We would like to thank Emma Gaecklein from Girl Scout troop number 2908. Emma is responsible for building and installing a new free lending library on the side of the Marsh School Museum in Prospect. Prospect has two lending libraries available to the public. The first was installed by the Community Club at the Fire Station.

If you haven’t noticed, the pavement around the Town Office and Fire Station is being torn up and repaved. We ask that all who need to conduct business to please be careful pulling in and out. Also folks should be careful about walking to and from their vehicles as the ground is very uneven and can be treacherous for some.

I know it’s a little early to mention Christmas, but our Community Club is seeking donations for the Children’s Christmas Party. It helps them to get the donations early so they may have plenty of time to wrap the gifts and know how many they have ahead of time. If you would like to donate, call Linda Gamble, 567-3615. The last Community Supper for the season will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 4 to 6 p.m.

Chief Tim Terry supplied us with information on a free preparedness 101 course. Waldo County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will host this class at the Stockton Springs Town Office basement on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The purpose of this class is to provide families with information on how to handle natural or man-made disasters. The course will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, call 567-3404.

The next free rabies clinic through the Waldo County Humane Society will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Brooks Fire Station from 9 to 11 a.m. New dog tags will be available at the Prospect Town Office Oct. 16. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination and/or spay/neutered certificate. Dog registrations are due by Dec. 31.

On Oct. 31 the Fire House and the Town Office will be handing out candy to Trick or Treaters. This event will start at 5 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m. at the Fire House. Candy at the office will be available during regular business hours, noon to 6 p.m.

Fort Knox will be hosting its annual Fright at the Fort. This year the theme is based on Stephen King novels. Fright dates are set for Oct. 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12. For more information, visit fortknoxmaine.com.

Prospect History: Did you know?

Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania has a trail named after Joseph Plumb Martin, Revolutionary War solider, Prospect selectman and long-time town clerk. Prospect history facts are submitted by Historical Society member Sharon Sneed.