There is a wonderful organization called GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND that enlists the volunteer assistance of puppy raisers to prepare their dogs for the life of a guide dog. Karissa raised Marlo for 18 months and at the end of that time, Marlo went into the formal program. She was classified as a breeding dog as she has so many wonderful qualities.
Last May, Marlo left our home and Karissa has been watching her progress. No puppies yet! We took time to go visit Marlo over the weekend. What a wonderful day for a reunion and a walk!
The 42nd Annual Maple Festival
April 5th and 6th, 2014
Time to Note
The festival is held from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 9am to 3pm on Sunday. For early risers, the pancake breakfast starts at 7am each day.
Saturday, February 8 is the Hart House Basket Raffle! This event is being held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsville, from 8 a.m. until the grand prize raffle at 3:00. The grand prize is a beautiful handcrafted dollhouse, made by Lanny Wesche.
Many amazing basket donations have been delivered to Hart Comfort House. Among those are beautiful offerings from the Allegany Mud Club, a Longaberger picinc basket, and a beautiful hand made quilt. There were many more amazing donations as well!
Baker-Swan has a basket in the raffle as well. Our basket includes a Canon Powershot camera, with an 8gb memory card.
Featured in the basket is a gift certificate in the amount of $1000. This certificate is redeemable only at our 3256 Riverside Drive location. It applies to traditional funeral services which include visiting hours and a casket purchase. It is transferrable. The certificate can be applied to pre-arrangements or to an at need situation. The discount will apply anytime in the future provided pre-arrangements are made prior to August 9, 2014.
So come on out on Saturday! Perhaps you will find a value that you just can't refuse!
Hart Comfort House Annual Basket Raffle is on February 8, starting bright and early at 8:00 a.m.! All sorts of great items will be available from wine baskets, to kitchen baskets, and even a basket from Baker-Swan Funeral Home containing a Canon A2500 PowerShot Digital Camera. With the SD card --- who likes to get a camera only to have to go buy the memory card to go with it?
The featured raffle item is a hand crafted dollhouse made and donated by Lanny Wesche. This drawing will occur at 3:00!
Bud and I went to the concert Sunday afternoon at Immaculate Conception Church. Genesee Valley Chorus and the Wellsville Performing Arts Orchestra presented Handel's Messiah.
I had not seen the church since the completion of the restoration project.
Here's a photo from a friend ... can't see the choir very well, but you can see some of the restoration. (I was even farther back, so I didn't even try to get a photo...)
This was a lovely concert in a beautiful setting!
I just made a little interactive posting for my Facebook page...I thought the results were good. I kept it kind of short because I loose interest in the long ones . . .
It is interesting how these work out ... Erinnae (my daughter) is definitely NOT one to "Bah! Humbug!" anything Christmas, and Abigail (my daughter in law) doesn't own an ugly Christmas sweater. However, Nathanael (my son in law) very definitely would offer a joyful Christmas blessing!
A Christmas Carol Cast:
Remove the names at the end and replace them with the first 8 names in your chat bar ... in the same order ...
Bob Cratchit – faithfully working for a miserly employer - Ashly Palmer
Fred – cheerful relative who feels compassion for his uncle - Alethia Ortner
Philanthropist seeking donations for those less fortunate - Renea Clifford
Ebenezer Scrooge – Bah! Humbug! - Erinnae Cline
Ghost of Christmas Past – child-like delight of all things Christmas - Kelly Perkins
Fezziwig – Jolly merchant - Karissa Baker
Ghost of Christmas Present – Owner of “THE” Christmas sweater - Abigail Baker
Undertaker's Apprentice - Gail Wolcott
Tiny Tim – “God bless us, every one!” - Nathanael Cline
I hope you didn't miss it! But if you did, there are other performances.
The Andover Ecumenical choir performed at the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville on Monday night. The music was a great start for our Christmas celebrations.
If you look closely you'll see Bud in the first picture....you have to look harder to find him in the second.
Welcome to the beginnings of our new blogging feature!
This is not a "specialized" blog, as the heading suggests. Rather, it is a place to share ourselves with our community. Also, I hope it will be a place to share our community with everyone as we plan to feature some community events and community information.
The authors of the posts may vary, and we'll be sure to let you know who posted.
Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated and encouraged!
Bud and Linda Baker . . . one of us enjoys writing, the other ummmm, not so much! Join us in discussion, feedback, or questions at any time! We love to hear what you have to say!