by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, my Friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
Received this e-mail from Mary Frear: I hope that it is not too late to tell you about the Summer Suppers being held at the North Anson United Methodist Church the last two Saturdays of June and July : June 22, June 29, July 20, and July 27 at 5 p.m.
As always, I was very happy to receive the Solon School News: Best Wishes to Fifth Graders! We want to extend our best wishes and good luck to our fifth grade students who will enter sixth grade at Carrabec Community School in the fall.
The students attended a Step-Up Day activity at CCS on June 13 with the other fifth graders from across the district. They met their teachers, saw the school, and did some team-building activities.
We will miss our fifth graders. We wish them the best of luck in the next step of their educational journey.
Good-Bye And Good Luck To Karen Baker, Cody James, Joshua Knight, Madyson McKenney, Elenoar McKinnon, Aiden McLaughlin, Peyton Plourde, Mylee Roderick, Thomas Roderick, William Rogers, Aaron Soosman, Kaitlyn Soucie and Fisher Tewksbury.
Students in grades K-2 created a beautiful memorial to Lisa Weese, our secretary who passed away on April 17. You can see it in our library. There will be more School News next week, it’s been a long time since I’ve had this much news to share, all at once!
Received the following from the Secretary of the Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club, Sarah Craig: Last 4-H meeting was held on June 8 with Cooper Dellarma as president. We talked about what we would be using our money on.
When the meeting was over we went on a field trip to Pipers Farm. They taught us how they milk the cows and showed us how they make/get food for cows. They then showed us the baby and pregnant cows and what they do with them
On June 20 we will be going to Lake George. We will go swimming and more fun activities.
Linda French, secretary for the Solon Alumni sent me the following : Reunion day is July 20, 2019, at the Solon Elementary School, beginning at 9:30 with the registration and coffee hour with the business hour starting at 10:30 a.m. The auction will follow the business hour. Please remember your auction item. Last year we made $553 on the auction. This was matched by the Meader Family in memory of their parents Everett and Arlene Meader making a total of $1,106. Diane Oliver was the auctioneer.
Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. and will be catered by the Solon Pine Tree Club.
The class of 1969 will celebrate their 50th reunion. Members are Mae Baxter, William Farnham, Penny McQuilkin Rogers, Arthur Myers II, Reginald Padham, Dana Parsons, James Perry, Charles Philpot, Jean Quimby Wooster, Jo Rancourt Holden, Bruce Robbins, Linda Stickney Stewart, and Roberta Tewksbury Proctor. So class of 1969 we hope to see you here. This is the last class that graduated from Solon High School and they always have a good turnout.
Fifty-six alumni and guests attended last year. Allen J. Foss received a scholarship for $1,100. Jo Rancourt Holden was elected as the new treasurer replacing Brenda Padham who retired.
Deaths reported were Carolyn Waugh, class of 1931, Pat McCarty Coro 1954, Stephen Moody 1971 Carrabec, Also some well known community members Joe Wooster, Darrell Roderick, Margaret Dellarma, Pauline Mayhew, Luke Tewksbury, and Howard Rogers. Also Steven Hartley who attended Solon High School for three or four high school years and then transferred to Fairfield in 1963.
And now for Percy’s memoir:
God Grant Us Hope and Faith and Love
Hope for a world grown cynically cold,
Hungry for power and greedy for gold…
Faith to believe when within and without
There’s a nameless fear in a world of doubt…
Love that is bigger than race or creed,
To cover the world and fulfill each need…..
(These words were part of a statement by Helen Steiner Rice.)