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July 27, 2021

Paula Campbell
Posted 7/27/21

I went last Saturday and donated blood at the American Legion Ambulance Service Blood Drive. As the daughter of a disabled WWII veteran who needed many blood transfusions to stay alive when I was a …

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July 27, 2021

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I went last Saturday and donated blood at the American Legion Ambulance Service Blood Drive. As the daughter of a disabled WWII veteran who needed many blood transfusions to stay alive when I was a little kid, donating blood is something I try and do at least twice a year.

It seemed pretty busy with donors when I was at the Town Hall. I got a call at the end of the day from long time Ambulance Service volunteer and the coordinator for the event Michelle Cleary.

She told me that they collected twenty-three blood donations (beating their goal of twenty) at the blood drive and each donor got a $10.00 gift card from Best Buy which was a very pleasant surprise. Congratulations to all the members of the Ambulance Service and a hearty “way-to-go” to all the blood donors! For those who missed it this time, the next blood drive will be held sometime in the Fall.

Pre-pandemic I always enjoyed going to authors’ readings, so it was great to see that the Sunshine Hall Free Library is having recently published local children’s book author, Elizabeth Moseley, come to the deck of the Library on Friday, August 6th at 6:00p.m. and do a reading from her book “The Garden and the Glen”.

Her book project began many years ago as a short bedtime story. Her then young daughters loved hearing stories before bed and Elizabeth was more than happy to read them her favorite books, but she found great happiness creating original stories for them as well. At the urging of her now grown daughters, she has finally written one of her oft told tales down.

Artist Maggie Green beautifully captures the magic environment of a garden using incredibly detailed soft pastel watercolors, and The Garden and the Glen holds a powerful message of individuality shining through in a natural and graceful way and the courage it takes to be different in a story of a beautiful blue butterfly who is pushed out of her home in a yellow garden because she doesn’t blend in.

The Garden and the Glen is great reading for five- to nine-year-old readers but can be a chapter book for younger beginner readers and has received excellent five-star reviews and was recognized as a Family Favorite Read by the Mom’s Choice Award Honoring Excellences and was a 2020 Award Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA).

The Sunshine Hall Library has two copies of The Garden and The Glen, and it is available for sale wherever you like to buy your books. Ms. Moseley lives in the Town of Highland and is an experienced fly fisherwoman. So, stop by the Sunshine Hall Library’s beautiful deck for this family friendly event on August 6th and meet Ms. Moseley and hear her read from her marvelous book!

It is now the time during the summer season that organizations and churches hold great dinners and BBQ fundraising events which I always support not because I’m some sterling person but because it’s an opportunity for some fabulous homecooked food! The Mohican Lake Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a pulled pork sandwich take-out dinner.

The dinner includes homemade slow cooked pork with BBQ sauce and Carolina sauce on the side, coleslaw, baked beans, and dessert. The dinner will be held at 261 Leers Road in Glen Spey. The takeout drive thru dinner will be held on Saturday, August 21 from 4-6:00p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchase by calling (845) 701-3578 or by messaging Mohican Rod and Gun Club on Facebook. Better hurry, this event will sell out for sure!

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