As this is National Fire Prevention Week, we want to thank the fire fighters and the first responders for their service. Our Fire Department here in town may be small, but they are well trained, and also we are fortunate to have an agreement with the Stockton Springs Fire Department for assistance if needed. Thanks, guys!
The Prospect Historical Society held its meeting Monday night in the community dining room with eight members present. Among the items discussed were the surveys that we had circulated earlier, and we decided to put them out for people to pick up on Election Day. A vote to have a drainage problem fixed in the back and side of the Marsh School was unanimous, and that will be done as soon as possible, as the water is running under the building. Next will be to get an estimate for repairing or replacing the cement stone foundation. All of this has to be done in order to preserve the building.
At the next meeting in November bring ideas and a plan to display items next summer for people to look at. It will be done in the community dining room and we hope to make it a special day. Lucy (Webb) Hardy had brought a book to Barbara to be given to the society. It was a record of the Knights of Pythias meetings from 1914-1921 with names of members. She and her brother Harold found it in a desk while going through their parents' barn.
Some of the items donated to the Historical Society are: From Phyllis Hall of Stockton Springs, a molasses jug, a canteen, glass soda pump bottle, kerosene lamp, a white ceramic water container, and from Justina (Shute) Ditaranto, a copy of vital records of Prospect, Maine, prior to 1892 by Eliz. Mosher, one large grindstone with crank and a display case with a glass top. More next week.
Sam and Lois Gianni were going home after the meeting Monday night and on Route 174, a big bear crossed the road in front of them. After having a buck run into them last Tuesday, causing much damage to their vehicle, they were quite uneasy. I think either they have an affinity for wild animals or the animals have an affinity for the Giannis. Blessedly, no one was hurt.
Genevieve Delicata’s request for help getting her wood in the cellar was answered by Hunter Gross, son of Kim Pluard of town and Mike Gross of Verona Island. Students now are required to do 10 hours of community service, and also it would help him work to a medal in Boy Scouts. Genevieve was very pleased with him. That is a nice program -- helping others.
Breast Cancer Awareness
As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every worker at the bean supper Oct. 13 will be wearing a pink ribbon. We will not only think of people who have or had breast cancer, but also the many people in town who have lost the battle with this horrible disease. We miss them all.
Lisa Donna, town clerk, would like to let people know that the applications are now in for those who need assistance this holiday season. There are forms to fill out for a Thanksgiving food basket, with a deadline of Nov. 6 and an application for a Christmas food basket and also a gift basket, with a deadline of Dec. 19. It is expected that there will be a big demand for these, so if you need some help, ask the town clerk for the applications and return them to her. Applications are confidential.
Frank Coombs is now home and doing well. His doctor is very pleased at his progress and so are Frank and his family. May it be nothing but sunny days ahead, Frank.
Guess the robins and other birds are gathering up to head south. Our back field and back lawn are full of them trying to find all the bugs that they can. I even saw a flock of juncos out back of the house, and they don’t usually show up here until after the first snow. Do hope they are not an omen.
Trick or Treat
The Prospect Fire Department will be handing out treats to the children on Halloween, Oct. 31, at the Fire Station 5:30-8 p.m. They have been doing this for several years, and it seems to satisfy the trick-or-treaters. Just watch out for them.
The Sandy Point American Legion will be having a hunter’s breakfast Oct. 27 4-8 a.m. in the Sandy Point Community Center, the Prospect Community Club will have their hunter’s breakfast Nov. 3 5-9 a.m. and the Prospect Fire Department will have their breakfast Nov.19 4-8 a.m. in the dining room. Note that the Community Club hunter’s breakfast is the only one that will start at 5 a.m. We sleep later!
I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week, and please remember those who need a card or a prayer. God bless you all.