by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Was happy to receive the following e-mail from Pat Hunt: “I’m sure you remember my husband, Rev. Tim Hunt, the pastor of New Hope E Free Church, in Solon, who passed away in January. A month after his death, I was asked to go on a two-week mission’s trip to Ireland, which seemed like an absolute impossibility at the time. However, I was able to go from October 21 – November 5, and found it to be a simply amazing experience! Our team of three workers with the Dublin Christian Mission (the second oldest such mission in the world) and during our two-week stay, we served hundreds of meals to the homeless and poured incalculable cups of tea and coffee. We also had the wonderful experience of touring much of the country and seeing the old ruins of castles, walls, and homes from this centuries-old civilization.”
For those of you who wondered at the abrupt ending of my column last week, my computer is playing tricks on me again! I had sent my entire version of news facts for things that had happened, and what was coming up, but all of it never made it to The Town Line office……and so, luckily, they will get printed in time.
But before that I will start with the rest of the article about the Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club news that was left out in the middle of it. I had written about what some of the members had received awards for ending with Mathew Ladd, in poultry. The next name of the 4H member left out was Macie Plowde, in Plant Science for her Wildflowers. Lacie Dickey was honored by being the outstanding secretary again this year.
Eleanor Pooler and Rance Pooler received certificates and pins for being 4-H volunteers. Eleanor for 60 years and Rance for 50 years.
There will be a craft fair at the New Portland Community Library on December 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at 899 River Road, in New Portland . If you wish to reserve a table, call 628-6561 or drop in .$10 per table with three tables left. Things offered are Christmas ornaments, baked goods, wreaths, gifts…and more! Join us for last minute holiday shopping!
The Embden Community Center now has a warming center! The community center now has a generator. If there is a power outage and citizens need a place, to fill water containers, use bathroom facilities, including access to showers, place to charge phones or just someone to talk to, the community center will be open. Hours will be posted on the door. Games will be available. More to come,
Then, of course, there was Percy’s weekly memoir: “A Touch of Loveliness.” Add a touch of loveliness to the things you say and do. Give pleasure to more people by a happy smile, won’t you? Be thoughtful of the people whom you meet in shop and store, then to God you will be dearer. He will love you even more. Aim higher , think kinder, be a better, nicer you, aim higher, think kinder, for this world has need of you. (words by Sr. Mary Gemma Brunke)
Some news I just received from Beyond: On November 23 there is a Huntah’s Supper at the Wellington VFW from 4 – 7 p.m., sponsored by the Wellington VFW and Wellington Church.
Just received the following e-mail : Samual and June (Withee) Knox were honored September 21, 2019, at the Tewksbury Hall, in Skowhegan, for their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebration was given to them by their daughter Emily and son Ethan with the help of family. Samual and June reside in Madison.
Now just a short thought as I cross my fingers and hope that this column will reach it’s destination with no problems: “Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away, but never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
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