, New Milford. Reservations needed, for info call 756-2003.

ELECTION DAY LUNCH, May 18, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

May 19

RESERVATION DEADLINE, May 19, for 17th annual SOL Reunion to be held June 19, 2:00 p.m. at Summit Inn, New Milford. (Class of 1960 from Susky High School & Laurel Hill Academy) For info call Geraldine Parsons at 570-465-2138.

May 22

CHICKEN BBQ, May 22, 11:00 a.m. at Port Crane Fire Co. Aux., Rt. 369.

WORKSHOP: Garden Composting, Sat., May 22, 10:00 a.m. - noon at County Office Building, Montrose. Fee, to register call 570-278-1158.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Sat., May 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Community Building. All you can eat.

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Senior Center Menu May 10 - 14

Monday, May 10: broiled pork w/feta cheese, spring peas w/mint, boiled new potatoes, rye bread, mixed berry cup.

Tuesday, May 11: stuffed peppers, broccoli/cauliflower, pierogies, ww bread, canned peaches, pineapple juice.

Wednesday, May 12: sesame chicken, steamed asparagus, brown rice pilaf, 12 grain bread, tangerine.

Thursday, May 13: hot open faced turkey sandwich w/gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, corn chowder, ww bread, tapioca pudding.

Friday, May 14: herb rubbed beef, mixed vegetables, roasted red potatoes, ww dinner roll, graham crackers, cinnamon baked apples.

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County Dairy Princess Pageant Approaching

Dairy Matulevich, the current Susquehanna County Dairy Princess from Hop Bottom is about to complete her reign as Dairy Princess. Daisy and her Court would like to invite you to attend the 2010 Dairy Princess Pageant that will be held on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Annex, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets in Montrose.

Pictured (l-r) above, the current Dairy Promotion Court: Dairy Princess Daisy Matulevich; Ambassadors Callie Curley and Olivia Mitchell; Dairy Maids Alison Teel, Madeline Mitchell and Mariah Tompkins.

During her reign Daisy has promoted the dairy industry in Susquehanna County by doing school promotions, helping at dairy shows, writing news articles, speaking at several different organizations’ meetings, and has promoted dairy at many 4-H and Harford Fair events and taken part in parades and festivals. In addition to the previous mentioned promotions, Princess Daisy and her Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids conducted nearly 40 farm tours at the “Day on a Dairy Farm” event held at Evergreen Lane dairy farm, owned by Mark and Cindy Tompkins.

1961 Miss Milkmaid Contest - seated is Miss Milkmaid Patricia Ann Hibbard. Standing to her right is Joanne Kulesza, runner-up. Behind Patricia is one of the judges Mrs. Janet Miller, home economics teacher at the Johnson School. The men could not be identified.

The evening’s program will be presented by former Susquehanna County Dairy Princesses. A scholarship will be presented as well as promotion and scrapbook awards. A special guest speaker will be Susquehanna County’s first Miss Milkmaid, Patricia Hibbard Kraus. Patricia, daughter of Carl and Shirley Hibbard was crowned Miss Milkmaid in 1961. She will comment on her memories as a Miss Milkmaid serving a five county region. In 1968 the statewide Miss Milkmaid program changed to the Dairy Princess Promotion system as we know it today.

Dairy Princess Daisy Matulevich will give her farewell speech highlighting her achievements. Current Dairy Ambassadors Callie Curley and Olivia Mitchell and Dairy Maids Mariah Tompkins, Alison Teel and Madeline Mitchell will each speak about their personal dairy promotion experiences and be recognized for their work. The current Dairy Court members will be joined by new Dairy Royalty, Allison Kiefer, Lydia Watkins and Cassidy Greenwood. These new girls will be speaking of their plans as dairy promoters here in Susquehanna County. Emory Bewley will assist as crown bearer.

The Pageant will conclude with Daisy crowning the new 2010/2011 Susquehanna County Dairy Princess. A reception for the Dairy Princesses and Court will follow with refreshments provide by the Dairy Promotion Committee. Please join in celebrating the dairy farmers of Susquehanna County at the Dairy Princess Pageant on May 28.

For more information please call Evie Goff at 278-1212 or 278-1158, Mary Puzo at 278-4704, Peggy Empet at 434-2582 or Cindy Tompkins at 278-4575.

