Bridgeport-Lakeport Gazette Christmas Wreath Sale… You Betcha!

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November 2014
Volume 23 Issue 11
Christmas Wreath Sale…
You Betcha!
Last year, Blanding’s Hardware set new records for sales and generosity with the sale of
almost 250 wreaths. That was despite the uncertainty of even having the event. This year
we are hoping to beat that success.
Blanding’s Hardware has historically donated all proceeds to the BLCO and ultimately
the Bridgeport Food Pantry.
You can have a piece of that holiday spirit for yourself and support a couple great causes at the same time. The cost is
$22.00 per wreath and a limited quantity will be available. Don’t wait until the last minute or you will be disappointed.
Not kidding here folks, they go fast! They will be at Blanding’s Hardware by Saturday November 22, prior to Thanksgiving so you can have yours for the Thanksgiving holiday if you desire.
All the profits from the sale of those beautiful wreaths will be donated to the BLCO and the Bridgeport Food Pantry!
As a special thank-you for their support, the BLCO will sponsor free coffee and donuts for Blanding visitors on
Saturday morning November 29!
BLCO Meeting Scheduled
Monday, November 10
Bridgeport Library, North Road
7:00 p.m.
Please feel free to come and join us as
we discuss and plan for some upcoming
events in the community. Light refreshments will be served. All members of the community are
invited.
Save the Date:
Tree Lighting and Christmas Party set for
Friday, December 12th
The BLCO, several members of the former Lion’s Club,
The Town of Sullivan, The Bridgeport Elementary School
and the Bridgeport Fire Department are teaming up this
year to make this Christmas very special. We will start
with a community Christmas Tree Lighting at the Giant
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Christmas Auction Dates Set
November 2nd and December 7th
The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is pleased and proud to announce
the traditional and renowned Christmas Auctions will return again this year. Two dates have
been scheduled: Sunday 11/2 and Sunday 12/7. On both days, the action starts at 1:00 p.m.
and continues until about 6:00 p.m..
There will be food available for purchase, along with raffles through-out the day. Please make
it a point to get out, get some early shopping done, and support those that serve and protect
you everyday!
Community
Calendar
Let us help you keep our community
informed of your activities.
November 1 .......... Skeert O’Spooks, Ghost on the Erie
1pm Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum 687-3801
November 4 ................ Annual Election Day Italian Feast
12pm St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center
November 6, 20 ............................................. Story Time
10am Bridgeport Library
November 10 .......................................... BLCO Meeting
7pm Bridgeport Library
November 11 ....................... Bridgeport Library Closed
for Veteran’s Day
November 13 .............................................Miss Donna B
11:15am Bridgeport Library
Musical Celebration
6pm Oneida Lake Congregational Church
November 15 ...... VFW Men’s Auxiliary Chicken BBQ
11:30am Bridgeport VFW
November 18, 19 ................... Thanksgiving Craft Nites
6:30pm Bridgeport Library
November 19 ............................................... Food Pantry
9:30am & 5pm St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center
November 22 .....................................Pancake Breakfast
7am Oneida Lake Congregational Church
November 25 ...................................................... F.R.o.G.
6:30pm Bridgeport Library
November 26 ...........Bridgeport Library Closes at 4pm
Reopens on November 29
Fresh Food Giveaway
3pm St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center
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Vote!
Election Day ~ Tuesday, Nov. 4th
It’s Your Right…It’s Your Responsibility
Don’t let Apathy take Your Vote Away!
We urge you to take the time to review the candidates for
the respective offices and make intelligent choices. Your
local representatives have the ability to make a very significant impact on your daily life. Take the time to vote intelligently and make a difference!
Madison County/Town of Sullivan Residents: If you voted at the Elementary School on North Road, in the past,
your new polling place is Bridgeport Fire Department
Station 1, Rt. 31
Madison County Civil War Series
The role of the Erie Canal in the Civil War, presented by
Pamela Vittorio on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 pm at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum located at 717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango. Call 315-687-3801 or
www.clcbm.org for more information. Admission is Free.
Oneida Lake Congregational Church
Pancake Breakfast
November 22, 2014, 7 a.m. - 11a.m.
Oneida Lake Congregational Church is holding an all you
can eat pancake breakfast and bake sale on November
22,2014 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, applesauce, and beverages.
Tickets are $6.50 for adults, $3.00
for 6 to 12, 5 and under free. Oneida Lake Congregational Church is
located at 2508 State Rt. 31, 2½
miles east of Lakeport.
If you have any questions Linda
Loaster can be reached at 6972928 or [email protected]
Bridgeport Food Pantry
Annual Election Day
Italian Feast
Musical Celebration
On Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Oneida Lake Congregational
Church , 2508 st. rt. 31, 2 1/2 miles east of Lakeport there
will be 7 different groups- The Rome Barbershop ChapterKnights of the Mohawk, The Rome Rogues, Hitched, Silvernotes, Latin Band-Sonida, The Greeting Chords - Harry
Byrnes, and Syracuse Oasis-show tunes directed by Linda
Williams.
