Brooks Town News
The public is invited to an Easter sunrise service at 915 Kenney Rd., Brooks, hosted by Kris and Jim Beirne. The Rev. Connie Insley, interim minister of the First Congregational Church of Brooks, UCC, will officiate at the 6 a.m. service March 31. A light breakfast will be served following the service.
Brooks Park Boosters
The Brooks Park Boosters will host their third annual Easter egg hunt. The event, which is free, will start at noon sharp on Saturday, March 30, in the Brooks Community Park. If the land is wet and not usable, the egg hunt will take place at the Brooks Town Office. Because of past issues, please be early to this event, the 800 to 1,000 candy-filled plastic eggs have been found and snatched up in less than 15 minutes by eager young hunters. The children will be let loose on the hidden eggs at noon, and when the eggs are gone the hunt is over. A big thank-you to all the people who have donated eggs and candy. If we are lucky, maybe we might see the Easter bunny, so, parents, bring your cameras to take your picture with him/her.
The Marsh River Theater will be holding open auditions for the spring musical "The Sound of Music." The show, which is about a young postulant who becomes a nanny to a rich Austrian man with seven children, and, using music as her tool, warms the hearts of the children and then Mr. VonTrapp. The show was turned into one of the most popular movie musicals of all time, starring Julie Andrews as Maria. Auditions will be held at the theater on April 7 from 4-6 p.m. and April 8 from 6-8 p.m., with callbacks on April 9 from 6-8 p.m. Please have a song prepared, even if it is "Happy Birthday." The cast has a range of children from ages 4-18 and adults from 18-70, so there is a part for everyone. The show will be performed on June 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30. For more info, call Mike at 722-3893.
Waldo County Technical Center
Congratulations to the Waldo County Technical Center for placing second in the Maine State ProStart competition. The team of four had to prep, cook, plate and serve an appetizer, main course and dessert in one hour using two tabletop propane burners and minimal supplies. Six vocational/technical schools from around the state participated in the competition, with Lewiston placing first and Lincoln placing third.
Other schools were from Oxford County, Portland and Hancock County. The Waldo County team prepared a shaved brussel sprout salad, a fish dish with crab topping and curry beurre blanc with couscous and mixed vegetables and a crepe filled with creme fresh and mixed berries topped with marsala sabayon. The team consisted of Amanda Schiessl of Brooks, who made the dessert, Mikey Nichols from Belfast, Montana Maynard from Liberty and David Gaulin, Belfast. The group's chef is Mark Hannibal.