According to Ursula, it took her over a year to have enough hair to donate the required inches. Ursula also does programs for Translife urging everyone to become organ donors. Both Pat and Ursula are very active members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. And you don’t have to be a lady to donate your hair. A 17 year old male lifeguard in Volusia County grew his hair long enough to help Locks of Love. I’m sure many salons in this area participate in this wonderful cause. JC Penney salon in Seminole Town Center is one shop. Call them for more information.
And speaking of St. Peter’s Church they recently elected four new people to their Vestry. Newly elected are Norma Ragsdale, Sanford, Carmine Scudero, Sanford, Meg Newman and Gene Anderson both of Lake Mary. Gene is the new Senior Warden and Meg was elected Junior Warden. Others serving on their vestry are Don Edom, Bobbi Vogel, Todd Wilson, Steve Williams, Greg Thomas, Louise Charlot, Reed Barber and Chris Griffith. These laypersons were elected by the congregation to be the legal governing and decision-making group in the church.
This coming week has lots to observe = Monday we honor all US Presidents. Remember our public, most private schools, banks, Post Offices, City and County offices will all be closed, as it is a federal holiday. Tuesday is Fat Tuesday the day many, especially Mobile, AL and New Orleans celebrate Mardi Gras; on the 21st many Christians will observe Ash Wednesday. You will notice some, including Roman Catholic and Episcopalians, have been to church that morning and have a mark of ashes on their foreheads. This is the first day of the forty days of Lent that ends Easter Sunday, April 8.
I was not hired to be a BLOGGER nor to write editorials, but t one morning last week the fog in Sanford was thick as pea soup. Only about half of the drivers turned on their car lights. Friends, the lights are not so you can see better, they are so other drivers can see you. This is for your safety. And while I am on my soup box … do you know what R.S.V.P. means? It means Please Reply. If someone thinks enough of you to send an invitation, please show the courtesy of replying.
There was no fog last Saturday in Sanford. What a glorious day. You saw the pictures in Wednesday’s Herald; the Sanford Historical Museum had a wonderful celebration of their 50th anniversary. Almost 600 people participated in this festive occasion. Curator, Alicia Clark, chairman Grace Marie Stinecipher, Museum Society President Jim Robison and Christina Kinlaw Best, Serena Fisher, L. Millard Hunt, Donald Jones, Laura Parker and Connie Williams all deserve a big round of applause for a wonderful day. The City of Sanford were the co-hosts and their contributions were invaluable. I’m sure many people came from far and wide for the celebration. Saw three Sanford natives who drove down from north Florida: Bob Gut and Dick Moss came from Jacksonville and Teri Vihlen Patterson from Lake City. Bob’s daughter, Vickie, came down too.
Downtown Sanford was more populated than usual on Saturday. During the celebration at the Museum, bicycle racers were enjoying the perfect weather on our Riverwalk and First Street; at Magnolia and Forth the ladies of Holy Cross Episcopal Church were enjoying a beautiful luncheon to benefit the Mississippi victims of Katrina. As the late Fred Rogers used to say. It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
Also downtown ... The very attractive coffee house, Eberwein’s Art House and Coffee Gallery, at 417 Sanford Ave. plans to add sandwiches and salads to their menu beginning this Wednesday, the 21st.Owner,Julie Eberwein, a very creative artist, professor, art therapist and designer is excited about Sanford Avenue. Eberwein’s opens every morning at 7 and closes at 6, Monday through Thursday; and is open on Friday and Saturdays with live music until 9 pm. They feature a great variety of specialty coffees and teas and also serve Danishes from Sanford’s very own Bruno’s Gourmet Kitchen.
Sallie Harrison Chapter of The Daughter’s of the American Revolution honors students each year who were selected as Good Citizens by their respective high schools. This year’s honorees were Erin Boyle Lake Brantley, Sarah North Lake Howell, Kylene Kreiger Lake Mary, Erin Cloninger Oviedo, Nicholas Pavgouzas Seminole High, and Heather Niemetschek Winter Springs. Erin Boyle also won the essay contest. Each of these students received gift cards from Borders Book Store. Also honored by the DAR was Abigail Kennedy of Jackson Heights Middle School who won the American Essay contest.
Another group of high school students who brought home a national title are Seminole High Dazzlers. They competed at the UDA National Dance Competition at Disney Wide World of Sports in the High Kick Division. Thirty-two teams from across the US competed. Watch for the event to be televised on ESPN. Director of Seminole High School Dazzlers, Maureen Maguire, also coaches Expressions color guard, the show Choirs and teaches Dance Technique at SHS. Assisting Maureen with chorography is daughter, Shannon Maguire. For additional information about this competition go, to http://wwwVarsity.com. Dance teams and cheerleaders work just as hard as any sport team and their training is just as physical. I know, I raised a cheerleader whose squad won national honors and my sister is an acclaimed dancer. To you long-time Sanfordites: one of the winning Dazzlers is the daughter of Susan Schirard Gladman and granddaughter of Jack and Hope Weldie Schirard, Durango, CO.
On the medical front: Charlie Park, MD is thrilled to be home after a week at Central Florida Regional. Norwalk Virus really had Charlie down and still not well enough for company. Hazel Routh Madden will have knee replacement surgery on Tuesday at Winter Park Hospital. Hazel had two hips replaced (one at a time) several years ago. Yes, she is the bi-ionic woman. Our third Sanford native that needs preys is P. Miller Williams of Oklahoma City. His sister-in-law, Connie Williams, flew out to visit Miller and Gerry. Miller wanted Connie to come so he could reminisce about the good old days in Sanford.
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