No tickets needed as a free will offering will be received to
benefit the church and the Food Bank.
The Sullivan Community Chest
A great way to satisfy your end of year contributions for
your tax write-off as well as helping out some of your favorite community programs. The community chest collects
money for distribution to LOCAL not-for-profits. All financial contributions stay here in Madison County.
Mail your check to : Sullivan Community Chest P.O. Box
322 Chittenango, NY 13037. You will receive a confirmation letter for your tax purposes.
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Bridgeport, N.Y., The Bridgeport Food Pantry will be
hosting its Annual Election Day Italian Feast on Tuesday,
November 4, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center,
7820 Route 298, Bridgeport, N.Y., from 12pm to 7pm.
All proceeds to benefit the Bridgeport Food Pantry.
Dinner includes: Spaghetti, Ziti, Meatballs, Sausage, Salad, Bread/Butter, Beverage and Dessert. Prices are as follows: Adults: $9, Senior Citizens: $7, Children age 5-12:
$5 and Children under 5: Free. Eat in or Take Out. There
will be music, raffles and a bake sale. Featuring,
Dominick’s Restaurants famous Spaghetti Sauce and
Bread!
The Bridgeport Food Pantry is affiliated with the CNY
Food Bank and has been assisting area residents in parts of
both Madison and Onondaga Counties for over 20 years.
For more information on this event or to purchase advanced sale tickets please call the Pantry’s Director, Patti
Hedrick at 315-699-7976.
Bridgeport-Lakeport Gazette
Bridgeport United Methodist Church
Corner North Road & Rte 31, Bridgeport, NY
Rev. Hyun Joo Yang, Pastor
Office 633-9745 Parsonage 633-2484
Worship Service Hours.............................................. 10:15 am
Prayer......................................................6:00 pm Wednesdays
Sunday School for all ages at 9:90 am
Awana.....................................................6:00 pm Wednesdays
(Christian Club for children ages 3-18)
Youth Fellowship
for ages 10-17 ......................... 5:30 pm 2nd & 4th Sundays
Bible Study for Adults ...................................... 7 pm Mondays
Sewing Group for Mission .......................... 6:30 pm Tuesdays
Bone Builders Classes............. every Mon. & Thur. 10:00 am
AA Meetings .............................................. every Sun. 7-8 pm
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts all ages meet on
Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Contact Judy Shepard 633-8875
if you are interested in joining.
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Christmas Tree in front of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. After a brief ceremony, we’ll proceed down
the road to the Bridgeport Fire Station lead by a very special guest, where we’ll be treated to some light snacks,
pizza and a potential visit with a special gentleman of the
season.
In addition, there will be a workshop area, sponsored by
the United Methodist Church, where the children can work
on projects for their parents or siblings.
Watch for further details!
This is going to be lots of fun!
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CrossRoads Community Church
1751 Fyler Road (corner Fyler & Lakeport Roads)
Chittenango, NY 687-7625 Pastor Mick Keville
Handicap Accessible
Sunday Summer Service Hours .................... 9:00 and 10:30 am
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9:00 am Young children’s programming available
(infant-5th Grade)
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10:30 am All children’s programming available
(infant—12th grade)
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
7820 Route 298, Bridgeport, NY
633-2561
Mass—Tuesday and Friday ...................................... 9:00 am
Saturday ...................................................................... 5:45 pm
Sunday ...................................................................... 10:45 am
Oneida Lake Congregational Church
Route 31, (east of Lakeport) Rev. Clinton J. Carter 697-9486
Worship Service......................................................... 9:30 am
Sunday School Classes ............................................. 10:45 am
Holy Communion served the first Sunday of month
Fellowship meal, at noon on the first Sunday and
Coffee Time after Worship on Third Sunday
(except July & August) Please bring dish/snack to pass
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Coming Soon!
Watch for Grand Re-Opening Specials
as they celebrate their expansion
A lot of new space for more variety
and some great specials!!!
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Town of Sullivan Parks & Recreation
A.A.R.P. Driver Safety Class
The town of Sullivan Parks and Recreation Dept. is offering an
AARP Class on Tuesday, November 11th at Fisher Bay Restaurant
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kid’s Half Day Out
The town of Sullivan Parks & Recreation Dept. is running a Kid’s
Day Out Program on Monday, November 10th at the Chittenango
Middle School from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. For additional registration
information, contact the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 687-3471.
Family Bingo
The town of Sullivan Parks & Recreation Dept. is offering a Family
Bingo Night on Friday, November 21st at the Parks & Recreation
Dept.
For registration information for any of the events listed, contact the
Parks & Recreation Dept. at 687-3471.
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To:
PO Box 113
Bridgeport, NY 13030
[email protected]
Board of Directors
Terry Manning: Chairman
Joe Shaw: Co-Chairman
Roberta Millert: Treasurer
Martha Eischen: Community Enhancement
Della Detore: Membership
Diane Brown: Secretary
Editor and Layout: Cherie Bisnett
An organization with a very simple purpose: Make our community a better place to live. Come join us!
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