Firefighters to dish up dinner
Our firefighters will be donning aprons and serving up our meal this Saturday, Sept. 29 at the annual Washington Fire Department and Fire Department Auxiliary public dinner. Menu includes turkey, roast beef, baked beans, casseroles, pies, and beverages. This is a major fundraiser for the auxiliary, which works to provide the department with special equipment and aid the firefighters behind the scenes. Recently, we reminisced with friends about volunteer fire departments. We concluded that it’s our great good fortune to have our well-trained, dedicated and competent crew to respond to our emergencies. The dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information or to make a donation of food, call Debbie at 845-2576. See you there.
Clip coupons for the kids
Prescott School Parent Teacher Group is collecting Box Tops for Education coupons and Hannaford Helps Schools school dollar certificates. Hannaford Helps Schools runs through Dec. 1 and awards money for musical instruments, sports gear, field trips, playground equipment or other school needs. Box Tops for Education is an on-going program in which schools can swap humongous numbers of coupons for useful items. Mary Ledger, school secretary extraordinaire, says Prescott is already registered in both programs. The coupons add up fast, though, making the items essentially free. The more people collecting these coupons and certificates, the faster the PTG can get stuff for the students. So, all you have to do is find a jar or big envelope and start saving. Now, here’s the thing. The coupons and certificates have to be brought to the school (100 Waldoboro Road). If getting them to Prescott is a problem, give me a call and I’ll pick them up and deliver them to the school. Really.
Sage’s family thanks public
Gail and Fred Ribeck want to thank everyone who has been involved in the search for their dog, Sage. Whether it has been actively searching, keeping in contact or just being supportive and holding good thoughts for Sage, many people over a wide area have shared concern for this beloved pet. The family is very grateful. It’s now believed that Sage is no longer living. Seldom if ever is such a lasting and thorough effort made to rescue a lost pet and it’s sad to think she was not found alive. We sympathize. My old friend, Stephen, a minister, was involved with several others and me in a discussion of poems in a book "Prayers from the Ark." One, the Prayer of the Dog (to God) goes: “Be faithful? No one but You and I understand what faithfulness is.” Our conversation went to the question of whether pets go to heaven. Stephen declared, “Well, if my dog isn’t going to be there, I’m not going either.” We all smiled. Dog lovers understand.
Historical Society takes steps toward collections
Tuesday evening’s Washington Historical Society meeting buzzed with enthusiasm as members discussed a future museum possibilities. The Old Town House on Razorville Road near Medolark Road is a historical society property. Currently, during summers, it is rented by Medolark Camp for some of its activities. WHS members Frank Campbell and Don Grinnell have inspected the building and with some professional advice, determined that it’s feasible to make repairs to the basically sound building and put it into use to display artifacts of the town’s history. Many items already belong to the society, but without a building to house them, they are scattered in living rooms, attics and barns all over town. If you have been holding on to old items, keep it up a little while longer so they can be considered for placement at the Old Town House. Of course, creating a museum will take some time, but the wheels are starting to turn after years of wishful-thinking. WHS has created an email address firstname.lastname@example.org to make it easier to leave them a message. If you would like to support the Old Town House refurbishment or better yet, become a member of the historical society, send us a message or attend a meeting. Membership is $5. The next WHS meeting is Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library.
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