Tailgate Family Fun this Sunday
This Sunday, Oct. 24, the Trunk or Treat Halloween observance will take place in the village center around Gibbs Library and Evening Star Grange Hall. Starting at 3:30 p.m. trunk “hosts” (this could be you) will park their vehicles, decorate them, and load the trunk with fun stuff and candies for youngsters. At 4 p.m., trick or treat time begins and kids will be able to visit among the goody-filled trunks and play games until closing at 6 p.m. This is a planned, safe area for kids of all ages who enjoy the fun no matter how old they are. Many thanks go out to Prescott School Parent Teacher Group for putting this nifty event together.

At the same time . . . Scarecrows
A scarecrow decorating contest is taking place as part of the Halloween celebration. Everyone is invited to create a scarecrow and place it in front of Gibbs Library before Sunday. The winner will be chosen during the Trunk of Treat activities on Sunday afternoon. Besides the glory of winning, the creator of the “best” scarecrow will win a free family pizza from Washington General. To enter your scarecrow, you should bring, or send, your name, phone number and scarecrow’s name to Prescott School Parent Teacher Group (PTG) at Prescott School. Let’s see if we can get a grand assembly of scarecrows to help celebrate Halloween.

And speaking of Halloween
If you’re driving east of Stickney’s Corner on route 17 (Rockland Road) keep your eyes open for the pumpkin fields at Two Rock Ridge Farm — Jeff and Stephanie Grinnell’s homestead. Slow down a bit so you can feast your eyes on pumpkins almost as far as you can see — pumpkins large and small, pumpkins for pies, pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins to photograph and pumpkins to buy. And, of course, a great place for sincere and believing people to watch and wait for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. If you want to purchase a pumpkin or some delicious maple syrup, or if you just want to say hello, call 207-542-1449 and make a plan.

Pub Night at Blueberry Fields
This is the third Thursday of the month, so that means it’s Pub Night at Blueberry Fields B&B. From 4-7 p.m. you’ll find a no-reservations-needed, very casual atmosphere in the pleasant surroundings of Blueberry Fields. Light fare along with favorite drinks — “with” and “without” — are available to make this a fun and refreshing little getaway time.

Fundraiser next Saturday morning
Here’s a reminder of the Fundraiser for Washington Food Bank coming up on Oct. 30th. While trying to balance the chores of a busy household and popular business — Blueberry Fields B&B — Deb Zeigler realized she had two labor-intense events going back-to-back. So — wisely, I’d say — she and Cyd plugged into reality and changed the Food Pantry Fundraiser timing. The “regularly scheduled” Saturday morning breakfast on Oct. 30 will expand hours to 8 a.m.-noon with proceeds from the sale of every breakfast you buy donated to Washington Food Pantry. Of course, if you want to make a more generous donation, you can add whatever amount you want. As we know, all the foods at Blueberry Fields are beautifully created and expertly prepared, so this is a thoughtful way to combine getting a great meal and doing a service to the community food bank. Try to make it if you can. If you can’t come for breakfast, you can send donations directly to Washington Food Pantry, P.O. Box 315, Washington, ME 04574.

Question one – final comment
After being convinced to vote “yes”, then having doubts, then reading multiple articles and talking to informed people, and finally coming back to my first point of view, I can only say that, for me, Question 1 does not present any fears or worries about its retroactive aspect. Everyone can read up and get informed and vote their judgement. So, please do that. Get informed, and no matter which choices you make, vote on Nov. 2. Look around the world; never take voting for granted.

Souper Supper on voting day
Evening Star Grange has offered Souper Supper on the November voting date forever – always the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. That way, election day can fall between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8, but never on Nov. 1. This year it’s Nov. 2. I guess they didn’t want people to flip over to the new month and be staring at an election day. Anyway, the Grange offers a large choice of soups to warm your belly and make supper that evening easy and fun. Details next week.

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