Positively Parish News – Week of Jan. 11, 2013

Get well wishes are extended to Harold Petrie. My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Ruth L. Maynard, Gordon L. Heagle and Linda Killian.

How exciting! It is Girl Scout cookie order time!

A shout out to George M. Horning! Thanks for stopping by with the lubricant.

Parish Town Historical Society Pot Luck Dinner Held

On January 9, the Parish Town Historical Society held its annual Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

A lovely dinner, as usual, was served and gifts were exchanged, there was lots of lively discussion centered on the history of Parish.

The event was originally scheduled for December, but it became necessary to reschedule because of so many illnesses.

If you would like to attend a meeting or join the organization the meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

The Parish Town Historical Society is now accepting the 2013 memberships: single $10; family $15; business $20 and contributing $20.

Please send your payment to treasurer Gloria White at PO Box 145, Parish, NY 13131.

Evelyn Stelmashuck, president of the society can be reached, to answer any questions you might have on 625-7262.

Parish Historical Society dinner
Top photo from left, clockwise: Parish Historical Society ‘vice president Janet Clerkin, Sharon Robbins, secretary Sharon White, treasurer Gloria Rima White, Gretchen Sayer and Chet Sayer.
Bottom photo, clockwise from left, Russ Leach, Patti Leach, historical society president Evelyn Stelmashuck, Dan Burns and town supervisoor Stephen Stelmashuck.

Photos supplied by Nancy Weaver-Bookheimer.

Remembrances of Rose Smith Henderson:

“You had asked about any sayings of Rose Henderson.

Jerry has always said that whenever she had a garage sale she would always tell people ‘They’s more in the barn’. I cannot tell you how many times he has repeated that line about anything. Like when we’re wrapping presents he’ll say “They’s more in the barn” and then he’ll always say remember when Rose said that. If we are looking for something and we’ve looked everywhere he’ll say “They’s more in the barn”. He says it all the time, and whenever he does, we have a sweet memory of her. She was an extremely nice lady.

Denny Henderson was my cousin, as Anna Henderson, his mom, was Grandpa Lewis’ sister.

I’m related to so many people up there (Parish).

Maybe we’re kissin’ cousins!

Don’t want to tell you that it was 87 degrees here yesterday, Jan. 9.

Gerald and Nancy Turner-Wood of Winterhaven, Fla.

The annual Parish Community Blood Drive in honor of Rayel and Kayley Sabine hosted by the New Hope Presbyterian Church on January 26 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union St.

Give a pint and you will receive a coupon for a pound of Dunkin’ Donut coffee.

Don’t miss out on Lisa’s famous apple crisp in memory of her daughters.

Call 289-2391 to make you appointment, but walk-ins are always welcome.

On January 26 from 2 until 6 p.m., we will be hosting a spaghetti dinner benefit to try and raise money to help lifelong resident Albert Marino.

Al who was a Nestle chocolate employee for more than 30 years and a Vietnam veteran has been battling bladder cancer for the past several months which has required many trips out of town for several months’ worth of treatments.

The bills are adding up very quickly.

This event is being held at the Mexico VFW post 369.

Don’t miss the Valentine’s Craft Vendor Show on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union St.

You will find: crocheted items, painted glass, Tastefully Simple, Ribbon Rose Buds and Paper flowers, Wine Bottle Art, Valentine Cookies and Candy, Wooden Blocks and Signs, Quilts and quilted items, Candles, Corn Bags, “It Works” body contouring items, Large Variety of Jewelry items, Tupperware, Pure Romance, 31 Bags and Dish cloths and Towels.

Support your local crafters and businesses while getting custom gifts for that special someone.

The APW 2014 Alumni Reunion Cruise will take place Feb. 8, 2014, at 12 a.m. to Feb. 15, 2014, at 11:30 p.m.

A great time for the classmates from the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School classes of 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955 and 1954 to get together and have a great time all over again.

This Eastern Caribbean Cruise will include these exciting events.

Every class is welcome.

Port Canaveral, Fla.; Nassau, the Bahamas; Fun at Sea; St. Thomas, USVI; St. Maarten, NA; Fun at Sea; Fun at Sea and back at Port Canaveral, Fla.

Contact the reunion organizer Helene M Riley, class of 1971 at
[email protected]

New Relay for Life website

Parish Relay For Life team captains please sign up your team on the NEW Relay For Life website: http://relay.acsevents.org/

We can’t do it without you and you know why?

Because we are Winning the War Against Cancer! Because of all of you!

“The continuing drop in cancer mortality over the past two decades is reason to cheer,” said John R. Seffrin, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. “The challenge we now face is how to continue those gains in the face of new obstacles, like obesity and HPV infections. We must face these hurdles head on, without distraction, and without delay, by expanding access to proven strategies to prevent and control cancer.”

How can we all do this?

Raise important funds for research and “Be A Quitter, Be a Loser: Best Resolutions for 2013” Eating better, managing your weight, or just being more active might seem daunting.

By monitoring small decisions you make every day, change isn’t so farfetched especially if you reach out for additional help.

Online American Cancer Society resources are designed to help you QUIT unhealthy habits, LOSE weight with diet and exercise and be CANCER FREE.

Have you heard that the former Parish “50+ Club” is now called “Oswego County Social Group” and open to anyone of legal age.

There next meeting will be held in April. Keep watch for their schedule of meetings and activities.

The Parish Senior Group still meets monthly at the Parish Senior Dining and Activity Center at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 814 Rider St., the third Thursday of each month following lunch.

Call 625-4617 to make reservations for lunch.

The popular Zumba classes held on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at the New Hope Presbyterian Church resumed on Jan. 7. Stop in and check out these great, get in shape while having fun $4 classes with the energized Tammy Sharkey.

To make this column interesting and informative, we need to hear from you, email information to [email protected] or call 289-2391.

Christmas Basket Winners at the Parish Public Library

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Picking the winners

Sharon Dockum, member of the Friends of the Parish Public Library is shown picking the winners of the Children’s Christmas Baskets. The Winners were: Kayleigh Aldous, age 10; Avery Oaks, age 7; and Emery Kalteborn, age 4.

This is just one of the many events sponsored by the Friends of the Parish Public Library for the children of the community.

If you haven’t been to the library at 3 Church St. in Parish in some time, come in and visit the friendly historic building and its friendly staff.

The library is open on Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, noon – 5 p.m, Thursday 7-9 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; the library is closed on Tuesday and Friday.

The phone number is 625-7130 and Bridget Swartz is library director, Verna Henderson is assistant.