Valley News Digest
Police associations to provide Thanksgiving meals for elderly
The Athens Township Police Benevolent Association and the Waverly Police Association will again provide Thanksgiving dinners to elderly shut-ins in the Valley that request them.
Members of each department prepare the meals each Thanksgiving morning and deliver them to senior citizens throughout the Valley. This year's menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, a vegetable, pie and a dinner roll, according to a release from the Athens Township Police Department.
Sign-up sheets are posted at Page Manor, Keystone Manor, Spring View Apartments, Elizabeth Square Apartments and Chemung View Apartments. Individuals at their residence can also request a delivery by calling (570) 888-2325 or (607) 565-2836 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those requesting a meal should place their order by Nov. 15, but phone orders will still be taken after the deadline, the release reads.
Members of the community wishing to donate or volunteer their time or services may contact Officer Dekay of the Waverly Police Department or Officer VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department.
NRCS student to hold chicken and biscuit dinner for Sandy victims
Brandon Bonn, a North Rome Christian Student raising money for five young residents of Long Beach, N.Y. who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy, will raise additional funds Wednesday with a chicken and biscuit dinner.
The dinner will be held at the Sayre VFW on West Lockhart Street from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, according to a release from the Ribbons of Hope Foundation. Dinners, which will cost $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10, will include salad and dessert. Takeout will be available, the release reads.
Blade, mascot of the Elmira Jackals, and state Rep. Tina Pickett are planned to visit, the release states, and members of Greater Valley EMS will assist with the serving of the dinner. A raffle will also be held, with prizes including a Christmas basket and a photo shoot from Red Door Photography in Sayre.
Bonn has raised nearly $400 and has sent cartons of clothing to the five young people, the release states.
Artist to display work at Sayre library
Sayre Public Library will host a "Meet the Artist" presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Elmer Avenue library, according to information from the library.
Local artist Donna Kitchen will be present to discuss her art paintings and display her work. Kitchen's paintings are inspired and influenced by her lifelong love of the Valley and its beautiful surroundings, the release reads.
Kitchen, a self-taught artist, didn't begin to paint until the age of 67 years old after watching a special on PBS, according to the library. Her work will be on display at the library through the end of November.
For more information, contact the library at (570) 888-2256.