Good news amongst all the gloom

Contributed photoCheyenne Riley Martin

PRATTSVILLE – Let’s start with some really good news:

Welcome greetings to Cheyenne Riley Martin, born at 7:18 a.m. Feb. 29. Cheyenne arrived on her due date, leap day, and she made it a special day for all. Parents are Miranda Briggs and Curtis Martin and joins sibling Dean, 8; Kinsley, 6 and Addison, 3. Grandparents are Connie Briggs and EJ Sherman and Daryl Smith. Great-grandparents are Curt Martin, Kathy McGorry and Dominick Forte. Great-grandmother Patricia Smith and great-grandfather Bill Briggs. Congratulations to all and especially Miranda for doing all the work. See picture of the beautiful Cheyenne.

Janet Brainerd is home from her winter stay with son Georgie and families. Janet is doing as much as can be expected during these enforced stay at home orders. Janet said it was so quiet after spending so much time with younger family members that she had to call around for company. Georgie is a mechanic and is in big demand right now with all the extra freight being moved around and is out of state for job duties. Thank you Georgie for seeing that we are kept well stocked.

Debbie and Jim Dymond’s daughter Cortney and husband TJ and their son Aaron have moved into their new home on Route 145. They moved from a mobile home to a three bedroom house and so far have extra space. With a little one that will soon change.

Now for some cancellations but if in doubt, call those organizations directly.

The Pratt Museum Brunch of March 29 at Washington Irving Inn has been cancelled – no date for future fundraiser.

The Greene County American Legion Auxiliary for April 4 at Moore’s Motel has been cancelled.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt by American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 at Young’s Ace Hardware, Prattsville April 11, has been cancelled. Possible make up event in the future for the kids.

The Unit’s monthly meeting for April 14 has also been cancelled.

The Prattsville Firemen’s Pork Dinner for April 25 has been postponed. Stay in touch for a future date.

The Greene County Ladies League for cancer patients has cancelled their April 7 meeting. But although restricted their great works go on: Heard from League Official Rhonda Marigasso that they have begun the preparations for their third Annual Cancer Patient Aid Car Show.

The date is Aug. 16 at the Chicken Run Family Restaurant in Windham. The main reason they want to get the word out is they are in the process right now of seeking Trophy sponsors. “We have ‘Top 20’ trophy sponsorship available at $40 per sponsor. We are asking that people or businesses respond by April 15. This is something to look forward to and have high hopes that life with be back to normal.

Elliott Brainard is home after an overnight stay at hospital. It was something that was corrected and he was sent home to take it easy What else he is going to do under quarantine orders?

What a time for wife Shelly to retire – just in time to be forced to stay at home. Continued speedy recover wished to Arnold Jaeger who is recovering from knee surgery.

Happy Birthday to Desmond Petrioni on March 28. Happy Birthday to Sarah Armlin on March 29. On March 30 we send Happy Birthday wishes to Mary McGlynn. Happy Birthday greetings to Haley Bensoon on March 31. Happy Birthday to Randy Briggs on April 2. On April 2 it is Happy Birthday to Kerrianne Aurigema Dibble and Mary Barry.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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