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By Charlotte Henderson | Aug 14, 2014
Photo by: Charlotte Henderson Author Deborah Harding looks on as her son Matt shares memories of Campmeeting during Washington Historical Society’s visit to the Adventist Association. Matt’s T-shirt “I love dishes” refers to the fact that Matt is the dishwasher when at camp. When at home he teaches high school.

Members of Washington Historical Society were treated to a visit at the Washington Adventist Camp last week when Dr. Deborah Cooper Harding arranged a welcome in the meeting hall complete with highlights of the camp’s history, special music, and a tour of the site. Dr. Harding is author of “We Shall Rise: A History of the Washington Maine Advent Christian Campmeeting Association,” which includes her and her family’s experiences there during most of its 125 years. Deb, as she likes to be called, served WHS members punch and cookies at her cottage which is one of many small houses arranged in a rectangle around a beautiful grove of beech trees. The group joined with Campmeeting participants for a scrumptious supper in the Dining Room. WHS members remarked that they felt like part of the family because everyone made them feel so comfortable and at home.

Lobster on Friday at Masons

Mt. Olivet Lodge is presenting a Lobster Stew Supper Friday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The meal includes homemade lobster stew with lots of lobster, biscuits, dessert and beverage. These guys don’t worry about calories and LDLs — they just cook up a delicious meal for your taste buds. The cost is $10. There will be free hotdogs-in-a-bun for children.

Happy outcome, Yes!

Last week I mentioned a happy outcome would result from the Grange Supper. That result was a good turnout for a delicious meal with the proceeds being donated entirely to Janet Eckhart who is being treated for cancer. Janet is a Grange member who has given countless hours working on various projects and is often seen waiting tables at the suppers. But she wasn’t up to it last week and left early. Later, Pat Medeika went to get Janet, pinned a corsage on her, and brought her back to eat supper with the servers (who always eat after everyone else is done). It was then a delighted and grateful Janet was presented with the proceeds from the supper. We wish Janet successful treatment with a full recovery and say a great big thanks to the Grange and everyone who participated in the supper.

WHS plans open house, appraisals

Washington Historical Society is planning an Open House at the Original Old Town House Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will include a pie contest and an appraisal session along with an opportunity to see the progress on rehabbing the historic building into a museum. Over the past couple of years, WHS volunteers brought the structure into suitable condition for displaying some of the many artifacts in the society’s possession. If you’re curious about any of your own possessions, Larry Truman will be on hand to appraise them for a donation of $5 per item. Everyone is invited to donate a baked pie to the Tastiest Pie Contest. Pies should be presented just before the Open House at 12:30 p.m. After the judging, slices of the various pies will be sold for $3 with coffee or tea. Everyone is welcome to drop in and see our museum, learn about our society and the town’s history, and help in our fundraiser by having some pie and getting that old what-you-may-call-it appraised. Save the date, pull out those items you wonder about and come on over on Saturday, Sept. 6, to 264 Razorville Road, Washington’s original Old Town House from 1 to 3 p.m.

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