December 2016
Soldiers and Sailors Holiday Drawing
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary is having a Holiday Drawing that offers a chance to win five different prizes. Ticket sales are underway, with the drawing slated December 16. 

The drawing includes three gift baskets and two collector dolls. Ticket buyers choose which item(s) they want a chance to win.

n  Basket 1 - 2 bath towels, 1 hand  towel, 2 washcloths, soap dish, scented soap and Moser Roth dark chocolate bar;

n  Basket 2 - wooden candle holder & wreath, wooden holiday plaque, 16 holiday ornaments, $15 gift certificate to Angel’s Restaurant, 1 lottery ticket, Moser Roth dark chocolate bar;

n  Basket 3 - 1 bottle Glenora Raspberry Rose, 1  bottle Glenora Cranberry Chablis in wine holder, 1 painted wine glass holder, 2 blue wine glasses, 2 packages cocktail napkins, 2 coasters, corkscrew, 1 lottery ticket and Moser Roth dark chocolate bar;

n  Doll 1 - “Rapunzel” from the Danbury Mint Story Book Doll Collection;

n  Doll 2 - “Cassandra - The Spirit of Christmas” from the Robin Woods 1991 Christmas Collection.


The dolls and baskets can be viewed in the Peppermint Parlor at the Hospital, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan. Tickets for the drawing are $1 each; 5 for $3 or 10 for $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Peppermint Parlor or, call (315) 531-2053.


The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary will use the proceeds from the drawing to support special projects in the Hospital and Homestead.

That Their Lights May Shine
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The holidays are a special time for remembering loved ones, and one of the visible symbols of the true meaning of the season is the “That Their Lights May Shine” project, sponsored by the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

            For a donation of $5.00 or more, individuals may have an ornament placed on the Hospital tree, as a special gift for friends or family, in honor or memory of someone they love or admire, in celebration of a birth or just as a “thinking of you” message. The tree is situated in the lobby by the main entrance of the Hospital, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan. Each donation represents a gift of loving, sharing and remembering.

The ornament will bear the remembered person’s name and the donor’s name.

The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary will use the proceeds from “That Their Lights May Shine” to support special projects in the Hospital and Homestead.

            Donations for project may be sent to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, %Loree MacKerchar, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan, NY  14527, telephone (315) 531-2053, or pick up a form for the project at the Hospital lobby.

Pinecone Remembrance Tree
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

 All friends of Finger Lakes Health are invited to participate in the Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary’s Pinecone Remembrance Tree.

Those interested have the opportunity to make a donation of $10 for a gold-colored "Remembrance Cone" to be hung on the tree in the main lobby of Geneva General Hospital. A message will be placed on each cone in celebration of a special occasion or person, in honor of a special person, or in memory of a loved one. A commemorative registry album will be on display to acknowledge the special events and people that have been remembered.

To participate, please send $10 per cone to General Hospital Auxiliary, Geneva GeneralHospital, 196 North Street, Geneva, NY14456. If desired, an acknowledgment will be sent. For more information, call (315) 787-4065.

            The Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary supports the Hospital and the LivingCenters in Geneva through donations of time and funds. 

Mobile Meals Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Geneva General Hospital is looking for regularly scheduled volunteers for its Mobile Meals program. Volunteers typically choose one day a week to be scheduled.

Deliveries are made in the City and Town of Geneva, Monday through Friday, year round, excluding major holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.)  A Mobile Meals volunteer arrives at the hospital at 10 a.m. and the route takes approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the number of recipients. Drivers provide their own cars and must have a valid NYS driver’s license (mileage is tax deductible.) Servers take the meal to the door.

The Mobile Meals program provides two nutritious meals each delivery day as well as personal contact for people whom otherwise might become isolated in their own homes. For more information about how to become a volunteer, call Christen Smith in the Community Services department at Geneva General Hospital, (315) 787-4065.  

Dundee Library
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Board of Trustees of the Dundee Library Annual Meeting is Monday, December 12th at 4:30pm. This is a public meeting open to anyone who wishes to attend. It will be held at the Dundee Library in the community room.

For more information:
Marie Krause
(676) 785-0220
First Annual Day Out With Santa & Friends
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This year Santa’s Vision will hold its 1st Annual Free “Day Out with Santa” free community event in Auburn, at Holiday Inn Auburn NY, from 9am-2pm on December 11th, 2016.

It's expected to attract 400-500 Children for this event.

This annual event has been serving children for 15 years throughout New York State at over 19 hotel locations owned and operated by Visions Hotels.

The entire hotel is transformed into this very special day for all children. This special day includes a free picture with Santa, free gift for each child after their picture, and free pony rides outside the hotel.  

In addition, children’s costume characters will be on hand throughout the hotel to spend time with the children. 

For more information:
Danielle Huff
(315) 253-4531
Senior Citizens' Luncheon
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Penn Yan Elks Lodge will host a free holiday luncheon on December 11th.  Tickets are required for the noon and 1:30 seatings, and are available at the Office for the Aging.

For more information:
Mike Oliver
(315) 536-7313
Seneca Singers Christmas Concerts
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seneca Singers will be performing two concerts in northern and southern communities in Seneca County on December 14 under the direction of Dr. Susan Avery.  The first concert will be held at South Seneca High School, 7263 Main St  in Ovid at 2:00 p.m. with the second being at the Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St. at 4:30 p.m. Music being performed by the Singers are: “I Remember December” by Lloyd Larson, “The Little Drummer Boy” by Harry Simeone, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year” by Pola and Wyle, “Sing We Now of Christmas” by Jay Althouse, “Sleigh Ride” by LeRoy Anderson, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” arranged by Parker and Shaw, and John Rutler’s “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”.  Following each concert will be an audience sing-along with holiday favorites. Both concerts are free and open to all “who would like to hear good Christmas music during this holiday season,” exclaimed Karen English, one of the members of Seneca Singers.