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Hello Monroe!

As Nolan still likes to wake up a time or two in the night to say hello to me, I don’t often willingly get up early enough to catch the sunrise. Early April ushered in some beautiful ones, and Jacki Robbins captured and shared this stunner.

‘A Monroe Morning’ captured along a backroad by Jacki Robbins of Monroe.

Easter services

Reverend Bob Evans of the Monroe Community Church, UCC, invites any and all to the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services at 5:30 p.m., Easter Sunrise Service at 5:45 a.m. at Gesner Park in Monroe and 9 a.m. Easter service at the church. The Reverend shares, “If you are feeling empty, or have questions concerning the mystery of life, we invite you to join us while we explore the meaning of Easter, salvation and resurrection… We are an open and affirming congregation and believe in lifting each other up as we imitate what we see our God also doing.”

Worth celebrating

Congratulations to McKenna Gibbs, daughter of John Gibbs and Lisa Mosher, for passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and now being a Registered Nurse!

New at the library

Have you been into the library lately? Lots of new material is waiting to be checked out by you, including Oscar winning DVDs ‘West Side Story’, ‘King Richard’, ‘Belfast’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ and ‘Dune’; and books ‘Run Rose Run’ by Dolly Parton and James Patterson, ‘French Braid’ by Anne Tyler, ‘The Love of my Life’ by Rosie Walsh, ‘The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness’ by Meghan O’Rourke, ‘Mecca’ by Susan Straight, ‘The Girl Who Drank the Moon’ and ‘The Ogress and Orphans’ by Kelly Barnhill, and book number 17 in the Maisie Dobbs series, ’A Sunlit Weapon’ by Jacqueline Winspear.

A reminder that hours are Monday and Friday and the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Last call!

Final reminder that on Saturday, April 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. an egg hunt is happening Gesner Park! The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp, with a separate space for those ages 4 and under to “hunt” in! Ages 5-12 will be finding eggs hidden throughout the park. Bring a basket to collect your eggs, and hang around for bubbles, chalk art, complimentary refreshments and a chance to see the Easter Bunny!

Have a great week!

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