2009-09-24 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

We couldn't have asked for any more beautiful weekend than this past week. Just enjoy them and hope these nice days last all fall.

The 50th reunion of Hustontown High School Class of 1959 was held on Saturday evening, September 19, at Hustontown Firehall. There were 16 classmates and spouses attending.

Along with others attending, a total of 30 enjoyed the reunion. The class was pleased to have Clifford Berkstresser, a former teacher, attend. Linda Fraker Fitzgerald of Las Vegas, Nev., a classmate, travelled the farthest to attend. Photos of classmates and families were submitted, and Robert Bennett made the slide show of them available for the entertainment. A delicious meal was served by the fire company auxiliary. For those not attending, you may join the class at the alumni banquet October 3 when the class of 1959 will be honored. Class member Martha Okeson of Kansas was unable to attend. Robert and June Bennett of Carlisle attended and also spent a few minutes with Kate Berkstresser.

Harriet Hill of Manheim spent a couple days over the weekend with Kate Berkstresser. They visited with Robert and Shirley Sigel and Shirley Lynch Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to Pastor Bill and Joan Kuhn on the arrival of a grandchild last week.

We send get well wishes to Geraldine Helman, who was having surgery this week.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage September 26 at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and share your talents.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor a big bingo Sunday, September 27. Games begin at 1:00 p.m. and doors and kitchen opens at 11:00 a.m. The firemen appreciate any and all support from everyone.

Just a reminder that the Lynch reunion will be held at Needmore Firehall on Sunday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m. Hope to see a nice attendance.

Household hint: Don't throw away the tough lower stalks o fresh asaragus. Peel the stalks with a potato peeler until you reach the soft interior. Cook as usual. The stalks will be as tender as the tips. Also, you can avoid damaging the delicate tips of canned asparagus if you open the can from the bottom. Hold the lid gently over the aspragus then empty onto plate.

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