The biggest little Memorial Day parade is held in Springwater around noon on Memorial Day and is always a treat to attend.  Many thanks are extended to the American Legion Post 905 for making it memorable.

Katherine writes:


The biggest little Memorial Day parade is held in Springwater around noon on Memorial Day and is always a treat to attend.  Many thanks are extended to the American Legion Post 905 for making it memorable.


The congregation at Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church was delighted to have so many attend the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam and invite everyone to put the next one on their calendar for June 28.  The Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. is being led by Pastor Jacque (pronounced “Jack”) Ruth.


The Springwater Trails hike on Sunday, May 27, was on the Middlesex Valley Rail Trail north of Naples.  Twelve hikers enjoyed hiking the wide trail through the Hi Tor marshes, which are perfect for the turtles looking to bury their egg.  Of course, the raccoons also know this. My granddaughter, Isabel, collected three turkey feathers for her hat and especially enjoyed the butterflies. Seeing a painted turtle was also a highlight.  Next week, the group will explore Rattlesnake Hill west of Dansville.  The hike will be followed by a social at the trail head.    The hike will begin on the summer schedule because of the heat of the day, so plan to join us starting just before 4 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome.  More details will be available by the end of the week at www.springwatertrails.com or www.townofspringwaterny.org under "Calendars."


Keep the 13th Annual Gala on your calendar for June 8-10.  Be sure to help a couple of hours if you can and plan to bring your whole family to a fund filled experience.  Check out the details at http://townofspringwaterny.org/content/Generic/View/7.


 


Judy writes:


Two very important events occur this week and both can use your support. The Wayland American Legion Post 402 is holding a Smitty’s Chicken Barbecue benefit for the Vincent House on Sunday, June 3, at the Legion post home from noon until the food is gone. A donation of $8 is requested and there will be 50/50 raffles and auctions to further the fundraising goal. Vincent House offers palliative care to everyone in need and exists through the generosity of its volunteers and supporters.


The second event is 2-7 p.m. Monday, June 4, when the Springwater American Legion will host the American Red Cross for a community blood drive at Post 905’s home on School Street. Appointments are not necessary but identification is a must. Previous donors should bring their American Red Cross donor card so it can be scanned into the system. All blood types are needed as we begin the summer season.


The Springwater Gala is fast approaching and volunteer help is still needed to do many things. Many of the Legion members are hosting a dinner on that Sunday for the Boys State families from the Seventh District, so a few more helping hands will be needed to take up some of the slack at the Gala. Let Larry Gnau know if you can spare a few hours by calling 585-669-2094.


I do hope all of you enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend and took some time to remember our service men and women who are not here this Memorial Day. We owe all of the men and women in uniform a big debt for the freedoms we have today. We often forget what price some paid to ensure those freedoms remain today. It is never too late to say thank you.


Have a great week and remember to leave out lots of fresh water for the pets and provide shelter from the sun as the temperatures continue to soar. Animals do not perspire like humans so require a cool area and lots of fresh water to keep their body temperatures normal.