SOLON & BEYOND: African minister visits Solon and delivers Sunday sermon “Refuse to Fear”

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

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

Rev. Charles Sagay, from Cameroon, Africa, has been staying at the home of David and Mary Walz, in North Anson, for a week. He gave the sermon entitled “Refuse to Fear” at the May, 20 North Anson Congregational Church service.

After the church service, a light lunch was served. During the luncheon, Rev. Charles’ presentation of what is happening at the Mission School of Hope was shown. The North Anson Church supports this worthy mission each year and every time he comes he shows pictures of the many improvements that have been made, it is very impressive and heart warming of what love can do.

The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met on Saturday, May 12, at the Solon Fire Station with Cooper Dellarma.

Several members and four leaders helped at the Luck of the Draw on May 5.

On Mothers Day four members and one guest passed out flowers at the Solon Congregational Church.

Seven members are planning to attend Fun Day at Lake George on Wednesday, June 20.

After the meeting Logan Miller showed the members how to make key chains and dog leashes.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, June 9, at 9:30 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station. Following the meeting the members will be going on an educational tour to the Buffalo Farm, in South Solon.

The North Anson Congregational Church will be having an indoor rummage and bake sale at the church on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Received the following e-mail from Happyknits and thought you knitters out there would be interested. “We’ve got a lot of fun happenings coming up at Happyknits, and we hope you will be able to join us for some or all.”

If you think of ocean waves when you think of a cruise, well, think again! Happyknits will be one of the 20 locally-owned yarn shops across the state of Maine participating in the summer-long Maine Yarn Cruise, a shop hop for yarn lovers. Anytime from May 25 through September 3, stop in any participating shop and pick up your passport, and a tote bag or a pin and then hit the road. Each shop will be offering monthly prizes, and everyone who completes the entire “cruise” will be eligible to win the grand prize, They have some extra goodies to offer folks who start the cruise here, so stop in!

While you’re here, throw your name into the hat for Main Street’s #ShopSkowhegan raffle. Happyknits has joined with lots of other locally-owned businesses that are offering shoppers a chance to win a free $25 gift certificate to their stores while supporting our towntown.

And speaking of Skowhegan, Happyknits will be celebrating Worldwide Knit in Public Day (yes, there really is such a thing!) and the Skowhegan Moose Festival by gathering at the moose at Gifford’s Ice Cream on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. They’ll have some special moose-related kits available too. So grab your folding chair and your work-in-progress and join them for a fun time! (Sounds like lots of fun!)

In my column last week I wrote about Percy and I starting our own little paper. In my continuing efforts to organize I came across some old e-mails I had saved about my short career as a publisher of a paper. I’m not going to say who sent this one to me back in 2005, but he was a writer for a paper. It starts out: “Hi, Marilyn, Hope you didn’t fall down from skock! Just wanted you to let you know I got your newspaper. Looks great! You’re doing quite a job and lots of news. I told Roland about your paper. The only thing he said was you should look into having it photocopied. The charge is based on copies so he thought maybe the more you do the better the rate. It might not be that costly. I wondered if you could make smaller margins and reduce the size of the type to get more onto a page and cut some of the cost.That’s my two cents worth! I’m glad you’re able to get the news out. I know how bad people need it and want it.”

This week Percy’s memoirs is about grave stone markers: In a London, England cemetery: Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid But died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767. And another, Harry Edsel Smith, of Albany, New York: Born 1903 – died 1942; Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.


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