AVS News

The cake auction and talent show will be April 11 at 6 p.m. Go to hear our young, local talent, and then bid on a cake!

School will dismiss early April 12, at 11:30 a.m. Spring break is April 15 through 19.

News from the Town Office

Nomination paper are now available at the town office for the following positions: one planning board associate member for a 2-year term, two planning board members for 3-year terms, two Appleton Village School board members for 3-year terms, one Five Town CSD board member for a 3-year term and one selectman for a 3-year term. The deadline to return nomination papers to the town office is Friday, April 26, by 1:30 p.m.

The town is also requesting sealed bids for the following: town property mowing, cemetery mowing and the annual town report. These bids are due Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

They are also requesting bids for the town of Appleton sign; the bid is due Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m.; as well as the annual audit for fiscal year 2012/13, and that bid is due Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the town office at 785-4722 or write to the Town of Appleton, 2915 Sennebec Road, Appleton, ME, 04862. Bid packets are available for pick-up at Appleton Town Office during regular office hours.

Appleton Historical Society News

The Second annual AHS Benefit Plant Sale will take place Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. Divide some of your plants and donate them to the plant sale! Pick-up for plants can be arranged. 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!

The annual Appleton Cemetery work day will be a Saturday in May, date to be announced soon!

Malawi Bore Holes

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the team that went over to Malawi to fix bore holes (wells) and to work with orphanages. Well, the team has returned, and I wanted to give you a few details of their trip. While they were there they repaired 27 bore holes, impacting more than 50,000 people. Some of the bore holes were broken as long as 12 years, and one was only broken a day. I know I take it for granted that I can just go to my kitchen sink and turn on the faucet and have as much water as I need pour out. I can’t imagine having to walk miles and miles each day to get water. I can’t imagine having my water pump broken for 12 years! I find it difficult enough when the power goes out for a day and I have no water to brush my teeth, wash clothes or do the dishes! I lived in Ukraine for a year teaching English, and there were certain times each day that we were suppose to have water. Sometimes we didn’t have water when we were supposed to, but most of the time we did. But, even still, I could just go to my sink and there was water, I didn’t have to walk miles to get it! I am very thankful for our everyday conveniences. Sometimes, when life is hard, I forget that many other people have it more difficult than I! We are very blessed! If you want more information on this project you can go to gospel-in-action.org.

Girl Scout News

The Appleton Girl Scout Troop will be having a lemonade stand at the Appleton Historical Society’s annual plant sale May 4 starting at 9 a.m. Come and support our new Girl Scout troop! For more information on the Appleton Girl Scouts, you can contact Amanda Gurney at 322-2554.