Did you make it into the woods for deer season? It has always been a family affair. Take Jason Edwards and his father Dave (not the former school teacher, though they grew up near each other in Columbus). Dave, now 70, bagged his 8-point buck two weeks ago in New York while Jason, who works in Dr. Lund’s office on Mead Avenue, bagged his biggest buck, a 7-pointer, on Saturday's opening day. “We do everything together, we love to hunt and fish," admitted Dave who started hunting when he was 12.

There were plenty more successful father-sons like Bruce Jaquith (10 point) and son Craig (8 point).

Brothers Nick and Caleb Marrs bagged bucks, 8 and 6 points, respectively.

Kevin Amy “had the pleasure of being in the woods” with his three sons and two grandsons.

Sympathy to the family and friends of former Corry school board president Paul Suchar and Audrey Eastman (93). She recently passed away in Kittaning. She lived most of her life in Corry, working at Corry Jamestown for 39 years before retiring in 1991. While living in Ford City, she made frequent trips to Corry each fall, according to her good friend, Mary Jane Cable.

Belated birthday wishes to Dan Gates (he's really 62), Mike Middleton, Steve Bimber, Dan Weaver, Terri Swart, Tim Linkerhof, Kaity McCray, Rosella Fenno and Shane McIntyre.

Vanessa Vona's special day is today along with Karen Flannery and Tammy Swarm, while Danielle Kay (Bemis) Audet celebrates tomorrow. Friday's birthdays belong to Scott Hulings, softball and football official Dale Cook and Andrew Schmidt.

Mike Schrecengost and Union City basketball fans remember facing Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor in the PIAA playoffs several years ago. Pryor is now recovering from being stabbed over the weekend in Pittsburgh.

John Correll was a well liked teacher and coach during his days at Corry Area High School. His smiling face will be missed.

Happy 39th anniversary to Ellen and Mike Gerzina.

Did you notice that at the end of the Rutgers-Penn State Football game, the freshman quarterback for Rutgers was Lakewood, N.Y.’s Cole Snyder. He was 3 for 3 passing for 35 yards. He played for Jehuu Caulcrick at Southwestern High School.

Oops, it was Jim Theisen who attended Mike Shannon's wedding in California.

The Reindeer Breakfast is Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at the Corry VFW. There will be gift baskets and a lottery tree. From 9 a.m. to noon is the Reindeer Trail Walk at Mead Park featuring live alpacas and Santa's workshop at Nichols Lodge.

The Corry Baseball Boosters are hosting a bingo fundraiser on Friday at the Moose Club. Doors open at 5 p.m., games starting at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $25 and available at The Journal office.

The Corry Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first-ever Christmas Ball on Saturday from 7-11 p.m. at the Fork and Barrel Restaurant. The cost is $50 a couple. DJ Brian Silvis will be playing Rat Pack-era music (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin) and more. Make reservations with the Corry Chamber at 665-9925 or at cacc@velocity.net.

The Nightmares on Main Street, a local roller derby team, will be holding a Christmas craft show and bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Corry Community Center.

Remember that Thursday’s Zonta Raffle will be held at the Moose Club this year.

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

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