2011-05-12 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend for the annual celebration of Mother’s Day.

A large crowd attended the annual Mother’s Day buffet at Hustontown Firehall.

Sorry to hear Rheon Gelvin is a patient at Harrisburg Hospital and underwent surgery on Tuesday. We send speedy get well wishes to him.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction on Friday, May 13, at 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. New vendor Mike Sullivan will be bringing fresh meats, lunch meats, frozen pork, chicken, pizza, desserts, snack foods, cereals, dry goods, laundry detergent and much more. You won’t want to miss this one.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, May 28, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their talent or just come and enjoy the talent of others. Bring a friend.

The Kindred Spirits are sponsoring an auction at the Greenhill Sewing Club building to benefit Corbin and Alyssa Troia of McConnellsburg. The children are suffering from a genetic disease called metachromatic leukodystrophy. There is no cure, and it can cause paralysis, blindness, seizures and eventually death. Parents are Jamie and Winter Troia. The auction will be held Saturday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Covered dish meal at 5 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. for large items. Please attend and help with this worthy cause by donating items to be auctioned or just come and support the family. Slightly used items and baked goods are always welcome and appreciated. For more information call Laurie after 4:30 p.m. at 717-485- 4098.

John Graeber of North Carolina stopped for a visit with Kate Berkstresser on Monday afternoon. He also was visiting Nancy Thomas and folks in Wells Valley.

Garden Hint: If you’re tired of dealing with garden pests and disease prone vegetables, plant kohlrabi. Its virtually pest and disease free and if you plant this hardy vegetable in late summer, you can harvest even past frost.

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