St. David’s Society Extends Public Thank You (Diolch yn fawr) to Many Who Recently Enabled a Successful “Gathering of the Clans” 24th Anniversary Gymanfa Ganu Events Day in October

Poultney Area St. David’s Society wishes to extend a most sincere public thank you (diolch yn fawr) to many who enabled a successful day for our recent 24th Anniversary Buffet Dinner, Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach Gathering of the Clans events held at historic United Baptist Church of Poultney. Their contributions which include time, funds and participating helping hands include:

 Ø      United Baptist Church, host site for our gathering;

 Ø      Volunteers of United Baptist Church: Velma Reed, Ida Mae Johnson, Bernie & Joan Vladyka, Sylvia & Harry Bingham and Shirley C. & Larry Brown,

 Ø      Volunteers of Poultney Area St. David’s Society: The Rev. R. Raymond Lloyd (Ordained Southern Baptist Pastor), Janice B. Edwards (Cartref Taid [Grandfather’s House]), Louise Morris, The Rev. Robert Flower (So. Granville Congregational Church), Michael Flower, William & Gertrude Horridge, Carol J. Denniston, Mary Jane Stoneberg, Erin Stoneberg, Alberta Pritchard, V. Elaine Proctor, Kenneth & Nancy Williams, Una Jean R. Capman, Marilyn R. Duke, Lorraine Jones, Shirley J. Scott, Meredith Rehbach, with special thanks to our eldest (94 yrs. of age) member present with us, Charlie Roberts (Cwm Dyli), who climbed the tall stairs to the sanctuary unassisted!

Ø      Volunteers of both United Baptist Church & PASDS: June H. West, Helen T. Jones,

Ø      Volunteers of the local community and community-at-large:  Martha Davies and Berwyn Jones (Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore, Nebraska), James P. Cassarino (Green Mountain College Music & Welsh Heritage Departments), Dan & Sue Lyman, Becky Oberkirch, Ann DeBonis (the Brass Butterfly), John & Cecelia L. Towne, The Rev. David Adams (Poultney United Methodist Church), Brittany Genier, Tanya B. Love-Forrest, Doug Jones and staff of East Creek Catering, staff of Williams Hardware, Inc., Pine Tree Broadcasting (WVNR/WNYV), Vermont Country Sampler as well as the many bakers for the Te Bach.

Ø      The many who came and shared with us in the dinner, the hymn sing and the fellowship.  With the church sanctuary and fellowship hall more than half full, the singing was wonderful and the fellowship time most enjoyable.  And, the many varied desserts were exceptional! At the Te Bach we announced that $1,039 was collected during the hymn sing free will offertory collection.  Since that time, an additional $450 has been received for UBC. All tax-deductible funds collected are charity for the historic church’s restoration fund and will be dedicated by UBC for work on the George Jones bell tower and other on-going restoration work. 

      [Regular worship services are held each Sunday April to November in United Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m.  The Sunday school meets during worship.  November to April, it meets at Poultney Young At Heart Center.  All are welcome.] 

     The late George Jones (August 16, 1811 – August 12, 1891), Editor of “The New York Times” newspaper was born in Poultney, Vermont the son of an immigrant family from Montgomeryshire, North Wales. While we are not all affiliated with UBC, it is still a part of the treasured historic heritage of all of us and one to be cared for as we are able. Poultney Area St. David’s Society is a fellowship organization of Welsh descendants, primarily those of our Vermont / New York Slate Valley, with some also from other regions of our world.  Our events are always open to the public and all are welcome. 

      Visit our website for more information: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds .  Yma o hyd (still here)!

Sincerely yours (Yn gywir chi),   

 Tom                                                                                           Hayden

 Thomas A. Hughes                                         AND                   Hayden Morris 

 President                                                                                                              Vice-President

Poultney Area St. David’s Society                                               Poultney Area St. David’s Society