Greetings, Brooks. Hope this finds you all well. We were finally able to get some yard work done and gardens are coming alive in this crazy Maine weather.

Many thanks to those who supported the Varney Ladies Fellowship “Spring Fling.” Fundraising was successful and all raffle winners were happy and excited. Both quilts found new homes — one is staying in Brooks and the other is going to Florida. Stay tuned for information on the next event (July) and remember that monies raised support various community programs.

Reminder: Save the date

On Saturday, June 25, there will be a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Brooks Rec Department. It will be followed by the popular “Dancing with the Local Stars” at the Marsh River Theater. So, essentially, a night of dinner and dancing!

More dates to save: June 26, July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 are the dates for upcoming Brooks Historical Society Open Houses. All from 1 to 3 p.m.

Legion gift to Brooks

As you may know, the building housing  the American Legion Post 183 of Brooks was recently sold and the proceeds were presented to the town in a ceremony on Sunday, May 15, at Veterans Park. Dan Miron, acting post commander, said:

“This occasion is one of sadness for the loss of the American Legion post home in Brooks, but we are hopeful that we can keep our Legion membership actively participating in community activities. We owe a debt to those who for many years kept the spirit and presence of the Legion alive in our town.

“Unfortunately, in recent years, many of the old guard have passed on and membership has fallen to the point that we no longer elect a slate of officers. But we have a small cadre of veterans who willingly step up to carry on the traditions of holiday ceremonies which mean so much to many people, especially military families.

“Today we are gathered at this Veterans Park to present a check from the sale of the post home to the town of Brooks for $5,000. This money will help to ensure the continued maintenance of the park. A special thank-you to Jane McLaughlin and Harold Shute for their work to beautify the park.”

Until next time … peace.

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