Church dinners are in abundance this time of year. The Turkey Dinner at the Springwater UMC was outstanding this past Saturday and the Roast Beef Dinner at the Sparta Community Church was delicious, as usual, this past Sunday. This coming Saturday, Nov. 6, stop for lunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Webster’s Crossing Church Bazaar and in the evening go to the Conesus United Church for Turkey Dinner.


A Trunk Treat Autumn Party is being held at both the Webster’s Crossing and the Allen’s Hill United Methodist Churches. The one in Webster’s Crossing is on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the one at Allen’s Hill is on Sunday, Oct. 31. A costume contest and a car trunk decorating contest will be a fun, happy, safe alternative for young people and adults.


The Webster’s Crossing Church Bazaar has a 100-year history. The hand made crafts, themed gift baskets, popular plants, white elephant sales, baked goods and lunch counter with food items priced for $1 apiece, put everyone into the warmth and hospitality of the season. We hope to see you there. It is easy to find in Webster’s Crossing on Route 15 North of Springwater and South of Conesus.

Katherine writes:


The week’s weather was conducive to working outside with the young people that work on our All Western Evergreen Tree Farm: Jennifer Humphrey, Aaron Colligan, Joe Czak, and Tyler Forrester. We are trimming the last lot of the saleable trees from 5 to 12 feet.


We thank Linda Culbertson for sending in an order for and contributing toward real trees from our farm to go to Trees for Troops. For details, you can call me at 585-669-2659 or go to www.treesfortroops.org.


If you wish to sponsor a real tree to go to the families of our troops, we are not the only farm doing this. In our county, the others participating are: Alexander’s Tree Farm in Dansville, Pokeymoonshine Hollow Farm in Springwater/Wayland, Grzenda Tree Farm in Livonia, Ayers Tree Farm in Linwood, and Hemlock Hill and Spring Hill Tree Farms in Hemlock. There are other tree farms in our county, and if any tree grower would like to participate in this program, they can find the details by calling Rosie Alexander at 585-335-8282. Call her also if you are interested in helping to load or transport trees from the Alexander Tree Farm to the collection point.


The trees will be cut around Thanksgiving and be transported to the Alexander Tree Farm. From there they will be loaded onto volunteer’s trucks and taken to Stokoe’s Tree Farm in Scottsville where the FedEx trucks will pick them up and take them where the New York State trees will go this year. Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY Trees (CTFANY) Trees for Troops leaders are Dick and Mary Ellen Darling of Clifton Springs, 315-548-3419, who have been giving talks all over the state.


 Happy birthday to Jasmine Lang, Courtney Grey, Jim Smith and Scott Learn on Oct. 28; Gladys Weed, Zeke Lang, John Czak, Peter Crichton and Beverly Johnson on Oct 29; John Sick, Bernie Briceland Jr., Jean Kitzon, Nicole Croston on Oct. 31; Samantha Jayne McGinnis and Herb Humphrey on Nov. 1; Paula White, Vanessa Motzer and Carol Carberry on Nov. 4.


The Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam at the Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church is 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. The cost is a donation of whatever you would like to give – be it musical talent, volunteer help or food, or a monetary gift. Participants most always have an enjoyable time. Come and find out what you are missing!


Church dinners are in abundance this time of year. The Turkey Dinner at the Springwater UMC was outstanding this past Saturday and the Roast Beef Dinner at the Sparta Community Church was delicious, as usual, this past Sunday. This coming Saturday, Nov. 6, stop for lunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Webster’s Crossing Church Bazaar and in the evening go to the Conesus United Church for Turkey Dinner.


A Trunk Treat Autumn Party is being held at both the Webster’s Crossing and the Allen’s Hill United Methodist Churches. The one in Webster’s Crossing is on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the one at Allen’s Hill is on Sunday, Oct. 31. A costume contest and a car trunk decorating contest will be a fun, happy, safe alternative for young people and adults.


The Webster’s Crossing Church Bazaar has a 100-year history. The hand made crafts, themed gift baskets, popular plants, white elephant sales, baked goods and lunch counter with food items priced for $1 apiece, put everyone into the warmth and hospitality of the season. We hope to see you there. It is easy to find in Webster’s Crossing on Route 15 North of Springwater and South of Conesus.


Judy writes:


The Springwater Town Board will hold a public hearing on the preliminary 2011 Budget next Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. All residents are encouraged to come to this meeting and question why the property taxes are going up. Several items in the budget are open to interpretation: $27,000 designated for demolition of a burned building that the town does not own; $160,000 for a piece of highway equipment that the board feels should be paid at once as opposed to floating a bond or taking a loan. These items are definitely questionable when all of our residents are facing difficult economic times and there are viable alternatives that could be explored to reduce the tax burden on the property owners.


The $26,000 increase from the Springwater Fire District has not been fully explained, although Supervisor Buckley and Councilmember Tinney did attempt to get answers from Commissioner Bob Wyatt at the last board meeting. The Board does have the authority to request an itemized budget from the department to be attached to the 31 pages of our budget. In past administrations the Town did not receive a full itemized budget from SFD, but while the Board has no authority to change the numbers for the Fire District budget, exercising this right now would allow the citizens to review the numbers and question the fire commissioners.


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, and the polls open early at the Springwater Town Hall. The new machines make voting easier and according to the Board of Elections, most of the problems experienced by voters during the primary election have been addressed to make this voting experience even better.


The Parks and Trails have changed their hiking schedule for next week due to hunting (bow season). They intend to meet Oct. 31 at the south entrance of the Canadice Lake Trail along Canadice Lake Road. The first outing for the Parks and Trails Committee at the Larry Canute Memorial Park was well attended. For more information on this next planned venture contact: springwaterparksandtrails@yahoo.com.


Have a safe Halloween and remember the children’s Halloween Party has been moved to the Town Hall this year. This is always well-attended and offers a safe alternative for the children in our community. Many of our streets do not have street lamps, so please exercise caution when driving.


Have a great week.