Greetings, Brooks, and happy November. We have quite a few things to get to this week.

Oliver, left, and Nolan Stubbs, grandsons of Jane McLaughlin of Brooks, at the town’s Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration. Courtesy of Jane McLaughlin

The Brooks Rec Department would like to thank everyone for the wonderful Trunk or Treat held at the Community Park. Special thanks to the “trunks,” to Carol Hegstrom for the great signs, Jane and Mike Wilson for the spooky Beano building, Cal’s French fries, DJ Holly Parker, JP Wentworth cider, Harold Shute for the hay rides, everyone who donated candy and the witches!

It was a spectacular event with more than 200 visitors and a beautiful night to be out and about. See you next year!

Some of the more than 200 people who turned out for Brooks’ Trunk or Treat at the Community Park. Courtesy of Pat Donovan

A great big thank-you to all those who participated in the recent Halloween Tea to benefit the Marsh River Theater. There were great food, costumes and decorations. Your generosity and support are crucial to the many projects that are in the works at the theater. We are already looking forward to the next season.

The Brooks Action Group was pleased to be able to hold their first Senior Lunch after a long hiatus. Many thanks to the cooks, servers, clean-up crew and, of course, the attendees. It was so nice to finally see everyone (and enjoy chicken pot pie). Next month’s lunch is on Tuesday, Dec. 6. We hope to see you there.

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Varney Ladies Fellowship is holding a “Fall/Get Ready for Christmas Fair.” This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Varney Memorial Building, 24 Veterans Highway in Brooks. In addition, there will be a sneak preview on Friday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a lot going on including baked goods (to eat there or take home), crafts, cookie canisters to fill, house plants, white elephant table, ornament grab stocking and more. Homemade soups will be available later in the day.

The “Nautical Images” twin quilt and the “Lighthouse” queen quilt raffle drawing will take place at 1 p.m. There is still time to purchase raffle tickets (Thrift Store, Ralph’s Cafe, Town Office and any Fellowship member). Feel free to contact me for any further information. I hope you can attend. Members have worked very hard to put this event together for a worthy cause.

The annual meeting of the Marsh River Cooperative will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. They hope to hold the meeting in person at the Co-op (although they are looking at maybe trying a livestream with a chat function for those who might not be able to make it in person). Details are still a bit up in the air, but the meeting usually includes a potluck and goodies. Call the Co-op at 722-3053 for more information.

Until next time … peace.


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