Brooks Town News
The Brooks Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day Open House on Sunday October 13 from 1-4. Eleven craftspeople will be demonstrating old fashioned crafts, outside weather permitting. Susie Stephenson will be bringing a baby goat and a lamb, so bring your kids and enjoy the fun. Refreshments will be served on the porch.
The Brooks Historical Society has good news for those who have been searching for a copy of Seth Norwood's "Sketches of Brooks history". A paperback edition is now available from the society at a cost of $23.95. On the cover is a beautiful winter sleighing scene near the Congregational Church. Copies will be available on the day of the open house or you can call Betty at 722-3633.
The Brooks Bicentennial celebration is in 2016 and the planning for the big event will begin on October 16 at 7pm at the Town Office. If you are interested in any aspect of the planning process please come on down and join in.
Memorial Butterfly Garden
The Brooks Booster Club will be installing a memorial garden in the park in the spring of 2014, complete with a meditation space. The club will be looking for people to donate specific plants for the garden, all donated plants will receive a plaque with the name of a loved one and the species of plant. The garden will be a large butterfly habitat to promote pollination of our fruit trees and also give a space for butterflies to mate, lay eggs and live. More information to come soon.
Everyone at Ralph's Café would like to thank all who attended the Septic supper to help with the costs of a major septic replacement and also to those of you whom did not attend but sent cards and money. Much thanks to Chris Quimby for all the laughs, and Linda Lord and the Brooks Congregational Church for all your efforts, there is no way any of us could ever repay you for your kindness.