Stone Soup to perform in Fort Klock’s Dutch Barn on July 23

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Stone Soup will be performing in Fort Klock’s Dutch Barn Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. This talented group plays a wide variety of music that is familiar, eclectic and original. The band consists of lead singer Suzanne Bladek, Joe Sinchak, mandolin; Pete Liljeberg, bass guitar; Nick Frirsz, lead guitar and David Bladek on banjo, harmonica and percussion. The program will be free to the public and all are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for comfort. Donations will be toward ongoing restoration work.

FP school board to hold special meetings

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Central School Board of Education will meet in special session on Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Ronald H. Thibodeau Conference Room at Harry Hoag Elementary School.

Court Catherine Esther meets in June

CANAJOHARIE — Members of Catholic Daughters’ Court Catherine Esther 1264 met Monday, June 7 at Our Lady of Hope Church in Fort Plain, with the newly elected officers assuming their duties and Regent Doris Dutcher presiding.

Recording Secretary Kathy Walsh read the minutes of the May meeting and correspondence, which included a report and photo from Catholic Near East Welfare Association on the progress of the court’s adopted child, Sukaniya Kayarampara.

This report included information about her health, personal information, family life and progress in school. The regent noted that the court has been continually sponsoring a child from India through CNEWA for over 25 years.

Walsh also extended a personal letter of thanks of the court and members for sponsoring her and her husband in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” which was held at Dreams Park in Cooperstown in May. Walsh noted that her team earned $2,500 and the total earnings of all groups who participated was over $80,000.

Marlene Nalli reported that she attended the 100th Anniversary celebration of Court St Catherine #128 in Schenectady on Sunday, June 6 in her capacity as state secretary. The court celebrated with a Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady, followed by a reception, at the Turf Tavern in Scotia. She added that she attended along with her fellow state officers: State Regent Penny Martin, First Vice State Regent Patricia Gavin, Second Vice State Regent Mary Zeisig and State Treasurer Heather Rave. Also attending was National Director, Helene Shepard, who served as guest speaker at the event.

Nalli also reported that she scheduled an Ice Cream Social for Thursday, August 5 at Haslett Park in Fort Plain. This will be held in conjunction with the Fort Plain Summer band concerts. Music for the evening will be provided by the local rock band, “Spike and the Boys”. The court will again serve make-your-own sundaes and brownies. Nalli noted that at the July meeting, members will be asked to volunteer to bake brownies and to serve at the social.

Regent Dutcher noted that the new court officers were to be installed at a Mass and Installation of Officers that was held Tuesday, June 15 at Annunciation Church in Ilion. The newly elected officers of Court Reardon #841 in Newport and Court St. Bridget #265 in Ilion would also be installed at this time. The Rev. Anthony Barrett, Pastor of Annunciation Church, will celebrate the Mass with District Deputy Mary Morse conducting the installation ceremony. The regent added that eight officers and members would be attending the Mass and installation.