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The Prattsville Scoop: The Greene County Honor a Veteran ceremony a success

Patriotic Lukas waves Old Glory in honor of veteran grandfather CPO Peter Tocci and veteran great-grandfather Sgt. Robert Gurley.
November 6, 2019 11:45 am Updated: November 6, 2019 11:52 am


PRATTSVILLE — To all veterans everywhere, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. You are appreciated and remembered. Thank every veteran you know and appreciate your freedoms they keep secure for you.

The Greene County Honor a Veteran ceremony honoring Sgt. Robert F. Gurley was well attended and the American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327 and American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327, were there in force for their comrade. All the American Legion Posts in Greene County had representatives attending. As always, they stand by their comrades. Thank you.

Commander Tom Andreassen, American Legion Honeyford Memorial Post 110, Catskill, invites Greene County WWII veterans and Greene County Korean War veterans to a free breakfast at 9 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Ambrosia Dinner, West Bridge Street, Catskill. All others are invited but will pay for their own meal.

Remember the Veterans Day bake sale at Jim’s Great American at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 for the benefit of LOCAL veterans and/or veterans’ families. Please buy, bake or donate, or all three. Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 1327.

Kudos to the young moms in Prattsville — Shannon Holdridge and Sandy Martin — for their chairing of the annual Halloween party/parade in Prattsville. This year was a super year with more than 80 children in attendance, taking part in the parade, dancing, raffles, etc. etc., and of course the candy and prizes. Thank you Sandy and Shannon for bringing joy to all children.

Dan and Joyce Peckham are home from their trip to Texas. They had a great time visiting with Dan’s sister. Welcome home.

Shelly and Elliott Brainard had dinner with her brother Jim and his wife Francine in Highland recently.

The Gurley girls, Marcia Tocci, Nancy Hodge and Ursula Lindley, with husbands Peter Tocci and Rick Hodge (Tom Lindley had business obligations) were weekend guests of parents Bob and Ginny Gurley and joined brother Bob Jr. and fiancé Jen in attending the Greene County Veteran of the Year ceremony for their dad Bob Gurley. Newlyweds Isaac and Nadine Gurley Huntsman were also there for her grandfather. Thank you to all the residents of Prattsville who attended.

The American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Prattsville Town Hall. The American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327 will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Prattsville Town Hall. Plans are being made for a 100th anniversary/Christmas party for both and need your available dates to coordinate the day.

Have Stanley Sutton Jr.’s address to send him notes of encouragement and holiday greetings. Please address exactly as follows Stanley R. Sutton, Delta TRP 6-6TF6-Shooter, FOB Fenty, APO AE 09323.

We send out get well and/or speedy recovery wishes to Carol Sutton, Linda Gockel, Johannes Krauss and Claudia Bracaliello.

The 16th annual Christmas celebration is kicking off and anyone wanting to help out in any manner, please call 518-299-3219. The wrapping party will be Dec. 15 and the delivery of gifts will be on Dec. 16. We have promises that elected officials will be there to see who can wrap the most gifts. Donations are always welcome or have a wish list if you would like to buy actual gifts.

Remember the baked ziti dinner on Nov. 16, sponsored by the Prattsville firemen, at their new firehouse.

Happy birthday to Paul Cozzoli on Nov. 9. Is it 94, Paul? Paul is a veteran of WWII. On Nov. 12 we send very happy birthday wishes to Gregory Hermance and Taris Charysyn. Happy birthday to collegiate Abby Tompkins on Nov. 15.