Brooks Town News

By Frank Champa | Jan 09, 2013

722-3893

frando@aol.com

Hello, all, I hope you are continuing to enjoy your winter this year. Susan and I are just a couple of weeks from embarking on our month-long camping trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Susan is almost 70 years old, and this has been her dream trip for years, so we are going to finaly do it. If the both of us don't get killed by lions, we shall have stories and pictures of camping in our small dome tent in the wilderness of Africa.

The Brooks Congregational Church will be having weekly breakfasts at the Varney Building until mid-March. The church is in its third year of offering a gathering place for locals while Ralph's Cafe is closed for the winter. The breakfasts are prepared by parishioners and the cost of your meal is a freewill donation to the church. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. and goes until 9.

The monthly community potluck will be Sunday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. The gathering was started by Mike Switzer with the idea that not all functions should cost something or be a fundraiser. The community potluck is just so that people can come together and socialize in a family setting where even someone with not a lot of money to offer can attend. All you need to do is prepare a dish to share with the group and show up. Beverages are provided.

The Brooks Booster Club is looking for new members to help with this year's planning of the 4th of July celebration. The boosters belong to the Maine Agriculture Fair Association and are looking to improve the event, which is the group's yearly fundraising drive to make upgrades to the Community Park.  The group has made many improvements over the past two years and hopes to do more in 2013. The boosters are a federal nonprofit, working to bring the community together. If you might be interested in joining the Brooks Park Boosters, call Frank at 722-3893.

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