Hello Monroe!

I hope you’ve been soaking up the warm October weather of late. The wind chime is clanging and rain and wind pelt the house as I submit this column. Guessing not many colorful leaves will remain on the branches after this storm makes its way out.

Tulip bulb sale

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you’re invited to Seek-No-Further Farmstead at 522 West Main St. to stock up on fall bulbs for spring blooms! Two dozen unique and hard-to-find varieties, including single, double, parrot and fringed tulips, will be available for purchase.

Church fair

Monroe Community Church at 28 W. Main St., will host its annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 29. Come and find coffee and cinnamon rolls, other sweets, food and baked goods, bread, pies, candy, plants, books, soups to go, white elephant table, crafts and more!

Library theme basket

There are just a few days left to purchase tickets for the Monroe Library Halloween Basket raffle. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased during library hours (Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.). This beautiful birch bark-covered basket is filled with fun and fanciful Halloween characters that will delight kids and collectors! The winner will be drawn on Oct. 22.

Worth celebrating

Connor Aitken, center, with his proud mother and brother, who traveled to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to be with Connor as he graduated from Army basic training. Courtesy of Shawna Aitken


Save the dates

Oct. 22 – Saturday Storytime for children at Monroe Library, 11 a.m.

Oct. 29 – Trunk or Treat and More! at Gesner Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Come for tractor hayrides, pumpkin activities, trick or treating, fresh pressed cider, a chili cookoff and potluck, and more! Brought to you by the Friends of Gesner Park.

Nov. 4 and 5 – Monroe Library Holiday Sale.

Nov. 12 – Monroe Lions Club Hunters Breakfast. Have a great week!


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