The Craft Fair will be in the Hope school gym Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are sorry to say flu shots will not be available this year. The eighth-grade will host a fundraiser lunch at this event. We have mittens, homemade items, quilted goods, raffle tables, wooden ornaments, handmade textiles and jewelry from Guatemala so far. Also the Ladies Club will be selling chances on their beautiful floral design quilt and the fire department will have a basket of goodies to raffle off. If you wish to rent a table please contact Wendy Eaton at 785-5770.
We send our sympathies out to Bill Gould and family on the loss of Ann Gould.
Class of 1960
The class’ next lunch will be Oct. 10 at The Offshore at noon.
A new addition
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 3:04 p.m.. weighing in at 6 pounds 15 ounces (20 inches long) Nolan James Cochran arrived to proud parents Isaiah and Patricia. Nolan is grandson to Clarence and Nancy Keller, and April Keller, he is great-grandson to Sydney and Linda Mank, all of Hope.
Class of 1958
This class will meet next at The Helm, Oct. 10 at noon.
Bells Across America
The Hope Community Bible Church would like to announce Sunday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. there will be a Firefighters Memorial Service (recognizing firefighters nationwide). This service is open to everyone. The church is located on Church Street in Hope.
Instrument Donations Needed
Do you have a band instrument gathering dust in your closet or attic? The band program at HES could use your old instrument. Please consider donating flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets or saxophones. Please contact Hope Elementary School (Mrs. Burcalow, the music teacher) with questions.
Fire Department Event
Hope Fire Department had a chicken barbecue recently and 36 people attended. This event was directed by Chief Clarence Keller and attended by many including Wayne Berry (chief for 15 years) and William Pearse (founder and secretary/treasurer for 31 years). Former Rockport Fire Chief Bruce Woodward and his wife were also in attendance.
The Ladies Club next meeting will be Oct. 8, we will gather at Hope Corner Fire Station for the mystery ride at 9:30 a.m. — the ride will include touring two places — lunch has been changed, please be looking (or listening) for a phone call from the telephone committee regarding lunch.
Windjammer Youth Basketball Registration
Registration will open Oct. 1 for the Windjammer Youth Basketball Program. This program is for girls and boys in grades 1 through 6 who want to learn skills and play games at an age-appropriate level. Register online at pbymca.sportsoffice.com.
Grades 1 and 2 runs Nov. 9 to Jan. 18, 2014, and the cost is $20. Grades 3 to 6 runs Oct. 26 to Jan. 18, 2014, and the cost is $30. Volunteer coaches are needed and you can sign up for that online as well. For more info contact Jasen Wood at email@example.com.
A new addition to my extended family
I am happy to announce that Ryder D. Johnson arrived Sept. 25, weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. His parents are Kristopher and Cassandra Johnson of South Carolina. His grandparents are Matthew Johnson of Montville and Jaime Merrifield of Texas. His great-grandparents are Jarvis and Daisy Johnson (yes, my little brother) of Camden, James Merrifield of Owls Head and Carol Rogers of Phillips.