Steel drum band to visit Prescott pizza supper
This Saturday, March 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Prescott School PTG is holding its annual Pizza Supper and Theme Basket Raffle. There are baskets for many interests — crafts, gardening, family fun, and many more — and lots of great items worth taking that chance. Raffle tickets are three for $1 and will be available at the supper as well as from Prescott students. Delicious pizza along with salads and homemade desserts is just $5 for adults, $2.50 for children or $15 for a family. The popular Medomak Valley Steel Drum Band, directed by Julie Sanborn, will be on hand to play their favorites. This group of youngsters is pure fun and a great addition to the always enjoyable pizza supper. The Prescott Parent Teacher Group does a lot for the kids at our school and this is their major fund-raiser.
Trash bags up a quarter
As if we didn’t have enough trouble, what with the sequester and all, I find out that next month the cost of the required green trash bags for the transfer station are going up in price — from $1.25 to $1.50 per bag. I hope that facetious remark puts the increase in perspective. As for myself, I’ll pretty much pay whatever they cost and here’s why. Back in the mid-1990s, a Maine singer-songwriter, Mike Nobel, presented an environmental show for children as part of an Earth Day observance. One piece of that presentation made a terrific impression.“What,” Mike asked, “would we do if every family had to keep all of its own trash on its own property?” The kids conjured up some pretty drastic and disgusting scenarios and the whole notion left a permanent imprint on me. So, it’s a great pleasure to send all that “away” for a mere buck-fifty. Transfer station manager Jim Guerra says that the more careful we are about sorting our waste materials into the right categories, the less just-plain-solid-waste we’ll have, which is a way to reduce our need for bags. Meanwhile, here’s a heads-up so you can buy a few bags ahead.
Tax prep appointments still available
Free help is yours for the asking! IRS trained and certified volunteers from AARP are available to help anyone who wants assistance with federal and state of Maine income tax returns. Appointments are offered Wednesdays, March 13, April 3 and April 10. The sessions are held at the Washington Fire Station conference room (side door) and you must have an appointment. To schedule an appointment or get more information contact Liz at 845-2377.
Child entering school this fall?
Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2013, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the upcoming school year 2013-2014. If you want to start the enrollment process or find out more about how it works, please contact Mary at the Prescott school office, 845-2424.
And we should have added...
Apologies for omitting Jason Jones' name as winner of the $200 cash door prize at last weekend’s fishing derby sponsored by Hill & Gully Riders Snowmobile Club. Congratulations, Jason.
Bats — birds not baseball
Saturday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. Gibbs Library will present Annie Kassler speaking about these unique and beneficial fliers and the disease that is affecting them throughout the eastern U.S.