Monroe Town News

By April Small | Dec 07, 2012

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Christmas service

On Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. the Monroe Community Church will hold a candlelight service of worship. All are welcome.

Blood drive

Monroe Lions Club will hold its annual blood drive Dec. 26 from 1-6 p.m. at the Monroe Elementary School. The Red Cross is always in need at this critical time of year.

On a personal note

I attended bingo on Wednesday night at the Odd Fellows Hall here in Monroe and I just want to say it was the most relaxing and enjoyable night of bingo that I have had in a long while. I attend bingo quite regularly around the state. from Belfast to Bangor, Waterville to Lewiston, and I am always more concerned about winning than I am about the joy and fun that the game and playing simply provides me. If you enjoy bingo, you can come and play for as little as $13 for the whole night. That would get you 12 hard cards on the hard card games, a one strip of three on the four paper games and one card on the quickie blackout. I personally spent $21 for 18 and nine. The payout is based on attendance. However, it is not about the money won, it is truly about friendly conversation and relaxing fun. I will plan on attending quite regularly in the future. Come out and support the Odd Fellows and have a good night of fun to boot. Bingo is held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; they also have a small kitchen that has soda, coffee, chips and sandwiches for sale.

Christmas concerts upcoming

Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at the PAC in the Mount View High School complex, the Middle School and High School choruses will hold their All Choirs Christmas concert. Also, on Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., also in the PAC, the Mount View Chamber Singers will hold their Christmas concert. The performance on Dec.18 is free to the public; however, the performance on Dec. 20 has a charge of $10 at the door. This is because the PAC is a self-supporting entity. Despite the fact that it is located within the walls of the very public high school, it seems that they function separately.

I mention this fact only because at a recent school concert function that I attended and that my daughter participated in, the rock band that she is the lead singer for wanted to use the wireless microphones for her vocals in order for her to be heard over the instruments. But the director does not have access to this option. There is no key provided to the teachers, or access to the sound booth, unless scheduled in advance with the powers that be. If our taxpayer dollars were not used to pay for the PAC, then why are we treated like outsiders when it comes to the use of this facility?

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