Washington Challenge this Saturday

The Recreation Committee’s 5K & Fun Run is this Saturday, Aug. 2, starting at Prescott School. Last year proceeds from the Washington Challenge 5K and Fun Run helped provide college education scholarships to four Washington students. If you want to participate you must be registered. Entry fees are $15 per person for the 5K and $10 per person for the Fun Run and a $30 top fee for families no matter how many. You can register at the race between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. The Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K Challenge begins after the Fun Run is completed. There are medals for winners in the 5K categories. There are door prizes, too. Even if you don’t run, walk or jog, you can come on over to Prescott School Saturday morning and cheer for the folks who are. Contact Helen at 542-4639 if you have questions.

Unique tour of Adventist Camp

Dr. Deborah Cooper Harding will serve as guide, historian and storyteller for a visit to the Washington Advent Christian Camp Meeting this Tuesday, Aug. 5. Harding is author of “We Shall Rise: A History of the Washington Maine Advent Christian Campmeeting Association,” a loving history of the place and her family’s experiences there over most of its 125-year existence. Everyone is welcome to this event , starting at 3 p.m. with the free tour and talk by Harding. Attendees who want to stay for supper in the Boarding House are required to sign-up ahead of time by calling 207-845-2661 before Aug. 3. This opportunity is arranged by Washington Historical Society.

Farmers market Saturday mornings

A small earnest group of local producers spend their Saturday mornings here in Washington at Evening Star Grange. They bring fresh veggies, herbs, flowers and plants, grass-fed meat, uncured bacon (without those nitrites and nitrates!), eggs, rich Jersey milk, butter, cheeses, yogurt, fresh baked bread, turnovers, bars, cookies and several specialty items like handmade cutting boards and compost enhancer. These are local people who bring us honest foods at reasonable prices. Besides that, they smile, say hello and often call you by name. So, if you aren’t having this great experience and enjoying their wholesome and delicious food, well, it’s a darn shame. And if you are – congratulations! You are getting nourishing and tasty food plus supporting local business people. See you Saturday ?!

Don’t forget…

Evening Star Grange will be holding a public supper Saturday, Aug. 11. Get the best meal around and while there, take a look at some of the items in the annual Minnie Weaver Silent Auction fundraiser for the town scholarship.

News from 46 years ago

Washington – Mrs. Dorothy Saunders (phone) 1 ring 13 – Pfc. Burton G. Orff is serving as a cook in Vietnam at Bien Hoe with the U.S. Army. He took his basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C. and trained as a cook at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Orff. Fond-du-Lac Chapter OES has recessed for the summer until the first Wednesday in September. The chicken barbecue sponsored by the Junior Mothers Club of Union is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Union Common. Rain date is Sunday. Members of the Washington Extension are continuing with furniture refinishing sessions at Mrs. Wayne Heikkinnen’s. This week’s session was Tuesday because of the holiday. Miss Karen Daniel is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Purington at Rowley, Mass. Miss Kathy Daniel is working at Medokawanda Camp for girls. Miss Elaine Sainio is working at Dark Harbor for the summer. – A clipping the Kennebec Journal Wednesday July 3, 1968.