by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
It is with great pleasure that I have some recent news to share with you this morning! I would like to thank all of you who took the time to send it along to me to share, it means so much!
The Solon Pine Tree Club met at the Solon Fire Station on March 14. There were nine members, three leaders and five visitors in attendance.
Demonstrations were given by Cooper Dellarma on Reese’s Fudge, Matt Ladd and Devyn DeLeonards on Parcord Bracelets, Autumn Ladd and Katelyn DeLeonardis on Jello Pie, Lyndsey Hamilton on Taking Care of a 4- H Market Steer, Desmond Robinson on how to make a paper swan, Isabella Atwood on Banana Cream Pie, Brooks Sousa on Starting Seedlings and Jillian Robinson on Reese’s Chocolate Cookies with PB Chips.
The Solon Pine Tree Club has made $125 for the Solon Food Cupboard from the bake sale at the Solon town meeting. They have made $252 from the dinner at the Solon town meeting to benefit their 4 – H Club.
Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m., the Evergreen Campground will be hosting Trout Camp. Lunch will be provided as participants will learn fly tying, fly casting and other activities.
Somerset County Leaders are having a Luck of the Draw Auction on Saturday, May 2, located at the American Legion Hall, in Skowhegan. Tickets will be sold from 9 a.m. – noon, with tickets being drawn after noon. The club will be donating a basket.
The next meeting of the Solon Pine Tree Club will be on Saturday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m.
And now for news of another event that was held on March 7. Mary Bishop who used to live in Solon years ago, was given a 95th birthday party at the Church of Faith, in Skowhegan ,with 60 friends and family in attendance. Lief and I thank Mike and Donna for inviting us, it was a truly beautiful and loving affair to honor Mary. The Church of Faith was a beautiful place to have such an event and everyone seemed happy to honor Mary with such a happy birthday party. Mary attends that church.
I talked with Mary while we were there, and she was very happy with so many friends and family talking with her and showing their love. One of the things I learned while there was that Mary is a member of the Recycled Teen Ager’s Club which meets once a week. I think that is absolutely wonderful!
Received the following e-mail from Jennifer Herbert: “It’s that time again! They are now reserving spaces for their annual Solon Congregational Church’s Spring Yard/Craft Fair, Saturday, April 25. They are hoping that those of you who have been with them will be with them again this year, and if you have not, reserve a space with them now!
This is held at the Solon Elementary School each year so they have lots of room for everyone! Don’t wait too long to reserve a space and spread the word!
Yard Sale, Spring Craft Fair, Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Solon Elementary School. Breakfast and lunch will be available.
There will be a gym full of vendors, yard sale items, White Elephant table, crafters, jewelry, jellies, canned goods, bake sale. Hosted by Solon Congregational Church.
Received the following e-mail from Jeremy Lehan, Director of RSU #54/MSAD #54 Adult & Community Education. “As you have likely heard by now, MSAD #54 Superintendent Brent Colbry has decided to close schools for a minimum of two weeks as a proactive measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This closure includes Adult Education programming.”
So I need to finish this column up and start calling my friends from painting class to tell them about the closure.
And so for Percy’s memoir; “When the rush of life o’ertakes me, And my soul for quiet seeks, When my mind is full of pressures that pursue me through the week, I have a little haven Where I find my hearts content, And the quiet that surrounds me there is truly heaven sent. For we all need times of stillness; to relax and just unwind, and let go of small resentments that clutter up our minds. So, I seek the soothing quiet, to my haven, safe I trod, and alone there in the silence, I feel very close to God! (words by Jean E. Moore.)
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