Knox Town News
School house Moved.
School House Moved
Finally on Wednesday Baxter Cook and his crew got the old East Knox Schoolhouse moved to its permanent site. Clayton Larrabee Construction crew and his two Belgian Horses, Ben and Buster hauled it from Knox Ridge Baptist Church the last half mile to Dr. Shirley Bessey's property. The school will be set on a cement foundation, will have a meeting room, kitchen, and bathroom build underneath the school. In time the Knox Historical Society will have the school all refurbished to hold our schoolhouse treasures people have to donate to us. We look forward to the future for this project. We were fortunate to have Arthena Keller, a former teacher interviewed for Channel 5 news. Others were also interviewed for the Journal and Penbay Pilot. It was a great day everything went as planned. Thanks to all for the help and support with this endeavor. There are many pictures of this on Facebook for those interested.
The Knox Station Grange will hold there Public Roast Turkey Supper on August 17th. From 4:30-7 pm. Adults $7.00 There will be mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, cole slaw, rolls, and all the fixings. Of course, Homemade Pies.This is at the Hall on Oakes and Dolloff Rds. Come have a delicious meal with friends.
A reminder, Saturday August 10th is the Montville Field Day. .Race starts at 9am. Parade at 11am.The BBQ 12 noon. All kinds of goings on. Sonny Perry Band performs. Raising funds for cancer awareness. Info, Karen York.
A friend, neighbor, and relative of many needs our help. There will be a Benefit Potluck Supper for Earl Littlefield on August 31st. From 4:30-7pm. This will be held at the Thorndike Town Office. This is being hosted by friends and family. Donations accepted. Info Town Office 568-3655, and Jim 568-3276. Come on out and enjoy a great meal. Earl is at home. Get better soon Earl.
A Pie Sale is being held Aug. 17th 10-2 at the Liberty Library. This is the last Pie Sale of the Summer, so hurry on by if you are craving some pie. I am sure they are delicious.
Knox Riding Arena
This is something new to the Area. The " Maine Mounted Shooters" will be at the Knox Riding Arena, Abbott Road, Knox on August 17th at 2 pm. Born to Ride Campout is also that night. Anyone is Welcome to come to the Shooters performance at 2 pm. Admission $3.00. Under 5 free. Joy Valley Members free. This sounds like fun to watch.
Freedom Academy and Unifree Reunion
The Annual Reunion for Freedom Academy and Unity Freedom Alumni will be August 18th in Unity at the Masonic Lodge. 11 am Registration Starts. For info Pansy 338-4601 Hope to see you there.
Mount View High School
Alumni Soccer Games on Tuesday, August 27th. Girls 3:30 pm guys follow. Get signed up to play.
On Saturday I, along with two friends Bob and Ann went to Connecticut where Ann stayed for a visit. Bob and I stopped in Norwood, Mass.to visit with my Aunt, Elsie Stewart Harris, her son Arthur and his wife Donna. Elsie is 91 years young, and she is still spry with her walker. I was so happy to see her, and Art and Donna. We were lucky to enjoy Donna's cooking. I had a special visit as I hadn't seen her for several years. I came home with some old pictures of family, and siblings from the 50's and before. I also have some old Walker Family Reunion pictures. I will let Jeff Linscott copy them. How we have changed. It has been a long time, and I loved the family reunions as a kid too. I remember many of the old folks as I dearly loved them. Some I have for the Montville Historical Society. I would like to wish Arthur and Donna a Happy Anniversary on August 9th, which is today, and A Happy Birthday to Donna today too. Enjoy your Day!!!
Sara came and spent Wednesday night and Thursday with me. Bob and Bobby went fishing for the day, and ended up here and we all enjoyed Chinese food. Dee stopped by to get the old pictures of her and her family to copy. They didn't have many from her childhood. Oh my, how cute we all were. I have decided Dee Dee is the one to make an album or disc for all the old pictures. She loves them.
Thinking of You
This is to let Carol Gardiner know we are thinking of you at this time while you are sick. And of you too John.
On August 3rd a Committal Service for Lester McDonough was held at the East Knox Cemetery. Liz Sullivan officiated at the burial. Afterwards, refreshments were served at Tom's Pond on the Kenney Road. Attending were Duane McDonough, and daughter, Kelly from Palm Coast, Florida, Scott McDonough from Mass., Deborah and Frank Hunter Swampscot, Mass., and friend Frank Tozier of Palmetto, Fla. Also attending were family members. Lester was a brother to Meredith Murch. She had visitors for several days.
Former Half Moon Gardens Clearance
Sandy has some veggie plants on clearance, lettuce, basil and other veggies for sale. She has the perennial plants on clearance for $3.00. .Stop by, or call her 568-3062. Hopefully someone steps up and takes over the greenhouses. I miss going there.
The Frye Mountain Tour
The Tour will take place this Fall, September 29. There will be 2 tours, so please if you want to go it is a must for a reservation. $20.00 money refunded if you show up. Debi Stephens 589-4760 or Barbara Boulay 589-4414...This is going to include some of Knox Tour I am told. Hope to attend the Monday night meeting at 7 pm to find out more details. I imagine Darolyn and I will help as Tour Guides. This is lots of fun for the Horse and Wagon rides. Goes back in time. Come join us.
Until next week,
As I write this it seems like we only have a few sunshine days then it starts to rain. Oh well, nothing we can do, but it seems frustrating to me.
I was so glad to see the old school moved finally, and that is a job well done. Mary Ellen I know you are more than thrilled. The only mishap they pulled down one electrical wire, and one of the horses lost a shoe off. All in all a good job by all involved. Many people watched from the roadsides. Some ventured to get ahead and behind taking videos and many pictures. This is indeed history, as this was the last school. It was built in 1898. Now it will have a home, and it couldn't be a better place than next to a Professor, Shirley M. Bessey.
Enjoy our Summer Days we have left, those fresh veggies, and berries. Contact me if you have news articles as I do this column for you folks. Take care all.
Welcome to the new Montville Town News Correspondent Fran Gonzalez.