Positively Parish News – Week of 10-25-12

By the time most of you read this article the ghosts and goblins will have come and gone for another year and so goes October.

November brings so much to village and town of Parish.

Voting on the 6th, Veteran’s Day on 11th, Thanksgiving on the 22nd.

Voting is your right, so get out there and exercise it by casting a ballot for your favorite candidate! Voting polls in Parish are at the Fire Barn.

The American Legion Post 601 holds a Veterans Day ceremony on the 11th at Veteran Park at 11 a.m. This ceremony honors the men and women of the Armed Forces now serving and those that have served this great country.  The 11th falls on a Sunday this year making it easier for most to attend, so please try and make it a point to be there and show our troops just how much we really care for them. I will be there with my camera.

Thanksgiving Day, the most truly American holiday of all we celebrate is on the 22nd.

Take that time to enjoy your family or friends to relax and enjoy the day and be thankful for what we have. Also give some thought about sharing your good fortune with those less fortunate than you with a donation to the local food pantry.

Chapter 2: A new life for The Goetz Family

Long-time residents of Parish, Eddie and Rosemary Goetz have left the area.

The retired owners of “The Bloomin’ Greenery” have sold their home this summer and purchased a 5th wheel camper and are becoming “full-time” campers.

When asked where they are going, the answer is south!

They don’t have any permanent plans or where they want to settle. The only plan is to travel and adventure around.

On October 10, Rosemary, Eddie and Lola, their little black pug, set off to get “out of Dodge.”

They have been loading up the camper for the last month and finally set off and stayed in northern Pennsylvania.  After a few overnight stops through Pennsylvania, they are now in Ashland, Virginia, at the Richmond North/Americamps KOA through November 12.

It is a very nice campground, close to Route 95 and the halfway point between New York and Florida.

They are visiting their good friends Jennifer and Mike Dzielak in Ashland.

Then onward to North Carolina for about 10 days and onto Myrtle Beach through the holidays.

Georgia and then Florida are on their agenda for after the first of the year, weather permitting.

Eddie and Rosemary Goetz
Eddie and Rosemary Goetz with Lola

Eddie’s philosophy for determining where they will camp for a while is “tie a snow shovel onto the front of the truck and the first person who asks what that thing is – they don’t know what snow is” so it might be a safe bet there – no snow!

More to come….Ed, Ro, and Lola…on the road!

The Goetz family’s email is:  [email protected] they would very much like to hear from you.

November 3 is the birthday of a long-time former Parish resident Mrs. Carol Gray.

Carol no longer lives in Parish but makes her home in Endicott, NY.

She reads the Independent Mirror and enjoys knowing about the goings on of her old friends.

So, Carol the town and village of Parish collectively wishes you a very happy birthday!

The United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar was great fun and quite successful. The United Methodist Women do a great job in pulling this event together. This year’s event was very well attended and I saw several friends and neighbors. The bake sale assortment was huge, and made making a choice difficult. The pecan pie I took home was so very good. I wish I had brought my camera.

Can’t wait for their chicken and biscuit dinner on December 1.

Submitted by Janet Clerkin

The November 14 meeting of the Parish Town Historical Society will be held at 6 p.m. at the Half-Shire Historical Society Museum, 1100 county Route 48, Richland.

Half-Shire president Shawn Doyle has graciously invited members of the Parish group for dinner and a tour of the museum, which is located in the former Richland Elementary School.

Members will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Parish Municipal Building for car-pooling. A $5 donation per person is requested toward the cost of the meal.

Reservations are required.

Contact Evelyn Stelmashuck at 625-7262 or Janet Clerkin at 625-7293 by Nov. 1.

APW Spirit Sale – To Benefit the Class of 2014

APW Hoodies, tie-dyed T-shirts and sweatshirts, performance shirts, sweatpants annd plaid flannel pants are available to purchase to benefit the APW graduating Class of 2014.

Orders are being taken until November 16.

Contact Mr. Rivers or Mrs. Costa at the APW Junior/Senior High School (room 132) for details, or you may email them at [email protected] or [email protected]

Please note: Payment is due at time of order.

In closing, I hope you found something in this article that you liked and gave you some information that was worthwhile.

Signing off now and hope to be with you next week.

Nancy Weaver-Bookheimer.

I can be reached through email at [email protected]