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By Charlotte Henderson | Jul 17, 2014
Photo by: Charlotte Henderson David Allen, Roger Cady and Rob Stenger pose as they load a truck full of debris from an ice-fishing shack for a trip to the transfer station. Stenger dismantled the shack which was found partly submerged in Washington Pond recently. The shack bore no identification.

Goin’ whole hog this Saturday

The annual Mt. Olivet Lodge Pig Roast Supper will be this Saturday, July 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sometimes called a “pig pickin’” the roasting of a whole pig is a common celebratory event in parts of America’s Deep South, the Caribbean, and Pacific. Here, not so much, but as awareness of this particularly flavorful method of preparing pork grows, it’s becoming popular. Thanks to our Mason chefs, we get to enjoy the treat. Also on the menu are baked beans, potato and macaroni salad, coleslaw, dessert, and coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $14 for adults and $7 for children under 12. There will also be free hot dogs and chips for kids. Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge is located just one-quarter mile north of Washington Village on Route 220. The handsome and friendly Masons always serve up a plentiful and delicious meal with the proceeds helping support their projects. For more information, call 845-3045.

Washington Challenge pre-registration

The upcoming 5-K Run and 1-mile Fun Run sponsored by Washington Recreation Committee will offer T-shirts for registered participants along with medals for all winners. The event is Saturday, Aug. 2 with assembly at Prescott Memorial School at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. All participants must register either at or before the race. Pre-registration can be done by sending the form and entry fee to Washington Recreation Committee, c/o Town of Washington, P.O. Box 408, Washington, ME 04574. Forms are available on the town website washington.maine.gov or write participant names, signature, age, sex, phone number, address and tee shirt size on a sheet of paper and send along with your check to the same address. Parent’s signature is required for children. The fun run starts at the school and goes down around the monument and back to the school. The 5K race starts at the school, goes through the village and up Bill Luce Road to a mark, and back. There will be medals for all winners and a raffle after the races are completed. Everyone is invited to participate. If you can’t be a runner, you can watch from along the course and cheer the runners on. Pre-registering will help ensure enough T-shirts for all participants. Entry fees are $10 per person for the Fun Run (family total no more than $30 so bring everyone) and $15 for the 5-K. Proceeds benefit the Washington Community Scholarship Fund. Amazingly, this is only a couple of weeks away. Call Helen at 542-4639 for more information.

Lakes Association prepares info packets

Washington Lakes Watershed Association is preparing packets for shoreland owners that include some of the specifics that apply to this special kind of property. The purpose of the association, which was formed in 1991, is to educate and inform property owners and the community about maintaining high water quality in local lakes, ponds and streams, how to protect its clarity and purity, and how to prevent damage to waters and shorelines from run-off or invasive plants or animals. The special thrust this year is to assure that everyone in our community — residents, visitors, new owners, renters, campers — is aware of shoreland specific town ordinances. There will be more about this next week along with updates from the WLWA annual meeting which occurred too recently (last night) to be reported in this issue.

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