Sure hope you all had a great 4th of July and lots of awesome fireworks. Having a holiday in the middle of the week sure throws things off until the weekend. Guess a lot of people take a vacation then. I’ll be back in Maine on the 16th; it will be good to be home. Don’t forget to email or call me on my cell, 930-9021, if you have any news or announcements.
The Searsmont United Methodist Church (located right beside the Fraternity Village Store) will hold its next public supper Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 7-14, free admission for children under 7. The supper will feature casseroles, rolls, salads, beverages, and homemade desserts. All are welcome to attend. Next month's will be a special lobster-fest. Details will be released as available
It's contest time again! This year’s Kids Contest at Patchwork Plus will be “Straw Hats.” You can pick up the hats right away and your finished project will have to be back by Sunday, Aug. 5. The judging will take place at the store's 26th anniversary sale, Aug. 11 and 12.
Searsmont Town Library
The Searsmont Town Library will be opening a new art exhibit. "A Searsmont Garden," a group show, with a variety of artists displaying works which celebrate the garden and the summer landscape. While your garden may be wet, slug-filled, and deer-munched, this garden promises to be sunny and interesting. This show opens with a reception with the artists on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 6 p.m., and will run through August.
23rd annual book and bake sale
We are quickly approaching the date for the 23rd annual Searsmont Town Library and book sale, Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be beautiful books, books, and more books to choose from! No clothing and no electronics, please. Drop off items at the community center the week before the sale, Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 11, or Thursday July 12, from 9 a.m. to noon and 5-7 p.m. For other arrangements, call Sandie at 342-4378.
Vicky E. Morgan Foundation
The second annual motorcycle ride will be held Sunday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $20 signup, $5 for extra rider. Signup includes T-shirt, food and drink, door prize chance, music by D.J., 50/50 raffle. Shirts and food will be on sale. Starting and ending at the Searsmont Town Office, Route 131. All participants must sign a waiver. Rain date is Sunday, July 29. For more info, call 342-3259.
Liberty School reunion
The reunion is Sunday, July 29. It will be held at the Walker School in Liberty from 10:30 a.m. until the last person leaves, which is usually in the late afternoon. People usually bring their picnic lunch. The coffee pot will be on, and we'll have some donuts, too. It would be great if the younger people would attend and really everyone that is interested is welcome.
Lake Keepers camp
Lake Keepers Camp in Liberty is accepting registrations for area youth entering the 4th, 5th, or 6th grades. The Citizens Association of Liberty Lakes (CALL) is offering this free program Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon at Lake Saint George State Park and Friday Aug. 10, 9-11 a.m., aboard the Melinda Ann, the Maine Lakes Conservatory's 30-foot pontoon boat. Educators from the Department of Environmental Protection and trained CALL volunteers will conduct the land-based, hands-on (and fun!) activities covering watersheds, erosion prevention, invasive plants and fishing from the shore. For registration and other information, call Pat Smith at 589-4039 or pick up an application at the Liberty Town Office.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cross and daughters Emily and Marcela of Dallas, Ore., visited friends in Searsmont and Morrill recently. Back in 1991 Robin lived with Irene and Don for a few years. She became friends with the Simmonses of Morrill, as well as other folks in Waldo County. Robin and wife Lucy have a sheep ranch with about 250 sheep and their daughters Emily and Sadie live at Faithful Venture Farms in Searsmont and also have sheep. Those two had a good time together. In Oregon where they live it is mostly dry, and they were amazed at our green fields and trees.