Once again our area was blessed to witness the brightly lighted Holiday Canadian Pacific train go through the area. It is such a great sight and also good to know of the good they do for the area food shelves. Checking with our local food shelf and learned that they do have a heavy demand on their supply and find they can always use donations and especially at the holiday time, just bring your donations to the town hall. It is fun to watch our local community light up more each day. The three local communities sure were busy this past weekend with special events; craft sales, soup lunches, Santa visits, special shops open, readings, music, just so much to take part iin. A great joy for me is to get to meet and visit with friends and neighbors that I do not see much of the time. The local Fire Deptartment and Rescue unit will once again be lighting their memory tree soon; people can puchase a bulb in memory of a loved one, contact someone in the department.
Every weekend until Christmas there seems to be special holiday offerings. This coming week the Paine Library will daily between Dec. 3 to Dec. 21offer the work of local artist for sale, you might find that special gift for a person on your list. The Children's Memorial Healing Garden group will be conducting the "Longest Night Memorial service" at the Willsboro United Methodist Church on Dec. 9, starting with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by a Candle lighting service at 7 p.m. call Lori for more information ar 963-4311. The annual Christmas coral concert at the Essex Community Church on Friday, Dec. 7, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Several local groups in our community and around adopt local families, through the Families First Organization to provide desired Christmas gifts for families that can not accomplish this without some assistance. The New Beginnings group met this past week for a supper meal toghether at the Sportsman's Diner, they had 11 of the group turn out.
Happy Birthday to: Joseph King Dec. 9, Walt Baumann Dec. 10, Kevin Young Dec. 10, Jack Wintermute Dec. 17.