Hi everyone, and welcome to the Brighton Buzz! Thank you again to all who are enjoying my column and giving me positive encouragement.
Thank you to all who supported the Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department annual fund raiser of the coin drop at the corner of state Route 86 and Rainbow Lake Road in Gabriels this past weekend.
On May 17, Deborah Dupree and the folks at Moody Tree Farm in Gabriels hosted a Saddle Show. All equestrians had a grand time at this exciting event.
Another upcoming event the folks at Moody Tree Farm will be hosting will be the Brighton History Days with lots of history and lore of the early days of the town of Brighton. This will take place July 20 and 21.
Shelly Smith of Smiths Day Care in Gabriels would like to send out some birthday and anniversary wishes to friends and family.
Todd and Charlene Claremont will be celebrating their 14th anniversary on June 11. Ashley Claremont celebrates her birthday on May 29th. Kathy Snyder celebrates her Birthday on June 3. And Shelly Smith, Joanne Kilner, and Christopher Burkette celebrate their birthdays on June 18th. And Karen Smith celebrates her birthday on June 20.
Spotlight on community members
This week’s person to highlight is Barbara Marshall. Over the past few years she has worked tirelessly to make sure the folks of the Town of Brighton have plenty of food to eat by managing and organizing the Town of Brighton Food pantry. The pantry started in a humble beginning of each session the folks who work with Barbara setting up tables and putting the boxes of food supplies out for the town folks at the Town Hall.
Now, Barbara and her gang of helpers have a space at the new town garage, with tables and shelves of goodies stocked for the needy of our community. Anyone in the town of Brighton in need of food can contact Barbara at 327-3297 for dates and times when the pantry is open, or if there is an emergency need for food.
I’d like to give a standing ovation to Barbara and her gang. Without them, many folks in our area wouldn’t have enough to eat.
I hope all had a great Memorial Day weekend, and a great kick off to the summer season of holidays and summer fun. Let’s keep this summer a safe one.
Remember school will soon be out for the summer, and there will be children playing, and riding bicycles, so keep an eye out for our little ones! And our little ones, take care to pay attention to the rules of the road, and be sure to wear your helmets.
Just because school is out for the summer, don’t forget to read a book. Reading a book can take you on so many adventures, so make trips to your local library or book store a routine this summer.