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Hello Waldo!

Mark your calendars for the Rena Whitney Scholarship supper on Saturday, March 19, 4-6 p.m. at the Waldo community building. This will be an Italian-themed potluck supper. The last supper was in 2019, so come out and show support. The Waldo Boosters manage the scholarship fund and are asking for a goodwill donation. Please join them for good food and friendly conversation.

Greg Coleman, who is part of the Waldo Boosters, shared with me that the scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Waldo who plans to attend a two- or four-year college (they would qualify for a traditional scholarship of $500), or a Waldo resident who needs to enroll in a workshop, conference, or class to become certified to do a job for which they’ve found employment (they would quality for a nontraditional scholarship of $250).

Applicants are required to complete an application (copies are available at Mount View High School or the Town Office from Sandra Smith). The Boosters do not always receive requests for an application; this is largely dependent on whether there are seniors living in Waldo currently. Traditional scholarship recipients receive the $500 after they have successfully completed their first semester.

If you’re unable to make it or are not yet comfortable attending in-person indoor gatherings, you can still support the scholarship by making a check out to Rena Whitney Scholarship and mailing it to Gregory Coleman, 98 Waterville Road, Waldo, ME 04915.

For more information you can call Greg Coleman at 342-5646.

The red-winged blackbirds and the mourning doves have returned. The call of the doves, in particular, evokes a sense of nostalgia for me; I feel reconnected to the season ahead and the natural landscape, which is especially nice after a very wintery winter!

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