Chris Thorne reminds me that Sterling Elementary School's spring break is Monday through March 25 so there will be no walking group. If the warm weather keeps up those individuals may be able to walk on the road.
I hope you took advantage of hazardous waste day last Saturday. If not I will keep you posted on the next day for dumping your hazardous waste.
The Sterling leprechauns already are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. They are planning a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Frida, to be served at the Sterling Senior Center. They tell me they are planning some great entertainment.
I suggest you wear something green that day. I've known some leprechauns who got agitated when they meet neighbors who weren't wearing the green.
While I am on the subject of food, I will remind you that the senior center will celebrate Easter with a buffet at noon March 23. This will include baked ham and all the trimmings.
You are invited to a High Hat Tea at the senior center at 3 p.m. March 30. You may want to start creating your own personal hat since wearing a hat is a requirement for attendance.
However, the organizers say that if you don't have a hat you shouldn't let that stop you because they have extras. Your hat can be created by your imagination, purchased, vintage, funny, stylish, and it can be from centuries past or future, have feathers, bells or frills, or it can be quite simple.
There will be judging by Count Carves a-Lot, Duke of Wit, and Baron Von Builder and those attending can get their picture taken maybe with the judges.
For more information, call Tamara Sue Lundell at 262-5947.
If neighbors in Sterling qualify, they can receive food through a community supplemental food program or CSFP. If you qualify you can receive a monthly package of nutritious foods including canned meat, vegetables, fruit, juice, cheese, milk, cereal, peanut butter or beans, pasta, rice or potatoes. You also will receive nutrition education.
You qualify for CSFP if you are pregnant, a new mom up to one year postpartum, have an infant or child up to six-years-old, or a senior over 60 and your income is at or below certain guidelines. To find out more and if you qualify, call Barbara Larson at 262-6808 or stop by the senior center and pick up a brochure.
I am told tickets are selling fast for the second Sterling Head Start prime rib dinner, auction and show. You will be able to "Spring Into Fun" at 6 p.m. April 2 at Naptowne Restaurant on the Sterling Highway. Funds raised will be used to enhance the programs at Head Start. To purchase tickets or make a donation for the auction, call 260-7446.
Congratulations to Sterling Head Start's Judy Miller. Judy recently received the Administrative Support Person of the Year award and was chosen out of all the statewide Head Starts. She was able to travel to Juneau to receive her award and says she had a great time. If you see Judy out and about, be sure to tell her how proud we are of her.
Happy birthday to Jean Kimple, who is celebrating a birthday today. I hope she has a big cake and lots of birthday cards; Wednesday: Jordan Goldthwaite. Jordan is the grandson of Sterling residents Patty and Glenn Mullins. He will be 3. I wish him a day with warmth and sunshine.
Lois Pillifant can be reached by phone at 260-3111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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