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Rotary On The Green

The Rotary Club of Montrose will be hosting a wonderful community event called “Rotary on the Green.” The fun-filled day will be held Saturday, May 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the “Green” located in downtown Montrose opposite the courthouse.

This year’s theme “Look to the Future” is very appropriate for our county 4-H program, being that all of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Susquehanna County 4-H Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation. The newly-established 4-H endowment with the Community Foundation will help ensure the future of our county 4-H program, allowing 4-H members to fully take part in all local, region, state, national and even international 4-H events.

The event is in memory of former Rotarians and Penn State Cooperative Extension Directors Edward Dieffenbach and Doyle Thomas.

Rotary on the Green will feature bake sales, plant sales, book sales, theme basket raffles, a guess the number raffle and an array of delicious food for sale. One highlight of the day will be the pie contest and auction. There will be three pie categories with a total of six winners. Winning pies will be auctioned off and the remaining pies will be for sale by piece or by whole pie. There will also be a silent auction featuring antiques and collectibles, home goods and handcrafts.

All are welcome to donate items to the pie auction, bake, book and plant sales. Please have your items to the event by 9:30 a.m. or bring them prior to the event to the Extension Office. The committee asks that if you are interested in donating to the silent auction to contact Ruth Wilmarth at 289-4226 or and she will make arrangements to pick the items up or to have them dropped off.

In honor of Susquehanna County’s 200th birthday this year, the Lenoxville Band will be playing their spirited music throughout the day.

Please show your support for this great event by spending a day enjoying “Rotary on the Green” and supporting the county 4-H program as well. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, June 5. For more information contact Ruth Wilmarth at 289-4226.

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Churches To Observe Ascension Day

The Episcopal Churches of upper Susquehanna County have announced their observances for Ascension Day. The observances will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Paul’s in Montrose, and on Thursday, May 13 (Ascension Day) at 12:10 p.m. at St. Mark’s in New Milford. The Rev’d Paul Walker will officiate at the service in Montrose, and The Rev’d Randy Webster will officiate at the service in New Milford.

Ascension Day, a Principal Feast of the Church’s calendar, falls forty days after Easter and marks the day when Christians believe that Jesus ascended into Heaven following the resurrection, leaving this world and becoming the Savior of all times and places.

The Episcopal churches are open and welcoming churches in the Anglican tradition, and are located at 60 Church Street in Montrose, at 115 Main Street in New Milford, and at 1107 West Main Street in Susquehanna.

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St. Paul’s Announces Annual Meeting

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose has announced that the annual meeting of the parish will be held on Sunday, May 23. The polls will be opened for voting at 9:00 a.m. The business meeting will be held following the regular 9:00 a.m. Mass. All parishioners in good standing - those who are regular in attendance and who are contributors of record for the previous year - may vote.

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A Card Or Note

George Smith, a resident of Susquehanna, is getting treatments at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. A big thank you is extended to those of you that kept George in prayers and thoughts. George would love to have a card or note from you. They may be sent to him at 3062 Bensetein Rd., Commerce Township, MI 48390.

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Annual 4th Of July Celebration Scheduled

Montrose's annual Fourth of July celebration will be held on July 5 this year, according to committee chairman Fred Mack. "Because the 4th falls on Sunday in 2010," he said, " the KLR will continue with our past custom of holding the activities on Monday the 5th." However, the Montrose Chamber of Commerce will provide a dazzling display of fireworks on Sunday night, July 4, at Montrose Area High School.

The KLR Committee (Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary) is responsible for planning the annual event which draws thousands of visitors to the community. Activities will include 10K, 5K, and “Fun Run” races, a chicken bar-b-que, a patriotic parade, arts and crafts, lots of good food, and entertainment on the green throughout the day.

The theme for this year's festivities is "Celebrating Our Heritage.” This year will mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Susquehanna County. In recognition of this significant occasion, the KLR wants to focus on all those things of our past that have contributed to the growth and development of making all the communities, organizations, businesses, churches, cultures and people what they are today. In addition, the KLR wants to highlight the 33rd year of coordinating the annual Independence Day celebration by inviting all past alumni of those groups that have entered a float in the parade in year’s past to enter a float this year.

Those planning to enter floats in the Patriotic Parade are urged to consider the theme and focus on celebrating their heritage. Contact Larry Kelly, parade chairman at 278-3861.

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