Cooper Baxter worked really hard getting ready for backpack giveaway season. He was so excited to work with Walden Rotary Club to transport some cases of school supplies for this year’s sponsor Fidelis Care. Nice job Cooper! And thank you to everyone else that busted their butts in that crazy weather to get it done.
Volunteer members of the Walden Rotary Club, Walden Savings Bank, and Walden Recreation set up an assembly at the Wooster Memorial Grove Gymnasium to stuff the over 7,000 back packs that were given away at events held in Walden, Maybrook, Middletown, and Newburgh.
Rain may have put a damper on the parade again this year, but the members of the local Boy Scout troops lined the Bradley Assembly Room for the Village of Walden Memorial Day Ceremony for a beautiful tribute to our fallen heroes.
Kevin Palau nervously awaits his turn to speak to potential employers at the job fair held on June 22nd for the 2017 Village of Walden Summer Youth Employment Program. Employers included: OC Rural Development Advisory Corporation, Village of Walden Rec Dept, Village of Walden Dept, Josephine Louise Public Library, Village of Walden PD, Hannaford, Walden Animal Deli, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Hudson Valley Conservatory, Village of Walden Building Dept, and Flanagan Chiropractic for a total of 18 positions for Village youth.
A farewell gathering arranged by fellow employees was held in honor of long time Village of Walden Parking Enforcement Officer Betty Jane Herald who is moving out of the area. Mayor Susan Rumbold stands with Betty Jane Herald, Village Manager John Revella, and Police Chief Jeffry Holmes. Betty will be missed by all.
Some of the graduates of the Village of Walden’s Summer Youth Employment Program proudly display their graduation certificates with Program Coordinator and Village Clerk, Tara Bliss. 2017 Youth graduates: Deionna Bradley, Isabelle Cruz, Rachel Cummings, Teniya Davoren, Keriann DeRubeis, Danielle Driscoll, Oliva Franquiz, Jasmine Holmes, Brock Morrison, Mariah Nameny, Patricia Nielson, Neveah Odom, Kevin Palau, Emma Scialampo, Christian Scott, Miles Segura, Kim Vu, and Tam Vu.
Volunteer members of the Walden Community Council pose for a photo at their monthly meeting that was held at Angry Orchard. The Community Council is a volunteer organization organized in 1996 to encourage the residents to restore pride in their village and community, assist Walden business owners in bringing the business people together to work towards the unified goals of uplifting and beautifying the community, and provide a unified voice which can present ideas and/or issues to village officials to facilitate positive changes for the betterment of the community.
Graduates of the 2017 Summer Youth Leadership Academy proudly display their certificates with Michael Bark, Orange County Youth Bureau, Tyrell Perkins, SYLA Program Assistant, Shane Regan, SYLA Program Coordinator, and Michael Bliss, Recreation Coordinator. 2017 SYLA Graduates: Janiya Bradley, Brandon Rivera, Noel Castro, Zachariah Buenzi, Colin McNeely, Tyler Muyet, Kristin Pereira, Deanna Portagallo, and Xavier Reda.
Gabe Crawley with helpers during the first phase of his Eagle Project. Stay tuned for more about the completed project.
The beautiful voice of Elizabeth Van Tassel filled the Bradley Assembly Room as she sang the National Anthem which began the Village of Walden’s Memorial Day ceremony put together by the American Legion Post 158 and the Walden VFW Post 2946 that was held May 30, 2017.
Frequent visitor to the Josephine-Louise Library visitor, Noah Storaska, was awarded The Library Award and The Betty Schoonmaker Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Reading. Where did Noah want to stop on the way home from his last day of school? The library!