by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
When I sat down to write this week’s column, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to do it. For quite some time I have been receiving e-mails saying if I didn’t do such and so, my computer would be shut done. I was told I should delete it every time it came up, which I had been doing. This morning, I had to call Peter for help with this problem and his advice worked again! (I admit to being completely ignorant about anything electronic, especially after how scary it was when Lief got scammed!)
Don’t forget that the annual Solon town meeting is coming right up on Saturday, March 3, at Solon Elementary School. Election of town officials from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and the town meeting at 1:30 p.m.
The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Clubs annual bake sale is 8 a.m. to noon. The bake sale proceeds will be donated to the Solon Food Cupboard. The 4-H annual luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The proceeds benefit the 4-H Club.
Every year I almost plead with you to please come to this luncheon and support this wonderful club and their great leader. Eleanor gets more discouraged each year when only a few people show up.
A few weeks ago I wrote in this column about asking the two people who were running for the position of selectman, that if they wanted to put something in this column, I would print it. Keith Gallagher came down with his story, and visited with us, and it was in this column. So just a few days ago, I still hadn’t heard from Gaye Erskine, who was also running for that position, and I called her to see if she wanted to have something in also. She said she had withdrawn her name because she had taken a full time position at a hospital and had withdrawn her name.
Received the Solon School News letter, and thanks so much for sending it! The Second Quarter Honor Roll was enclosed. All A’s: Katelyn DeLeon ardis, Kaitlin Dellarma,Gavyn Easler, Brady Goguen, CourtneyGrunder,Macie Plourde, Desmond Robinson, Jillian Robinson, William Rogers, Aaron Soosman and Ciarrah Whittemore. All A’s & B’s: Brice Agren, Gavin Atwood, Karen Baker, Delena Cabral, Kaylynn Clark, David Dixon, Caden Fitton, Emerson Golden, Teagan Goodwin, Zachary Hemond, Veronica Hoffman, Cody James, Madyson McKenny, Aiden McLaughlin, Joseph McLaughlin, Ciara Myers-Sleeper, Abigail Parents, Riley Pelky, Machaon Piece, Allison Pinkham, Cailan Priest, Paige Reichert, Thomas Roderick, Gerald Rollins, Brooks Sousa, Fisher Tewksbury, Carl Ward and Braden Wheeler. Congratulations to all!
Also from Solon Elementary; it states, Fifth Graders To Be Radio Stars: Mr. Corson’s fifth graders will be immersed in a poetry unit during the month of March. During that unit, students will read poems they wrote or found and will be recorded by Mrs. Peggy Hamilton, who works for radio station 98.1 FM WXNZ, in Skowhegan.
The recordings will be played on the radio on a Saturday during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. We look forward to giving students a real audience for their work!
The Snow Day Winner at Solon Elementary School is third grader Emmy Golden after guessing the first snow date. She accurately predicted that January 4 would be the first day school was cancelled due to snow.
KITTY KATS BASKETBALL FUN NIGHT will be held at Solon Elementary on Wednesday, February 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Students in grades K – 5 will perform their basketball skills for families and friends. See the new T-shirts purchased with funds from the Solon PTO. PTO calendar raffle tickets will be on sale at this event and by students throughout the month of March with drawings in April. Come and join the fun!
And now for Percy’s memoir: “Do something today to bring gladness To someone whose pleasures are few, Do something to drive off sadness… Or cause someone’s dream to come true. Find time for a neighborly greeting And time to delight an old friend; Remember, – the years are fleeting And life’s latest day will soon end!”