SOLON & BEYOND: Solon Alumni Association holds class reunions

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

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

The annual Solon Alumni reunion was held on July 21 with 46 alumni and guests present. The class of 1968 celebrated its 50th reunion with eight members present. Kathy Adams Swett, Diane Oliver Poulin, James Bubar, Brenda Whitney Padham, Brian Whitney, Betty Heald Price, Diane Hall Lamb and David Rogers. Others celebrating were Alice Davis Heald, 78th, Albert Starbird, 77th, Mary Head Bishop, 75th, Neil Hunnewell, 70th, and Marie Poulin, 69th.

Allen J. Foss received a scholarship for $1,100. Dick Meader was recognized for being inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame. Bob Meader won the $25 door prize and donated it back to the alumni association.

An auction was held and $553 was raised for the scholarship fund. The Meader family, in memory of their parents Everett and Arlene Meader, matched the auction amount of $553 making the donation to the scholarship fund a total of $1,106. The auctioneer was Diane Oliver Poulin. Jo Rancourt Holden was elected as the new treasurer replacing Brenda Padham, who retired.

The affair was catered by the Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club under the leadership of Eleanor Pooler.

The Solon Congregational Church will host an ice cream social and enjoy the Old Liberty String Band. This event will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome, and admission is by donation.

The next Embden Historical Society meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 13, at the Embden Town House. The business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Mac Smith will be speaking on “Mainers on the Titanic”. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome.

The Lexington/Highland Historical Society invites home schooling staff to the Lexington/Highland Historical Museum on Tuesday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum represents a typical homestead of the 1800sd.

The museum is located at the intersection of the Long Falls Dam Road and the Back Road, about 3-1/2 miles from the center of North New Portland. A complimentary lunch will be offered.

The 2018 officers for the AMA Charter #3942 are president, Lewis Gordon, vice president, Frank Bedard, secretary, Randy Connor, treasurer, Frank Bedard, safety officer, newsletter editor, Joseph Gilbert.

Their next meeting will be held on August 25, at Whispering Pines, in North Anson.

Lief loves peanuts! Couldn’t believe my ears when he told me he was going to grow some peanuts…but sure enough, he went on the internet and according to the Farmer’s Almanac, peanuts can be grown as far north as southern Canada. He bought some raw peanuts, removed the shells and we planted a long row of peanuts! Of course, it was rather late to be planting them but they are up and doing well as we watch them grow every day. ( I warned Lief before we married, that it would be an adventure if he married me, but little did I know that it would be an adventure for me, also!) Does anyone out there in this area grow peanuts, we need all the help we can get?!

And now for Percy’s memoir: Undertakings entered into half-heartedly often lack the extra or the plus that can lift them over the hurdle. Enthusiasm may mark the difference between success and failure.


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