Historian's Corner

Charlene Cole
Sandy Creek/Lacona Historian
Historian's Corner
November 15, 2013

Photo: Ellsworth Barber looking over the new military book at the VFW reception on Sunday, November 10th. (photo by Phyllis LeBeau)

It is interesting to note that Ellsworth was in France (1961-1962) because the Berlin Wall was being built and his son, Tim, was serving in Germany (1983-1985) when the Berlin Wall began coming down.

Sunday, November 10 a reception was held at the VFW for Veterans Day and to debut the last military book in a series of 7 books written since 2003. After the welcome by Historian Cole, a prayer for our veterans was said by Pastor Denise Bowen and she sang the National Anthem. Al Johnston lead the Pledge of Allegiance and a power-point presentation was shown as the visitors enjoyed sandwiches, cake, coffee, tea provided by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Please take a moment to thank a veteran.

This month two veterans died, Jim Turo and Oscar Grossman. Jim was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve and owned J & D Auto Sales in Sandy Creek. Oscar Grossman was a World War II Veteran who served from 1942-1946 in the Marine Corps. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families.

The Girl Scout Christmas Tree event, a community service project which began in 2003, will again be held at the Soup Kitchen on Salisbury Street. Please stop by and vote for your “favorite tree”. This year’s theme is “Christmas around the World” and all trees will be decorated accordingly. Each tree will be given to a needy family or elderly person in time for Christmas Day. Contact Rae Allen for more information 387-3666 and to suggest a person or family in need.