Morrill Town News
By Fox Buck
Town Office hours are: Monday, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, noon-8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. For more information call 342-3300 or visit the website at morrillme.org.
A reminder that Hospice volunteers are seeking donations of (new) goods or services to be offered at the 3rd annual auction to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County to be held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday Oct. 20. Everyone's life is touched by death at some point, and Hospice can be a wonderful resource, not only to ease the dying person's passage, but to assist families and loved ones both during the final days and afterwards by offering help in form of bereavement support groups or one on one help. Your donation to our auction will help a most worthy cause. If you cannot donate to the auction, we hope you will come to the auction to support us. Thank you. Donations can be picked up. Please call Connie at the Hospice Office 930-2677 or email volunteer Ginny Ford firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belfast Lions Football in on the go with fundraising and pre-season games. They have a number of Morrill players and one of the assistant coaches is Pastor Culbertson. The team likes nothing better then a roaring crowd to cheer them on, so try to make a game or more and support our local athletes.
Knox Station Grange #579 is holding a public supper on Sept. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. The menu will be baked ham, baked beans, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, beverages and pies. Adults will be $7, children 12 and under $3.
The Belfast High School class of 2016 is hosting its second annual haunted walk. This year's walk will be at the high school on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6-9:30 p.m. Watch for more information in the coming weeks.
To sponsor or participate in a haunt, contact Anne at 342-2170.
Montville Fire Department
The Chinese auction that was postponed due to the weather has been revamped slightly and rescheduled for Sept. 29 and 30 at the firehouse on Route 220 in Montville. The plan is to have a majority of items in the Chinese auction, with a few more valuble items done in a silent auction format. The auction will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday it will be open at 3 p.m. for folks who cannot come on Saturday. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and soda available both days. The drawings for the Chinese auction will start about 5:30 p.m. followed by the closing of the silent auction, at which time those winners will be announced. They will gladly still accept items for the auction. Contact Karen York at 382-3077 or email@example.com with any questions or donations.
Fourth Annual Frye Mountain Heritage Tour
Once again the Montville Historical Society is offering horse-drawn wagon tours of Frye Mountain on Sept. 30, with a tour in the morning and another in the afternoon. Each ride aboard the open wagons lasts about two hours, and there are nine wagons. Frye Mountain, now a state game preserve, was once the home to many families of Montville, Morrill and Knox. Most of the farms were bought by (sold off to) the Federal government in the late 1930s. The tour travels past marked sites of old farms, schools and cemeteries and a forgotten part of Frye, including narratives about the places and the people who lived there. Last year several people shared information and stories they knew about Frye Mountain and its residents, and we're looking forwards to learning more this year. Last year's event was a big success and we're gearing up for presenting another wonderful experience.
Pre-registration is needed to confirm a seat on the tour. This year we are asking for a $20 deposit to be refunded when and if you show up for the ride. We are doing this to ensure that all drivers, who donate their horses, equipment and time, have a full wagonload. The time for the rides are 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call Barbara Boulay at 589-4414.
Free Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept. 30, noon-3 p.m. at New Life Community Church on Route 173 in South Montville. There will be fun for the whole family with a chicken barbecue, bounce house, games, cotton candy, fresh-pressed apple cider, crafts, music and so much more! All ages are welcome. Contact Jeff and Jamie Davis at 589-4862 if you have further questions or need directions.
Rodene Brown recently spent a week in Las Vegas, taking in sights such as the world famous Las Vegas strip, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam and Death Valley, Calif. She also had the opportunity to attend her grandson Cody Littlefield's high school graduation. Cody is the son of Rodene's son Barry, who is a Master Sergeant in the Air Force and is currently stationed at Daeger Air Base, South Korea.
Barry was recently presented with the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal for his actions during Operation "Unified Protector," the NATO operation that implemented an arms embargo and no-fly zone over Libya to protect Libyan civilians and civilian-populated areas. Barry executed an extensive munitions resupply plan, ensuring the delivery of 663 weapons to multiple coalition aircraft representing 16 different countries. These weapons allowed 3,239 NATO strike missions, 477 demolished targets, and ultimately the defeat of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Upon the conclusion of his assignment in Korea, Barry will join his family at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev.