Morrill Town News
By Mindy Rowlands
Mondays 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays 12-8 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m.-Noon
Awhile back I mentioned that a number of people in Morrill received moose permits for this year, but I missed some people. Firstly, I mentioned that both Dean and Nancy Jackson received permits, but I didn’t realize at that time that their daughter, Sarah, also received one, too! Anyone looking to sell a freezer or two might want to give them a call.
I also was recently informed that Chris and Shelly Simmons’ daughter, Anna, also received her moose permit. Anna is very excited to get her moose and is hoping that she is lucky enough to get him on the first day of hunting season. Chris and Shelly’s youngest daughter, Katie, has also proven herself to be a proficient hunter. This spring she went turkey hunting with her dad and took down two turkeys with one shot! Fortunately, she had purchased her second turkey permit, so she was legally allowed to get two turkeys. That might have been a little bit embarrassing for her father, Chris, who is one of the game wardens frequently featured on North Woods Law.
Fire Department Auction
Fire Chief, Pat Scribner, and Ladies Auxiliary president, Irene Blood, would like to thank all the businesses, auxiliary members, firefighters, and townspeople that helped bake and run the auction and other events, and they would also like to thank those that purchased raffle tickets and participated in the auction on August 3. Because of everyone’s participation and generosity, this yearly fundraiser was once again a great success. Another thank you goes out to Eric Sanders who graciously volunteered to be the auctioneer for the day. Also, if there are any ladies interested in joining the Morrill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, please be sure to call and talk to Pat Scribner or Irene Blood.
Place Reunion (Submitted by Nancy (Hannington) Hanson)
The annual Place Reunion was held July 20 at the home of Royce Place on Morey Hill in Morrill. There were 38 people from Texas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine present at the gathering. The weather was great for an outside BBQ which included Jo (Place) Allen’s husband, Dave’s, baked beans, a specialty he is perfecting—a hard act to follow after Kathy Place’s famous baked beans at town meetings, family picnics, etc. Another annual favorite are Claire’s egg rolls, an art she brought with her from her homeland in the Philippines. Her husband, Dennis Fuller, is a Place descendent. (Can you tell the Place’s like to eat?)
There was a lot of picture-taking and a lot of picture “gazing” of Place descendants through the years. Everyone also enjoyed Royce’s cylinder player, a form of listening to music even before the invention of records.
The family events this year were the loss of Lytle “Ducky” Cooper from Chelsea, Maine and the graduation of Belinda Place, daughter of Randy and Tina Place, from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. And, oh yes, Nancy Hannington’s marriage to Steve Hanson of New Gloucester, Maine.