SOLON & BEYOND: Annual inside sale planned, town in need of volunteers for youth sports

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!

The Solon Congregational Church is once again hosting its annual Inside Sale, featuring a combination of crafters, venders and new/used sales (yard) sellers. Don’t miss out on reserving a space there this year. Lots of people look forward to getting out and shaking off the winter blues at this time of year! This event will be taking place on Saturday, April 28, at the Solon Elementary School. If you have questions you may call Jennifer Hebert at 643-2180 or 399-6510 or email at

Space reservations are mailed to: SCC PO Box 86, Solon, Maine 04979. Please make checks payable to: Solon Congregational Church. Thanks so much, Jennifer, for sharing this information.

Stopped in at the Solon Elementary School this morning to see if there was any newsletter out to share from there, but it wasn’t out yet. Teacher Terry Corson saw me there and told me some interesting news. On 98.1 Hous Skow Radio, the Solon Elementary School students will be reading poetry on the radio at different times.

I then went to the Solon Town Office to see if there was any news from there, and Leslie Giroux, who is involved in the Town Youth Program, said they need volunteers to help with the sports.

Have been trying to think about why I named this column, “Solon and Beyond” for the The Town Line? And if there was a matter of miles involved as to how far I could stretch this column for “Beyond?” Any way, I hope it takes in this exciting news, (for Lief, anyway). There will soon be a new shop, entitled, R C Destination at 415 Waterville Rd., in Norridgewock. Those of you who know Lief understand fully how much he is into airplanes and flying. This new shop will have, not just planes, but other items of interest as well. Lief had heard that the store in Oakland where he visited quite often for planes and parts had been sold, and there would be a new one starting up. This new one will be closer and we had been riding around quite a bit lately trying to find out where it was going to be. We got lucky one day last week and found it and the owner, Bob Gilcott at the new place of business that will be opening soon. Gilcott was very excited about this new venture he is undertaking. He plans on having other items as well as airplanes, I can’t wait to check it out! Will try and let you know when it is open for business.

Happyknits will be taking part in a display at the Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery from April 5 through 28 as part of an exhibit entitled “Reverence to the Thread.”

Happyknis will also be participating in “Paint the Town Blue” Child Abuse Prevention sponsored by KVCAP, in Skowhegan. To support this important effort, Happykits will be donating $1 for every skein of blue yarn purchased on “Wear Blue Day,” Friday, April 6.

Lief and I enjoyed a family supper with Ellwood and Judy Ellis, in China, on the night before Easter, followed by lots of good conversation on family history. Judy is one of Lief’s nine sisters.

On Easter day following the church service, we had been invited to dinner with Mary, Dave and family in North Anson. Another wonderful meal, shared with family, we are indeed, blessed.

And so now for Percy’s memoir:

To show joy is to show love,
To show love is to know God,
To know God is to do good,
To do good is to spread happiness.

(words by Caroline S. Kotowicz.)


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