SOLON & BEYOND: 4-Hers give demonstrations

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

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

The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met at the Solon Fire Station on February 8. There were 10 members, 4 leaders and 3 visitors present.

Their project was having the 4-H members put together food trays for the elderly as a community service. Demonstrations were given by three members: Sarah Craig’s project was a yarn ball decoration, Hunter Sousa’s project was Welding 101 and Kaitlin Dellarma ‘s was painting birch trees.

The club will provide food for the dinner during tow meeting day, Saturday, March 7. This will take place at the Solon School. They will also have a bake sale to benefit the Solon Food Cupboard that morning starting at 8 a.m.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m.

I also received a Solon Pine Tree 4-H News Letter:

Town meeting dinner will be on Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Solon School. They will need help from parents, leaders and members on this. They will also be doing a food sale to benefit the Solon Food Cupboard at 8 a.m.

Can the members listed here help on the food sale? 8 – 10 a.m.; Isabella Atwood, Kaitlin Dellarma, Jillian R. and Cooper D. And help also needed from 10 a.m. – noon; Sarah Craig, Katelyn D., Autumn I., and Desmond R. If this schedule does not work for you. please let Mrs. Pooler know. Anyone not listed can help on the dinner.

At the next meeting members not giving their demonstrations in February are asked to do it in March.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station.

My many thanks to the Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club for all they do, and for sharing it with all of us each month!

And that is all the local news I have again this week. I am thinking of asking Roland if I can stretch out “Beyond” in this column to other towns for their news, if this keeps up. I noticed in last week’s paper, under the picture of me, Marilyn Rogers; Somerset County columnist?

I do have a question for anyone who feeds birds, as we do, for keeping the large birds, (blue jays) away. They are always driving the little birds away and failing to share. We have many, many bird feeders out and really enjoy watching the little birds when they do get a chance to get a mouthful once in a while.

Guess maybe, I’m dwelling on age lately, now that I have turned 90! Was looking through some old papers the other day and was reading one of my columns in a 1987, Somerset Reporter. It was back when my column started with these words,” SOLON ‘The friendliest town in the state,” with lots of hearts all around it! Good morning my friends; haven’t spouted off about the importance of hugs lately. In case some of you saw me hugging that nice looking fella on my early morning walks, it was my grandson, Jeremy. It really makes a person think about the advancing years when grandsons get taller than I am.

The next paragraph went on to say; “Son Dave called me the other night and during the course of the conversation, I was telling him all the things I had to get done and not enough time to do them and he said, “What’s the matter, Mother, you getting old?”

And now for Percy’s memoir entitled, “Heart Gifts:” It’s not the things that can be bought that are life’s richest treasure, It’s just the little “heart gifts” that money cannot measure…A cheerful smile, a friendly word, a sympathetic nod are treasures from the storehouse of our God….They are the things that can’t be bought with silver nor with gold, For thoughtfulness and kindness and love are never sold … They are the priceless things in life for which no one can pay, And the giver finds rich recompense in giving them away. (words by Helen Steiner Rice.)

Have a great day! The Christian Life is Like Tea. The Full Strength Comes out when It’s in Hot Water… (words from the little special book that Mary gave me.)


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