by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
The Solon Pine Tree Club met on Saturday, September 22, for their last meeting of the club year.
The 16 members sent over 120 exhibits to each of four fairs this year. They also did an educational exhibit at Skowhegan Fair on 4 – H is for everyone.
The members worked on their record sheets at the meeting.
The members are planning to put items in the Coolidge Library in observance of National Club Week the first week in October.
After the meeting the members, parents and leaders went to North Star Orchard to pick apples. This is a fun activity to end the club year.
The next meeting will be on Saturday, October 12, at 9:30 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station. They will be reorganizing at this meeting and if someone is nine years or older, and would like to join please come and bring a parent.
Solon Elementary School has a very active PTO, which has provided lots of special activities and items for the students over the years. Please consider joining the PTO. For information, contact PTO President Kylee Dixon or the school.
Remember to send in your BoxTops for education labels! Every boxtop helps the PTO raise money for school activities.
The PTO is looking for new parents to join them. They look forward to new members from the new families.
Now I must apologize to several of you, I am so sorry that half of my news of upcoming events in this area didn’t get in last week’s paper. As far as I knew, it had all gone and would be printed in the paper last week! Much to my surprise, when I opened the paper on Thursday, only half of it was there! It must be that temperamental computer of mine! This morning when I printed last week’s column it was all there. As you may have guessed, I am not too skilled with these new fangled instruments!
It made me think back to the old days when I was writing for Skowhegan papers and I delivered my column, (hand written) in person. And then I got my first little typewriter and pecked away on that. What a blessing!
But… I’ve got to tell you about one of my dreams coming true! Have always hoped that someone would read one of my columns and contact me about something that interested them. It has happened more than once, and I do like to hear their stories….. but never before has it been a long lost relative! That happened recently, he happened to pick up The Town Line paper and e-mailed me asking if we could be related, and we are! And the e-mails are going back and forth!
Lief and I went to North New Portland Fair recently and while there we saw the wonderful exhibit presented by the Lexington/Highland Historical Society. Their museum is open every Tuesday from May 21 through mid October, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Also open the following Saturdays, the ones left are September 28 and October 12. Believe me, it is well worth the trip!
Now I’m going to end this column as I did in last week’s paper; Since I’ve heard from many of you that you like Percy’s memoirs, here is this week’s: “Seeds of Hope.” When the world is upside down , brush away the tears, the frown, say a little prayer, and soon a ray of hope will conquer gloom. Our lot is easier to bear when we talk to God in prayer, and like a beacon shining bright, Prayer will soothe the grievous plight. Tales of woe, like useless weeds serve no purpose, but the seeds that enable us to cope are the prayers of faith and hope. (words by Elsie Natalie Brady.)
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