Walden vets deserve recognition

Posted 1/31/19

Rick Penney, Commander of the Sons of Amvets Squadron 2946 is asking for your assistance with a recognition project.

It was recently discovered that Walden men, who made the supreme sacrifice in …

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Walden vets deserve recognition

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Rick Penney, Commander of the Sons of Amvets Squadron 2946 is asking for your assistance with a recognition project.

It was recently discovered that Walden men, who made the supreme sacrifice in the defense of our great country during World War II were not memorialized for their service at the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor.

Sons of Amvets is currently working with Purple Heart Hall of Honor Inc. Executive Director, Brian Maher to achieve this goal. Help is needed to acquire the necessary documentation for submission to recognize these men. Any service records, photographs, copies of the Purple Heart Award certificate, etc. would benefit this effort.

The men they need help with are: SIC Leo R. Decker; T/Sgt. Herbert L. Ingersoll; Lt. John T. Johnson; PFC Thomas Parkin, Jr.; PVT Robert Porter; Lt. Robert H. Richards; T5 Thomas W/ Verity; PVT Hiram E. Wooster; LT John A. Palmer; LT Richard Bendwig; AMM Charles Playne and MM Russell Verity.

There may be other men that deserve this recognition as well. Please advise if you have any information.

Contact Commander Rick Penney at 629-6965 or email SOA2946@gmail.com.

Food Pantry
Thank you Town of Montgomery Food Pantry, 220 State Rt. 208 for providing a resource made available to employees impacted by the Federal Government shutdown. They offered a 3-4 day supply of food – groceries, meats, eggs, vegetables, baby food, diapers, etc.

The Government shut down was lifted - at least temporarily - on January 25.

Father William J. Muhm, Parish Administrator of M.P.B. Walden has been appointment by Pope Francis as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS).

Although only being in residence at M. P. B. since December 1, 2018, Fr. Bill quickly spread joy, wisdom and encouragement to everyone he met. He spread the Gospel in a special way, responded to parishioner’s needs, made needed decisions and in the short time at M. P. B. called everyone by their first name (no easy task).

Fr. Bill, is a true joy. It’s too soon to know exactly when Fr. Bill will be leaving M.P.B. or who his replacement will be. Congratulations Father Bill on this most wonderful achievement. All your parishioners will miss you and keep you in prayer.

Father Bill will be ordained at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. on Monday, March 25.

Leadership Day
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend Walden’s Leadership Day program on Thursday, January 31, 6:30 p.m. in the Bradley Assembly Hall of the Walden Municipal Building.

All are invited to come out and pay tribute to the honorees: the Community Business of the Year -Walden Savings Bank; Youth of the Year - Julian Aviles; Volunteer of the Year - Kristie Hall and the Sam Phelps Service Award - Mary Ellen Matise.

Guest Speaker for the event is Richie Lay, Former Executive Director of Leadership Orange and current Chairman of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc.

Congratulations and best wishes
Congratulations to Angela L. Valk, Student at New Paltz State University, School of Fine Arts & Performing Arts, on making the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 Semester. Al and Flo Valk are mighty proud grandparents!

Walden Rotary Club members look forward to wishing Ray Lustig a very Happy Birthday on February 8. Thank you, Ray, for your service above self.

Members send Happy Birthday wishes to Toni Sperry on February 1. Honorary member William Palmer is also wishes a very Happy Birthday on February 4. Thank you both for all you do for this great organization. Enjoy your special day.

Super raffle
Most Precious Blood School Super Raffle for 2019 is underway! The Grand Prize is $10,000. The drawing will be held on April 11. Each ticket is $100 and can be purchased at the School, 180 Ulster Avenue or at the Rectory 42 Walnut Street, Walden.

The prizes to be awarded are as follows: 2nd prize: $1,000; 3rd prize: $750; 4th prize: $500; 5th prize: $250; 6th thru 10th prize: $150. A Maximum of 300 tickets will be sold!

Indoor yard sale
Please support the indoor yard sale hosted by the Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road on Saturday, February 2, 9 – 3 p.m. Find many great treasures that are all for sale.

All proceeds are used for the care of the animals at the shelter. Thank you for your participation. Call 778-5115 for information.

Catholic schools week
Most Precious Blood School, 180 Ulster Avenue, Walden continues to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Contact the school at 778-3028 to make an appointment to tour the school or for more information.

Special activities on today’s schedule, January 30 will be a day of Faith. The Students will perform a Living Rosary in the morning. DARE Graduation and a school wide Spelling Bee will follow! Thursday, January 31 will be the Annual Crazy Auction.

In the afternoon the Middle School students will have an assembly on Social Media Safety and at 6:30 p.m. UPK, PK and K will have an Open House STEM Night!

On Friday, February 1, Father Bill will celebrate the First Friday Mass at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Free Throw Contest
Knights of Columbus Free Throw championship, open to boys and girls 10 – 14, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 9254 of Walden will be held on Saturday, February 2, at the John Howland Teen Center, Wooster Grove, 89 East Main Street. Proof of age is required.

Call Carl Schneider at 568-7159 for information.

Broadway star coming to town
Be reminded - On February 2, 7:30 p.m. Rodney Ingram, starring as Raul in the production of Phantom of the Opera will give a presentation of his career and life story , followed by a short performance and Q & A session. The performance will be held in “The Den”, the upstairs performance area at the NY School of Music, 42-B Orchard Street, Walden.

This event is open to the public and costs only $10 per family. Purchase your ticket in the NY School of Music lobby or via phone by calling 778-7594.

This is a rare opportunity to connect with a working Broadway artist.

Library news
The Josephine-Louise Public Library sends the following news:

Don’t forget to Join our Knit-O-Rama tomorrow night, January 31, 6 p.m. Come with your knitting needles or crochet hooks. Be prepared to make a hat (or start one). All finished products will be donated to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Westchester. Light refreshments will be served.
Baby Rhyme Time, Toddler Time and Story Time registrations are in full swing. Please pick up a copy of the calendar, and stop in or call to register your child. We have added new dates and times for the Story Time crowd! Sessions will begin the week of Feb. 4.

Our newly-formed Mystery Book Club is looking for members and/or suggestions for titles, a series, or ideas. We will have a suggestion box at the Main Circulation Desk. The Book Club will meet every last Thursday of the month in the evening, beginning in March.

For more information, please stop by or call the library at 778-7621.

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