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    Gift Giving Alternatives – Content by Judy

    It’s that time of year when we are thinking about what to buy or make for gifts. What’s the right thing? What do they want? What will they use??

    For some folks you know exactly what to get but then for others you have no idea!! Some people seem to have everything they want and never ask for anything – even when you ask them what they want. So, then you are searching and wondering and worrying as what to get.

    Oft times there are not so obvious gifts we can give….

    Fuel oil – wouldn’t it be so cool to get 150 gallons! Who would say no to that!!

    Newspaper – if they read it every day or just on Sundays, they’ll be thinking of you as they are reading

    Amazon Prime membership – yup that’s my gift!! I use it all of the time!!

    Trash removal

    AAA membership

    Birdseed

    Pet food

    Vet visit

    Hairdresser/barber shop

    Stamps

    Cable TV

    Netflix

    Something to do with their hobby

    Quilter – fabric store gift card

    Woodworker – Home Depot card

    Senior Center membership or put it on their trip account – give them a stack of $1 bills to use for their lunches

    These are just a few ideas and then you could make coupons they can redeem for things like….

    A ride – anywhere they want – maybe to go leaf peeping or a visit down memory lane

    Go to church with them

    Invite them over – have dinner – watch a movie – play a game

    Include them in your family outing – take them to the little league game, the scout meeting, the school play

    You don’t have to spent much to make someone’s day!! Often, it’s free to make them happy!!

    Sunday, July 19th- Hudson River Cruise

    Sunday Brunch @ Shadows on the Hudson

    Sunday, July 19,2020

    Enjoy a pre-cruise Sunday brunch at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY.  This breathtaking, waterfront restaurant is perched on a cliff of forty feet above the the Hudson River with truly grand views.

    Menu:  Belgian waffles, pastries, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, vegetables, hot entrees, mixed green salad, fresh fruit, pasta ala vodka, and carving stations.  

    Extravagant mini-dessert display including: NY style cheesecake, key lime tart, strawberry shortcake, pecan turtles, vanilla creme brulee, berry tartlets and assorted chocolate cakes. 

    All aboard the Rip Van Winkle departing from Kingston, NY heading south to Hyde Park and return.

    Our narrated cruise will take us by beautiful views of the Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions and other amazing sites as we lazily glide along the water.

    Depart PVMS on Coach Bus at 7:30 am

    Estimated Return Time: 8:15 pm

    Saturday, April 25th- Trip to West Point Academy Parade

    Invites you to view the famous Dress Parade conducted with great pomp and circumstance on the parade grounds. 

    The cadets march in full uniform, in cadence with the military music, presenting arms in unison.

    Lunch at the Hotel Thayer for a Bountiful Buffet.  Wonderful assortment of salads, hot & cold entrees and delicious desserts.

    Guided tour of West Point highlights: Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Hudson River Lookout. 

    Saturday April 25, 2020 

    Bus Departs PVMS at 6:30 am

    Estimated Return: 7:30 pm

    Saturday, March 14th- Trip to Boston Flower & Garden Show

    Seaport World Trade Center 2020 Theme Garden Party: Celebrating Friends & Family”

    Come and enjoy the first breath of spring! The show will return to Boston under the
    direction of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and will be held at Boston’s Seaport
    World Trade Center.
    You’ll find hundreds of new products, cutting edge designs by professional florists and the
    region’s top amateur floral arrangers and horticulturalists assembled in a vibrant display.
    The Flower Show has a always been a kickoff to the spring season. The center will be
    transformed into a wonderland of flora, with stunning exhibits, stimulating scents, soothing
    sounds and tantalizing texture.
    Following the show we’ll spend time at Boston’s Prudential Center….Shopping & Dining
    Check out “Eataly”

    Cost: $84pp.
    Pick Up Time:  8:00am Preston Veterans Memorial School
    Return Time:  6:00pm