New Madison News: Summer planning underway


By Shirley Dubbs - New Madison News



Julie Dafler Day was celebrated Friday at the New Madison Public Library. Thirty two years of service were marked with gifts, flowers, cards and friends. The retirement party brought former library employees as well as current patrons to the event. Congratulations Julie!

The ladies of the United Methodist Church enjoyed a chicken dinner prepared by the men. The event featured a special program on quilting by Sue Vickory of Bradford who entertained in costume and role playing.

Barb Leininger received a quilt runner made by Nancy Miller and many historical and modern quilt projects were on display. The banquet committee included Connie Miller, Nancy Miller, Barb Malott and Lisa Eadler.

A quilt from 1921 has been cleaned, framed and hung in the sanctuary. Many names from the church history are easily read.

The church is working toward the annual 5K race. This event has grown every year and runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate. The date is Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m., behind the church. All proceeds are used to help sponsor Camp Growth, the month long children’s programming at the church. Camp Growth will be held the month of July.

Summer planning is underway at the New Madison Public Library too. Lots of fun and learning are planned according to Brenda Miller, library director. Readers will be encouraged to “Build a Better World” through ecology, engineering, volunteering, imagining, reading, leading and learning!

There will be two visits from the staff at the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum. On Tuesday, June 27 they help the Lego Club learn about the engineering process and how to build a load bearing tower. The museum personnel returns on Tuesday, July ll to teach about space exploration and to explore the possibilities of an outpost on Mars.

Brukner Nature Center is always popular. Scheduled for Thursday, June 15, animals will be on display. An American Toad and American Kestrel or Barred Owl will be at the library as part of the annual Robert Bennett Memorial Wildlife Encounter.

Ronald McDonald is scheduled Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. Let Ronald teach your child about leadership.

All events are being printed for you to mark your calendars. Stop by the New Madison Public Library for a calendar of events.

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By Shirley Dubbs

New Madison News

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at psdubbs@embarqmail.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at psdubbs@embarqmail.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.