Thanksgiving is past and it's time to get those Christmas decorations out. Hope you are all enjoying family and friends during these wonderful holidays. We have had Henry home with us for the past two weeks. He keeps everyone hopping when he's here! It's been a fun celebration for all of us.
Two main events in Deerfield took place in October and November. The first being the Apple Butter Festival. The Civic Association would like to thank all who participated to make the day a success. Even the weather cooperated.
Fran Hall of Sebring won the quilt raffle and also the 50/50 drawing of the day. Congratulations, Fran!
(Just a bit of nostalgia -- Fran's grandfather was Eric Hall, who lived in Deerfield and ran the Sinclair gas station where Mike's Circle Grocery now stands.)
Apple Butter is still available for purchase. Also available for purchase are the Deerfield Community Calendars sold by the Deerfield Sirenettes. Call Nancy Cowan at the town hall on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 330-654-2980.
The second event was the Cemetery Bazaar. Many volunteers had a hand in serving two delicious meals that day. Also baked goods were donated. A big thank you to all who helped.
Evelyn Wilhelm won the handmade quilt donated by the Deerfield Quilters. Patty Clayton won the machine-quilted quilt donated by Nancy Brugmann.
During the Cemetery Bazaar, some members of the Earnest family were watching a video of old-time Deerfield events from the '30s and '40s. A call came in to Jim Earnest that his son, Steve, had been in an accident. Steve was working on his combine when a hydraulic line blew.
The combine head fell on him and crushed him. Family and friends were there and able to lift the combine off with the skid-steer. He was transported to Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, then taken by Lifeflight helicopter to Akron.
He had spine surgery on Nov. 13, rib surgery on Nov. 19 and hip and leg surgery on Nov. 19. By the grace of God, he does not appear to have paralysis.
The community is having a farmers breakfast benefit for Steve from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Deerfield Town Hall.
The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for children and free for children 3 and younger. For more information or to donate, call 330-325-2115 or facebook: Steve Earnest Benefit "Farmer's Breakfast."
Deerfield sends its condolences to the Carver family. Clifford Carl Carver, brother of Jesse Carver, died on Nov. 16. Clifford was born and raised in Deerfield and graduated from Southeast High School. He resided in Suffield these past few years. Clifford worked at General Tire, Teledyne Monarch, and ASW Services.
Clifford loved gardening, woodworking, genealogy and music. In later years, he enjoyed playing dominoes with his disabled son-in-law and best friend Tony Adams.
The family would like to thank Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna and Robinson Memorial Hospital Hospice for their loving care the last few weeks of his life.
Please note the following events here in Deerfield for December and mark your calendars accordingly. Shop locally and have a blessed and safe holiday! See you next year! Looking forward to seeing what's in store for 2013.
Dec. 7 -- United Methodist Church Supper -- Swiss steak -- 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 23 -- "Christmas Sunday" -- Please attend the church of your choice.
Dec. 25 -- Christmas Day
Dec. 30 -- Steve Earnest Farmers Breakfast Benefit
Dec. 31 -- New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance at the town hall
For Deerfield news, call Sylvia Rawdon at 330-654-4324.