By Beverly Ludden
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend, and a very happy Easter. Unfortunately, I only have a few things to put in the column this week. Please give me a call with any news that you have.
Janice Snyder is home after spending some time in Texas with her daughter Lisa and her family.
Kenduskeag canoe race
What a huge turnout this year for the canoe race in Bangor. They said on the news that there was over 900 people who signed up to participate in the race. One of my nephews from Palmyra, Logan, was one of the participants. It was nice to have someone from the area being one of the announcers for the race. Great job announcing, Dale (Cross). The water sure looked some cold.
The Loyal Rebekah Lodge 92 and Odd Fellows of Monroe are hosting a “Basket Beano” Sunday, May 21, at the lodge in Monroe. The doors open at 11 a.m. There will be sandwiches, different kinds of stew, desserts and drinks to purchase. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, and door prizes.
This event is to raise money for a child to attend Camp Neofa this summer. I have attended this event before and the baskets are so nice and big, and are really full of items. So come on out and play beano, enjoy a lunch and socialize. Hope to see you there.
Congratulations to Tim and Ashley Valliere on the arrival of their son, Conrad Lawson Valliere. Welcome to Jackson, little one.
I would like to send out a few belated happy birthday wishes. To my granddaughter Brandi, and also to Polly. They both share the same birthday. Also, to my nephew Dana in Palmyra.
LeeAnn and Eric hosted their first Ludden family get-together in their new home. We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday to celebrate Easter. Like always with our family gatherings, we had so much delicious food. Everything from Alaskan Salmon, grilled veggies and spiral ham, to homemade biscuits and homemade cake for dessert. Besides LeeAnn and Eric, the following family members were there: Johnny, Debbie, Michelle, Ella, Brandi, Scout (Dave had to work), Lisa, Chris and myself. We did miss AJ, Becca, Mady, and Hannah. They went north to spend the weekend with the family in Wallagrass. I bet the girls were excited to see Mémère and Pépère.
There will be a Plant and Baked Goods Sale fundraiser for the Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society on May 21 at the Library from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). To donate items, contact Louise, 722-3445, or Mary, 722-3023.
Everyone who is on April vacation, enjoy your time off. It goes by so quickly doesn’t it?
If anyone has any Easter news or anything else you would like put into the column, please give me a call at 722-3450.