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VP Trish: Halloween Recap

Erie seems to be the place for us these days as I have been back up there twice in the last week!

Nest 610 once again sponsored a bus trip to Buffalo for the Bills game. Greg Wieser was the lead on this trip with help from Dan Wisinski.

The morning of October 31, I dressed in my Halloween costume (as a Bills fan) and climbed aboard with the others and made the trek to Buffalo. It was a good game, although a bit boring and scary the first half! We arrived early enough to tailgate, socialize and roam around the area enjoying the festivities as so many felt the need to celebrate hours before the game. There was a bit of rain so John bought me an old lady hat to keep my head dry. Our seats were at the top of the stadium. Once I made it up there (an usher had offered the use of an elevator and for some silly reason, I said, “no thank-you!”), we had a good view. It would have been a bit better if the guys in front of us would have been seated during the first three quarters, but it was still fun to be there and the Bills won! That day, while I watched the Bills game, the Steelers beat the Browns!!! A fantastic football day! Another terrific job done by Greg and crew!

Prior to my Erie trip, the kids and I had some Halloween fun! Ryanna and I went to the mall to trick or treat. The mall does a great job, but the crowd was probably 50% smaller than the last time. Lots of fabulous costumes on both adults and kids!

Friday night, Ryanna thought she wanted to visit the Demon House with her Gaga but changed her mind once she became aware that there are people inside not just decorations! There is no way one could get me there! Maybe next year, Courtney and Dave will go with John!

Ryan and Ryanna were able to trick or treat both Saturday and Sunday nights. Of course, it rained on Saturday but Sunday was a bit dryer. Fun, none the less! It is nice that we are able to get back to some somewhat normal activities!

So, the slide has begun! Halloween is over and before you know it, we will be wishing all a Happy New Year! Enjoy!

Czolem!

VP Trish: Fall Season Fun

When I was younger, I hated fall. I realized that the colors were beautiful, but that is because everything is dying. Now, I appreciate every single day! I have always enjoyed decorating for everything but now, I have my little helper. Look at the fabulous job Ryanna did in our front yard (photos below)! John did okay too with the inflatables.

Fall brings lots of fun – football, school, Halloween, visits to farms for pumpkin picking and hayrides, Thanksgiving, baking, cooler temperatures (just to name a few). More blessings!

It also is time for the Nests to receive forms from the National Office regarding their Nest. This information is very important for our tax-exempt status. This year, the forms will be handled electronically. The Nest President will receive an email and a link for you to submit the forms. Hopefully, this will slim line the process and encourage more Nests to participate.

The dues rosters will be going out (via the US postal service) to all the Nests before Halloween. If the National Office does not collect your dues, hold on to the roster. This will provide standing status for all your Members. If the National Office does collect, keep one roster for the Nest and return the other one with the forms needed so that the billing is done correctly.

Hope you get visits from lots of little ghosts and goblins! We don’t get any visitors, so John and I will be attending the Buffalo Bills football game that day with the folks from Nest 610.

Czolem!

VP Trish: Halloween!

I am losing my mind finishing up my four-year report; I thought it was finished last week but I was mistaken.

Our house is decorated for Halloween with help from Ryanna and John. I enjoy decorating for Halloween; I think a lot of it is due to the fact that I haven’t decorated for months. I mean I work in the yard, flowers and so on, but as far as a Holiday, it has been months.

My theme is usually the cute one with jack-o-lanterns, mums and such. But this year, we added Lucille and some poor guy trying to get out of my basement!

Not sure about trick or treating, but businesses are stepping up to the plate. There is a local restaurant who gave out treat bags for Easter, so I am sure they will do the same for Halloween. Lowe’s is having a drive through curbside (one must register ahead of time), and the Pittsburgh Zoo is having a drive through event (must purchase tickets online early).

Regardless of how we celebrate, Halloween will be another fun day! I think I am going to introduce the kids to bobbing for apples!

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