Yes, it is finally time to plant your garden. The Hope school is selling seeds. How about helping them out. They have the following seeds: cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, bush beans, carrots, zucchini, basil, snap peas, beets, radishes, zinnias and Swiss chard. Seeds are still available for $1.50 per package with all profits benefiting the gardening program.

Community Birthday Calendar

The community calendar is a wonderful fundraiser for Hope Elementary School and the Hope library. This year they mailed reservation forms to all households but many were not received. Volunteers are calling families to ask them to renew their subscriptions. If you have not been called or if you are new to the area please call Judith Jones at 763-3576 to sign up. Calendars are $8, checks to Hope School Volunteers. Donations may be left in the Hope Town Office, at Hope Elementary School or mailed to the library at 443 Camden Road, Hope, ME. 04847. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

Spring Book Fair

The spring book fair is fast-approaching. It is the perfect time to stock up on great summer reading. For more information please visit their website at If you are able to volunteer an hour of two to help run the fair, please contact Erikka Schumacker at or 763-4442.

Pen Pal tea

Last Thursday at the Hope school, the annual pen pal tea was held. What a lot of students with 20 adults attending. Grade 2 there are 18 students with 15 adults attending and grade 3 their are 20 students and 19 adults attended. Now the adults that could not attend notified the school so no one was left alone. If you have never taken part in this program you do not realize what you are missing. You call the school 785-4081 and they will give you the name to call to take part in this program. Special thanks go to Patti Tempio-Wilson for organizing this event. She did an excellent job. Also thanks to all who helped her in anyway.

Voting and town meeting

Remember to mark you calendar. Tuesday, June 14 you will be asked to go to the polls which are located in the town hall and vote. Several people were running for different positions. Names and offices next week. Before you vote think about the position and the person. They will help decide different things for the town. Also the day of voting the Historical Society will be having one of their giant food sales You know what great tasting they have. Also the Ladies Club will be selling tickets on a quilt made and donated by Margaret Morse. So bring your money so you can help everyone out. Monday, June 20 will be the town meeting at the Hope School at 7 p.m. The library will be holding a food sale.

Ballot counters

The town of Hope could always use a few more ballot counters. If you are interested or would like to learn more, feel free to call Katie at the town office at 763-4199.