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Out Lexington Way: Boldly wearing white after Labor Day

September 11, 2019 11:36 am Updated: September 11, 2019 11:44 am


JoEllen Schermerhorn, Rose Williams, Jannel Mellott, Helen Kerr and Betty Hapeman attended the Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary dinner held at Coxsackie Hose 3 on Sept. 4. They enjoyed the delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, the Name That Song and artist entertainment, and catching up with friends they see once a year at the convention dinners.

Very good turnout for U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado’s “meet and greet” at the Lexington Municipal Building on Sept. 7.

The Town Picnic and Community Photo hosted by the Lexington Historical Society at the Lexington Municipal Building on Sept. 7 was well attended. It was a very pleasant afternoon enjoying the fellowship and enjoying the variety of potluck side dishes with the hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks that were provided. And then there was the dessert table. Lots of goodies there, too. The sun even came out for the community photo that was taken by Donna Poulin.

Albert and Louise Van Etten were at the town picnic and had some very lovely photos of their family that were taken at Albert’s and Louise’s 50th (Aug. 23) wedding anniversary party that was held on Aug. 24. They had a wonderful celebration with family and friends.

Betty Hapeman, Rose Williams and Marie Cross had a great time on the senior bus trip to Mystic, Connecticut, last weekend.

Happy anniversary to Shari and Bill Pushman Sept. 12. Sept. 12 is Charlie Van Etten’s birthday. Happy birthday to Rose Peterella-Wilson on Sept. 13. Kaetlin Cross also has a birthday on Sept. 13. Having a birthday on Sept. 14 is Ted Huggins. Sept. 15 Zach Jordan has a birthday. Jeremy Knapp’s birthday is Sept. 15. Best wishes to all.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Town of Lexington Fire Company will be hold a bake sale 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 at the Lexington Farmers Market under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal building.

Ashland Historical Association Inc. is hosting the Fall Tractor and Truck Pull on Sept. 15 at 12187 Gravel Bank Road, Ashland. Gates open at 8 a.m., free will offering. There will be music, food, drink, a raffle and fun for the whole family.

On Sept. 26 you can get a flu vaccine at the Jewett Senior Service Center in the Jewett Municipal Building from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This is sponsored by the Greene County Public Health Department in conjunction with the Greene County department of Human Services. Call 518-719-3600 for more information.

Come on over to the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, for the Northern Catskills Hunting and Wildlife Expo 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28. Free admission and displays are open to all hunters. There will be hunting and fishing displays, food, drink, 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

Vendors are $10 a table, please call in advance. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Veterans Program. Call Taris at 518-989-6720 or Glenn at 518-291-7043.

The combined service, which is held on the last Sunday of the month in the Lexington/West Kill UMC, usually starts at 10 a.m. But Sept. 29 the service will start at 9 a.m. in the Lexington church. At 11 a.m. all are welcome from all churches to the Mountain Top Ministries in North Lexington, in the barn, for a service, followed by a barbecue. If you are able, please bring a side dish to share.

A fall 2019 Smart Driver course will be held 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 4 in the Jewett Municipal Building. Cost for the course is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-AARP members. You must possess a valid NYS driver’s license and you must attend both days. Call Mike Pirrone to enroll at 518-945-2122 or 917-656-0425. Email:

Come to the Lexington/West Kill UMC in Lexington for a free Movie Night at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Movie being shown is “Breakthrough,” starring Krissy Metz. Snacks will be provided.

The next Mountain Top Ecumenical Meeting will be held Oct. 3 at the East Jewett United Methodist Church. Meetings start at 11 a.m with a guest speaker, followed by a covered-dish lunch.

There will be a “Celebrate Bonnie Day” at the Community Hall in West Kill, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 with a luncheon. Steve Blader, daughters and families would like you to come and celebrate this much loved and respected member of our community. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Bonnie’s honor may be made to the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association.

I’m getting bold in my advanced years. I wore white after Labor Day. Those of you of a certain age will understand.

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