Reminder…the town board will be holding a public information meeting on the DRAFT Conceptual Master Plan for Shadow Pines this Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 PM. This is an opportunity for all interested residents to comment on the draft plan. The town board welcomes all thoughts and ideas for the overall use of this site. The plan is available for review prior to the meeting at www.penfield.org (online documents/draft documents).
Additionally, the Penfield Trails Committee will host its next hike at Shadow Pines on Saturday, March 14. Join them from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to walk the site. Hike guides will have copies of the DRAFT plan so you are able to see the proposed layout that engineering consultants have come up with and get a feel for how plans might fit within the overall property. Meet at the parking lot off Whalen Road and look for the hike signs. The hike is free but pre-registration with Penfield Recreation is requested at 340-8655. All hikes are held rain or shine and please, no pets on hikes.
The next Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Penfield (FBP) will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at 1862 Penfield Road. THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FBP invites you for delicious pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and more…all for just $6.00 per person. March proceeds will go directly to benefit Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) 2020 house build. FCHH brings partners together to build homeownership, communities and hope. The homeowner helps to build their own house and pays an affordable mortgage. So bring the whole family, meet up with friends, or make new ones. Fellowship Hall is accessible and the breakfast is outstanding! For more information and details, please go to www.fbpenfield.org. Also, mark your calendar for the April 11 Flapjack Benefit Breakfast, as there will be an Easter egg hunt in addition to the breakfast. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 9:00 AM rain or shine; it will be fun for the whole family!
Over the weekend, I had the honor of attending the Webster Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) 2020 Annual Banquet. The WVFD supports the northeasterly portion of Penfield. This banquet is a time to recognize all the members and their accomplishments. This committed group of men and women stand ready to support the Webster/Penfield communities for any emergencies that arise during the year. While it would be difficult to list everyone who was recognized during the evening, I would like to give you a sense of commitment this organization has for their communities. The 2020 service awards were presented in five-year increments: Robert Duthoy was recognized for 70 years of service and Mary Craft for 65 years of service. What a wonderful and special level of service to residents in our communities! Thank you Robert and Mary for giving us so much of your time, dedication, and support of emergency services. And to the entire WVFD family, thank you for your service to make our communities safe…be well and be safe!
I am reminded that the annual Shepherd Home gala will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Inn on Broadway. The Shepherd Home is a home for the dying and is also referred to as a comfort care home. The Shepherd Home provides support to families and friends and fosters community acceptance that dying is an integral part of living. They welcomed their first resident in November 2002 and have cared for more than 100 residents to date. This gala is a main source of funding for the year. Please visit www.shepherdhome.org for information on gala, to learn more about this wonderful resource, and to learn how you can support their mission as a volunteer, with your financial support, or by helping out at one of their many events—you can make a difference!
Until next week, enjoy the recent taste of spring with the warm weather and sunshine!