Saturday, May 18, 2024

 Harold Duckworth

Harold Duckworth passed away peacefully on May 2nd, 2024 at the age of 81. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia on July 2nd, 1942 to Earl and Neilly Duckworth. He is survived by his sister Nancy Main.

Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was married to his first wife, Pauline Eighmey, and they had 3 children together: Amy Chatton, Paul (Edward Sleeseman) Duckworth, and Nita Williams. Harold married his second wife, Nancy Fogo, who had 3 children of her own: Scott (Jennifer) Fogo, Kim (Jim) Roberts and David (Denise) Fogo. Harold's grandchildren include: Ona-Marie, Austin, Darius, Christina, Kyle, Kailey, Joshua, Amanda, Spencer, Elliot, and Hannah.

Harold earned his Bachelors in Biblical Theology, and was called to the mission field overseas. He was a Pastor in Bryon, Ohio and a small business owner. He finally earned his Masters in Psychology and finished his career as a Psychologist at Jackson prison.

He loved people, singing, playing his guitar and banjo. Harold fell in love with travel from his Missionary work and traveled around the world with his loving wife Nancy. Harold and Nancy were members of the Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brighton, and they were involved with different programs and Bible studies. Also, they were a part of the CMI choir (Concert Ministries Inc.) that performed every year.

A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 9455 Hilton Rd, Brighton, MI 48114, on June 1st at 11.00 am. Please join us to celebrate Harold Duckworth’s life.

Webberville High to hold Graduation Ceremony this Thursday, May 23rd

Webberville High School will hold its Graduation Ceremony this Thursday, May 23rd, starting 7 p.m. at the Gregory Glover Track & Field Facility (weather permitting). If inclement weather occurs, the event will take place in the Spartan Center.

Thirty-five seniors from the Class of 2024 are expected to receive their diplomas.

The ceremony begins with the processional, followed by the high school band and choir performing the National Anthem. A Welcoming Address will then be offered by Madeline Derian, the Class President. She will also serve as the emcee.

Derian will also give the Valedictorian Address, while Rebekah Phillips will offer the Salutatorian Address. Both the high school band and choir will peform musical pieces during the program.

The guest speaker is Joshua Rockey, owner of the local business Z Solutions and chair of the Webberville Downtown Development Authority.

A Recognition of Seniors, listing their respective awards, will take place as well. Finally, diplomas will then be given out by members of the board of education, Superintendent Andrew Smith, and Principal Jeanette Kierman.

Class Advisors are Tanja Scifers and Suzanne Cloudman, who are both educators at Webberville Community Schools. Suzanne’s son is among the graduates.

The Class Motto is: “Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, our memories are forever within us.” Class flower: Tulip, Class color: Maroon; and Class song: ‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day . 

St. Agnes Church sponsoring another Firekeepers Casino bus trip June 12th

The next bus trip to Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th. The event is sponsored by St. Agnes Catholic Church. Organizers will be offering a full hot breakfastat 9:00am, at the church, 855 E Grand River Avenue, Fowlerville, in the Lothamer Parish Center prior to departing an hour later.

The cost is $50 and includes round trip bus transportation, $25 in free slot play and $5 to use towards dining, slot play or in the gift shop. Returning guests who bring their Red Hot Rewards Club card will get credits and points added to their existing card. Guests need to bring a valid ID to receive the group package. Those without Red Hot Rewards Cards will be issued them prior to entering the casino.

A Carr’s Motorcoach chartered bus will leave the St. parking lot at 10am. Anticipated arrival time back in Fowlerville is 5:30pm. To pre-register: contact Lisa at th eparish office at 517-223-8684 or email at stagnesfowlerville@sbcglobal.net. First come first served, and ALL are welcome to join us for a fun day out! 

 Memorial Day observances being held in Fowlerville & Webberville May 27th

Memorial Day observances are being held on Monday, May 27th, in Fowlerville and Webberville.

A parade and ceremony will take place in Webberville at 8 a.m. The parade will form at the high school and proceed along Grand River to the Veterans Monument at the Main 4 Corners. Services will then be conducted.

A ceremony will also be held in Fowlerville at 10 a.m. Particpants will gather on Cemetery Road at the south side of Greenwood Cemetery, then proceed to the main entrance. Services will then be conducted at the site of the memorial cannon.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For any questions, or to register for programs, call us at 517-223-9089

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STORYTIMES

Family Storytime (Ages 1-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays ● 10am

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KIDS & FAMILY

Kid Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Join us for Road Trip Bingo Tues, June 10 ● 4 pm

Join us to Create Your Own Secret Code Tues, June 24 ● 4pm

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My First Escape Room: Adventure with Scooby-Doo! (Ages 5-9)

The gang is close to solving the mystery. Can you help? No prior knowledge of Scooby-Doo is required to play. Registration is required.

Fri, June 28 ● 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5, 5:30pm

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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge will begin on June 14 at 3 pm. For the kickoff we will enjoy a performance from MUSIC AT THE BLISSFUL June 14 ● 3:30 pm

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First Friday Performance (All Ages)

Join us for a live performance by Gary Dixon from “The Way it Was Entertainment” on June 7 between 5&6 pm to get your weekend off to a great start.

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Fires and S’mores (All Ages)

Come see how to make and light a fire and then make s’mores over the blaze.

June 8 ● 9-9:30 pm

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Chess Club

Join the Chess Club! The Mid-Michigan Jr. Chess Club will meet. All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced! Saturdays ● 1-3:30pm

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Lego Club (Ages 7-12)

Build your own Lego creations and complete challenges Thursdays ● 4pm

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Crochet Kits

Stop by the library on the 15th of the month to grab a themed crochet amigurumi kit. Provide your own hook and everything else is included. While supplies last.

