SOLON & BEYOND, Week of July 14, 2016

Solon and Beyondby 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 fire station on July 9 with president Adam Peters presiding.

Plans were made to do the Solon High School reunion dinner on Saturday, July 16. Several members and parents are planning to help along with two leaders.

The members voted to take part in the parade at Skowhegan Fair on August 14 which is 4-H Day. Plans were made to have a small float as well as marchers walking as a club.

The 4-H educational exhibit was discussed with each member being asked to take part.

Exhibits for Bangor Fair will come in on Tuesday, July 26, and for Skowhegan Fair on Monday, August 8. The members will set up their educational exhibit on Tuesday, August 9.

The members enjoyed doing sand art using small milk bottles.

A cookout with Rance cooking the hot dogs was enjoyed by all.

The next meeting will be on Monday, August 22, at 6 p.m., at the fire station.

The Solon Historical Society will be holding its July meeting on Monday, July 25, with Albert Starbird doing the program on the Solon Lumber Company. The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Gray Merrill House, 28 South Main Street, in Solon. Dues are $5 per person or family, payable at the annual meeting in September.

Officers are president, Lois Starbird; secretary, Marie Poulin; treasurer, Albert Starbird; and financial secretary, Marie Poulin. Trustees are Jeff McAllister, Rance Pooler and Chris Shaw. Publicity, Marie Poulin and Marilyn Rogers-Bull. Program: Juanita McAllister, Neil Hunnewell and Ann Padham. Scrapbook, Alice Heald.

Summer suppers are continuing to be served at the Community United Church in North Anson from 5 to 6 p.m. on July 23 and July 30.

The North Anson Congregational Church is serving breakfasts through the month of July on SaturdaysJuly 16, 23 and 30 from 7 to 10 a.m.

Lief and I have been traveling up to the ‘County’ to celebrate one of the June birthdays in his family: his brother, Eric was honored on his 60th birthday with a party at Long Lake Resort. We spent a couple of nights up there visiting with his family and attending that party; it was a great time.

Lief also had a birthday on the June 29 and my son Marks’ birthday is June 28, so we met Mark and Karen at Governor’s Restaurant, in Waterville, and celebrated their birthdays.

It will sound like all we do is eat, but Lief’s sister, Judy Ellis and her husband Elwood took us to the Lobster Trap, in Winslow,  for a lobster dinner for his birthday; um um, good! And they asked us to their home for a barbeque on July 4, thanks so much.

We were invited over to North Anson for supper on the actual day of his birthday and had another birthday party with Mary, Dave, Amanda and Alexander with a delicious supper and birthday cake and presents.

It had been raining when we were at Mary and Dave’s that night and as we traveled home the most beautiful rainbow that I have ever seen appeared! It was a perfect arc all around, and huge with another fainter rain-bow above it, with the beautiful colors reversed. Hope a lot of other people saw the rainbow that night, to me it was God’s handy work on display!

Now for Percy’s memoir: “Things work out best for people who make the best of the way things work out. (words by John Wooden.)


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