Appleton Historical Society News
Our next meeting, which is our AHS Annual Meeting, will be Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:15 p.m., at Appleton Library. The annual Potluck Dinner will precede the meeting, and is the reason for the early starting time. Please bring a dish to share and a place setting for yourself. The evening's program will be provided by Appleton resident Andy Vietze, speaking on his book "Boon Island, A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism."
The Slate of Officers for 2014, to be voted upon at the meeting, is as follows: President: Mary Kate Moody, Vice President: Elaine Tracy, Treasurer: Lisa Goodridge, Recording Secretary: Patty Sheehan, Corresponding Secretary: Donovan Bowley, and Trustee, to replace Jackie Dunham, whose term expires: Phelps Brown.
We hope to have a large turnout for the meeting, to ensure that as many as possible will vote in our election of officers. Remember that only paid-up members are eligible to vote. Membership is only $5 per person for the year, and $10 per couple. Please see Elaine Tracy, treasurer.
Town Office News
Dog licenses are due by Friday Jan. 31, after that there will be a late fee of $25 per dog. If you cannot make it into the town office, call and make arrangements to license your dog through the mail.
Appleton Library News
Please visit Appleton Library to view the artwork of the AVS kindergarten class now featured in the Main Library. The library wishes to thank Ms. Olsen for sharing her class project, and for encouraging her students and their families to visit our beautiful facility.
AVS Students are actively reading for the 2014 America's Battle of the Books Event to be held in April at the school. Many book titles are available at the Appleton Library and have been separately shelved for easy browsing. Please see a library attendant for questions, and be sure to check in with Ms. Vendetti and Ms. Scott at AVS to find out about after school events scheduled at Appleton Library in the coming weeks.
If you own a local business and wish for some free advertising, please contact Angie at the Appleton Library and choose a month to advertise your business on our Library's Business Board, located in the front foyer. Design and post your display for a one-month period at no charge, and consider offering a "Meet-My-Business Night" on one Thursday evening during open Library hours to meet and greet patrons and spread the word about all your business has to offer. FMI, 785-5656.
The next Seniors-to-lunch will be Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. For more information call the school at 785-4504.
February vacation will be the 17th through the 21st.
Partners for Enrichment met with teachers and parents at all three schools last June, and the general consensus was to focus this year's enrichment opportunities for students on interactive drama. We are very fortunate this month to have two talented local drama teachers take up week-long residencies at Appleton Village School. Students in third- through fifth-grades will have hour-long workshops each day (Jan. 27-31) with Beverly Mann, culminating in a school-wide performance. Third-graders will act out scenes from a favorite classroom read-aloud. Fourth-grade students will work with original masks designed by the artist, and fifth-graders will work on improv techniques. The performance will be at 2 p.m. in the gym Friday, Jan. 31. Middle school students will be working once a week, for several weeks, with talented local drama teacher Julia Olson. She is focusing on improvisational acting skills. Later this year, students in kindergarten through grade 2 will be treated to some hands-on theater play with the Milkweed Puppet Theater. Bravo Appleton actors!
Five Town Communities That Care Looking for Volunteers
Looking for an opportunity to help promote healthy youth in our community? Five Town CTC has many volunteer opportunities available. Commitments can be as little as one hour a month, and we can match your skills/interests to the volunteer activity. For more information, please contact Mariah Smith at 236-9800.
Souper Supper success
Thanks to all who attended our annual Souper Supper Fundraiser at Appleton Village School on Saturday, Jan. 25! Many thanks to those who donated delicious homemade soups and the fabulous cakes for the cake auction. Our sincere appreciation to Rosie Gerry for his time and energy to make our evening such a great success! Thanks to the many volunteers who helped to coordinate this yearly event and assisted in advertising, set up, serving and clean-up!
Thanks to your generous support, the library raised more than $2,300 to benefit the general fund!
We hope you will join us again next year for another evening of good food and fun!