Have had a fantastic 5 days in NOLA visiting my twin grandsons and their parents! Its a far cry better than when I was here in 2012 when they were born. Now they are nearing the “terrible twos” in May already but they are not so terrible, as I say, just very busy. Heading back home tomorrow already, way too fast visit. The flight here was a whole days travel and then some, hope the trip home is much better.
Town Meeting is Saturday, April 5th at 9:00 A.M. To raise money to offset the expense of the Memorial Day Parade, the Parade Committee will be selling coffee and doughnuts before Town Meeting and during the break.
Bicentennial Founders Day Celebration
Right after Saturday’s Town meeting, the Searsmont Bicentennial Year will kick off on Saturday April 5 at noon with the First Founders Day Celebration at the Community Building. Nearly 20 volunteers will make this free celebration a success, from souvenir gifts to snacks and beverages. There will be a special “free gift” for everyone who attends, according to Bicentennial Committee chairperson Carol Robbins. You won’t want to miss the huge “Happy 200th Birthday” cake for all to share, a proclamation, and a program – including a slide show of historical Searsmont photos. Sales of bicentennial mugs at $10 and calendars at a special price of $7, and hats and t-shirts (at $12 each) are going well at the Fraternity Village Store, library, and Town Office. They will be on sale at the Founders Day Celebration, too. I plan to be there, and hope to see you, and your family and friends.
Do you know of an Asset Champion in your community? Asset Champions are individuals or organizations that make extraordinary efforts to build “developmental assets”, create positive connections with young people and inspire others to do the same.
Developmental assets are the positive experiences, values, behaviors, and relationships that enable young people to thrive.
Healthy Waldo County and the Community Anti-Drug Coalition are asking for your help in identifying Asset Champions in Waldo County who are doing extraordinary work, either as a professional or volunteer. Send the name and the reason that you recommend them to Healthy Waldo County, 5 Stephenson Lane, Belfast, ME 04915 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 28th please. Recognition event May 19th.
Searsmont Town Library
The Searsmont Town Library is sponsoring a Children's Art Show during the month of April, with works on display created by artists from pre-school to high school. There will be a reception for the public at the library on Saturday, April 12th, 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Please come see the work and meet the young artists.
Searsmont Historical Society
The April meeting of Searsmont Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 P.M. in the Historical Room. Larry Knight will be speaking on the Knight family of Searsmont, Lincolnville and Belfast. He will give a presentation of his family history including the story of his great grandfather and great uncle and their fortunate and unfortunate ordeals during the Civil War as Union soldiers and prisoners of the Confederates. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Almost time to wind down our game night for the season. Join us Friday, April 4th and 18th at 7:00 P.M. Bring your board, cards and a partner for a good time. We meet at the Searsmont Community Building, downstairs.
Monday, April 14th at 1:00 join us at the Searsmont Community Building downstairs.
Sincere condolences and prayers to the families and friends of Benjamin Lee "Bunk" Edgecomb, 67, of Searsmont, passed away at Waldo County General Hospital Monday, March 24.