Roxbury News December 12, 2007

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Christy and Jason O’Donnell are the proud parents of a new daughter Jacey Lynn, born Friday, Dec. 7. The new arrival weighed in at eight pounds, five ounces. Cathy Hait is the maternal grandmother and James and Ricky O’Donnell of East Meredith are the paternal grandparents.

Fresh fruit for the Community Christmas Project boxes will be packed on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 19. If you can volunteer to help, call Sue Kuhlow at 607 326-4889. Other food items will be packed on Thursday, Dec. 20. Donations of funds for the food boxes may be sent to coordinator Bonnie Walker, 489 Al Pekrul Road, Roxbury, NY 12474, or given to Pastor Bill Hawes or Pastor Rich Dykstra. Funds not used for the traditional Community Christ- mas Project will become part of the Community Aid Fund which helps with such needs as medical and heating bills throughout the year.

The Roxbury Arts Group sponsors Volunteer Recog- nition Day at Hilt Kelly Hall, Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury on December 15 from 1-3 p.m. The event includes a reception to honor RAG’s volunteers and to inform attendees about volunteer opportunities. Questions? Phone 607 326-7908.

At 6 p.m. on December 15, plan to attend the lighting of the Roxbury Christmas Tree on the town square. The Holiday Coach will carry Santa and carolers down Main Street to Kirkside Retirement Home. There Roxbury Central School junior Jefferson Piasek will provide piano accompaniment for indoor caroling.

From Kirkside, carolers will proceed to the Gould Church Carriage House, where Roxbury Rotary, which sponsors the event, will provide hot cocoa and cookies.

The Southern Gospel Men’s Group “The Singing Waiters” will be providing their own style of Christmas music at Southside Mall in Oneonta on Saturday evening, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Local musician Dave Scudder will be singing and playing his violin with the group.
It’s another Postal Service anniversary! The first day that Roxbury Post Office offered Rural Free Delivery was on December 16, 1907. Ray Hastings was the first rural mail carrier, according to Irma Mae Griffin in her The History of the Town of Roxbury.

The Roxbury Library Association will host an exhibit of poems and drawings by fifth-graders from Roxbury Central School during regular library hours December 17 through Monday, Dec. 31. An opening reception for both poets and artists will be open to the public at 3:15 p.m. on December 17. “Write the Town” poets participated in Barry Seiler’s July 2007 RCS Summer Recreation Program creative writing workshop. RCS art teacher Amy Royal presented an October 2007 children’s program which inspired the “Paint the Town” works. The library sponsored both programs.