It's been a hard week...a lot going on, but I'm used to that...but it's just that there are odd things going on!I guess I need to learn to adjust even more so than usual.
I hear that Thursday will be a good night to plan to go out. The Music Boosters are planning a "Souper Supper" from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on the 13th. The soup, crackers/bread, beverages and desert will be served in the cafeteria. While at the school, you may as well take in the Lady Gator basketball game when the team takes on Oswayo Valley. The soup supper/basketball game combination was such a good idea, they will sponsor another evening out on the 26th of January when the guys take on the Sheffield basketball team. Cost is only $4 for a meal and desert...can't beat that!
Good luck to the District Chorus representatives Renee Edgell, Shane Whitney, Wes Caulkins, Anna McJunkin and Zach Sigafoes. Seems like there is always some big snow storm when the kids need to travel...but I guess when events are scheduled in January, you can expect that. I wish them safe travel and good performances.
Congrats to Chet Tanner who earned his 100th career win on the wrestling mat. What an accomplishment! I'm wondering if anyone keeps track of such things...like how many other Gator wrestlers have done the same? It would be nice to have some Gator facts at hand.
The Snowball Court has been selected...Renee Edgell, Cora Bova, Breanna Foster, Bryanna Evens and Caryne Healy for the girls, and Camrin Stuckey, Seth Lowery, Chad Barnard, Ryan Kio and Brock Bricker are looking to be king. Good luck to them!
The Seneca Inn is holding their grand opening beginning at at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 15. It's going to be a busy day for me...first the JH Wrestling Tournament at the high school, then wedding pictures to take in Bradford, the Rotary Holiday Dinner and then, hopefully, I'll still have a little steam left for the Grand Opening at the Seneca. If not, I'm sure we'll get there soon. We have been on the go, nonstop, since Jamie, Josh and Kerry took ownership. The Mill Street Band is playing at the Seneca from 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Should be a good time!
I'm looking for some Sunday school students. You may find that an odd request, but for the first time since I was 17 years old, I don't have a class...I'm still listed as the Senior High Teacher, but there are no kids attending in that age bracket. Earlier in the year, we had blended the JH/SH classes since there were only 4 kids total...so Laurie Schultz and I are sharing the class - she does most of the teaching as I'm also the SS superintendent and have other duties I could take care of, so it works out. That doesn't mean I don't want a class, just can't come up with any kids. I shouldn't feel too bad...we have three class rooms...this past Sunday, there were only two students in the pre-school/K class; two kids in the middle class and one kid in the combined JH/SH class.
I'm not sure when Sunday School and church took a back seat to other activities, but apparently that's the case. For the first time since the 70's, we didn't even decorate our Sunday School rooms during the Family Festival/Hanging of the Greens. We had three kids stay, but two had to leave for a Girl Scout event and I think the little boy went home because there were no other kids. It's kind of sad, at least for me! So, if you're looking for a church school education for your children, please consider one of the local churches to fill that spot. The kids don't know what they're missing out on! I used to tell my students - many who were involved with sports, that it is important to know the 10 commandments and to try their best to follow them. I likened it to trying to play sports - football, wrestling, basketball, soccer and the like. It would be hard to play the game if you didn't know and/or follow the rules. Same thing in life...if you don't know the rules, how can you play the game? My SS class from last year did a little survey to see how many kids in their age group knew the 10 commandments. They were surprised to learn that most didn't know any, let alone all of them. I'm hoping to see those SS class rooms full again. I'm sure the other churches are hoping for the same thing. Give church a try - it's only an hour or two out of your week. There are no contracts to sign - so if you don't like it, there's no obligation to continue! Just a thought!