The next Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Penfield (FBP) will be held this Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at 1862 Penfield Road. FBP invites you for delicious pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and more…all for just $6.00 per person. All November breakfast proceeds will go directly to help support the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (PEFS); PEFS is a supplemental food relief organization serving the 14526 and 14625 areas and families of children in the Penfield school district since 1997. Fellowship Hall is handicapped accessible and the breakfast is outstanding! For more information and details, please go to www.fbpenfield.org.
PLEASE NOTE…I have been told there will be a special Ho-Ho holiday guest at the Saturday, December 14 Flapjack Saturday Fundraiser…mark your calendars and bring the children and grandchildren!
Also on Saturday November 16, at 11:00 AM, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new box lacrosse field at Rothfuss Park. We will be joined by Senator Rich Funke, who provided a significant grant to help sponsor this new field that will be enjoyed by the Penfield Lacrosse community as well as other sports teams for many years to come. Following the ribbon-cutting there will be exhibition-play by boys and girls. Please stop out and see this newest asset in action…maybe after you’ve enjoyed a hearty pancake breakfast at FBC!
I recently had the honor of judging the “Best Penfield Scene” at the fifteenth annual Penfield Art Association and Legacy at Willow Pond Art Show. This is the tenth year I have enjoyed this privilege, and as I have said in the past, it becomes more difficult each year to select the winner as all of the artists’ works are worthy of selection. After several visits and a wonderful lunch with some of my dear friends at Legacy, I selected the work of Marilyn Nosky, entitled “Oak and Apple.” I would like to recognize show co-chairs Patricia Gough, Marilyn Nosky, and Brenda Lyness for all their hard work with the 2019 show and sale. The residents of Willow Pond enjoy this program each year, and many purchase paintings for their apartments and gifts for family and friends. I am already looking forward to the 2020 Art Show and Sale at Legacy Willow Pond.
As much as we many not want to admit it, the Christmas holiday season is already just around the corner. The next “Friends Night Out” with Nancy Marrer of The Root Tender’s Garden features a Christmas Fairy Garden project on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Dolomite Lodge, 1600 Jackson Road. This program will help you create a Christmas holiday garden to decorate your home. Demonstrations, instruction, and assistance will be provided to help you create a wonderful festive garden. All materials will be provided including a variety of containers, planting materials (Christmas cactus) and a couple of decorations to get you started. Decorations will include lights, bulbs, stockings, holiday figures, and much more. If you want to add to your creation, additional decorations will be available for purchase. Wine and snacks will be also provided, this is an adult program!
With our recent snowfall, I must remind everyone that winter parking rules are in effect beginning Friday, November 15 and running through Wednesday, April 1. This means NO PARKING is allowed on any roadway in Penfield from 2:00 to 7:00AM to allow our DPW crews to safely and effectively plow and salt roadways. Thank you in advance for observing these rules, your cooperation gives us the opportunity to get plows through the town more quickly and avoids the potential of you receiving a ticket from the Sheriff’s Office.
I was honored to be part of the St. Joseph School Field of Honor Salute to all of our veterans this week. Pack 260 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts provided the opening flag ceremony, Peter Pirro sang the National Anthem, and U.S. Navy Veteran Michael Reyda was the guest speaker. The entire school joined in on the singing of “America”! It was a very moving and special ceremony to recognize all veterans. Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. A special thank you to Jennifer Gearinger for organizing this event and for Principal Amy Johnson who emceed the ceremony.
Until next week be well and be safe!