Hope citizen’s 90th birthday

One of Hope’s oldest citizens, William Pearse, is going to be 90 on April 23. If you have a card he would enjoy hearing from you. His address is 105 Mechanic St., Windward Gardens, Camden, ME 84843; or send it to 716 Barnestown Road, Hope, ME 08747.

Firemen’s auxiliary

The Hope Volunteer Fire Department’s auxiliary will hold its next meeting Monday, April 12 at the new Hope Corner Fire Station starting at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda will be taking inventory of what is in the cupboards. A list will be made. If you have questions contact Nancy at 763-4118 or Peggy at 763-3347. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Midcoast Ladies Club

Do you live in an old house? Would you like to know how to change your old kitchen around? Have you seen any new kitchens in homes and wonder how you can change yours around? At the Tuesday, April 13 meeting of the Midcoast Ladies Club you can find out. Jean Sharratt of Bulldog Interiors in Appleton is going to speak at the meeting and tell you all how to do this. Her specialty is kitchens and bathrooms. At noon, sandwiches will be ordered from Subway. Dessert will be served by Beverly and Juanita. Each person is to bring their own beverage. A business meeting will follow. The high school scholarship will be drawn, plus a discussion about the secret tour to be held in May. If you have questions, call 236-8691 or 763-3751.

Nomination papers

Have you been asking around about who is going to run for some of the offices for the town of Hope? As soon as people who have taken out the papers return them with the proper number of names, I will be putting the names and positions in this column. The positions include two selectmen for three-year terms; five budget committee members — three for three-year terms, one for a two-year and one for a one-year term; two for school committee for three-year terms; and one Five Town Community School District representative for a three-year term.

If you would like to seek one of these positions please go to the town office and get the nomination papers. They must be returned by Friday, April 23. Elections will be June 8 and town meeting will be June 14.

Snowmobile meeting

Remember that due to a state snowmobile meeting the next meeting of the Hatchet Mt. Sno-Riders snowmobile club will be the third Saturday, which is April 17. The meeting with a potluck supper at the Hope Town Hall at 6 p.m. If you have questions contact President Rodney at 763-3353.

Hope Historical Society

It’s time again for the Hope Historical Society to start its 2010 meetings. Tuesday, April 20 will be the first one. This meeting will be held at the Society Home on Route 105 and will start at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. During the business meeting the year’s plans will be discussed plus they are working on the countdown for the new Hope Chronicle, which is on its final days. If you have any questions, contact Gwen at 785-4433 or Faith at 763-3108.

Guardian angels

You are thinking about going on a tour but wait, you do not want to go by yourself or even make the arrangements. Here is what you do. You contact Sonja Burns at aircompanions.com/abput.html. Sonja is a nurse and has traveled a lot. She would be glad to assist you in going wherever you want to go in the United States or overseas. So why not contact her and talk over what you might like to do.

Thanks to one and all

The following is from the eighth-grade class:

On March 12, the Hope eighth grade held its annual auction and supper to raise money for its class trip to Boston. The evening was a tremendous success.

Thanks must be extended to the Hope community and to all the people who came to the event — while we can’t thank you all individually, we are so grateful for your support.

Thanks, too, to all eighth-grade parents who helped sell tickets, decorate the gym and cook the fabulous spaghetti supper and brownie sundae desserts.

Very special thanks to the families, businesses and individuals in our community who donated an item or items to our auction. We’re especially grateful that in these challenging times you chose to support the Hope Elementary School.

Thanks to the Berry, Nelson, Laurita, Blakeley, Pearse, Hilt, Bunting, Magdamit, Dow and Kunn families for their auction donations.

And these businesses: the Camden Hospital for Animals, the Chocolate Moose, Western Auto, Lush Soaps, Common Market, The Video Shop, Boynton-Mckay, Midcoast Recreation Center, Point Lookout, Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Seasons Downeast, Shepard Motors, Mt. Battie Car Wash, Hope Spinnery, Applebee’s, Flagship Cinemas, Brimstone Design, Lowe’s, VillageSoup, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Sterlingtown Construction, Amy Wilton Photography, Edward Zanca Orthodontics, Korrin Scattoloni, Flexible Fitness/Allyson Neilson, Hope General Store, Willey’s Dam Coffee, Sherman’s Books and Stationery, KAX Office Center, the Badger Cafe and Pub, Lord Camden Inn, Maritime Farms, Blue Sky Cantina, Texas Roadhouse, The Country Inn at Camden-Rockport, The Waterfront Restaurant, Camden Bagel Cafe, Renys, Planet Toys, Winter Wind Florist, Rankin’s, L.L. Bean, Owl & Turtle Bookshop, Leonard’s, Camden Snow Bowl, Bayview Concierge, Midcoast Martial Arts, New England Motorworks, All Directions, West Street Market, HAV II, Camden Riverhouse Hotel, The Strand Theatre, Swans Island Blankets, AllPlay Family Entertainment Center, Camden Shoe Company, Lyana Votey Photography, Roadrunner Driving School and Hilton Garden Inn, Portland.

Thanks also to Dena Davis, Ashley Haskins, Heather Weeks, Eric Pearse, Elizabeth O’Haverty, Dottie Holbrook, Slim Goodbody, Eliza Bailey, Brian O’Neill, Seth Meyer, Adam and Maureen Scott, Maggi Tracy, Debra Benner, Suki Welch, Dan Cote, Willow Hall, Karyn Goodwin, Jill Glover, Mary Jane Doubleday, Abby Blakeley, Kierra Bunting, Bailey Hilt, Este Underdown, Jane Young and Michelle Billings.

Sincerely,

Hope Elementary School eighth-graders, families and teachers