2009-09-03 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

The weather was beautiful for the weekend and the Forbes Road students have started back to school. Also some will be traveling in new buses as the Helmans have a couple new ones.

Sorry to hear Laura June Martz had the misfortune of falling and has a pair of black eyes, which we hope won't last long.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Emily Karczewski, who had a special 15th birthday on August 25, and to Shawn Berkstresser on August 27. Happy birthday this week to Tristan Gelvin, who is 14 on September 2.

A benefit auction will be held at the Green Hill Sewing Club building on Saturday, September 26 for Liberty Crouse. The covered dish will begin at 5 p.m. and an auction will start at 6 p.m. Liberty is a 6-year-old girl who had surgery for a brain tumor. She is the daughter of Michael and Mary Crouse. She is currently taking chemo treatments at Hershey Hospital. You may drop off donated items and baked goods to be sold the day of the sale at the Sewing Club after 11 a.m. Any and all help will be appreciated. The auctioneer will be Max McQuade and the sale is sponsored by Kindred Spirits.

Shawn and Julie Berkstresser and son Ryan and friend of Slippery Rock attended the Corvette show at Carlisle over thew weekend. They were also driving a couple of pretty Corvettes.

Members of the Lynch family might want to mark your calendars for the first Sunday in October for the Lynch reunion at Needmore firehall at 1:00 p.m.

It is hard to believe that the Fulton Fall Folk Festival is only a few weeks away. Hope everyone will help to make it a success again for Fulton County.

A couple more birthdays to add: Clara Mae Strait, September 5; and also Kaitllyn Gordon on September 5. Happy birthday, ladies.

The Fegleys from Ohio stopped by to visit Kate Berkstresser on Sunday evening.

We send get well wishes to Mabel Brant, who we hear was taken to Altoona Hospital, and also to Grace Grissinger, who was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, and to Mark Gelvin, who is in Philadelphia.

Household hint for quilts: Many yellow or brown spots on quilts are acid damage from wood. If you are storing quilts on wood shelves, place them in cotton pillowcases first. Then use a layer of muslim or even aluminum foil to create a barrier between the wood and pillowcase.

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