Barbara A. Tilley
The old Marsh School is beginning to shine. Scot Cook of Searsport has been hired to scrape, prime and paint the building. The front is just about done but Mother Nature gets in the way with all this rain. Its really looking good.
The Prospect Historical Society held their meeting last Monday night, Sept. 9th. and got a lot of planning done. Connie Mancevice, Vice President conducted the meeting of 7 people and we discussed the 220th. Birthday Party and the motion was made and accepted to hold it Oct. 4th. 2014 at the Marsh School and some events at the Community Club dining room. It is a long way off but want to plan a really good celebration and hope that former residents will return for the weekend. Then the Marsh School report was given and because it will cost a lot to have the windows scrapped, caulked, primed and painted and a single paned storm window installed, it was suggested that we publicize that people if they wish, could “buy” a window in memory of their family or a loved one, could give a tax deductable donation before the end of the year for $275.00. Each window would have a plaque naming the recipient or this way and 2 windows were already spoken for. There are 17 windows in all. It would be nice if they are all sold by the end of the year.
Jack Emack reported that the Clark Cemetery is about 90% done. He has been cutting brush and dead trees plus uncovering some more stones. He and his wife Laura have donated a bench for people to sit and enjoy the quiet and beauty out there. Jack said as long as he is capable of doing it, he will take care of the Clark cemetery. Thank you Jack and Laura for the bench and Jack for the many hours you have put into this project.
Last Saturday, my daughter Lisa Sutherland of Bucksport and I went down to Pittston to spend the night with my other daughter, Rosemaire Webster. We had to go shopping for a big Birthday Party the next day. Sunday, Brydon and Gracie Webster, celebrated their 2nd. Year Birthday with a brunch in the morning. They are the twin children of Chris and Amy Webster of Cumberland. Amy’s parents were down from the Alligash and Grandfather Tim Webster of town and his girlfriend Lynette were also there. The twins had their pictures taken constantly but their little hams when it comes to a camera. We had a nice party and it was nice for me to have both my girls together with me.
The State Highway Dept. did a wonderful job of repairing old culverts, replacing guard rails and repaving the road from the Prospect North line to Frankfort Village. The guard rails were really needed on the river side as there wasn’t much left of the old ones to prevent someone going into the river.
First day of Autumn is Sept. 22nd. Are you ready for it? There have been so many leaves off the trees that now the raking and clean-up of gardens have started. Do hope that you had plenty of vegetables and fruits for all your work.
The Bean Supper Saturday night will be 4-6 PM in the dining room, with a big THANK YOU to a generous man for the donation of the Hot Dogs for the supper in memory of Ed Perry and Ruth Haley. He wishes to remain anonymous so this is the only way to thank him.
I wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember to send a card or a prayer to those that need it. God Bless you all.