Wow! A big thank you goes to every one of people that came to the Roast Beef Dinner at the Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church last Saturday, March 15! People came from all over, even some very special folks from Avon that we had not seen for many years! The food and organization for the evening went smoothly and every one of the people that helped to advertise, prepare food, provide good service, and clean up afterwards is congratulated.

“Sunday was a good day for a winter hike – bright sun and cool temperatures.” Mark Hopkins writes. Indeed March 16 was a good day to hike with the Springwater Trails hiking group and then enjoy the delicious food hosted by Joan and Bob. “We had 21 hikers (most on snow shoes) on Rob’s Trail off Route 15A just north of Springwater. Rob’s trail starts at the top of Bald Hill and passes through the shrubs in a former field, then heads down through the state forest to Canadice Lake. Three distinct environments were enjoyed on the two hour hike. Next week Springwater Trails will hike to the top of an East Springwater hill for views of the entire town. The hike will be followed by the Annual Meeting. Obtain more details at”

Lenten Study at area United Methodist Churches: March 26 – Mental Health – Webster’s Crossing UMC – Pastor Dorothy Hotchkiss April 2 – Emotional Health – Canadice UMC – Pastor Juls April 9 – Relational Health – Springwater UMC – Pastor Ray Shaw

Each weekly session begins at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich fellowship hour, and the study session begins for an hour at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, Pastor Dorothy will lead the service at Groveland Federated Parish at 6 p.m., and on Good Friday Pastor David Hotchkiss will lead the 7 p.m. service at Conesus United Church. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 21 is the Farmer / Neighbor Dinner sponsored by the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce at the River Bridge Banquet Center in Mount Morris. The Mulligan Farm is the farm of the year! If you plan to attend, contact the Chamber soon!

This week, be sure to attend the Scottsburg Pasta Dinner at the United Methodist Church between Dansville and Lakeville on Route 256 (also known as Swamp Road in years gone by). This is their first, so come and support their effort.

The next delicious dinner / music jam is the Webster’s Crossing Spaghetti/Meatball Dinner on Thursday, March 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with the traditional Music Jam afterwards. The evening is by donation, so come and enjoy a day off from food preparation and join the fun! Donate food, help, or music for the fourth Thursday of the month from now until November!

If you are looking for a Chicken BBQ, be sure to put the Sparta Center United Methodist Church dinner for Sunday March 30 on your calendar starting at noon – they are located on Route 256 out of Dansville at the intersection of Church Road. Some of the best cooks around are baking pies for the occasion!

Pencil in the Helping Hands Relay for Life Team third annual luncheon scheduled for Saturday, April 5 from Noon until 3 p.m. at the Wayland American Legion, 102 North Main Street. Plan to help raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society. The luncheon features appetizers, soup, sandwiches, desserts, a cash bar, basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. The cost is $15 per person / $100 for a table of 8. Tickets are available at the Wayland Town Hall and at the Legion door as available that day. Details can be obtained from Liz Dean at 585-728-5857, 728-9010 or Basket donations are welcomed.

Birthdays: March 20 – Renée Pauline, Margaret Ryan, Elaine Nadeau March 21 – Butch (Emery) Drake, Rory Banaszak March 22 – Tyler Forrester, Jennifer Shutt, Ira Langhorn March 23 – Ron Brown, Bryan Willard, David Schleuter, Renée Canute, Karen Whiteman, Ray Saxton March 24 – Adeline Doerrer March 25 – Barbara Malone, Diane Akers, Justin Shutt, Harriet Banaszak, Terry Lee Kuznicki, Ward Reamer, Aidan Decker March 26 – John Jacob Mastin, Mary Canute, Ilene Washburn Richards March 27 – Weaver Holley

Anniversaries: March 22 – Dave & Carolyn Caron, #45