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Lexington Fire recognized at Mardi Gras parade

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    Always a fun event was the GCVFA Mardi Gras parade that was held this year in East Durham on Sept. 8. Lexington Fire Company received the 129th Convention Mardi Gras Best Overall award this year. Left to right in the back row are Michael Falke, Paul Dwon, John Falke, Kevin Simmons, Emmett Turk, Ray Clinton, Lessia Clinton, Jack Jordan, Charina Falke and Jonathan Falke. Front row are Sarah Jordan, Liza Dwon, Abigail Dwon, Ray Clinton, Dakota Turk and Dustin Falke.
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    The Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Association annual Convention Dress Parade was held in East Durham on Sept. 9. Marching for Lexington Fire Company were left to right Emmett Turk, John Falke, Albert Van Etten, Jim Buscarello, 1st Assistant Chief Ray Clinton, Assistant Chief Kevin Simmons, Chief Paul Dwon, Jonathan Falke, Michael Falke, Sarah Jordan and Travis Rinaldi. Lexington Fire Company received 2nd Place Best Appearing Unit 9-15 in Line.
September 13, 2017 - 11:32 am Updated: September 13, 2017 - 11:57 am

Deepest sympathy to the wife, family and friends of George Hildenbrand who passed Sept. 8.

The Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Ladies Auxiliary convention was hosted by East Durham this year. The Greene County Ladies Auxiliary dinner was held Sept. 6 and Ladies Auxiliary members attending from Lexington were JoEllen Schermerhorn, Rose Williams, Jannel Mellott and Helen Kerr.

The 2017 Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Fire Police of the Year award was presented to Lexington Firefighter Alfred Truesdell at the Sept. 7 dinner and meeting. Congratulations!

Friday was the annual Mardi Gras parade. Lexington Fire Company was awarded the 129th GCVFA Convention on Sept. 8, hosted by East Durham Volunteer Fire Company Mardi Gras best overall trophy.

A lot of work went into designing and making the “costumes” and a very impressive American flag made out of firehose. Participating were: Michael Falke, Paul Dwon, John Falke, Kevin Simmons, Emmett Turk, Ray and Lessia Clinton, Jack Jordan, Charina Falke, Johnathan Falke, Sarah Jordan, Liza Dwon, Abby Dwon, Ray Clinton, Dakota Turk, and Dustin Falke.

They had a great time and lots of fun. Great job!

The GCVFA Convention Dress Parade is always impressive and this year was no exception. It was held Saturday. The Lexington Fire Company received second place for Best Appearing Unit 9-15 in Line. Marching were: Chief Paul Dwon, Assistant Chief Kevin Simmons, 1st Assistant Chief Ray Clinton, Emmett Turk, John Falke, Albert Van Etten, Jim Buscarello, Jonathan Falke, Michael Falke, Sarah Jordan and Travis Rinaldi.

Congratulations to all the fire companies, Ladies Auxiliaries, EMS, law enforcement and volunteers who participated. You are all our hometown heroes! Thank you East Durham for a job well done!

Despite the windy, cloudy and cold morning Saturday, the Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary had a very successful bake sale at the farmers market. There was absolutely nothing left to sell by 11:30 a.m. Thank you all for your support!

Happy birthday to Zachary Jordan on Sept. 15.

Also celebrating a birthday Sept. 15 is Jeremy Knapp.

Best wishes.

Hope you marked your calendars for Sept. 16 to be apart of the Lexington Community Picture Day. Come on over to the Lexington Historical Building on Church Street at 1:30 p.m. That’s when photographer Donna Poulin will be taking a photo of residents and friends of the community and a special photo of those 80 years and older. You’ll have a chance to play and sing along with the player piano and there will be a Chinese auction and games available to play with family and friends. And you know there will be refreshments — cookies and drink — and a door prize, too.

Connie Bentley, the aging services coordinator for the Greene County Department of Human Services, will be conducting presentations on Medicare and the upcoming Open Enrollment period. The Mountain Top session will be held Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Jewett Municipal Building Senior Service site on Route 23C. Refreshments to follow. If you would like to stay for lunch, please call a day in advance: 518-263-4392.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Sept. 18 – 22 is as follows: Monday — Fish Marsala, farm-fresh chopped kale with mashed potatoes, Tuscan mixed vegetables, pineapple; Tuesday — Vegetable lasagna, wax beans, zucchini, peaches; Wednesday — Birthday celebration, spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, birthday cake; Thursday — Fall brunch, cheese omelets, French toast, roast turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes, broccoli cuts, stuffing, fruit cup; Friday — Salisbury steak with gravy, fresh salad, oven-roasted farm-fresh cauliflower, sweet potato, farm-fresh pears. Everyone over 60 is invited to attend. Suggested donation is $4 per meal, served at noon. Please call a day in advance to reserve your meal — 518-263-4392, Jewett Senior Site at the Municipal Building on Route 23C.

Sept. 23 is the next Lexington Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to noon under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42.

On Sept. 27, the Lexington United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. at the Lexington United Methodist church hall for a meeting and covered dish luncheon.

Prayers for Betty Hapeman, who is in good spirits and recuperating well; Kevin Krazit, Tom Soule, Donna Falke, Ellouise Cole, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Ruth Blumenthal, AJ Hazzard, Louie Kizyma, Margaret Lawrence, Chet Niece, Bud Osborn, Ellis Potter, Lou Carraciolo, Bruce Maben, Barbara Slutzky, Sharie Pushman, Stephanie Pushman, Art Rood, Jeanne Soule, Mickie Winters, Gladys Van Valkenburgh, Daryl Van Valkenburgh, Bill and Audry Gannon, Joan and Bob Rappleyea, Eleane and John Grinnell, Don and Diane Strausser, Ron and Mary Westman, Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Pastor Bob and Diane Nash, the family of George Hildenbrand, prayers for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, our country, our leaders, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer.

A new Bible study will begin Oct. 2 in the evenings at the Lexington/West Kill UMC in Lexington — “Back to Gospel Basics: The Book of Matthew.” There is Bible study, Jewett Church Route 17 on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. — “Seeking Him.”

Ladies, if you want to attend the Mountain Valley Parish Women’s Retreat being held at Huntersfield Christian Training Center from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, your payment and registration must be made by Sept. 29. Two nights’ lodging, snacks/ice cream social on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning for $50 for the entire weekend. If you would like to attend just on Saturday, cost is $25. Call Sheri Luce at 607-282-0876 or email sheriluce3@gmail.com. Go on Facebook — MVUP Women’s Retreat for updates and registration form.

I would like to say thank you to a friend of mine, Nancy Orr, who recently told me how much she appreciates and enjoys Out Lexington Way.

Until next week, take care, be thankful and please be kind.