Brooks Town News
By Frank Champa
The Marsh River Theater Glee Club will perform 1930's -1950's War Era standards and swing music in their upcoming show on August 23 and 24th at 7:30 and on August 25 at 3:00. The show features a band and 6 singers including Hannah Clifford, Liz Clifford, Izzy labbe, Olivia McPherson, Jen Turnbull and Frank Champa.1940's costumes and dancing are encouraged but not necessary. Call the Box Office for Tickets at 722-4110.
The Brooks Historical Society will hold a vintage quilt show at its Open House on Sunday August 18th from 1-4. Of most interest to locals will be an autographed quilt made in 1961 by the Button Nut Club of Waldo County. The Quilt was made for a Brooks couple, Reuben and Gertrude Kenney, who had lost their home in a fire. Each square was signed by the maker, and many of the names were worked in delicate stitching. The quilt was recently donated to the museum by the couple's grandson and wife Steve and Cathy Kenney. Many other quilts made by Brooks women will be on display. The museum in Brooks is a great place to visit, so come on down and enjoy some refreshments on the porch. Admission to the Open House is free, but a free-will donation is appreciated.
The Brooks Congregational Church Thrift Store is having a pre-school season "buy one get two free" sale on all clothing during the month of August. Come on down and check out the wonderful new store in the basement of the Varney building in downtown Brooks. Regular hours are 9-2 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Brooks Park Boosters will be holding a FREE concert in the Brooks Community Park on August 27 at 6pm "Picnic in the Park". The Leaky Boot Jug Band will play and the Boosters will be cooking up some grub in the cook shack. Picnics and blankets are welcome. Come on down to the Brooks Community Park and enjoy a family friendly and fun night of music and food. This event is in part funded by a grant from the Unity Foundation.
The second installment in a series of the Garden Workshops offered by The Brooks Park Boosters will be given at the Brooks Community Park on August 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. The workshop will be on wild herbs for cooking and medicinal uses. The class will be taught by Lauren and Bill Errickson of Singing Nettle Farm in Brooks. All of the Brooks Park Boosters Garden Workshops are free due to a grant by the Maine Community Foundation's Waldo County Fund.
The Brooks Communtiy Pot Luck will be Sunday August 18th at 6pm. The Pot luck is open to all and will be held a the Brooks Community Park unless the whether is bad, then it will be held in the Varney Building. Bring a salad, appetizer, main dish or dessert and enjoy the company of your neighbors in the setting of our wonderful park.