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June 3, 2015




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Donna Washburn, (L) and Jean Brassington of Athens Blooms busily plant a flower bed, this time in front of the Athens Fire Hall.                                                                        Photo: Sally Smid


Athens blooms for 125th


By Sally Smid


Athens Blooms Committee chose red, white, and blue as the colours for the community planters this year as they thought that would best commemorate the 125th celebrations in Athens.  Hanging Planters mounted alongside the red and white Athens 125 flags on Main Street and flowers planted in a variety of planters and beds have once again brightened the village.  The joy and dedication this group exhibits for this work is certainly evident and the planning and efforts involved have truly made a difference in the community. The expert watering and maintenance provided especially by township employee, Alan Schaafsma,  is also to be commended. The flowers are provided by Athens Blooms as well as by private donors. One member noted that the group is aging and younger volunteers are needed to insure that the program can continue.



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Stacy Hooey leads a drum performance at the ADHS Spring Coffee House.   Photo by Sally Smid.


Coffee House at ADHS


By Sally Smid


The ADHS Spring Coffee House followed the History of Education program on May 14.  The ADHS staff, students and museum group collaborated together in planning this event. Many guests from the heritage event stayed on for the Coffee House. Music teacher Mr. Jim Palmer helped students organize a program of various entertainment. There were very few spare seats and the audience which included parents, grandparents, students and others applauded their appreciation. 

One exciting selection was a percussion performance by a group of drummers led by volunteer Stacy Hooey. It was clear that the students had a real passion for rhythm. Stacy remarked about how much she enjoys teaching music and this is something that kids can do without reading notes. She also led a group playing orff instruments. Another contribution was that by Sara Baker who sang an inspiring rendition of Hallelujah. It was a celebration of local student talent in many ways. "The Coffee House has been a way to help performers gain confidence and is often an affirming experience," remarked one parent. 

Students provided the refreshments and were kept busy with the set up and clean up. Funds received for the event went into the fund for the upcoming band trip and to help support the Athens Public Library.

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