What about those Gators? Of all games to miss, I am most sad about this
one. I hear it was just great! Congrats to the guys and coaches! Good luck
to them as they take on Red Bank Valley Saturday afternoon in Brockway.
Congratulations to All-Stars...AML Football All-stars Zach Ramadhan, Tyler
Burr, Seth Lowery, Camrin Stuckey and Matt Bodamer; NTL Volleyball All-Stars
Jenny Shelley on first team; Rachel Taylor on second team and Renee Edgell
on third team; and Soccer All-stars Ben Osani, Jordan Edgell and Bryanna
There was a really nice Veterans Day Service held at Port Allegany
Elementary School on Veterans Day. It's a wonderful sight to see the whole
student body saying the Pledge of Allegience together and applauding our
Mike and I were invited to the Veterans Dinner held at the Veterans Memorial
Building Saturday night! What a meal! Ham, mashed potatoes and
gravy...apple or pumpkin pie! The speaker, Retired Major Don Martin, gave
an inspirational talk and Joe Knell was honored with a certificate of
appreciation for his service to the club. Renee Edgell sang the National
Anthem and did a wonderful job.
The high school also had a service recgnizing the Veterans and Sgt. Lawrence
Kelley, PAHS, Class of 2005 presented the school with a flag from Charlie
Company1/112th infantry which was flown in Iraq.
It was nice to see the Veterans get a little thanks for their service and
On Sunday, the annual Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Port Allegany
United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. It always surprises me that the church is
not completely full since it is a community-wide event. Note the change in
the location of the service. A collection for PACS will be taken - monetary
or non-perishable food items. PACS is always in need of donations, but
especially during the holidays. Please give generously.
Speaking of giving generously, the Angel Tree is up and waiting for
community members to select angels...and the Toys for Tots bins are out.
Give what you can. You'll find that you will benefit as much or more than
those who receive your gifts.
The advent Wednesday services will begin Wednesday, December 1 at the First
Presbyterian Church at 12:05 p.m. These, too, will be community-wide events
and all are welcome.
By the time you read this column, I will have hit the
Pennsylvania speed limit...my 55th birthday is today, November 18th. It's
been quite a year. I feel very blessed. Many thanks to my family
and friends for their love and support this past year and for the 54 years
that came before.