R.L. McCray

I learned something at Saturday's football scrimmage when Eisenhower visited Sheen Field. Corry's athletic director Mike Daniels, is a cousin of Ike's AD, Jim Penley. Jim's mom was Linda Daniels, sister of Wimp Daniels. Mike and Jim are second cousins. Their grandfathers, Dick and Bud Daniels, were brothers.

There's a takeout benefit fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish Center. The proceeds benefit 13-year-old Avery Sontheimer who is battling a very aggressive cancer. There will be pulled pork, macaroni salad, baked beans and desserts. The donation is $10.

I'm still hearing great things about the military banners in downtown Corry. Dawn McChesney was impressed that her dad Ken, her son Trenton and grandfather Bob Sampsell are proudly displayed. Bernie Ross is getting to see his today, along with his family.

There's a fall open house this Saturday hosted by The Purple Peacock Candle Co. and Secret Cubby of Antiques. They would normally be at the Wild Winds Craft Show this weekend, but it was been canceled. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Happy birthday today to Pam Spitman and Friday to Cheryl Amy.

Friday is also the anniversary of 9-11. Do you remember where you were when you heard the tragic news that morning?

Happy belated 38th wedding anniversary to Vicki and Jamie Anderson.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Roberta "Bobbi" Anderson, Logan Schwartz and Patricia Craker.

There's a celebration of life BBQ for Bobbi Anderson Sunday at 429 E. Washington St. from noon-5 p.m.

Belated get-well wishes to Sally Szymecki who was injured in a fall. Hope she's back to work at Tonnard soon.

Moose Dunnewold tells me that the old time and temperature phone number still exists. "I call it all the time," he noted. Todd Peterson also still calls the number.

Remember Penni Schaefer who used to work at The Corry Journal? She now lives in Ashtabula and works at Community Counseling Center. She is in psychiatric support and runs the MOMS program for pregnant women addicted to opiods and also the women's recovery home.

You never know who you'll run into when you go wine tasting. On Sunday I crossed paths with Bruce Baumgartner at Arundel in North East. And he even remembered my name, I was impressed.

Congrats to Scott Gurdak on winning a barnburner for his second first at Bradford Speedway on Sunday night worth $1,000.

Former Journal writer Brian DiFonzo is out of ICU but says that challenges still remain.

Anything new? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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