Positively Parish News – Week of Aug. 5, 2012

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; Elsie Farrell, David Levi Holst; Eleanor Jacobson; Dean and Shirley LaForce; Ed Maynes; Barbara Pierce; John Piseski; Allen Phillips; Debbie Shaler; Joan Stoddard and Jean Zender.

Relay For Life of Parish in September is gearing up for the 2013 event at APW Middle School! We are looking for people who are passionate about the fight against cancer and are interested in joining our planning committee and work with a team to bring a successful and fun event to Parish. The event is in Parish but if you live in an outlining community, we welcome you to be part of the event.

To learn more about how to be involved, please contact Margaret DeNeve at 433-5627 or email [email protected]

Tracy Kinne of Parish joined the Tompkins County Workers’ Center in Ithaca last week for a teach-in marking the 50th anniversary of Walmart Stores Inc.

She spoke about her memoir, “On Sale: Employers Get Good Workers Dirt Cheap.” She was a newspaper journalist for 21 years before taking a buyout and going to work as a low-wage cashier and sales associate.

Tracy did a 7-minute radio interview prior to the teach-in. It is available at http://www.whcu870.com/pages/3348692.php (scroll down to Aug. 1).

She also blogged about the event at www.tracykinnebooks.com

Tracy will sign copies of her book Saturday at the Parish Olde Home Day.

The Parish Olde Home Day will take place on Saturday.

Olde Home Day Exhibitors

Sheila Nitsky –  Brings a variety of her Handgrown Perennials from her garden beds in Mexico, NY.

Florence Gardner in a must see Chair Caning Demonstration also Playing Our Old Favorites on her keyboard

Methodist Church with their Famous Homemade Ice Cream and Silent Auction

Jack  & Helen Degraw   Wood Products designed and crafted by Jack. Also on display is their antique 1950s John Deere Tractor and Trailer.

Tia Guindon Promoting Enrollment for her Dance Studio – “Tia’s Essence of Dance.”

Collection of antiques From Barb and Rich Horning

Cheri Stooks/Bridget Genant  Collection of antiques and the promotion of the new establishment in the former St. Anne’s Church.

Hives of Howard  – James Howard from Oswego bringing his bees with honey

The Miller Family from our Amish Community bringing homegrown veggies and baked goods

Oswego County Opportunities, Inc Services to Aide Families Program (SAF) is Oswego County’s certified domestic violence and rape crisis program.  Their mission is to assist and empower victims of physical, sexual and/or emotional violence as well as mobilize a coordinated community-wide response to those issues. Prevention education for at-risk groups, including children, adolescents, and prior victims is stressed. – Meridith Needam

Parish Town Historical Society display and Raffle – Evelyn Stelmashuck, President

Sharon Robbins/Nancy Bookheimer – Examples of vintage needlework, basketry, rug making, woodworking and much more.

Parish and Town/Village Politicians will be at their booth – Have questions or talk about what is going on in our community.

The Lively Music from the Ontario String Band.

Chet Sayer Bluebird House Raffle benefiting the Parish Food Pantry

Phyllis/Paul Dayger  with their Watkins products

Mary and Doug Houghton Antique 1948 Red Ford Truck and collection of antiques

Promotion for Focus on Parish Photo Contest – WildLife in Parish

Blacksmith demonstrations

Friends of the Parish Parks basket raffles, 50/50 raffle and games for young and old

Art by Kay Perham

Aretha Ware brings her handmade quilts display and sales

Chris and Sylvia Horning – hand crafted items

Tricia Snyder – Always the children’s favorite are the hands-on barnyard animals

Oswego County Tourism  Promotion – Janet Clerkin

Russ/Patty Leach – Tin punching and wooden crafts – demonstrations and sales

Book Promotion/Sale  local author Tracy Kinne – “Employers get Good Workers Dirt Cheap”

Joe Pidkaminy hand crafted bird houses

Hamburgers and hot dogs – Parish Great Area Chamber of Commerce

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.

To make this column interesting and informative, we need to hear from you, email information to [email protected] or call 625-4575.