Wow! What a response from the people of the area; they came out in droves to support the fund raiser for young Frank Hoffman. The report is the cooks served 500 spaghetti suppers last Friday evening and the last ones were willing to accept their supper without meat in the sauce. They finally had to turn some away as they ran out of supplies.

Wow! What a response from the people of the area; they came out in droves to support the fund raiser for young Frank Hoffman. The report is the cooks served 500 spaghetti suppers last Friday evening and the last ones were willing to accept their supper without meat in the sauce. They finally had to turn some away as they ran out of supplies.


So many, many people volunteered to help by baking for the sale, selling tickets, going out to collect from the many businesses of the area who were willing to donate fabulous prizes and gift certificates for the raffles and silent auction. Thanks to all of them and the Barrila company who donated all the spaghetti and sauce and the Wayland Food Mart for the donation of the hamburg. $7,000 was raised for Buddy who is presently at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for rehabilitation and has a long recovery ahead of him. He will need lots of moral support. Cards are a nice way to cheer someone.


Another reminder folks, these local business places are running a business and would appreciate you as a customer after they so generously contribute to every local function throughout the year.


Another successful event was the annual Family Old Fashioned Christmas last Saturday afternoon at the Wayland Museum headed by Marian Crawford, education coordinator. There were about 20 youngsters plus grandmothers and grandfathers as well along with high school honor students who were helpers. Marian reported everyone had a good time. They made ornaments and garlands to decorate a tree that glows with their handiwork. They enjoyed Listening to a Christmas story and music. everyone departed munching on a cookie.


There are more children's programs coming up at the museum that will be announced in school and watch this column for the dates.


The musuem will be open 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26.,  for your visitors that would like to spend an hour or less enjoying the tour of the museum. The beautiful tree that is decorated with the memory balls purchased by people to honor their loved ones is put up every year. There is also a tree decorated in red, white and blue as a tribute to our fighting men and women. The museum will be closed on Sundays during the winter months but can be opened by appointment by calling one of the trustees.


Another event coming up at the Museum and featuring more volunteers is the Waylandaires. They may be volunteers but you can bet they are doing something they thoroughly enjoy and that is singing. They will be singing this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. You’ve heard them before but once isn’t enough. The Christmas season is the time to hear the traditional Christmas hymns and songs that fills us with that wonderful spirit of the Holiday.


The last of the excellent school Christmas concerts will be at 7 p.m. this Tuesday.


Cecelia Reigelsperger; Bob and Nancy Reigelsperger; Dick and Cora Saxton and their two sons of Wayland; Bill and Barbara Reigelsperger of Naples; and Jill Reigelsperger of Virginia Beach, Va.; attended the wedding of their relative John Locke IV in Detroit last Saturday. Bob and Nancy were the photographers and they reported the entire wedding party was transported out to the Chrysler auditorium for the photo shots. The bride and groom are employees of Chrysler.


Last Sunday’s drawing at the Perkinsville Fire Hall was for the five $200-winners (just in time for that Christmas shopping). Winners were Jim Collmer of Naples, Donna Gessner, Richard Averill, Ted Mark and Karen Snowman.


The Gunlocke Company hosted the annual Christmas dinner for their retirees and guests at the plant’s Cafeteria at noon Tuesday. The retirees were pleased to hear the company did well this last quarter.


The Christmas Mass schedule for Friday, Dec. 24 at Holy Family is 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s, 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s and 9 p.m. St. Joseph’s, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s. For Christmas Day: 8 a.m. at Sacred Heart and 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius.


Peace and joy to all of you..