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Lake Huntington News

By Eileen Hennessy

What a busy weekend! On Saturday, I worked the tag sale at the Cochecton Center Community Center and then went to see Kenny Rogers. Boy, did he look old. But he can still sing, and he was very funny telling jokes. It was a great time at Bethel Woods. On Sunday, I worked the tag sale again and then spent a nice afternoon at Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY. It was well attended but very hot. Tony Staffieri was a very entertaining auctioneer. Great job, Tony! The DVAA would like to thank everyone who came out and made Riverfest a great success once again.

The community center would like to give a big “thank you” to everyone who donated items, helped set up, worked the sale and especially those who stopped and purchased an item, or gave a donation toward the new roof. It was greatly appreciated. I met a lot of people who seemed to know me, but I didn’t recognize them and had no clue who they were. This one lady was talking to me, and she said she follows me on Facebook; it was Claudia from the Sullivan County Chamber. The community center has made a dent in the funds it needs for the new roof, but they have a long way to go. Save the date Saturday, September 13 for a pasta dinner, and we’re working on more activities for the future.

Robin Solvang, whose 1902 farmhouse was destroyed in a fire after being hit by lighting in that terrible storm on July 2, would like to thank all the fire people, EMS, state troopers and sheriff’s department officers who responded to the fire. Robin’s animals—alpacas Humphrey and Herbert and a pygmy goat—were saved, but need to be relocated until she can build a new shelter.

On Saturday, August 16 there will be a penny social at the Nutshell on Route 52 in Lake Huntington, NY. The event has a back-to-school theme. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and calling begins at 7. New or slightly used donations will be accepted. Call Daisy Smith at 845/932-8569. Prizes for the raffle include a graphing calculator or $100 cash, and a $50 gift certificate to Wal-Mart. Proceeds benefit the Cochecton Democratic Club. Coming soon, a new website at CochectonDemocrtats.org.

A second signup for the Cochecton Youth group to attend the Wayne County Fair will be held at the old town hall on Tuesday, August 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, August 6, Joan will be sitting at the fair’s main gate giving out free bracelets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and then Eileen (that’s me) will be there from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Cochecton Youth. If you have any questions, give Joan a call at 845/932-8123.

Have a great week and e-mail leeniebeans@citlink.net or call 845-252-3568, if you have any news.