Greetings to all! In case you don’t know it, rifle season starts on Saturday, November 20th. Hunter orange or pink is now mandatory (finally). I ran into our local DEC officer Wednesday evening …
Greetings to all! In case you don’t know it, rifle season starts on Saturday, November 20th. Hunter orange or pink is now mandatory (finally). I ran into our local DEC officer Wednesday evening at Sorealla’s and he confirmed that the gray and green brigade (the DEC officers and the NYS police) will be out this weekend, checking on the hunters and their deer.
On Saturday, December 4th, there are two Christmas events. The White Sulphur Spring United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar. In addition, the Jeffersonville Presbyterian deacons will be holding their homemade Christmas cookie sale. So, if you are too busy to bake Christmas goodies, why not come out and support two great causes and save yourself some time.
Since I last wrote my Kenoza Lake News column, Kenoza Lake lost three more residents plus a special person from Jeffersonville. First, Marcia Huter of Jeffersonville passed away on November 3rd. After the Lutheran church in Jeffersonville closed, Marcia started to attend the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church. Marcia loved her crafts.
I have numerous towels that adorn my stove with her crocheted kitchen towels. Marcia made these delicious garlic oyster cracker soup “croutons”. We used to sell them at the Kenoza Lake United Methodist church annual election day soup and chili sale. Marcia liked to sing in the choir as well. Godspeed Marcia. Bill Blume, husband of Kenoza Lake resident Viola Keegan passed away on November 8, 2021.
Bill kept the Blume properties neat as a pin. The Blume property always had a huge display of daffodils in the spring and the Christmas decorations were always very festive. Our sympathy to Viola and family. Kenoza Lake resident Lisa Leonardo passed away on November 11th. She volunteered for many years at the Kenoza Lake and Jeffersonville Fire Department’s roast beef dinners.
Finally, Helen Snedeker passed away on November 9th. Helen impacted many lives during her years on earth, including mine. For me, it first started with the Kenoza Lake Sunday School. Back when I attended Sunday School, we had close to 50 children in Sunday School. Helen’s mother Bertha Bernhardt was the Sunday School Superintendent. I learned many church songs from Helen.
When I moved back home in 2003, Helen whispered to me several times, that we needed to start the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Women. I believe we had our kick-off meeting in 2004 or 2005. We probably wouldn’t have a Kenoza Lake United Methodist Women’s group if it wasn’t for Helen. Helen and her late husband Alfred used to set out the luminaries on Christmas Eve. She was instrumental in having the rummage sale. She used to sing duets with the late Betty Girrbach.
Helen and Bill Brey attended to the Memorial stone. Helen and her late husband Alfred were Boy Scout leaders. I know that Kirk Kerhley has special memories of the Snedeker dedication and service to the Boy Scouts. Thank you, Helen, for your service to our community. We will endeavor to continue with many of the activities that you were involved with, in memory and dedication to you.
It looks like another banner year for winterberry. I love winterberry! (Those red Christmas berry bushes.) Be on the lookout for Snowy Owls. On November 27, 2013, I saw Joni, the Snowy Owl on Pucky Huddle Road. The winter of 2013/2014 was the year that we had the major irruption of snowy owls in the Northeast. Full moon Friday night, Beaver moon
No column next week
Every year I end my Kenoza Lake Thanksgiving news column with one of my favorite hymns. This hymn will be sung at the Kenoza Lake United Methodist church this Sunday. Maybe I will see you in the pews on Sunday morning, 9:30 a.m., as we sing, Come Ye Thankful People Come.
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.
Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide. For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, Raise the song of harvest home
Count Your Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!
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