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Hello All,

I finally got on my laptop. It kept going and shutting off for no reason. It’s always something with me lately. The sun came out and even in the 60s felt nice, after the rainstorm we had. Hoping everyone enjoys the Labor Day Weekend.

9/11 ceremony

Melanie Cole will be having a 9/11 ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. next to the Unity Fire House. The Post 50 American Legion has been invited, and at the end of the ceremony to be the firing  squad for a 21-gun salute. Several members indicated they plan to attend. Everyone welcome.

Barefoot soldier

The barefoot soldier Maj. Chris Brannigan was marching through town on Friday on his Journey Maine to North Carolina, 1,200 miles, to save his child. He is a British soldier raising money for research for his daughter, 9 years old, Hasti. She has a rare disease, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, LDES, that has no cure or treatment. He wants to raise $3.5 million to create a therapy. To donate, visit hopeforhasti.org. Several folks in town talked to him. He has worked with the Jackson Lab about this.

Clinton Fair

On  Friday, Sept.10, the Clinton Lions Club Fair will have great music shows at 2 and 4 p.m. in the show tent. This is in memory of Bob Elston and the Road Rangers. Bob was a proud member of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. The Road Rangers, including Maine’s best musicians will be there. It is also Seniors Day, $5 per person 62 and older.

Next rabies clinic

On Oct. 16, 9-11 a.m. at Brooks Fire Station by Waldo County Humane Society. Troy one is canceled because of COVID.

Bike race

First-ever Pit Bike Races at Drew’s Hard Knox on Sept. 25. See Frank Drew for info on Facebook.

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to 6-year-old Kameron Doughty! Happy 2nd birthday to Kaylie Doughty! Happy 94th  birthday to Beverly Ingraham!

Swap meet

A Powersports Swap Meet by the Unity Ice Oval folks will be at Unity Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Country Sunday

On Sept. 19 at Searsmont Community Center outdoor music time, 1-5 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, shade and enjoy the country music. They strongly encourage masks.

Fuel assistance

Application time is here; call 338-3025 if you need to apply to get a phone appointment.

Florida friends

My friends Jan and Robert Smith are back in Florida as they left a week early. At least they were able to get the dirt they wanted and seed it down before they left. Thanks to Todd Garnett.

Until next time,

Be safe and stay well. The COVID virus is still around and folks are suffering from it. There are still many veggies to be had at the farm stands nearby. Shop local. Maine-ly Orchards opens Sept. 10 for You-pick. Nothing like a fresh apple crisp or apple pie.

MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair was canceled for this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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