Webster community mailbag

19 Dec

End-of-year events and notices are winding down, but I do have a few things for your consideration this morning.

This first note is from Cherie Wood, my friend and ultra-amazing organizer of the recent Wreaths Across America event at Webster Union Cemetery. The day of the ceremony, she was being pulled in a hundred different directions, so never really had a chance to get out into the grounds herself to place a wreath or see others do so.

On Sunday, she went back to take a look. She wrote,

After church this morning, I drove into the cemetery to see the wreaths. I had to get in line. Everyone was slowly driving by, on all the cemetery roads. It was like driving around, looking at Christmas lights. I suspect most of them were with us yesterday.

That little story is a touching illustration of how much this event meant to our community. And while I agree with Cherie that a lot of those people had probably participated in Wreath Day on Saturday, I also think that many of them were people who couldn’t make the event, but wanted to be a part of it anyway, and to pay their respects.


The Webster Museum reminds everyone that if you want a chance to vote for your favorite decorated mini-Christmas tree, time is running out.

A lot of people have already cast their votes, and the race is tight, so head on down and share some holiday cheer! The Webster Museum is located at 18 Lapham Park in the Village of Webster. The last date to vote for your favorite tree is December 29.

The museum will be closed December 24 and 25 and open for visiting and voting 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 27 and 29. You can also see all the trees and vote for them on the museum website.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:


If you like to dance, you might want to check out the weekly contra dance events at the Harmony House, sponsored by the Country Dancers of Rochester.

Contra dancing is a kind of folk dance characterized by long lines of dancers. It’s a lot of fun, great exercise and it’s a great group of people. Dances are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. They even offer introductory lessons beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, check out the flyer below.

The Harmony House is on 58 East Main St. in the Village of Webster.

Now THIS is a good idea.

The Webster Police Department has set up a Safe Zone just outside their front door at 1000 Ridge Rd., where you can meet customers with whom you’re doing online business.

If you need to meet someone to receive payment or a product, you can arrange to meet them in the Safe Zone, a part of the parking lot which is under video surveillance. Check the flyer above for more information about this great opportunity.

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(posted 12/19/2022)

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