Provided by Mary Lou Miller Guindon
Get well wishes are extended to Bill Alsworth; Ward Beley; Paul Brown; Bob Bryant; Carol Champion; Carl Czysz, Lynda Dawley; David Levi Holst; Eleanor Jacobson; Dean and Shirley LaForce; Ed Maynes; Patrick Mullen; Barbara Pierce; John Piseski; Allen Phillips; Cathy Price; Debbie Shaler; Joan Stoddard and Jean Zender.
My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Charles A. Spedding.
A picnic was held for Jim and Carol Zender while they were here in Parish visiting from Florida on July 21 at the home of Harvey and Venita Ackley.
They were able to visit with many of their 1956 classmates and other friends from their school years.
Three lovely ladies, Maggie Allardice, Kayla Guindon and Gabrielle Sackett, were honored in a Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony on July 29 held at the Parish Faith Church of the Nazarene.
There was a delicious spread of delicacies for the many guests to enjoy.
The evening began with a continuous memory filled slide show of the girls years from Daisies up to Ambassadors.
A special candle light ceremony set the tone of the importance of the evening.
The first candle lit had a wick of black; it had been lit before by an old flame that had been lit during the time of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts in 1912.
Continuing the tradition as Juliette Low passed the light on to her Girl Scouts 100 years ago.
Juliette Low’s dream was that Girl Scouting would be a bright beacon for girls everywhere.
The light is also a symbol of our hopes and dreams for the future of Girl Scouting.
The three honored Girl Scouts received a Gold Award pin, a special Girl Scout shirt and roses, they each in turn presented their mothers with a symbolic gold award pin.
Town of Parish Supervisor Stephen Stelmashuck and Parish Village Mayor Leon Heagle presented the Girl Scouts with a framed proclamation.
Also present was United Friends of Homeless Animals president Donna Brouse and secretary Shannon Masters.
Gabrielle Sackett, Kayla Guindon and Maggie Allardice
The three Girl Scouts of Parish Girl Scout Troop 10710 chose a project that they could work on together, with each taking on one third as their own.
The goal was to bring awareness and support to the United Friends of Homeless Animals of Richland.
Maggie organized the pet fair portion, Gabrielle planned out the pet parade that was held jointly at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium on Aug. 28. Kayla designed, drew and painted a float using the United Friends of Homeless Animals logo.
They all did their share of many, many hours in planning, making connections and gathering donations.
These Girl Scouts have earned the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts of the USA, less than 6% of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award.
They join the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference both locally and globally.
Kudos, Gabrielle, Kayla and Maggie, you make Parish proud!
Jan Morse and her sister, Mary Ann, of Buffalo spent the weekend together.
One day was spent with Jan’s two children and daughter-in-law at her son’s house swimming and catching up.
They also made plans for their mother’s upcoming 95th birthday.
On Sunday they went with the Mexico Senior Club to see “Grease” and to Denny’s for dinner.
Mary Ann left Monday morning to return home.
It was a great time.
The barbershop group Snowbelt Singers will return to the Parish Public Library on Aug. 20 beginning at 7 p.m.
All are encouraged to attend this free concert. Please bring a chair.
The Parish 50+ club would like to announce that on Sept. 6 the Regional Medical Services, Inc., will offer the fall flu, pneumonia, pertussis vaccine clinic at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 814 Rider St., beginning at 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Regional will provide an RN to administer the vaccines.
Flu and pneumonia vaccine are covered in total by Medicare and most Medicare Advantage plans.
Excellus also covers these vaccines for those under age 65.
Please bring your insurance cards.
If you would like to join lunch us for lunch at the Senior Dining and Activity Center please call Mary Lou at 625-4617 to make your reservations before Sept. 4.
Please participate, it is important these public service clinics are well attended, without continued support they will disappear.
This year the Mexico and Parish Dining and Activities Centers have combined together for the annual candlelight dinner entitled “Let Dance!”
The dinner will be held at the Parish Fire Station, on 25 Union St., in the village of Parish on Sept. 25.
The social hour will begin at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m. the Town Tappers, a troupe of senior tap dancers will provide dancing entertainment.
A delicious dinner of chicken cordon bleu, baked potato, salad, soup, and dessert will be served at 5 p.m.
This night of entertainment and friendship will conclude with door prizes.
The cost of this great night out is $5 and reservations are required.
Call to make your reservation at 625-4617.
If there is no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned. Space is limited.
Who in the Parish community or surrounding area or former residents that were married in the former St. Anne’s Catholic Church on Main Street?
Would you have a picture to share?
This is the exciting project; the pictures will be highlighted in a new cafe type setting within the former church within the next few years.
There will be more information forthcoming, but why not start gathering these treasured photos now.
Send to contact information below.
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