Western Bradford Notebook: Awards presented in Troy
TROY - Here's a few small town news items - let's call them odds and ends - from western Bradford County this week:
- During a recent meeting, the Heritage Garden Club of Troy was handing out honors. In an email, I was notified that Laurel Awards were presented to members Sharon Brown, Liz Hart and Judy Warn. Laura Steele had been presented a Laurel Award at the October meeting. These awards are sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, and "encourage and recognize outstanding accomplishments that are 'above and beyond' the regular duties of an office or committee, according to Judy. "We have, among other things, worked on the Blue Star Memorial, supplemented watering in the downtown area, worked on the club's by-laws, served as judges at the Troy Fair as well as served a number of years in leadership positions both locally and statewide," Judy explained.
- At the Canton Borough meeting this week, borough administrator Amy Seeley reported that she and street superintendent Kurt Bastion received a thank-you card from Richard and Joeann Brown for keeping the beaver dam cleaned out before the storm. She said the Browns didn't have water in their basement, "and they appreciate the borough's help more than realized." Bastion told council that he has been taking out the beaver dams, and he thinks his efforts are finally working. "They're not coming back," he said. "Maybe I scared them away."
- In Troy, Joie Brasington, meanwhile, was promoting "The Spirit of Christmas," an upcoming event at the Heritage Village from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 in Troy. Santa will be there from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and there will be vendors, music, wagon rides, a live Nativity, children's activities, a light show, and food. A flier notes that "this is a community event that will start the holiday season with the true 'Spirit of Christmas.'" It will also feature a 2012 Christmas Stocking Challenge. People can join the Bradford County Heritage Association for the Christmas Stocking Challenge during "The Spirit of Christmas" celebration. The stockings will be exhibited throughout the Mitchell House.
A news release notes: "The stockings can be made in any fashion - knitted, crocheted, quilted; and in any size and medium. Don't forget that it doesn't have to be made of fabric or yarn. You can use paper, metal, wood, or whatever your little heart desires.
We will judge in various categories and also have a category for juveniles (under 18)." The drop-off will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Friday before "The Spirit of Christmas" day at the Troy Farm Museum gift shop. The event was a big success last year, according to Bill Brasington. Let's hope it's a repeat this year.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: email@example.com