PRATTSVILLE — Labor Day is in the past so that means Fall is here. Reminder, school is open so watch for stopped school buses and do not pass them. Thank you to our teachers for guiding our children to prepare for a better life. If you think the teachers have a cushy job, put your name on the substitute list at school and put in a few days subbing and you will have new admiration for our teachers. Our collegians are on their way to their higher learning and we will miss them. They worked at so many of our local businesses and it was nice to see their smiling faces.
Adalyn Young, daughter of John and Jessica Lane Young, was consecrated into the Hope Restoration Church on Sunday. Family and friends were there to make this a truly momentous event.
Stan Sutton let us know his son Stan Jr. is stationed in Louisiana in the U.S. Army and doing well. Young Stan is studying to be a helicopter mechanic and his parents are so proud of him. We wish him the very best and send him our thanks for his service.
Marianne and Johannes Krauss were in Limerock, Connecticut for the final race of the season. The Krausses are track officials and take part in a less exciting way.
Don Speenburg and Bob Gurley were recent “patients” at the Stratton VAMC in Albany. Nothing serious, just keeping up with their good health. The Gurleys dropped off some books to one of Bob’s comrades who has reading as his only enjoyment.
RSK Farms had lots of fresh vegetables for the shopping and eating pleasure of their many customers over the weekend. As with home gardeners, it has been a struggle for them this summer — too much water and not enough sun. It is hard to believe we didn’t have much sunshine as hot as it was — and more heat to come. Sandy’s fall mums are now for sale just not in blossom — give them a few days.
Carol Landers has a gold mine in memorabilia in the form of an album of her grandfather’s, Dr. Sutton, retirement parade celebrating his retirement after 50 years of practice. There was a list of the many people he had delivered and the names were so familiar but would not strike a chord with most of our current Prattsville residents. In many families, Dr. Sutton had delivered all their children. In the album are also pictures of Prattsville in 1940. So many of the buildings in the pictures are now gone and all of the American Elm trees are no longer shading our streets.
The Farmers’ Market on the Prattsville Town Green 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, continues to draw people in. Notice the same shoppers getting there early on Sunday to get the pick of the crop. Remember there are also other vendors offering a variety of wares. This past Sunday there was a Yard Sale to tempt those looking for just the right thing. Had some things there not previously seen at any local garage sales. Lots of lookers.
Eli Martin at Young’s Ace Hardware says his son Chris is always busy doing odd jobs for a number of people in addition to his regular job. So remember that when you need just that little chore done. Some of our young have multiple jobs and then others say they can’t get a job.
The American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 will have their first fall meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Prattsville Town Hall. Please attend for the upcoming schedule of events. The American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Post will have their September meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Prattsville Town Hall. Please attend to support your brothers in arms. They do good works.
The American Legion Post 1327 meets every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Prattsville Town Hall. The Auxiliary Unit 1327 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Prattsville Town Hall.
Prattsville continues rebuilding — some homes still up on piers, firehouse under construction, and the infamous bridge — well — use your imagination.
The Community Church parsonage in showing some activity with the new minister and his family. The Church plays host to a covered dish supper the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Community Church Hall. All are invited to attend and if you want, bring a dish to share.
A belated Happy Birthday to Jen Traver on Sept. 4. Lots of birthdays on Sept. 10 so Happy Birthday to David Lane, Stephanie Braswell, Darcy Jaeger-Brand, and Connie Briggs. On Sept. 12 we wish Christina Gurley a Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday to Nadine Gurley and fellow columnist Christine Dwon on Sept. 13.
On Sept. 8 we wish Sue and Alan Huggins a very Happy Anniversary. Happy Anniversary to Bob and Ginny Gurley on Sept. 9 (62 years). Jill and Kevin Piccoli are wished a very Happy Anniversary on Sept. 12. Kristin and Chris Tompkins are sent Happy Anniversary wishes on Sept. 14. What is with September and weddings? Plus more to come in the upcoming September weeks.
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