Roxbury News: August 6, 2008

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Gideon Meckes, son of David and Georgia Meckes of Margaretville, was baptized on his second birthday at the Gould Memorial Church, Roxbury, on Sunday, July 27. Present to celebrate the double occasion were Gideon’s local family, including grandparents, Dave and Carol Meckes of Roxbury. Gideon’s great-grandmother Meckes arrived from Michigan and many other family members came from out of state.
The Red Hat Society spent a delightful afternoon at lunch at the newly-opened Cassie’s Café, Main Street, Roxbury, on Thursday, July 31. Twenty-four ladies were present. Cassie’s husband recorded the event by serving as photographer. Connie Spinelli, the group’s president, reports that the women enjoyed both the food and the hospitality.
Pat Keith of Roxbury was totally surprised by a belated birthday party in her honor on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Grand Gorge Firehall. Cheryl Hadden and her daughter, Kristi, of Grand Gorge planned the event, which was attended by about 25 family members, friends and co-workers. Table favors were paper “strawberries” with a chocolate kiss inside. The honored guest even helped with making the favors before the event, thinking they were for a church dinner.
Among the gifts Pat received was a photograph of the Dugan family farm on Dugan Hill where Pat and her sister Joan Pebler grew up. Joan had selected this gift for Pat.
Lindon Morse, Class of 1933, celebrated his 75th year as an alumnus of RCS at the alumni banquet and received a gift certificate for being the oldest graduate present. Linda Lepeltak Atkin won the prize for traveling all the way from Valrico, Florida. Dr. Patricia Numann, Class of 1958, was guest speaker sharing stories of her life as the first female surgeon at the Syracuse Hospital.
The Four-County Library System Cybermobile makes its monthly visit to our area on Thursday, Aug. 7. If you’ve never been aboard, pay a visit while it’s parked at the Halcottsville Post Office from 2:45-3:35 p.m. or at its stop at the Grand Gorge Civic Center from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
“Cecilias Last Tea Party’ billed as “part Alice in Wonderland and part coming of age story,” takes the stage at Roxbury Arts Group’s Hilt Kelly Hall, hosted by the Todd Mountain Theater Project. Performances are on August 7-10 and August 14-17. All performances are at 8 p.m. except for the Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18. For information and reservations call RAG at 607 326-7908 or click on www.tmpt.org.
Mark your calendar for the Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, Aug. 18 at the Carriage House, Gould Memorial Church, Roxbury from 1-6 p.m. Current and new donors are encouraged to call 800 448-3543 to schedule an appointment.
Your correspondent is at 607 326-7036 to take your call with news of family activities and organizational events.

Kirkside news
By Marjorie Soderlind
One of our residents here at Kirkside celebrated her 85th birthday twice this past week. The resident is Irene Hoyt. First her son David and friend came Wednesday evening with apple pie and the trimmings. Then this past Sunday the third came with the daughter Florence Preston and husband Robert and granddaughter Janelle Maurer and Casey Jaeger – Bonnie Ginter, great-granddaughter Julia Maurer and Shauna Jaeger and Vanessa Hoyt and great-great-grandson. They also brought a carrot cake made by her daughter and enjoyed by all.
Some of the residents from here went to the hospital fair Saturday at Margaretville. Luckily they had good weather for it.