Hunters breakfast this Saturday
Mt. Olivet Lodge will host its annual hunter's breakfast Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4:30 to 8:30 a.m. Menu includes: eggs to order or homemade waffles, plus bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuit and gravy, toast, coffee and juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
Grange Souper Supper Election Night
Evening Star Grange will hold its traditional Election Day Souper Supper this coming Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall. A variety of delicious soups, chowders, and stews will be served along with a choice from their scrumptious desserts. Stop and enjoy a great meal before or after you vote. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children — and $1 off if you bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.
Historical Society treasures displayed
Liz Grinnell, herself one of Washington Historical Society’s treasures, is the volunteer archivist and clerk-of-the-works (a term borrowed from the construction industry) for the society’s collection of documents and artifacts in the cabinets at the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library. At last week’s meeting, Liz pulled out a number of items to discuss. An assortment of calendars donated by Ron Luce included ones from businesses such as Hatch General Store, Lincoln Lumber, the Washington Phone Company and many more. A couple of bottles that once contained a cure-all Crimean Liniment manufactured by J.F. Davis were shown alongside the container from Western Wonder Polish by the same company, causing some humorous speculation about the ingredients of the two concoctions. A hand-drawn map of Washington showed the location of many stores and businesses in Washington, illustrating the clear neighborhoods that comprise the town in the early 20th century: West Washington, Razorville, Stickney Corners, and Washington Village. Many shared their recollections of the earlier telephone service. Each item brought memories and comments and the evening was filled with fun and nostalgia. WHS has copies of all the past town reports except the one ending Feb. 28, 1905. If someone has a copy to donate or allow us to photocopy it would be most gratefully received. Email WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Charlotte at 845-2661.
Lakes Watershed Association Board names projects
The Washington Lakes Watershed Association board of directors met last week to plan for the coming year. In addition to local officers, participation from board members in Terry Bromfield in Massachusetts and George Stone in Maryland was made possible through Skype, a computer voice-chat-video program. The board approved financial and other reports and voted to examine the process of 501(c)3 application, and restructuring its fiscal year. It was decided to conduct the Ice-Out Contest again in February in conjunction with the Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club’s annual SnowFest. David Allen and Charlotte Henderson will chairman this project. Sharon Turner, Roger Cady and George Stone will do a by-law review. Treasurer Leann Diehl will continue to formulate a budget based on past and anticipated income and expenses. It was announced that our member, Madelon Kelly, is the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Maddy! 2014 WLWA board meetings are scheduled for: Jan. 13, March 10, June 9, July 16 (Annual Meeting) and Aug. 11 (Board Organizational Meeting). Washington Lakes Watershed Association was formed in 1991 to promote good stewardship and conservation in the watershed areas of Washington Pond, Crystal Lake, Medomak Stream and smaller water resources in our area. Membership information is on our website washingtonlakesassociation.org or by calling Sharon at 845-2140.