Quiet Thanksgiving, Story Hour and a food drive...

By From the files of the Republican Journal in the Belfast Free Library | Nov 30, 2012

December 1, 1836

Married:

At Walpole, Comfort Wetherbee, of Dedham, to Miss Unity Fisher, of W.

There’s Comfort and Unity,

In every community,

When fished for by young or by old;

May his Fisher’s be doubled.

And in winter not troubled,

Should the Weather-be ever so cold.

December 1, 1887

“Thanksgiving day was unusually quiet in this city. The factories and a majority of the business places were closed. Religious services were held in the morning at the North Church. The usual family gatherings were had about the well filled tables, and in the evening there was a dance at the Belfast Opera House under the management of the attaches of the hall, with music by Sanborn’s orchestra."

December 1, 1927

Children’s Story Hour Held at Belfast Library

“The children’s story hour at the Belfast Free Library was held for the first time Saturday morning with a good attendance from the third grade, which was invited. Those present gave the most rapt attention to Miss G. Louise Clarke as she told several stories suitable to their age and understanding. Then two or three groups dramatized one of the stories in a surprisingly apt manner. Another feature was the learning of memory gems, which the children did with enthusiasm, and most creditably.”

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: “Lon Chaney in Mr. Wu, ‘A Gigantic Drama of Two Worlds.’”

November 29, 1962

Harry Patterson Given Birthday Party

“Harry Patterson of Stockton Springs was guest of honor at a surprise birthday party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bowden on a recent evening. Besides the hosts and the guest of honor those present were Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Ellis, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Thurston George, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Caldwell, Roger Snow, Mrs. Jack McLaughlin and Miss Trundy Harrison. Refreshments were served including a birthday cake, and gifts were presented.”

November 27, 1997

Kid-powered food drive

“The Greater Belfast Area Ministerium Food Cupboard, along with support from Dutch Chevrolet in Belfast and students at Troy Howard Middle School and Belfast Area High School, collected over 1,600 pounds of food and $106 for the food cupboard last week. Dutch Chevrolet provided trucks to come to each school and collect the food which was then brought to Consumers Fuel in Belfast to be weighed. THMS students collected 870 pounds of food, while students at BAHS collected just under 800 pounds and $106.“

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