October 7, 2011

The Society extends its sympathy to the family of the late James Comins of Pulaski. Jim was a native of the Redfield/Osceola region and was the last combat veteran of World War II from the area. He also was the last living member of the original Jolly Miller 4-H Club organized by Agnes Grant in 1932 for local youths. Twelve of the club members served in World War II and were followed in their exploits by the late Mrs. Grant through her ardent scrapbooking and clipping. Comins is survived by a daughter Sandra Langer who assists our society on occasions.

On Saturday October 8 there will be a community Day in Richland Hamlet. The fire department will host a chicken Bar-B-Que and the will be an open house and tag sale at our facility. All are welcome. Erma Schroeder and Nancy Smith will be in charge of our end of the event. Hot coffee, cider and doughnuts from Burrville Cider Mill will also be available.

The annual Salmon River Festival in Pulaski was a bit of a wash out this year. The Saturday event was cold, windy and rainy all day. Most events in the South Park were cancelled, and two food venders vied for customers from the few who braved the rain to hear music and purchase vegetables from our two lone venders. Oswego County tourism spent some time there with their kids “fish pond” and some displays, as did the art center and OCO. Half-Shire kept out books and papers inside, and dry. On the other end of town, the new fishing derby went well, with over 55 venders on fireman’s field braving the rain.

Half-Shire’s “Youth division” staffed the two events with volunteers. Thanks go out to Dylan Cox, Rodney Tilkins, April McNitt, Ricci Hoyt, Sam Washburn and Joshua Pool for their time and energy helping our friends at the Salmon River Fishing Museum by working the day.

On Saturday October 16 the Tug Hill Players will perform a concert of folk and popular music from 1-4 with refreshments provided. This will be a free concert sponsored by a grant from the Central New York Arts Council.

Half-shire is open through the fall Wednesday through Saturday normally from 11-4. Our phone number is 298-2986. We can be also be reached at www.halfshire.com or halfshire@hotmail.com.

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