Western Bradford News Digest
Signing ceremony to be held
The residents of Troy, Canton, and surrounding communities are invited to sign their name on the final beam to be installed on the new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. The beam signing event will be held from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Troy Vets Club.
A tradition with major construction projects, the signing of the final beam by the entire community symbolizes the community's involvement and pride in the new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, according to Guthrie. In late November, the beam will then be raised into place in a topping out ceremony, signifying the completion of the steel structure. Hospital leadership will begin the signing ceremony at 3:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Construction of the new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital will be completed in August of next year. In the meantime, residents can check on the progress of the facility by visiting www.troyhospital.org and watching video from an on-site camera.
The $30 million project will bring a state-of-the-art critical access hospital to the region, featuring all private rooms and expanded surgical and emergency room capabilities. The site also has space for a helipad to save precious time in patient transfers.
South Creek Lions to host dinner
A harvest dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the South Creek Lions Club on Route 14 in Gillett.
According to the Lions, the dinner will be turkey and ham with potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, home-baked bread, pies and a drink.
The cost is $9 per person and is "all you can eat."
Concert scheduled in Troy
The Troy Town Band will hold a special concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 in Memorial Auditorium in Troy.
"The concert series is special because the Town Band won't be playing, but rather bringing in guest artists to perform an entire concert," band conductor Robert Oldroyd said. "The concert is, of course, totally free and our first guests will be a woodwind quintet of some of the best players of Ithaca College as well as a concerto competition-winning concert pianist."
He noted that although the concert is free, donations will be accepted to help cover the costs of bringing in the guest artists and also for the instrument fund. "At the concert, we will also present the instruments the town band has purchased over the course of the concert season," Oldroyd said. "Earlier at 4 p.m., the wind quintet will be putting on a workshop for students and the community to come in and play for the wind quintet and get suggestions."