The Hope Historical Society will host its next meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Hope Corner Fire Station. This is the annual meeting, a 6 p.m. potluck supper where people bring their own place setting and a potluck dish to share. At 6:30 p.m. will be the annual business meeting session.
Approximately at 7 p.m., Les Fossel will be speaking on being an old house restorer and legislator. Members are reminded to bring their dues. If you have questions contact Gwen at 785-4433. Public is welcome to attend this meeting.
Have you sent in your papers to reserve your table space for the craft fair, which will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hope school gym. Please send in your papers. There are several new craftspeople who will be selling their items this year.
Lunch will be on sale by the eighth-grade to raise money for their class trip. See you at the fair.
Box Tops for Education
The school is collecting box tops once again. Their next time to send them in is Friday, Oct. 26, so please send them in now. They may be submitted anytime throughout the year to the school office. You can always mail them. If you have a pen pal, send them along when you write to your student.
Please keep in mind that even if you cannot make it into the town office on Election Day to vote, you can still vote by absentee ballot. There are several options for absentee voting: You may vote in person by absentee ballot at the town office during regular office hours up to and including Thursday, Nov. 1. Also, you may request an absentee ballot for yourself by telephone at 763-4199. In addition, you may request an absentee ballot for yourself or for an immediate family member in person at the town office. And you may request an absentee ballot online by going to hopemaine.org and selecting the "Request an absentee ballot" link.
When mailing in your absentee ballot, please remember to sign the envelope on the "Voter Signature" line. All ballots must be received at the town office by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6.
Sympathy is extended to Viola Richardson, her family and sister-in-law in the loss of her brother Fred Brownell. Fred and Dot used to live in Hope for a number of years and he was one of the men who helped start Hope Volunteer Fire Department.
Photos in town office
When you go to the town office next time be sure to see the photos. These are located on the wall as you go in the door and turn to the right. You will see what the cemetery committee has been doing at Morey Hill Cemetery this summer. See how great the stones look that have been cleaned. Also see the photos that show how the driveway was fixed.
A while back the cemetery committee put a remembrance stone in Hope Grove Cemetery. This is a chance for people to have their family members names, along with their birthday date and when they died. This large stone is for Hope residents who are not buried in Hope Cemetery or anywhere else. For more details, call Janice 763-3777 or me at 763-3751.
Cub Scout, Boy Scouts
Cub Scout Pack 207 and Boy Scout Troop 207 will be holding a sign-up night for Cub and Boy Scouts on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The pack and troop serve the northern Knox County area. Cubs are in the first- to fifth-grade and Boy Scouts are age 11 to age 18. The sign-up location will be at People's Methodist Church at 21 Depot St. in Union next to Union Post Office. Fliers are available in the school office. For more information contact Scoutmaster Jim Murphy at 542-9786 or at email@example.com.
Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, Hope Volunteer Fire Department will host a rabies clinic at Hope Corner Fire Station. There is a $10 vaccination fee. Service provided by Camden Animal Hospital. Please have cats in carriers and dogs on leashes.