Not quite halfway into March and it has been cold and windy. The snow and the ice on the lakes have been disappearing, but we have been warned that winter is not over and more snow may be in the near future.
March is also a celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss in many of the schools in our area. To coordinate with that, we distributed the books we bought — one for each of the 79 students — for the students at Sandwich Central School. What a treat to see them all at the assembly in their Cat-in-the-Hat hats. The school also let John and I wear one when we went into a classroom afterwards to read a Dr. Seuss book the Primary Multiage Class. Peter and Kathy Allen also read a Dr. Seuss book to the Middle Multiage Class.
In March we also finally held the induction ceremony for James Duddy
This was done at the dinner meeting where we donned Irish hats, ate corned beef and some “Irish” coffee.
Also, on Friday, March 24 we sponsored a Red Cross blood drive at the Club. Coordinated by President Mark Cotrupi, Sally Sibulkin, Peter Strople, and John Menken helped facilitate the drive. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. It started snowing around 9:30 and we got 6 inches of wet, heavy snow, which deterred walk-in donors. However, 31 donors did manage to come.