Finishing Those Lifetime Dreams

Sometimes our residents come to us with a task or special event they would like to do or accomplish while they are physically and mentally able.
We had the privilege of taking a gentleman to one final DIRT track race in Dundee. He had a wonderful time, saw many friends he had not seen in some time and he said the best part of the evening was seeing his wife smile and Laugh for the first time in months.
Our most recent adventure is helping Blanche Belliveau put together a cookbook of a lifetime of recipes she acquired. Blanche worked alongside her mother in their family restaurant as a teenager and made a career out of baking and cooking. Originally from Cape Cod, Blanche and her husband Charlie moved to Southern Seneca county many years ago. Blanche worked for Bakeries in the Ithaca area and had shops in Jacksonville, Interlaken, and Ovid. She did desserts & cakes for many restaurants.

Blanche came to us with an idea to write a cookbook to sell as a fundraiser for Pathway Home. She felt she needed to do more to help contribute to our home. It was also one of those things on her “bucket list”.
Our volunteers have worked with her to write down recipes as She recited them from memory , went through the dozens of cookbooks and recipe files to find particular recipes She wanted to include in the book. Volunteer, Diana Foster,a teacher at Mynderse Academy typed up all the recipes into a book form. She went to superintendent Bob McKeveny and asked to use the schools copier and spiral binder. Donations were made for paper, one covers and binders. High school students helped to put the books together, so they are getting their required volunteer hours needed for graduation.
Blanche’s “bucket list” item has benefitted not just her but Pathway and the students.
The cook books are on sale now. Blanche has set a price of $40.00 each in order to help in raising funds for Pathway. If you are interested in purchasing a cookbook please call 315 257-0307 or click the button below to take you to our Pay Pal site. Make sure you put in your contact information so we may get the cookbook to you.