Knox Town News
Farm House Is Gone
The old Bill and Esther Thomas homestead is finally all gone now. The Freedom Fire Department had a controlled burn, training session Saturday and burned it. This was on Knox Ridge by the Knox Church. A new cell tower was put up, and it had to go. Buddy expressed to me he hated to see it go.
Curra's Farm Stand is open still for the following dates. Oct. 5,6,12,13,and 14. It will close on Oct. 14th. Hours 10-6pm. Thanks all for your support.
The Apple Fest at Freedom Grange Hall will be Oct.19th, 4-6pm. There will be Baked Beans, Hot Dogs, Chop Suey, Cole Slaw, Brown Bread, and Apple Pie and Ice Cream .also beverages. Adults, $8.00, children $4.00. Come join us.
I would like to wish a Belated Happy 10th Birthday to my grandson, Kayden " Sam " Doughty. Hope you had a nice day. Love you.
Tour Ended In Good Times
Thanks to the horse and wagon teamsters on the Frye Mt. Tour. They were Elmin, Clayton, Ken, Paula, Catherine, Robin, and Tyler. Thanks for donating your services. We all had a good time, and it was a fun ride. Thanks Montville Historical Society.
School Is Moved
Here it is Friday, and yes, the old East Knox Schoolhouse has been slid onto the new cement foundation here in Knox. Baxter Cook and crew, Clayton Larrabee and crew, got it all set on it's new home place. We have some excited folks to see it finally done. Now the carpentry work to begin. Josh was there putting up the gables today. Soon the roof, and new addition will be in place. The Mount View High School Video club, and Mr. Phillips video taped and did still shots of the placing of the school on the foundation for us. Thanks to everyone involved, as it was most appreciated.
Thanks to Dr. Shirley Bessey for allowing us to have a parcel of land to place the old school right here in Knox. Soon, we will work on having a place to put the memorabilia that people want to donate. It's exciting, stay tuned.
The Next supper at Knox Grange will be a Baked Ham Public Supper on Oct. 26th. This is 4:30-6pm. The date is changed because of the State Grange Session. Mark your calendars.
To sign up and get an appointment for the fuel winter assistance call 1-800-498-3025. This is with the Waldo Cap Agency.
Free Rabies Clinics
Waldo Co. Humane Society will host a Free Rabies Clinic, Sat., Oct.12th 9-11 am at the Brooks Fire Station. Little River Vet Hospital vets will be there. Info- 852-5033.
Free Clinic at Knox Town Office on Sat., Nov.16th 9-11 am. Bring your dogs, or cats. Leashes or pet carriers needed.
Saturday Oct. 5th
This is the date for the BIG AUCTION in Jackson, Village Rd. at Nickerson's place for the Jackson Food Pantry. Starting at 7 am and Auction at 9am. Refreshments available. call for info- 722-3205 and Cindy hopes you bring plenty of money. Bring a chair as well. It will be held outside. Something for everyone!!!
Auction Is Huge Success
The Jackson Food Pantry Auction was a big success, and nearly $3000.00 made for the pantry. Cindy would like to THANK everyone who helped, and those who came and spent $$$$ to make this a great day. Mark your Calendar, on Dec. 7th at 9:30am at Jackson Community Center will be another Auction, mostly new items. You can bet you will get some great deals. It's Jackson, where all the action will be. Stay tuned folks. A pantry where neighbors are helping neighbors. Thanks again...
Next weekend on Oct.12th that the famous, Duck Dynasty character, Justin Martin will be at the Sportsman Show at Mt. View H.S. This will be fun. One admission at the door gets you in to enjoy all the vendors, activities, food, and all. We even get to see John Ford, and Mark Nickerson. They will be selling their new books. Who knows, you may have even been featured in their books. Oh gosh, hope not !!! Come out and join in.
Next Sunday Larrabee Field is the place to be. The Mid-Coast Falcons, with an 8-0 record will be playing and kickoff is Sunday Oct. 13 at 1pm. They are inviting folks to make a poster or banner to hang on the fence to cheer them on. Mustang Youth are invited to wear your football jerseys and come join in. This team is semi-pro.
Duck Dynasty Star
The Sportsman's Show will be Oct. 12 at Mt. View High School. 1pm. Martin, of Duck Dynasty will be the keynote speaker. There will be all kinds of raffle items available. There will be Wild Game food for the tasting, as well, prepared by a chef. There is a lot of activities. Our Famous Game Warden, John Ford, Sr. and his sidekick, Maine State Trooper Mark Nickerson will be on hand to autograph and sell you one of their books. By the way, they are both thankfully, retired now. Come on up to Mount View to see the great show, and meet these two fellars, and I'll just bet you will get a few laughs about some of their stories. See you there!!!
Our American Legion Auxiliary will hold a District Meeting, and Meet and Greet with our Dept. President Georgine Butman, and Dept. District V.P. Ann Spaulding on Sunday Oct. 13th at 1 pm at the Post 2 in Augusta.
Post and Unit Meeting
Our monthly meeting for #50 in Unity will be Oct.11,at 7 pm at the post home in Unity.
Several people are at the fair in Fryeburg. Lee Kinney, is there with his Kinney's Maple Syrup Products. Some friends of mine also are attending.
I visited with Maude Ghent and her sister, Janet Blood the other day for a short while. Maude seems to be doing well.
Get well wishes to those people that have been sick. The school children bring home all kinds of ailments. Guess it can't be helped. Some folks tell me they have colds already.
Until next week,
I am glad to see the farmers cutting corn, and getting it in. Also to some cutting hay, and grass. It is good to beat the rain showers. My neighbors, New Beat Farm is harvesting their crops, all kinds of squash among other vegetables. Shop local, go to the Farmer's Markets, or farm stands that are still open. Nothing beats fresh Veggies. And apples are plentiful, the orchards still have a good variety. Take care, as I know we are still having good weather.
Old School update...
The roof rafters are on, and it looks more like a school after all. At least they have been able to work without any rain yet. Our Knox Historical Calendars are available, and if you would like one, and can't get out, let me know and I will mail one to you. They are $10.00, plus $2.50 for postage.
Happening In November
Matthew Weaver will take over Thompson's Variety Store, and rename it Weaver's Roadside Variety in November. This is good news, and maybe we'll have some baked goodies, different items, and he will have catering. The store there has always been a good place to shop. Look for him in November folks.
Lori Grant and friends are planning a benefit Hunters Breakfast on Nov. 2nd, in Memory of her son, Austin Grant. They will have T-shirts available again this year. More details to follow soon.
Have a pleasant week all.