The Prospect News
Barbara A. Tilley
Let me start by wishing all Father’s a Happy Father’s Day, June 15th. and to all Father’s in Heaven(mine included) we will remember you with love.
Prospect’s population was increased by one last Weds. 28th. Travis and Malissa Orcutt became parents of a beautiful little girl who they named Olivia Mae. I saw her today and marveled at all the dark hair that she had. She has an older brother who told me he would watch over his baby sister-so cute!
Congratulations to all Bucksport High Senior’s from Prospect that will be graduating next week. This will be a busy time for you and your family but please be safe with the celebrations and enjoy it all. Then the reality of finding a job and starting a new life. May you all have a goal and will be able to attain it.
At the Coffee Time last week, Veronica Magnum attended and had a chart showing us where the contamination of Mercury is in the Penobscot River and estimated which areas were contaminated more than others. The Marsh in Frankfort and Prospect had high numbers and this week the matter is in the Courts, trying to get the order mandated over 10 years ago to have the Chemical Co. clean it up. So far, they have used stall tactics. I have noticed that the Red Wing Black Birds are not as plentiful as had been in the past-not that I miss them but it is just another example of how our resources are being abused.
Some more history of the beginning of the Town of Prospect gleaned from the History of Prospect written by Alice V. Ellis. In 1789, thirty-nine male settlers petitioned the General Court of Massachusetts to permit them to incorporate a town by the name of Knoxboro. The General court acted on this petition and passed an act incorporating as the Town of Frankfort, June 25th. 1789, County of Hancock, State of Massachusetts,. Frankfort took in present Towns-Prospect, Winterport, Hampden, Searsport, Stockton Springs, part of Belfast, part of Newburg and part of Monroe. This incorporation did not settle well with the inhabitants as they had wanted the name of Knowboro not Frankfort and the Town was much too large so in Nov. 1789 another petition was filed stating the reasons which the settlers thought would persuade the General Court to change their mind. No action was taken and the town remained Frankfort until1794 when another petition was filed by the people that lived in the southern part of the town requesting that they be allowed to incorporate a new town to be known as Prospect and became incorporated in Feb. 24, 1794. They certainly had their struggles back then but had good leadership in their struggle. More later.
The Prospect Historical Society will have their meeting June 9th. in the dining room, 7:00 PM. An outline of events and functions for the Prospect 220 Birthday Party which will be held Oct. 4th. will be discussed and also how Fund Raising is coming along for the renovation of The Marsh School. If you want to help, please join in and try to make this a Big Celebration. After all, you become 220 years old once.
The Community Club will be sponsoring a Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, June 14th. 4-6 PM with all the many casseroles, pies, rolls, hot dogs, salads and drinks all for $7.00 Adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Treat Dad to supper a day early.
June 29th., 2PM, at the Bank of America Campus, 21 Schoodic Drive, Belfast Me., the American Legion, District 11, Dept. of Maine will hold a ceremony to honor Waldo county World War 11 Veterans. The ceremony comes 70 days after D-Day, June 6, 1044. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Please call Lance Weddell (207) 223-5357 for questions.
Do you realize that the longest day of the year is coming up very soon? June 21st. when the days will start to shorten. Where has the time gone?
I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember those that need a card or a prayer. God Bless you all.