Grange supper to aid food pantry

Evening Star Grange is presenting a public turkey and casserole supper this Saturday, June 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu is a full turkey dinner, supper casseroles, salads, drinks, bread, pies and desserts. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. There’s $1 off for each person who brings a food pantry donation of any non-perishable food item. The supper is at the Grange Hall and all proceeds go to supporting Grange community service programs.

Village Church begins summer schedule with guest

The Village Church is switching to its summer schedule starting this Sunday, June 5. Worship Service will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School classes June through August. The last 9:30 a.m. service will be on Sept. 4 when the regular schedule resumes.

A special guest speaker, Rev. Harold Carpenter of Rockland, will be on hand June 5. Rev. Carpenter is a popular supply preacher in the area and Pastor Tim’s mentor. All are welcome.

A nonfunctioning legal entity

At the recent Historical Society meeting, Bob Thompkins of Jefferson gave an entertaining and informative talk on Hibbert’s Gore, a nearby 640 acre tract the Census Bureau calls Maine’s only “nonfunctioning legal entity.” Thompkins explained the series of humorous yet understandable misleads by surveyors that resulted in the “gore” – a location that is not claimed by any town or county. The next Historical Society meeting will be June 21 at Gibbs Library. Everyone is welcome.

Flags mark Bicentennial

Beautiful American flags wave on Waldoboro and Liberty Roads from Prescott School to Sweet Season Farm in honor of Washington’s Bicentennial. Sponsored by the Bicentennial Committee and put in place by Cyd and Deb Zeigler and Vic Oboyski, the flags will fly through the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays and beyond. The Bicentennial celebration is Aug. 6.

Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings are made more fun by our visit to the Farmers’ Market at the Grange Hall. Open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday, the market convinces me to take the whole “buy local” slogan to heart. The vendors are all people I know and trust to offer me truly good food and wholesome products. As the weather warms, the items are increasing in number and variety. The Washington Grange Farmers’ Market is a real asset to the community. Check it out and become a regular – it’s good for you, really.

Parade applications due

Everyone who wants to participate in the 2011 Washington Bicentennial Parade must fill out an application. They are available at the town office. There is no charge, but applications are needed so that the town can comply with various regulations for public events. The parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 and participants will march from Prescott School to the village. All the information you need is on the application.

Fire Department Auxiliary fundraiser

Jackie Rhoades tells us that Washington Fire Department Auxiliary is gearing up for its 20th Annual Dinner and Auction to be held on Saturday, June 11. The dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. The auction starts at 6 p.m. with popular auctioneers Linda and Paul Payson. The cost for the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children and includes turkeys (donated by Common Market), roast beef (donated by Sunny Acre Farms), baked beans, casseroles, salads and homemade desserts. Donations of casseroles, salads and desserts are always needed and welcomed. Please contact Debbie Johnston at 845-2576 or Paulette Oboyski 845-3045 if you would like to donate food and or new or used auction items.

Among the auction items up for bid are: a membership to Farnsworth Museum, a one-year membership to Island Institute, homemade afghans, a rocking chair donated by Dow Furniture, a Men’s Celtics Watch from By George, a gas card from Maritime Energy, a print by artist Lyn Snow, and gift certificates from YMCA, Siren Song Tattoo, Superior Restoration and Rankin’s as well as certificates for tanning, haircuts, restaurants and so much more! We will have many used items as well and boxed lots. Something for everyone! Come early and enjoy the festivities on Saturday, June 11.

It’s our money, isn’t it?

There is a public hearing on Tuesday, June 7, to discuss whether to authorize SAD 40 School Board to float a bond for purchasing two new school busses at a cost of not greater than $170,000. The hearing will take place at 6:45 p.m. at the Medomak Valley High School gym. The actual vote on this question will be June 14 at Gibbs Library. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.