Sunday was the birthday for the United States Marine Corps. It was a special day for some of the local Marines who gathered at the Corry VFW. Herb Berghaus, 81, was born in Germany and served from 1958-61. Paul Griebel, 90, went in the Marines in the mid 40s. Rex Nichols was in from 1954-57. Tom Stroup, 85, served from 1953-56 (and still loves to talk about ponds and fishing). Dick Bova served from 1953-56. He tells me that his wife still runs the flower shop from their home on East Smith Street. Semper Fi to all Marines, past and present.

Sympathy to the families and friends of Howard "Woody" Goodwill and Ellen Pasi, one of the longtime queens of Hillcrest Drive.

A shout out to Norm Upperman who was recently honored by present and past Clymer Town Board members for his 24 years of service to the community.

They are making cards for the elderly today at 6 p.m. at the Corry Moose Club.

Birthday wishes yesterday to Ashley Ongley, Tim Tomcho, Bill Mitchell and Jim Zaphiris. Celebrating today are Corry's Allison Williams (not the one from ESPN) and Zac Shopene. Friday birthdays belong to Lanny Fitch, Rhonda May, Bill Willis and Vicki Melnichak.

The Corry girls softball boosters are holding a holiday cash bingo on Friday at the Moose Club. It's $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m., earlybirds at 5:30 p.m. and the games begin at 6 p.m.

Aidan Mack, son on Tom and Anne (Zaphiris) Mack, helped Mercyhurst Prep's soccer team win the District 10 title. He even scored a goal against Corry in the playoff game at Mercyhurst University. Tuesday's match at Slippery Rock was postponed by snow.

No, Laurie Gates you don't live in a zoo even with deer and snow cranes nearby on Lindsey Hollow Road — and nice photo.

The Corry Federal Credit Union is hosting its third annual back to school dodgeball tourney and teacher of the year award Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the Corry Community Center.

Belated birthday wishes to Sue Scalise, Jim Bracken, Dan and Dave Benson, John Holthouse and Mary Davis.

Ken Carothers, who managed Fisher’s Big Wheel for many years, will be 70 years young on Friday.

Anything to report? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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