Appleton News

Appleton Library News: Baking for Books, Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come join friends and neighbors at the Appleton library for some delicious desserts and witness the creativity of our local bakers! Admission is $5 for a slice of cake and a beverage, and extra slices may be purchased for $2 a piece. There will be a family cap of $20. Prizes will be awarded to book-themed cakes in these categories: Judge's Award, People's Choice Award, and Kid's Cake Award. All theme cakes will be auctioned off in a silent auction, and all proceeds from this event will go towards purchasing new books for the library. We are now soliciting book-themed decorated cakes for judging and sale in the silent auction, as well as plain cakes for slicing. If you can contribute a cake, please contact Heather Wyman at 785-3279 or Thanks! We hope to see you there.

AVS News

On Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m., students in grades 3 through 8 will present Appleton's first "Music in our Schools Month" instrumental concert. This will involve students in grades 3 and 4 on recorders, grade 5 in their first band experience, the middle school band, and our new program of acoustic and bass guitar. I hope that you will come and support these hard working students. The concert will be about 45 minutes long.

The annual talent show and eighth-grade cake auction will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

Appleton Village School will be hosting a K-2 Literacy Night on Tuesday, April 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will include grade level literacy activities for students and parents. In addition, all students will choose a pack of grade level books to take home. Please join us for a fun night!

Appleton Historical Society News

The April meeting of Appleton Historical Society will take place Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m., at Appleton Library, at 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton. Bill Macomber, of the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) will be the evening's speaker. Macomber will speak on "The Care and Maintenance of Old Cemeteries." The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and the evening's program by 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting. Remind a neighbor, bring a friend!

Upcoming Events:

1– The Second annual AHS Benefit Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m.. Divide some of your plants and donate them to the plant sale! All proceeds to benefit Appleton Historical Society and its efforts to preserve Appleton's heritage and history, and our Union Meetinghouse. We need to raise about $50,000 to replenish our modest endowment, and paint the Union Meetinghouse. Lead abatement is costly.

2– Annual Appleton Cemetery Work Day will be a Saturday in May, yet to be announced.

Appleton Baptist Church Easter Services

Spring is here and so is Easter. Easter is on March 31 this year. Appleton Baptist Church will have their traditional sunrise service up on Appleton Ridge, at the corner of Town Hill and Appleton Ridge roads. The sunrise service will be at 6 a.m. Following the service will be a breakfast at Appleton Village School at 6:30 a.m. I know it’s early, but it is a wonderful time of fellowship with the community. There is no charge for the breakfast. All are welcome to attend! There won’t be Sunday school at the church that morning, but the regular worship service will start as normal at 10:45 a.m. For more information you may call the church at 785-4921 or email the church at

Daisy /Brownie Girl Scout Troop

The girl scouts had their first meeting this past weekend, and they had a great time! Daisy and Brownies is for grades k-3. If you’re interested and would like to learn more about it you can call Amanda Gurney at 322-2554. The next meeting is planned for April 6 at Appleton Library from 10 to noon.