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The Prattsville Scoop: Prattsville Memorial Day Parade on May 27

May 15, 2019 11:38 am Updated: May 15, 2019 11:43 am


For Columbia-Greene Media

PRATTSVILLE — Have to make everyone aware of the correct date for the Prattsville Annual Memorial Day Parade. It will be held at 1 p.m. May 27. You are invited to participate in or attend the Memorial Day Parade in Prattsville at 1 p.m. May 27, sponsored by the American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327, Prattsville. Line up is at 12:30 p.m., Maple Lane, Prattsville, step off is at 1 p.m. Memorial Services will follow at the Prattsville Town Green. Have to check but believe this is close to 70 years for our parade. In some years the parade had to be canceled because of rain but the Memorial Services always took place, highlighting the motto “Still Serving.” The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will also be at the West Kill Memorial Day Parade 9 a.m. May 27. This is another tradition that must be close to its 70th anniversary. The Tannersville American Legion will host their Memorial Day Parade and services, stepping off at 1 p.m. May 26.

Lexington UMC Brooks Chicken barbecue is MAY 24.

It is not just for elected officials that we have the right/privilege to vote, we can also vote on our school budget and Board of Education members. On May 21, vote on the Gilboa Conesville CS budget for 2019-2020. Voting starts at noon until 8 p.m.

Get well wishes go out to Glen Traver who is at Stratton VAMC, Albany. We also send get well wishes to Diane Lane, who is in Bassett Hospital with pneumonia.

This is the weekend of the Gilboa Conesville School play, Mary Poppins with performances at 7 p.m. May 18 and 4 p.m. May 19. Have to say the Gilboa Drama Club does a terrific production of the plays. You will enjoy the entertainment. Also the Gilboa FCCLA will stage a ‘POP-UP” event on the Prattsville Town Green on May 18 and have a car wash on May 19 at the Prattsville Car Wash. Remember G-JimMieS ice cream shop will be open in time for Memorial Day refreshments.

In going over his late sister Evelyn’s papers, Kip Rikard came upon some interesting newspaper clippings from January 9, 1947. It is a news account of the shooting of Alphonse Rocco, NYC, by State Police in Gilboa, on the farm of Frank L. Lewis. Rocco had tried to kill his ex-wife and according to the newspaper article, she was in grave condition. He forced the family of Harry Richard to hide him as well as the Nash and Lewis families.

Oliver continues to take care of Grandma Carol Murray, escorting her to Jim’s Great American for her shopping tours. What would Carol do without Oliver?

Please pay attention to the new layout at Jim’s Great American. It is now a straight line to the produce, no shortcuts through the cashier lines, and this will cut down on the congestions at the checkouts.

Remember to support the Pratt Museum’s Bake Sale on May 25, at Jim’s Great American. Please bake and/or buy. Questions? Call Susie Walsh at 518-937-6120.

Honor a Veteran Ceremony will be at The Point, Catskill, at 10 a.m. May 18. The May ceremony honors a deceased member of our military.

Happy Birthday to Hank Oliver and Robert C. Rion on May 18. On May 19 we wish Kip Rikard and Millie Harkness Happy Birthday. We wish Happy Birthday to Kristin Ehlers Tompkins and Chris Helmers on May 21. On May 23 we wish Rudy Ehlers a Happy Birthday. Steve and Erin O’Hara Meyer are wished Happy Anniversary on May 21. Think this is their 25th. Belated Happy birthday to Carrie Hermance on May 5.