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Homeschool Social

Meet for learning, fun and snacks. Join us for the end of school wrap up

Monday, May 20 ● 12-1:30 pm

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New Graphic Novel Club (Ages 7-12)

Join Storm for a discussion on LUMBERJANES by N.D. Stevenson, Monday, May 20 ● 4-5pm

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Book Boxes (All ages)

Fill out the online form by visiting the events page on our website. Let the librarians pick a surprise selection of books for you. Register the first two weeks of every month to get next month’s box, which will be ready to pick up the first of the following month.

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TEENS

Teen Tuesdays at the Movies

Join us to watch GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 together.

Tues May 28 ● 3pm

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Solar Oven & Butter Making

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter to go with it. Take home what you make. Saturday June 29 ● 2-3:30 pm

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Crafting (Teens)

Join Mary and drop in to make crafts such as sewing, resin jewelry, bow making, diamond painting, and much more!

Wednesdays ● 2:30-4:00 pm

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Twitch Streaming (All Ages)

Join Connor and Tally and get sneak peeks of new games! Find us online - twitch.tv/fowlervillelibrary

Mondays ● 3:30-4:30pm

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Board Games with Connor (Age 10+)

Join Connor and friends for some after school fun.

Tuesdays ● 3-5pm

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Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 12-18)

Come play D&D 5th Edition! No prior experience needed.

Wednesdays ● 2:30-5pm

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Switch Free Play (Ages 10-18)

Open gaming time with the library's Switch.

Fridays ● 2:30-5 pm

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ADULTS

You Be You Craft Night (Adults)

Join Jackie and Cindy to work on a variety of crafts. Registration Required.

Thurs, June 6 ● 6:30pm

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Find Your People at the Library

Join us for this fun exploration of Ancestry, Library Edition.

Bring your laptop or use one of our computers.

Tues, July 16 ● 1pm

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What do I do with this giant box of photos?

Join us for a look at the history of cameras and photography through the ages and get sorting tips.

Wed June 5 ● 5:30pm

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Movie and Ice Cream for Grown Ups

Adults are invited for a special movie matinee. Register to join us.

Sat June 1 ● 1pm

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Solar Oven and Butter Making

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter. Take home what you make.

Sat, June 22 ● 2-3:30 pm

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Jam Session

Join Mr. Damerow for some musical collaboration. Bring your horn, keyboard, harmonica, or whatever you have and join the fun.

Tues May 21 ● 5:30 – 7:00pm

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Cardmaking

Join Mary to make 4 greeting cards with the theme of “Summer”. Registration is required.

Thurs, May 30 ● 6:30 pm & May 31, Fri ● 11am

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Scrapbooking (Adults)

Join Mary to scrapbook your favorite photos. Stay the whole time or for just a few hours. Everyone gets their own table. Registration is required.

Sat, June 15 ● 10:30 – 3:30

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Shelf-Indulgence Book Group (Adults)

This is a traditional book discussion group. You can get a copy of the book at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss STARTER VILLAIN by John Scalzi,

Thurs, May 23 ● 2 pm

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Beyond the Book Discussion Group (Adults)

Book discussion plus movie or documentary. Books are available at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss HUNGER GAMES THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins,

Thurs, June 13 ● 6:30pm

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Sewing with Patty (Adults)

Bring your sewing machine and learn from a pro. Registration is required.

Fri, June 14 ● 10-2pm, Wed, June 19 ● 6-8pm

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FDL Oral History Project

Record your history with us as we capture the memories and stories of our residents. Call to schedule an audio interview, which can be done by a family member or staff member and can include video.

Recordings will become part of the FDL historical collection.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

 Kenneth Vern York

Kenneth Vern York, age 83, of Fowlerville, passed away May 3, 2024 in Ann Arbor. He was born November 29, 1940 in Detroit, the son of Sherman and Margaret (Screan) York. He is survived by his sons Russel and Robert York, grandson Cory York. Also survived by his sisters Barbara Wright and Linda York Laskowski and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Wayne York.

Ken was employed as a Mechanical Engineer. He thoroughly enjoyed boating and fishing in Frankfort, Michigan with his friends and family. There are no services planned at this time.

 Work projects, volunteers being sought for United Way’s Day of Caring

Wednesday, August 7 marks the date for Livingston County United Way’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is a one-day community impact event that brings together volunteers to assist those needing help in our community. In 2023, 50 projects took place and involved over 750 volunteers.

Every year Livingston County United Way accepts worksite proposals from local residents, seniors, schools, churches, disabled residents and non-profit agencies. The work requests are often minor household repairs/projects, cleaning and yard work that the homeowner is not able to do on their own. Anyone can recommend a worksite and is encouraged to apply for a neighbor or friend who needs extra help. Registration deadline for worksites is Monday, June 10.

Volunteers are invited to register individually or as a group. Companies, clubs and organizations are invited and encouraged to participate together. What better way to showcase a company’s volunteer spirit while making a difference. Bolster employee morale through team building and connecting individuals to their community. Volunteers can choose to work a morning or afternoon shift, or all day. Registration deadline for volunteers is Sunday, June 30.

“The impact made on Livingston County by Day of Caring volunteers is priceless,” stated Patricia Sliter, Executive Director of Livingston County United Way. “This day touches lives in a big way – for the recipients as well as the volunteers.

”Additionally, our wonderful friends at Citizens Insurance are hosting a picnic luncheon for all Day of Caring volunteers at their Howell headquarters,” continued Sliter. “This gives our volunteers a chance to relax, enjoy great food and share stories with others that have helped out.”

To register for a worksite, to volunteer, or learn more about Livingston County United Way’s current funded programs and initiatives, visit www.lcunitedway.org.