Hope news

By Francina Pearse | May 22, 2014

Special Town Meeting

There will be a special town meeting Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Hope school pertaining to the school budget. Plan to attend and learn all about the budget for the coming year.

Candidate's Night

The Hope Fire Department will be sponsoring a candidate's night Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Hope Corner Fire Station at 475 Camden Road, Hope. Candidates for selectmen (two contested seats), school board, (not contested), Road commissioner (not contested) and budget committee (not contested) will be invited. There are five candidates vying for two positions on the select board. After opening statements from the candidates, the floor will be open for questions.

Plan to join us and become informed so as to choose the best candidates to be our town leaders. Any questions you may contact Fire Chief Clarence Keller at 542-2694.

Pen Pal Tea

Remember all of you who have had a pen pal from the Hope school this year, you are suppose to be attending the Tea today (May 22) at the school. You get to meet your pen pal and enjoy an afternoon.

Ladies Club

What an interesting program we all enjoyed May 13 at Hope Fire Station for the Ladies Club. Joyce Young and her sister Jane brought about 50 of Joyce's dolls and she spoke about them, some of them were so big you would have thought they were babies. She told where she got these dolls; at rummage sales, people gave them to her, one she picked up in the road and so on. She told about dressing all of them and giving all of them baths.

At noon every one enjoyed their sandwich which they had brought with them plus Darlene's famous punch (it sure is good), and ice cream sandwiches for dessert.

During the business meeting, a Hope student's name was drawn for the high school scholarship. This name will be announced at graduation, and in this column after graduation.

Next meeting will be in September and will be the mystery ride. More details later near the September date.

Dates to Remember from HES

May 22, Pen Pal Tea

May 22, Special Town Meeting at Hope School 7 p.m. about school budget

May 26, no School.

May 28, Spring Concert at Hope Elementary School (grades 4 through 6) at 6 p.m.

May 30, HES Talent show at 6 p.m.

June 5 to 8, class trip to Quebec

June 13, Botamoca Gardens (grades 2 and 3)

June 23, Eighth-grade Graduation

June 24, last day of school

Sailing Program

Are any students interested in learning how to sail a boat? The youth program will start in June. This is for youths ages 6 through 18. New this year is online registration through rockportboatclub.org and click on the Youth Sailing tab for details on class schedules and fees and other information. Registration opened April 7.

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