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December 03, 2016
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Lake Huntington News

By Eileen Hennessy

I was sitting in Angelina’s on the Hill when Evan Padua came in—a guy I knew as a kid. I worked with his mother, Jill. Evan was trying to talk me into going fishing with him on his tour boat on the Delaware River. Ha ha! Just try to picture that—me getting my big butt into a fishing boat, not to mention putting a worm on a hook. Evan assured me that I would do fine in his boat and he would take care of the bait. An afternoon fishing on the Delaware does sound nice. Email evan@sweetwaterguide.com and let me know if you go out fishing.

The Cochecton Preservation Society had a super gathering of friends to re-dedicate “Woody the Bear” in honor of Dick Guttzeit, Melvin Pierce, Woody Schlegel and John Supino. Great memories and sentimental value were shared. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and be there for Woody the Bear.

On Sunday, June 29, sign up for the “Transformers” movie at the Callicoon Movie Theatre between 1:30 and 2 p.m. The movie starts at 2 p.m. It is free for all Cochecton youth, free popcorn and soda included. Out-of-town children and families welcome to attend; just pay at the door. Contact Karen at 845/807-3566.

The Grover Hermann Hospital Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who helped make its recent health fair a success. Your help and support enables the auxiliary to aid the hospital in its future development to serve us all.

On Saturday, July 5, there will be a Community Day 5k Run & Barbeque fundraiser to help the family of James J. “J.J.” Hanson Jr. J.J. was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He has a one-year-old son and a wife and family. Please come to the Yulan Ball Field at 10 a.m. to register for the run. It will be followed at 12 noon by a barbeque and softball. For more information, call Doreen Sweeney at 845/557-6540 or Jeff Hass at 845/557-8431.

On Saturday, July 12 there will be a fundraising event in memory of two outstanding local people who lost their lives to cancer way too young: Doug Ackerman and Brenna Daring. You can register at 9 a.m. for the Turtle Trot 10k walk or run at the Kenoza Lake Fire House. The cost is $20 if you pre-register by July 1, or $25 on the day of the race. The first 50 to register will receive a free T-shirt. Donations are tax deductible. All money raised goes to a family in Sullivan County impacted by a catastrophic illness. For more information, call April Ackermann at 845/701-9054.

Also on Saturday, July 12, Lake Huntington Fire Company holds its annual field day. Vendors are wanted. Call Jeff Nober at 845/932-8586. More information will soon follow.

Here’s a special Happy Birthday wish to Bob and Barbara Drollinger who have June birthdays. Many years of happiness to you both.

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