Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard
I hope that everyone was able to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather on Sunday, since it is predicted that the first part of the week will be rainy. April showers, including sleet!
News this week runs the age gamut. Congratulations to Cindy Summer on becoming a first-time grandmother with the birth of Kirsten Eva Dittrich, born on 4/15 to her son Sean and daughter-in-law Nicole. Cindy says that Skype is wonderful, but she can’t wait to go out to Seattle to hold her!
Well done to Anna Hepler who made the 8th grade Principal’s list, and to Julia Kowalksi for making High Honors. I am sure there is more news regarding our young people. We all love to hear about their activities and achievements, so be sure to send me the information.
On a heavier note, sympathy is extended to the family of Ellen Simmonds, who passed away on Saturday morning at Springfield Hospital.
Green-Up is fast approaching on 5/2. Julie DuPont and Bobbi Lynds are spearheading the effort and tell me that volunteers can pick up bags and discuss their destinations at 8:00 AM that morning at the Fire Station. Folks are encouraged to bring safety vests if possible to help keep everyone safe while walking the roads, although there will be a few available to borrow. Those special green bags should be accessible at recycling this Saturday. ABLE will continue to take bags for a few weeks afterward, for those who cannot participate on the actual day.
We had quite a feast for our April birthday celebration at Tyson Church on Sunday following our Worship Service. In light of the number of children who attended church on Easter, we have decided to dedicate one Sunday each month as Children’s Sunday and gear activities to them. Our 1st such service will be on Mother’s Day, 5/10, when we will help them to honor their moms. The service will at our usual time – 10:30 AM.