Knox Town News
Cabin fever, go away! Spring has finally sprung!
Easter is next Sunday, March 31, and I hope you all enjoy a nice Easter with family and friends. The sun is shining brightly as I type this.
4-H Little Beavers fundraiser
Members Bryce and Chase Hubbard are busy gathering returnables to help raise needed funds to help pay for their trip to Washington, D.C., this summer. They have to help with fundraising as part of their trip. Their mom, Ann, is assisting the boys. This is to be done before the end of June.
I would like to wish Rodney Ingraham speedy get well wishes since his recent surgery. Get better quick!
Condolences to the family of Ernest Tweedie, who passed away recently. Thinking of the family. Sympathy also to the family of Lewis Cole, who passed away this week.Thinking of the family. Both men were well known in our area. Ernest was a mailman and granger. Lewis as a guide and hunter. Rest in peace.
Thinking of you
Best wishes to our friends, Dave and Beth Phillips, as he battles his cancer. Know that many people have you in their thoughts at this time.
Belated happy birthdays
Sending a belated happy birthday on March 17 to Brian "Bo" Mishou in Madison. I let it slip by me. Also, a belated happy birthday on March 17 to our former class adviser and beloved teacher, George W. Merry, who celebrated his 87th birthday. He is in our thoughts. May you have many more.
Knox Historical Society
Mark your calendars, as Clayton Larrabee tells me that July 20 and 21 there will be horse and oxen pulling again. There will also be mini-horse pulling demonstration as well. It should be a good weekend. We still have lots of planning under way.
The Knox Historical Society will meet Monday, March 25, at Clayton's home. All are welcome.
As most of you know, we will be moving the old Knox Stream School up to Shirley Bessey's property sometime this summer. We need to raise further funds for this. We are still selling our calendars. I heard from Wayne Hall in Pennsylvania. He emailed me that he enjoyed the article about Phil Hawkins pertaining to his woodcutting picture and story. Thanks, Wayne!
As many of you know, we are always searching for old photos to reproduce in the calendar, and would appreciate a copy and history of such to use. Let one of us know. Don't forget the "Open Door Lunch" is coming up March 25-29 at the Community Center.
A reminder that April 8 at 6:30 p.m. is the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association meeting at the church in Freedom. Lot owners and representatives are encouraged to attend.
I saw Kenny and Samantha's little baby girl, Savannah, I believe her name was, and she is sure a little cutie. The baby fair is April 6 from 8:30-11 a.m. at Troy Howard Middle School.
Our Ladies Auxiliary friend, Annie Hart, mother of Stella Trahan, is in the MidCoast Hospital, Rm. 211, in Brunswick. Get well soon!
Another ladies auxiliary member, Irene Braley celebrated her 93rd birthday recently. She was with Slim Thompson in Troy and Florida for quite some time. She is in a nursing home her daughter Raine tells me
Unity Raceway has good news, Jere Humphrey of Washburn in Aroostook County is leasing the track for the next two years. He is well known in the racing circles. They will be having Friday night racing, and start on May 26 at 1 p.m., for all you racing fans.
Those old tunes
I stayed up all night listening to old time music, some old waltz numbers, the "Missouri Waltz," and my favorite, "Tennessee Waltz." Thought of my parents, and all the old folks I knew that loved these tunes too. Patti Page, who passed away on Jan. 1, sang the beautiful "Tennessee Waltz." Elmin Mitchell, who is in Florida, used to play in a group and they played this too, and I remember these guys, as well Merle Weymouth, and Reggie Smith. Loved the old songs.
Until next week
Enjoy what nice days we are getting. The sun has been out and it is cloudy, but not snowing yet, I might say. I just shovelled a foot of snow off the walkway again this week. Hope for nice warmer weather. Lend a neighbor a helping hand. What goes around, comes around. Be warm, be safe, and most of all, be happy!