AVS News

On May 10 there will be a community barbecue and movie night at 5 p.m. following the home softball game. The dinner cost is $5 per person or $15 per family, and children younger than 5 are free. There will be a free showing of "Ice Age" following the barbecue.

The annual spring concert and art walk was last week. What a treat to see all the art work, and hear the vocal talents of our kids! Thanks to Wendy Thatcher-Hall and Anthony Lufkin for all their hard work teaching the kids this year!

Next fall, AVS will be performing E.B. White’s timeless tale of bravery, selfless love and abiding friendship, "Charlotte’s Web." It’s going to be a school-wide production. They are holding auditions next week and will be practicing throughout the summer. Personally, I am very excited about this. I remember as a child going to a school performance of "Charlotte’s Web" and I enjoyed it a lot!

There are new dugouts at the AVS softball field. Thanks to Viking Lumber for donating all the lumber; A&M Concrete for cement foundations; Ronald Gibson for fencing; Brooks Trap Mill for wire mesh; Ronald Gibson, Jeremy Glasier, Larry Maddocks and Matt Maxwell for donating many hours of time and labor.

Summer Piano Camp

Sign up now for piano camp! Your children will come home from Music Camp excited about music! Camp Mozart is for ages 4-6, July 22 through July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. A few highlights include piano pieces, musical puppet show, singing and creative movement, a musical instrument project and Mozart story time.

Camp Beethoven is for ages 7 to 12, July 22 through July 26 from 2  to 5 p.m. Some of the activities include team piano pieces, interpretive watercolor to music, piano solo work, Beethoven Olympics and a Jeopardy Tournament. Both camps are for true beginners through intermediate pianists and are at Camden Lions Club, Lions Lane. Call Carrie Clement at 236-4353 for more information.

Benefit Supper

On May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.there will be a benefit supper at Appleton Village School. This fundraiser will be split three ways to benefit three families: Frank Leigher, Sam and Tina Smith and Jason Young all from Collinstown Road in Burkettville.

Frank Leigher is going through radiation and chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Sam and Tina's baby daughter Faith was born with a cleft pallet and they have been traveling daily to Portland. Jason Young has acute cerebella ataxia and has been unable to work or drive since February.

There will be an auction following the supper. The cost for adults is $8, $4 for children and children younger than 5 are free. They will be serving baked beans, casseroles, salads, breads, desserts and drinks. The event is sponsored by Medomac Valley Grange and the community. Please come out and support these three families!

For more information or if you want to help, you can contact Debbie Millay at 845-2767.

This benefit hits close to home to me — Faith is my niece. I want to encourage all of you to attend this supper, to show support to these three families, who really could use our help!