Having A Sweet Time

SINCLAIRVILLE – Members of the Valley Historical Society met recently at the South Stockton Wayside Chapel Fellowship Hall for the annual maple sugar party.

Each member was given a bowl of warm maple syrup and asked to stir it for a while until it turns to maple sugar. Crackers were available to put the sugar on, and pickles were provided to take away some of the sweetness afterward.

Albert Olmstead, society president, welcomed all, and led the group in the Lord’s prayer, and the pledge of allegiance. Mary Shearman, secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting held in December. John Sipos, who serves as the treasurer, gave a financial update of the society to the group.

The annual program was created and typed by computer artist Susan Sipos, and a copy was available for all. Olmstead spoke of some repairs to the museum located at the corner of Main and Lester Streets in the village. Larry Barmore, vice president, spoke that plans are being formulated for the annual history fair to be held in September.

The museum will be open for tours on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. beginning in May. The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the museum. New members are always welcome. For more information on the Valley Historical Society, write to P.O. Box 1045, Sinclairville, NY 14782.