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The Wm. B Ogden Library will host children’s book Author Peg DiBenedetto reading her book “Ebony Bear” Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. Ebony Bear is the story of a mama bear with three cubs to raise. Their summer of learning what to eat and do, and discovery of the woods around them goes well, until they come across a house in the forest. The book is a learning experience for bears and humans and is the first in a series of wildlife stories about ten species we have in our Adirondack and Catskill Mountains.

Music on the Delaware has announced that The Whispering Tree will open the 2022-23 Coffeehouse season Sunday, Sept. 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. For more details, go to www.musiconthedelaware.org.

This month’s Classic Flix is “The Magnificent Seven” starring Yul Brynner Thursday, Sept 15 at 7 p.m. at the Walton Theatre.

The class of 1987 will hold its 35th reunion Homecoming weekend, Sept 24. Watch the parade at 10 a.m., and the football game kicks off at 1:30. The class will gather at the Castle on the Delaware at 6 p.m. for appetizers and to see the Jason Wicks band that night. Contact Ronda Williams at 607-434-5745 to RSVP for $22 per person.

The first Walton First Friday seemed to be a huge success according to the participants. Next one is Oct. 7 from 4 - 8 p.m. The idea is that participating stores and businesses stay open late on the first Friday of each month. More businesses seem to be interested.

This month’s First Friday was a great lead-in to the Party On the Plaza at the Vet’s Plaza Saturday. Two live bands and over a dozen vendors made for a busy, happy Saturday in Walton as well.

The next Walton Chamber event is Saturday, Oct. 8. There will be live music and vendors at the Leaf Peeking and Antiquing event. Taking advantage of the beautiful fall foliage season, the antique stores generally hold special sales and the vendors at the plaza can offer antiques, personal gently used items, or fall crafts. 

The Chamber will have a pumpkin contest for the kids, and members are planning other fall-related fun. If you want a spot, sign up on the WaltonChamberofCommerce.com site, and pick your size - 10x10 is $10 and 10x20is $20. Contact me or Sheryl Crandall with questions.

This year’s Walton Walks for Hunger event is Sunday, Sept 25. Registration at 2 p.m. at Vets Plaza, walk starts at 3 p.m. There are one mile and two mile routes available, but you can raise money and not walk, also. Canisters are also at area businesses and restaurants around town if want to throw your change in to “round up” for the cause before the event. You can come to Vets Plaza with your pledge envelope (get pledge sheets from churches or Studio 190 on Prospect Ave.) and walk the route, or just make a donation. Come as a group, individual, a club, a church, a team...just come help raise money for food programs that help locally. All of the money collected will stay in Walton: 30% to the backpack programs, 30% to the food bank, 30% to the church dinners and 10% to the vets club dinners. Turn out and support the event as best you can.

The varsity Warrior teams will do a “Fill the Truck” promotion at the Walton Walks for Hunger event. Logan Aubin will bring his truck to the plaza to hold donations of non-perishable food. Warriors Crush Hunger hopes to gather a significant amount of food from the sports teams and fans to jumpstart the holiday season when the food bank is especially busy. Participation in any or all of the events of the day - donate, walk, help fill the truck, or just come and be a part of the day - will be appreciated.

The Walton Warriors Football Moms are raffling two sets of corn hole boards to raise funds for the team’s spaghetti dinners. One set boasts a beautifully painted set of eagles, and the other has a Warrior Crush football theme. Tickets are $5 each or four for $20. Contact Rebecca Halstead on Facebook if you are interested in purchasing tickets. You can pay via Venmo, PayPal or Facebook pay, or meet her in person. Two winners will be drawn at halftime of the homecoming game Sept. 24.

And the Walton Warrior Spaghetti Moms will host a penny social Friday, Oct. 7 at the Townsend Elementary school auditorium.  Doors open at 5:30, calling starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Money raised will go to the WCS Varsity Football team. If you have items to donate you can call Rebecca Halstead 607-427-4963 to arrange pickup. Donations can be gift cards, baskets, or gently used household items.

Jordan Tolbert was the Golden Arm Champion, winning first place for pitching accuracy this summer in summer league baseball.  He competed against eight states in the 12 and under division at Cooperstown Baseball World. Now he has been selected to play in the Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Fla.. in December. His invite states he was selected “due to his strong overall performance and being an A student.” This event will bring the Baseball Factory and the Cooperstown All Star Village together with players from around the world. His family and friends will have a fundraising raffle event at Daisy Queens in Walton, Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m., to help fund travel expenses; basket raffles, car washes and fun.

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