Lansing at Large: Happenings around Lansing


Lansing Historical Association Fall Program
The Lansing Historical Association will hold its Fall Program “The History of the County Home on Perry City Road” by John Wertis, Ulysses Town Historian, on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Lansing Community Center.

Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public. In 1963, The County Home gave an Open House. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones, superintendent and matron of the home, were the hosts who guided the 100 guests on a tour through the home and presided at a coffee hour afterward.
At the time the home had been in operation for 136 years and it had recently undergone significant changes. Also, the Joneses who took over the administration of the home in 1959, were credited with creating a real “home-like atmosphere.”

At the time of the Open House, there were 21 women and 52 men in residence. At this time the men worked in the County Home gardens and the women preserved the food that was grown.

Lansing Senior Citizens Meet
The Lansing Senior Citizens will meet at noon on Oct. 10 at All Saints Community Room, 347 Ridge Road in Lansing. A dish-to-pass lunch will be available and everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring a dish-to-pass along with your table service. Coffee, tea and ice water are provided.

New members and guests are encouraged to attend and membership for a year is only $5. Membership is not limited to Lansing residents.

The theme for October is a Halloween Party and costumes are encouraged but not required. A contest will be held with prizes for the ‘best’ dressed.

Snacks and punch will also be provided in keeping with the Halloween theme.
Lansing Seniors sponsor annual gifts to Lansing High School for a scholarship awarded to an outstanding graduating senior and also support Hospicare with a benefit auction each November.

For more information or to join, please call Carol Halseth (533-7725)or Pat Sawyer (272-5349).

Sign Up for Trunk or Treat
The deadline for signing up your trunk for the Second Annual Lansing Community Trunk or Treat is Oct. 15.

Trunk or Treat features Halloween candy, complimentary treats, a carved pumpkin contest, and awesome trunks. The event will run from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the ball fields and pavilion area. Parking will be available around and behind the fields as well as the Library/Town Hall.

To enter the Carved Pumpkin Contest, bring your already carved pumpkin to the pavilion between 5:45 and 6 p.m. on the Oct. 31.

Trunk forms can be found in the Facebook group, at the library, or from Loveta Geesey. Please give all forms to Loveta on or before Oct. 15.

For more information, email Loveta at Paper copies can also be dropped off at the Lansing Community Library.

Morning Walks
The Lansing PTSO hosts morning walks Mondays and Fridays at the school track from 8:15 to 8:45, weather permitting.

Students, parents, caregivers, siblings, teachers and staff are all welcome. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the walk.

Current members of the Rising New York Road Runners (formerly Mighty Milers) can log their mileage during this time. Interested students may join this program during the morning walks as well.

Please park at the track parking lot or in a designated parking space (not in the bus loop or drop off lane) at the elementary school. Walk to the track and join us! At 8:45, we will walk as a group to the school entrance to drop off students.

School Events to Put on Your Calendar
Lansing Middle School will perform “Annie” Nov. 7, 8, 9, and 10 in the auditorium. Performances on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 will be at 6:30 p.m.; the performance on Nov. 10 will be at 2 p.m. Cookies and Carols will be Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The bi-annual performance of The Nutcracker will be Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. (senior citizen performance), Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.; and the school assembly version will be Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the school auditorium.


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