Roxbury News: July 9, 2008

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Former residents Don and Pauline Hadden, now of Stamford, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 23 at Robinson Terrace. The couple renewed their wedding vows with their pastor, Rev. Richard Dykstra of the Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, officiating. About 40 family, friends and residents attended the ceremony and celebration which followed.
Two local globetrotters have returned from a trip to the former USSR. Olive Van Aken and Joan Pebler of Roxbury flew with their tour group to Moscow, where they visited the 400-year-old St. Basil’s Church in Red Square, and many other famous sites. They attended a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet while in Moscow.
The group then boarded a riverboat, which was their hotel for 10 days. They took a bus on day trips to see the 22-domed Cathedral of the Transfiguration, the Palace of Catherine the Great in Pushkin and other points of interest.
Arriving in St. Petersburg, the travelers visited an important art museum, the Hermitage. From there the group flew to Stockholm for a tour of that city. Then they flew nonstop from Stockholm to Chicago O’Hare Field.
Because of a canceled flight from Chicago, Olive and Joan were rerouted through Charlotte, North Carolina, arriving at Albany to complete what both describe as a fascinating trip.
The annual service at the Second Old School Baptist Church, the yellow church on Stratton Falls Road, Roxbury, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Rev. Steven Boyd of Bel Air, Maryland will be the preaching elder in charge. The pubic is welcome to attend.
The Four-County System Cybermobile makes its monthly visit to our area on Thursday, July 10. The stop at Halcottsville Post Office is from 2:45 to 3:35 p.m. The Cybermobile will be parked at the Grand Gorge Civic Center from 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Kirkside news
By Marjorie Soderlind
Roxbury was a busy place on Saturday, July 5. Starting off with our parade and the street fair. We had a table on our lawn and made out very well, including some donated help, which was appreciated. Thank you.
Also to add to the street fair our sign out front and the flowers that were planted there and our boxes along the porch with purple and white petunias. We got lots of compliments.
Then in the afternoon for over an hour near the porch steps, was the Dixieland Band which was very good and the porch was full of residents to enjoy the music. A good day was had by all, and perfect weather to add to all of it.
While the street fair was in progress a lot of people and old-time friends came in to see residents they knew for many years.