I often ask
people how their children are doing after leaving PAHS. We watch them for 12
years of school, they graduate and go on...then we never hear of them and their
accomplishments again. When I ask about the kids, I try to get parents to
promise to share. Lisa Bizzaro did just that. Unfortunately, she sent me this
info a long time ago...and every week I planned to include the info in my column
and would forget. So, I'm starting this week's space with a cool thing
about Michael Bizzaro. Here's what Lisa had to say, "There
is a fantastic youtube idea where a conductor (Eric Whitacre) does a virtual
choir - world wide. It is an honor to be selected - Michael made this year's
and it has just been posted to youtube. We are so excited for him. I found
his name listed under the Bass I at the end. Bri says he is in the "world" of
United States, two down from the words - haven't found him yet.......about 1:07
into the video. You told me to let you know if the kids do exciting things, and
this is really exciting!!
If this doesn't work, go
to YouTube and type Eric Whitacre Virtual choir 2011 in the search box." I did
go to youtube and found the virtual choir. It was a really cool thing. Thanks,
Lisa for sharing! Sorry it took me so long to pass on the info.
I went to the Veterans Memorial last
week to take a picture of John Borowski as he received several medals that
were a few years in coming - like maybe 65 or more years! It was very nice
for him to get his Army medals and he was thrilled to share with R-A
readers. Congrats, John!
On Thursday, I also went to the Lady
Gator Softball game...the girls did a great job. They played a double
header with Austin and won both games. Saturday morning was the first
annual Race for the Library 5K walk/run. There were rain drops a few
times...maybe quite a few raindrops all at once, too...but other than that,
the event could not have gone better. A big thanks goes to Kari Stake and
her committee for organizing this event. Kari said she plans to make it an
annual affair. They raised over $3,800! Thanks to all who participated.
Also on Saturday,
the daughters of Barry and Carey Boyer pulled off a wonderful surprise
Silver Anniversary party for their parents. Following that I went to my
neighbor's 4th birthday party. Levi Howard is now four years old! Happy
Birthday, Levi. As if that weren't enough partying for one day, Mike and I
went to Charles Cole for a "prom" held for the residents of long-term care.
I'm not really sure of the details, but there was a band (with Port's
Howard Foster and Ben Smith...and another gentleman who's name I should
know, but it escapes me as I write this) and the students from the
Coudersport High School National Honor Society. For teenagers to give up a
warm Saturday evening to brighten the spirits of people residing in
long-term care was pretty amazing to watch. There were three crews - one
for setting up...one to be there during the prom and another to clean up.
The decorations were great - a Hawaiian theme! The kids interacted with
the residents...took a couple ladies for a spin on the dance floor in their
wheel chairs! Very touching. I should have some pictures in next week's
Argus and Leader.
We enjoyed a
wonderful Sunday as we celebrated Mother's Day. Then started a busy May
week beginning with a trip to the Port Freeze for the first of many
Kindergarten field trips this month. Ed did a good job with the kids and
they had some tasty treats they created themselves! The next event was
a Mother's Day Tea at the Senior Center. They had a "hat contest"...and
some very creative entries at that! Monday night I went to a dress
rehearsal for Into the Woods. The performances are Friday and Saturday
nights. You won't want to miss them.
By the time you
read this column, hopefully all the tickets for the 200 Club will be
sold...but as of Monday evening, they were not. Please contact Earl
Stromberg to purchase a ticket. If you can't go, consider it a donation to
the Veterans Memorial...you don't have to be present to win the money!
Please support this group by purchasing a 200 Club ticket. They are $30
each which includes dinner and a chance to win a lot of money.