Community briefs

Dec 09, 2013

Farmers market holiday specials

WASHINGTON — Holiday specials at the Washington Grange Farmers Market. Regular and guest vendors will celebrate the season at Washington Grange Farmers Market on two Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The expanded market will include the usual wide assortment of locally grown and produced items including ethnic and traditional baked goods, pickles and preserves, raw Jersey cow's milk, cheeses, yogurt, and seasonal vegetables.

Guest artists and craftspeople will offer original prints and paintings, specialty yarns, woven and knit goods, handmade soaps and wooden ware, Maine themed photographs and more. A wide variety of unusual wreaths and seasonal decorations will be available. The Washington Historical Society will be present with its line of bags and clothes. Proceeds of which benefit the society. Grange members will offer a special homemade lunch. For more information call 845-2140

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust hosts holiday open house

ROCKLAND — All customers, friends and neighbors are invited to gather as a community at the Rockland branch Friday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmas caroling in South Thomaston

UNION — People's United Methodist Church South Thomaston invites the public to Christmas Caroling Sunday, Dec. 22. Meet at the church, 13 Chapel St., at 4 p.m. and choir director Susan Jones will get you tuned for some caroling fun. Soup, snacks and cookies afterwards, back at the church. Please leave a message at the church office 594-5518 with names and addresses of potential caroling stops, or call Kathy Tyler on her cellphone, 542-0433.

Local DeMolay chapter honored

UNION — In August of this year, Maine DeMolay announced that they would strive to initiate 80 members within the next two years. In order to accomplish this goal, the Maine State Officers had to put their heads together and think of a membership incentive. Specifically, Brother Chris Cassette, State Senior Councilor, and the Executive Officer, Dad Gordon Kimball.

Cassette had seen other DeMolays’ dreams come true over the years and sure enough, he was next on that list. Cassette was sitting in his college dorm one night when he thought of a coveted membership award called the Kimball Cup. He imagined a trophy that would be as tall as Dad Gordon Kimball (6 feet 1 inch) and be awarded on a quarterly basis to the chapter who brings in the most members during that period of time.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Cassette’s dream came true. The Kimball Cup was no longer a dream, it was a reality. The trophy was presented at Maine DeMolay’s Honors and Awards Class and the first chapter to receive this trophy was Georges River Valley Chapter located in Union.

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