Hello Monroe!

Spring is quickly barreling toward summer, and weeks and weekends are getting busy again. Seeds soon to be sown and fields soon to be hayed!

Memorial Day in Monroe

The Monroe Lions Club is eager to host Memorial Day in Monroe after missing the last two because of the pandemic.

Festivities start at 11 a.m. with the annual parade; line-up is at the Monroe Elementary School and the route proceeds along Main Street, finishing at Gesner Park. At the park after the parade, find the infamous chicken barbecue, carnival games and prizes for children, French fries, hot dogs and soda, pies made by the church, Stone Fox Farm ice cream, an informational table highlighting park projects, and more. Hope to see you there!

New at the library

The latest titles to hit the shelves at the Monroe Community Library include: “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea, “Six Walks in the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau” by Ben Shattuck, “Lucky Turtle” by Bill Roorbach, “Unlikely Animals” by Annie Hartnett, “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy” by Jamie Raskin, “City on Fire” by Don Winslow, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin, and “Each Little Bird that Sings” by Deborah Wiles.

Find those titles and more, Mondays and Fridays (and all Saturdays in June!) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Wednesdays between 4 and 7 p.m.

Barn dance recap

Over 150 attendees came out to brave the hot temperatures and hungry black flies at Rosemoore Farm in Monroe May 14, enjoying music, a photo booth, French fries and other snacks. Admission donations and 50/50 ticket sales brought in just over $3,600, all of which has been deposited into the Gesner Park new playground fund. It was a wonderful evening of community spirit!

Source: Facebook

Scenes from the successful barn dance fundraiser held at The Barn at Rosemoore in Monroe. Neighbors from Monroe and surrounding communities came out in support of the new playground to be installed at Gesner Park. Source: Facebook


Summer hours

Monroe Country Store switches to “summer hours” (Memorial Day through Labor Day): open Monday – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Have a great week!




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