AVS News

The eighth-grade class would like to invite you to our Spring Bazaar and Gym Sale, Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a great opportunity for you to sell some of those no longer needed treasures, or perhaps to find the bargain of a lifetime, and at the same time support the eighth-grade class trip to Boston. Tables are available to rent at a suggested donation of $20 per table. Other space can be made available in the gym based on needs and display size. Large items can be set up in the parking lot (cars, boats, snowmobiles, elephants, etc.). The gym will be open Friday evening, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. for set up, and again Saturday morning prior to the sale from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale as well. Please contact Chris and Mary Kate Moody at 785-2359 to reserve table/floor space for this awesome event. Tell your family, your friends and "Come Join the Party"!!!

The Art Walk and Spring Vocal Concert will be on May 2. The Art Walk starts at 5:30 p.m. and the Spring Concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

Congratulations to the students who are having their art work shown at CMCA in Rockport. This show is a collection of art from several Camden regional schools. The students who will have their work in the show are: Quinn Kelley, Jack Moody, Gillian Lafleche, Audrey Heriz-Smith, Ian Sullivan, Abbie Harringont, Amy Kunzinger, Myles Kelley, Ryan Wiley, Fionna Smith, Jackson Bernier, Margaret Gleasner, Caden Gurney, Luisa Couch, Cole Winchenbach, Ethan Butler, Miles Fleming and Adriana Gibson.

Congratulations to Myles Kelley who won first place in the Children’s Category of the Landscape Poetry Contest for his poem, “Wheat Field.” Suzannah Richardi received honorable mention for her poem “The Waves Roll By." Congratulations to you both! They shared their poems last week at Rockland Public Library.

Appleton Town Office News

The Town Office will be closed on May 2 and May 9 for a workshop and conference.

Appleton Library News

On May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m.,  Appleton Library will host a bake sale to raise money for new books. Please come and join the fun! You are welcome to bring and baked goods to donate to the bake sale. For more information, please contact Jessica Whitworth at 221-6371 or addisonw@midcoast.com

Appleton Historical Society

The May meeting of the Appleton Historical Society will take place Monday, May 6, at the Appleton Library at 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton. The May program will be Enigmatic Stonework in Maine, presented Ros Strong, Maine NEARA Coordinator, and Sue Carlson, NEARA Past President. Throughout the northeast, there are numerous stone structures of unknown purpose and origin. Come learn about them! 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!

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! Pick-up for plants can be arranged.

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

Girl Scout News

The Appleton Girl Scout Troop will be having a lemonade stand at 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 Appleton Girl Scouts, you can contact Amanda Gurney at 322-2554.

Summer Piano Camp

Sign up now for piano camp! Your children will come home from Music Camp excited about music! Camp Mozart is for ages 4 through 6, July 22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. A few highlights include piano pieces, musical puppet show, singing and creative movement, musical instrument project and Mozart story time.

Camp Beethoven is for ages 7 to 12, July 22 to 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. Some of the activities include team piano pieces, interpretive watercolor to music, piano solo work, Beethoven Olympics and a Jeopardy Tournament.

Both camps are for true beginners through intermediate pianists and are at Camden Lions Club, Lions Lane. Call Carrie Clement at 236-4353 for more information.

Benefit Supper

On May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.there will be a benefit supper at Appleton Village School. This fundraiser will be split three ways to benefit three families: Frank Leigher, Sam and Tina Smith, and Jason Young all from Collinstown Road in Burkettville. There will be an auction following the supper. The cost for adults is $8, $4 for children and children younger than 5 eat free. They will be serving baked beans, casseroles, salads, breads, desserts and drinks. The event is sponsored by Medomac Valley Grange and  the community. Please come out and support these three families!

Frank Leigher is going through radiation and chemo treatments for cancer. Sam and Tina's baby daughter, Faith, was born with a cleft pallet and they have been traveling daily to Portland. Jason Young has acute cerebella ataxia and has been unable to work or drive since February.

For more information or if you want to help,you can contact Debbie Millay at 845-2767. There will be a planning meeting at the grange hall, Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m.

This benefit hits close to home to me — Faith is my niece. I want to encourage all of you to attend this supper, to show support to these three families, who really could use our help!