Calling Around Bradford


BRADFORD – “Safety first, kids, safety first.” I say that a lot. I also like to say “Make good choices.” I’d have to say those should be on a Top Five list some where.

Speaking of safety, I’ve read on Facebook that area towns have been getting hit pretty hard by garages and cars getting broken into during the day and night. How sad! Luckily, I haven’t heard of any recent break-ins in town. But I’ve resorted to making sure my outside lights are on. I usually feel like it’s a waste of electricity, but the last thing I want to do is make my house an easy target. I encourage you to do the same.

We must continue to be vigilant in keeping an eye out for your neighbor. If we cannot count on our neighbors to help keep us safe, then we really have a problem. Times are crazy right now. Our country is up in arms and heroin is delving into every nook and cranny it can. I hope you will join me in keeping out for one another and keeping our town safe. What would you recommend we do as neighbors to keep each other safe?

Bradford Community Club

The Bradford Community Club would like to invite everyone from the community to take part in these upcoming events. The new president Rhonda Dunlevy is working hard to bring back the community club she remembers as a child. Dunlevy would like to keep expanding membership and continue to give back to the community.

March 18 – Membership Drive and all you can eat Fish Fry 5 p.m. Alaskan pollock, baked beans, macaroni and cheese. Membership Dues for 2016: Married Couple – $30; Single – $20; Seniors over 55 membership is half-price.

March 26 – Easter Bunny Breakfast, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pancakes and sausage; kids eat free with an adult and the Easter Bunny will be there!

March 26 – Easter Egg Hunt at the school 1 p.m. Open to everyone.

March 30 – Canvas Painting Night – The Ostrich and the Frog of Covington will walk painters through the process of creating their own masterpieces. The painting chosen is of two dragonflies. If you would like to sign up, please contact Maria Brewer at 937-417-7128 or Rhonda Dunlevy at 937-623-2604.

Manna Ministry

The Manna Meals Ministry is seeking volunteers to help prepare meals and wash dishes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Contact Athena at 937-621-4995. The Manna Ministry is a participant of the Shared Harvest (Feeding America Program) and provides a selection of grocery items to Bradford residents on Fridays at 10 a.m. You must be able to provide proof of living in the Bradford School District.

Bradford Association of Churches

Lenten Services: “Listening To Each Other,” March 16, Methodist; March 23, Vineyard Fellowship; Good Friday Service; all at 7 p.m.

The Bradford Area Association of Churches will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Bradford United Methodist Church.

If you have any information that you would like shared in the bulletins that are handed out monthly in area churches, please send your information to Carolyn Smith at [email protected].

By Heather Canan

Contributing Columnist

Heather Canan is a freelance writer who lives in Bradford with her husband and twin daughters. Reach her at [email protected] or 937-417-4317.

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