Thursday Webster Mailbag

24 May

Here are some events taking place around town in the next few days and weeks:

CDS Monarch Life Transitions Center on Hard Road will host its Monarch Ball on Friday May 25. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Delight, and refreshments will be available. The event runs from 6:30-8:30 pm, and the cost is $5.  Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress and get their picture taken to remember the evening.

CDS is located at 860 Hard Road. Please RSVP to Summer at 347-1661 or


Webster’s Memorial Day Parade steps off from Spry Middle School at 9:30 am on Monday May 25. It will wind down South Avenue to Main, then down West Main to the Webster Cemetery, where ceremonies will begin around 9:50.

This is always a very nice parade and a very moving ceremony, so bring the whole family, set up some quad chairs, wave some flags and help honor our  veterans.

Webster’s annual Relay For Life takes place Saturday to Sunday June 2 to 3 at the Webster Thomas High School track.

I know the village of Webster always fields a team for this terrific event (the “Village Idiots”) and have heard about several teams from the school district, including the Webster Schroeder Warriors, Thomas Key Club, SparX, Board of Education, State Road Eagles, and the WCSD Transportation Department.

Even if you’re not part of a team this year, please consider coming out to enjoy all the action and show your support.  Stop by after dark if you can; the sight of hundreds of luminaria lining the track is truly inspiring.

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The Webster Central School District will present an informational community workshop on emerging drug trends on Monday, June 4. The workshop will focus particularly on marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and bath salts. National and local data on youth substance abuse will also be shared.  Jennifer Faringer, director of the DePaul National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Rochester, will be the featured speaker.

The hour-long program will be held at Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Road, beginning at 7 pm.

Mark your calendars now for THE BEST BLOOD DONATION DRIVE EVER, June 6 and 7.  This is the community drive where all sorts of local businesses come together to provide donors packets of coupons for FREE STUFF, including at least three separate ice cream cones (I know. I counted.).

The drives will be held Wednesday, June 6 from noon to 7 pm at St. Paul’s Church, 783 Hard Road, and Thursday, June 7from noon to 7 pm at the West Webster Fire Hall, 1051 Gravel Road.

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Webster Museum’s Annual Barn Sale takes place Thursday-Saturday June 7, 8 and 9, from 9 am to 4 pm. This sale is so big the museum can’t fit everything, so it will be held at 394 Phillips Road, one of Webster’s most beautiful and historic properties.

The sale features art work, books, fancy dishes, dolls, tools, comics, and pottery. There will be items for collectors, and kids of all ages. Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the barn by June 5. (Please keep in mind the museum cannot accept clothing, large furniture, appliances, TVs, or computers.)

Garage sale patrons can also take a tour of the Victorian home (built in 1856) for a $5 donation.  All money raised from the sale and tours raised supports the museum’s education programs, speakers’ programs, and the Historic Homes Project.

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And finally, don’t forget that Webster’s TWO farm markets open for business on Saturday June 9. The Joe Obbie Market will be moving to Webster Towne Plaza (where Target is) and set up near the gazebo. Plus, Main Street in the village will host a brand new market on the same day.

Hope you want a lot of veggies.

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