2009-07-23 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Gina Lake and 10-year-old daughter Bailey Orange got a surprise while attending the Jonas Brothers concert at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Sitting 15 feet from them were the first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Mahlia, a few friends and the Secret Service.

Vicki Bookheimer and son Jacob travelled to Etters, Pa., to visit with Vicki's

brother, Gregg Souders, and family. Gregg is recovering from a motorcycle accident.

Evelyn Souders celebrated her 75th birthday last week.

Deb Welsh and Wanda Souders spent 13 days travelling from Chicago to Los Angeles on historic Route 66.

Birthday wishes to Deb Sowers, July 23; Kellie Gress, Aaron Ott, Randy Bivens and Tessa Rasp on July 24; Doris Keefer, July 25; Abagael McGarvey and Sharon Glazier, July 26; Foster Earley and Roger McFadden, July 27; Trudy Morton and Albert Doyle, July 25; Pam Seiders and Stanton Earley, July 29.

Those spending a week in Ocean City, Md., from this area were David, Kimberly, David Michael and Landon Seiders, Casey Randler, Tyler Fix, Junior and Peggy Wagner, Mikie, Ellen, Michael and Logan Wagner, Tammy Strayer, daughters Libby and Abby, Timmy, Amber and Adam Souders, George and Jodi Hann, Chris, Christian, Kacey, Abby, Emma and Jacob Hann, Lakin Toothman, Clay and Aimee, Luke, Sam and Ellie Brumback.

Congratulations to Greg and Michele Deneen who were married on July 4 at the home of Greg's mother, Jane and Dave Heckman of Chambersburg.

Noreen Mann and daughters Kerin and Chris recently spent a week in California visiting with Noreen's sister, Jan, and taking a trip along the Pacific Coast. They also visited Hollywood and other sights.

The musical "Godspell" was performed by the members of Cito and McConnellsburg churches last week with a full church each night. The cast and all who helped with it did a great job.

The annual family reunion of the late Robert and Rebecca Hamil was held on Saturday in the home of Carole Mellott of Cold Spring.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Bill Miller of Burnt Cabins, who passed away last week.

Debbie Earley Glass is a patient in Chambersburg Hospital. Her room number is 277.

A pig roast was held on Saturday at the VFW picnic grounds to raise money for George and Betty Lunch. It was held by their family and friends. More than $1,000 was raised.

Fredric Laxson and Ruth Bolinger visited with Fredrica's brother and wife, Sidney nd Jeannette Fisher, in Carlisle last Thursday.

Last week's column should have read Steven White and Shannon Sanders were married on July 4 instead of Sharon Sanders.

Quotable quotes: Reflect upon your present blessings, not on your past misfortunes.

It happened this week: Sun Records released Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right Mama" in 1954. Two years later this same week, Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" with "Hound Dog" on the B side, came out and quickly ran up the charts. By year's end, the two-hit single had sold more than 4 million copies.

Country shortcuts: Keep bees away from your outdoor festivities by tying a few dryer sheets around chair legs or tree branches. The bees can't stand the smell.

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