Let’s eat out Saturday
Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge will present their famous Steak Supper this Saturday, June 21, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Steaks are grilled to order and come with baked potato, vegetable, salad, biscuits, dessert, coffee, tea and punch. All this is at a reduced price of $12 for adults and $6 for children. Special offer of free hot dogs, rolls and chips for kids. The lodge is located one-quarter mile north of Washington Village on Route 220 (Liberty Road). For more information, call 845-3045.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School begins this coming Monday, June 23, at Washington Village Church. VBS will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday next week. All youngsters from age 3 to sixth grade are welcome to participate in this fun activity. For more information contact Pastor Lewis at the church 845-2447 or at 845-2623.
Many hands make light work
Digging holes in gravel out in the hot sun is not light work, but the dozen generous donors of their Sunday afternoon made speedy progress last week at the edible landscape. Twenty varieties that bear food of some kind are taking root around Washington’s fire pond as the result of this planting project. Work was completed in just two-and-a-half hours by volunteers Wayne Barrett, Ann Dean, Tom Eickenbert, Valerie Jackson, Janet Martucci, Erick LaClair, Tiffany Neuhauser LeClair, Dianne Peaslee, Cynthia Joy Rosen, Noah Rosen, David Spahr, and Jameson Waines. Many, many thanks to this crew of special gardeners. Varieties put in the ground include American Chestnut (Castanea dentata), Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), Dahlia (Dahlia sp.), and Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) donated by Medomak Valley High School; Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata), Wild raisin viburnum, (2) (Viburnum nudum cassinoides), Wild blackberry (Rubus fruticosis), Wild raspberry (Rubus idaeus var. strigosus), Wild Sedum purpurea, and Beach rose (Rosa rugosa) donated by David Spahr; Wild highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) donated by David Spahr, Chris Deahl, Ruth Rumery; Lovage (Levisticum officinale) donated by David Spahr and Sharon Turner; Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum), Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), and Strawberries (Fragaria sp.) donated by Sharon Turner; Plum (Prunus sp.) donated by Ann Dean; Peach trees - Red Haven and O'Henry donated by Town of Washington, Black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) donated by Wayne Barrett and Dianne Peaslee; Daylily (Hemerocallus fulva) and Wild garlic (Allium canadense) donated by Jameson Waines; Organic soil amendments donated by Cynthia Rosen; and Loam donated by Ann Dean. We should also mention lemonade donated by Ann Dean.
Now, after a few showers and the good rain that’s falling as we write this, our fabulous collection of greenery can flourish. A special word of thanks to David Spahr for sharing his idea and expertise to get this project under way, Ann Dean for fleshing out a plan to make it happen, the Washington Conservation Committee, and all the volunteers and plant contributors.
Dinner and auction profits many
More than 200 people attended the Fire Department Auxiliary’s big annual event last Saturday. A terrific meal, topped off by some of the best auction items ever, made for a great evening and welcome proceeds for their cause. The auxiliary raises the funds to purchase “extras” for our firefighters — items that add safety or comfort for those who come to our rescue in emergencies. They want to heartily thank all the folks who prepared and brought food for the dinner. Tom Johnston did an outstanding job of auctioneering items from supporters all over the region including local businesses Simplicity Hair Salon, Linscott’s, Washington Auto Parts, Blueberry Fields, Crowning Touch, Sweet Season Café, Dog Patch Farm and artist, Ken Searle. Numerous businesses from other towns contributed, as well, and their support is greatly appreciated. Ellen Winchenbach, a Waldoboro state representative, hair stylist and member of the Waldoboro Firefighters Auxiliary attended the event and showed her true auxiliary spirit by pitching right in to help.
Summer concerts planned
The popular concerts of the past two summers have inspired another season of musical events for the month of July. Washington’s Evening Star Grange will sponsor Playing Possum Thursday, July 17, followed by the Historical Society’s presentation of Harborside Harmony Thursday, July 24 and concluding with All Stove Up Thursday, July 31. All the concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will be held on the lawn in front of the Ray Kelly Garden at Gibbs Library, as in the past. This beautiful site at the fork of Old Union Road and Bill Luce Road is the perfect summer site to meet with others and enjoy the music. The concerts are free, but donations are requested to defray the costs. Please put these special events on your calendar and join us next month.