Appleton library news
Please join the Appleton library at the Appleton Village School Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. for its first Chili and Chocolate Challenge, a fundraiser sure to please the senses!
Set your taste buds afire with an abundant sampling of delectable meat and vegetarian chili dishes made by local cooks! Better yet, donate your own favorite concoction for a chance to win a prize for the best chili! Satisfy your palate with an amazing assortment of decadent chocolate desserts created by local cooks — imagine the possibilities! Enter your own chocolate masterpiece for first prize and help to stir up the competition!
Proceeds to benefit the library's general fund. The cost for the supper is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 for a family. First prizes to be awarded for the best chili and best chocolate dessert (to be determined by a panel of judges.)
The Appleton library exterior has had a recent face lift with beautiful paver stones installed by Lanphere & Sons. Community members are invited to personalize a paver stone with proceeds to benefit the Library's General Fund. Please stop by the library or email Debby Keiran at email@example.com to request personalization for $25/one name/one paver or $100/five names/five pavers. Requests will be accepted until Oct. 1. FMI call 207-785-5656 or visit the Library's website at www.appletonlibraryme.org.
On Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Appleton Village School, voters will be asked to act upon one warrant article. This article, if approved, will allow the Appleton School Department to use additional state subsidy monies that were made available by the Legislature last spring. These monies will be used to meet the costs of the current school year budget, which included state mandated teacher retirement costs.
Some residents have asked that, if they vote "yes" to this article, will it cost the local taxpayers more money. The answer to this question is no, it will not cost taxpayers more money to approve the use of these funds. Very simply, this money will be used to pay the bills of the current school year.
We encourage all voters to come to the Oct. 21 meeting, and to validate the vote on Nov. 5, 2013.
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about the holidays already! But in planning ahead, the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund is accepting applications from families until Nov. 1. That’s only a few weeks away! So if you are thinking about asking for help this season, please contact either Jenny Roberts or Marty Christie at 785- 4504 and we will get an application to you.
We are continuing with our tradition of inviting Appleton senior citizens to join us for lunch, once a month. This year’s dates are: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9 (all Mondays). Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $3.55. Please call ahead to confirm the date, and help us with a count (785-4504). Everyone is welcome to join the group for some good food and conversation. We hope to see you there!
National Fire Prevention Week
This year National Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 6-12. The Appleton Fire Department volunteers responded to an early morning fire drill at Appleton Village School, followed by presentations to the students. They also had the opportunity to see some of the fire equipment and talk with firefighters about what it’s like to be a fireman. Union Ambulance was also on hand to give tours and answer questions. Thank you to Fire Chief David Stone, the Union Ambulance crew, and all of the volunteers who gave their time to provide valuable safety instructions to the students. This annual event is always a wonderful experience.
Deer Foot Farm Harvest Celebration
On Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 5p.m. there will be a Harvest Celebration and Community Potluck at Deer Foot Farm, 1221 Union Road. There will be all kinds of fun events planned, pumpkin carving and decorating contest, scarecrow making, face painting, and games for the whole family! ‘ Steelin Thunder’, a local steel drum band will be there. It’s a great time to meet your local farmers, businesses, and neighbors! For more information call 939-9704 or you can check out their website at deerfootfarm.com.