SOLON & BEYOND, Week of June 23, 2016

Solon and Beyondby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
643-5805
grams29@tds.net
390 South Solon Rd.,
Solon, Maine 04979

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

Received the following e-mail about the 4th of July parade from Alicia Golden: Please join us for a patriotic celebration at Solon’s 5th annual 4th of July parade. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., at Griswold’s store and will continue up Route 201 North and end at the Keystone Masonic Hall, on Falls Road.

Any individual group or organization that wishes to participate should contact Alicia Golden at 207-431-1506 or bulldogz76@yahoo.com. I would like to personally thank Alicia for her dedication to this worthy and welcome effort on her part, every year.

Received the Solon School News so I have a lot of great news to share. Always a great day when I see the envelope in the mail!

The students attended a Step-Up Day activity at CCS on June 6 with the other fifth graders from across the district. They met their teachers, saw the school, and did some team-building activities run by the high school’s JMG students.

Good-bye and good luck to Laci Dickey, Brian Evans, Abigail Gilbert, Elijah Grunder, Lindsay Hamilton, Bobby Lindblom, Isaac Morrill, Conner Peabody, Hunter Sousa, Sumner Taylor, Faith Willette and Josiah Wyman.

The third quarter Honor Roll, All A’s Jayden Cates, Laci Dickey, Brian Evans, Courtney Grunder, Lindsay Hamilton, Zachary Hemond, Robert Lindblom,Ciara Myers-Sleeper and Desmond Robinson. All A’s and B’s: Emily Baker, Aiden Burgess, Cooper Dellarma, Sascha Evans, Abigail Gilbert, Charlie Golden, Reid Golden, Elijah Grunder, William Lawrence, Isaac Morrill, Conner Peabody, Allison Pinkham, Cailin Priest, Paige Reichert, Gerald Rollins, Alyssa Schinzel, Brooks Sousa, Hinter Sousa, Lucas Vicneire, Braden Wheeler, Ciarrah Whittemore, Faith Willette, Hailey Wyman and Dystany Young.

The following is what was in this Solon School News about the “Bikes for Books” Program. The Solon Masons sponsored the first “Bikes for Books” program in our school this spring. This program promoted reading among our K-5 students.

The program kicked off on April 4. Students read books and filled out a form on each book they read, putting the forms in large envelopes in their classrooms. On May 31, they held an assembly to do a drawing for a boy and a girl from each class. Each of those students won a new bike, helmet, and T-shirt provided by the Masons.

I had put in the winners of the bikes last week and thank you so much to The Town Line’s managing editor Roland, for putting in the picture of them. It is truly a great program and many thanks go out to the Masons for sponsoring it.

On Wednesday, some members of the FCAM club were flying their planes on Lily Pond. It was a perfectly beautiful day, just right for flying the model planes. I just happened to go up the back way to Bingham when it was getting close to lunch time, (Lief had gone up to fly his planes there so I knew they would be having a BBQ). I stopped to watch the planes soaring up high in a cloudless sky, and then landing and taking off again from the glass like water. It was truly a pleasure, and very relaxing. Anyway, I didn’t protest too much when I got an invitation to stay for lunch! Hot dogs cooked to perfection, with onions to die for, Wayne is a great cook!

Percy’s memoir: from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”

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