Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
The Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Church, 54 County Route 13A, Lexington, serve “Grab and Go” breakfast sandwiches 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 27 in the church hall. The sandwiches will have a fried egg, cheese and ham or sausage on a hard roll. Home fries and coffee too. All for $10.
There is a Holiday Sale at the Kaaterskill UMC, Main Street, Tannersville 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 27. There will be holiday decorations, gifts for all ages, new or nearly new, bargain prices and Christmas villages.
The Ashland Community Church is holding a Tree Lighting at the church at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 to celebrate the season with Christmas carols, hot chocolate and snacks.
Nov. 28 is the deadline (no exceptions) to sign up for the Dec. 5 Columbia Greene County Master Gardeners Holiday Wreath Making Class at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street, Hunter from 1-3 p.m. Class size is limited to 15 people. Call 518-589-4130 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of people. Masks will be required. There is no charge for the class but a donation to the Hunter Library will be appreciated. The library is more than happy to open on a Sunday to host the class. Crafting supplies brought from home will be permitted. The greens, pine cones, and berries will be provided. One holiday bow will be given to each attendee.
Lexington/West Kill UMC Administrative Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Lexington church hall.
Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 is as follows: Monday—Chicken Divan, white rice, Monaco vegetable mix, tropical fruit; Tuesday—Baked Manicotti, meatball, Brussels sprouts, rice pudding with raisins; Wednesday—Pork chop with gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, applesauce, peach cobbler; Thursday—Hungarian goulash, egg noodles, spinach, tossed salad, fresh fruit; Friday—Beer battered fish, cauliflower, Au Gratin potatoes, fresh fruit. The menu will be the meal that is delivered to all Greene County homebound meal clients. All persons over the age of 60 can receive a meal. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Those wishing to receive a meal are required to call the respective location at least a day in advance: Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett, 263-4392; Acra Community Center, Old Route 23B, Cairo, 622-9898; Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens, 945-2700. If you wish to pick up a lunch at the Robert Antonelli Senior Center in Catskill, please call at least a day in advance the Rivertown Senior Center to reserve.
You are invited to attend the Tree Lighting in West Kill by the Memorial Monument, Route 42 and Spruceton Road, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. There will be caroling and after the tree lighting we will go back to the Community Hall for coffee and cake.
On the last Friday and Saturday of every month, there is a book sale at the Hunter Public Library from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fill a paper bag with books for $5.
The Tannersville Food Pantry located at the Tannersville Village Hall is open 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. If you have questions, call 518-589-6787 or email email@example.com.
The Cookie Walk hosted by the Ashland Community Church, 1216 State Hwy 23, Ashland will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 11. Take care of all your holiday cookie needs for $9 per pound. Masks are required and gloves will be provided. Call Pat Ferris if you have questions at 518-734-3942.
Santa is coming to town. On Dec. 11 Santa will be leaving the Lexington Fire Station at 2 p.m. on a fire truck and go into Lexington and then travel Route 42 onto Spruceton Road through West Kill and Spruceton.
The Town of Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual covered dish/meeting starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 with election of 2022 officers and collection of 2022 dues.
The Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services), is announcing that nominations are being accepted for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. Two awards, presented annually, are Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior citizens who have volunteered their time and energy to help other people, their communities, and/or special projects. The dedication of these volunteers help to make Greene County a better place for all of us. The individuals chosen on the county level will then represent Greene County for recognition for New York State awards.
Any Greene County resident, age 60 or older, can be nominated for these awards. Achievements must be voluntary in nature, performed in Greene County and not part of paid employment. Past award winners may be nominated only if seven or more years have passed since last recognized.
If you know someone who deserves this recognition, contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555 for an official nomination form. Incomplete forms will not be considered as eligible. Any inquiries for further information may also be directed to the department. Deadline for entries is Jan. 28, 2022.
Prayers for all the healthcare providers, law enforcement, firefighters, essential workers, our military, their families and so many more.
Until next week take care, be thankful and please be kind. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.