The third annual Rockin' for Rett will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Tucker Farms on Hobart Road in Gabriels.
Cost is $5 for the event. If you wish to go through the corn maze, that will be extra.
The following are just some of the amazing gifts and auction items that will be given away that day: Apple IPod, Nintendo Wii, American girl doll of the year, hand-crafted items from local people, camping package, including the tent, Craftsman 260 piece machanist tool set, many, many gift certificates and gift cards from local business.
When you arrive between 11:30 a.m. and noon, there will be a special drawing, with those tickets, for a $100 certificate to Casa Del Sol.
There will be plenty of food with a BBQ, bake sale, kettle corn, etc. This year, the music will be provided by: Major's, Steve Borst, Austin Larabie, Pine Ridge Rounders, Bees Kneez, Urban Fetch and Phil Henry.
In the past two years, Jen and Mark Dalton, the parents of Emma, plus the rest of the Dalton family have raised more than $44,000, which has gone towards research for the Rett Syndrome Foundation. The Dalton family is looking forward to seeing the community come out for this event and hoping that they will all really enjoy themselves. They appreciate all your help.
There will be a benefit dinner for Lake Clear resident Mya Duprey held at the Vets Club from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The price of the meal is a donation. This is sponsored by the Women of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary. It will be a complete roast pork dinner with dessert and you can dine in or take out. For takeout, please call 524-6749. There will be 50/50 raffle, plus a raffle table with many lovely items.
The Mason's will host a benefit dinner for Rusty Knoble at the Methodist church. The meal will be spaghetti dinner with dessert and beverage form 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12 with children under 6 admitted for free. For all you Roy Hurd fans, he will be holding a concert in the church sanctuary that evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat is holding their Philosopher Pub nights 7 p.m. every Friday with a different speaker each week. Sept. 16 will be "Preserving the Trails" with state Department of Environmental Conservation. Then, on Sept. 23, "The Future of Photography" with Mark Kurtz. Please call 891-1489 to make reservation.
The Methodist church fall rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1. Items may be left at the church and put up on the stage any morning from 9 a.m. to noon before Sept. 26. We appreciate everyone's help.
The Lake Clear seniors will be going to the Adult Center at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 for the evening meal sponsored by the Board of Directors. The meal will be chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes, broccoli, salad bar and lemon meringue pie. Cost is $5 per person. Call 891-2980 to make reservations.
There will be a card party at St. John in the Wilderness church hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Prizes and refreshments along with a fun afternoon playing cards with neighbors and friends.
Advance notice. St. John in the Wilderness church will sponsor a Harvest dinner in October. More in the next column.
The bookmobile will be at the Lake Clear post office parking lot from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Stop and pick up some excellent reading material.
Chip and Cathy Button along with their 1914 Model "T" Depot Hack went to the Olympic Car Show held on the oval in Lake Placid last week. The "T" took Best in Show, Best in Class and Top 25. They will be at Curtis Lumber from 6:30 p.m. to dark every Tuesday for the Tri-Lakes Cruizers car show to show off the "T".
Around five years ago, in my column I spoke about a girl named Gabby Cunningham who was two and one half years old at that time. She had cancer and was going to Burlington for treatments. She has been going to Burlington for check-up the past years every six months and the last one was the best yet. Everything is normal and at seven and one half years old Gabby will not have to go back for another year. Thank you to one and all for all the prayers for Gabby. They helped. Gabby is the daughter of Tom and Jill Cunningham and granddaughter of John and Mary Peria of Lake Clear.
The ham radio operators from this area have been invited to go to Schroon Lake to help with the Schroon Lake Marathon Sunday, Sept. 25. You will need to be there by 8 a.m. that morning. Please call John Duquette at 891-8180 if you can help.
The Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club still has equipment, radios and cable to sell. Call John Duquette at 891-8180 or Claude Premo at 891-3580 if you are interested in purchasing some of this equipment.
St. Paul's/Assumption/Town of Brighton Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Food, gently used clothing, household items will be available. Call Barbara Marshall at 327-3297 for more information.
Lake Clear residents send their sympathy to the family of James R. Barrows of Lake Clear with his passing. Jim's beloved wife Thetis (Pete) Barrow passed away April 2004. His daughter Karen Pittman, her husband David and their children and Jim's son William and his wife Theresa all reside in Lake Clear. One step-son Timothy Lacey resides in Saranac Lake and two other step-sons and families are out of the area. Jim will be missed by all, espeically his grand children.
Sept. 14 -?Ryan Farmer, Thomas Brindisi, Cindy Besio
Sept. 16 - Marji Hough, Leigh Hadley
Sept. 17 - Betty Dora
Sept. 20 - Patty McDonough, Betty Haig, Karolyn Moody
Sept. 22 - Kimberly Fitzgerald-Taylor
Sept. 23 - Nonie Webb, Virginia Bowen, Chris Leanza, Don Collins
Sept. 25 - Stephen Strack, Sr, Matthew Zimmerman
Sept. 26 - My granddaughter Jessica L. Stinson, Donna Eggleton, Dorothy Durkee, Bernie Foley
Sept. 27?- Sylvia Brockway, LeeAnn Hadley, Trent Fitzgerald
Sept. 17 - 45 years together for Tom and Mary Lou Cassavaugh
Sept. 20 - 14 years for Michael and Ruth Mader
Sept. 22 - 21 years together for Michael and Marlene Martin
Sept. 23 - 58 years of togetherness for Thomas and Barbara Lewis and 22 years together for Craig and Gina Dumond
Sept. 24?- 6 years for Allan and LeeAnn Hadley
Sept. 25?- 40 years of togetherness for Gifford and Sharon Hosler
Sept. 26 - 58 years for a special couple Dick and Helen May
Sept. 27 - 8 years for Matthew and Noreen Zimmerman
Till next time, you can call 891-4199 with information for this column and have a nice day.