Hello Monroe!

I’m stuck in that struggle of wanting to pack away everything pumpkin and fall and bust out everything holiday and winter, but the shift is hard for me with such warm recent temperatures and lack of snow and white. Perhaps it’ll happen in a few more weeks! Oliver and Nolan and the chickens are enjoying the colorful string of bulbs we strung along the chicken coop fence a few weeks ago and plugged in early. Oliver likes the blue bulbs and I like the purple.

Dessert auction

The Monroe PTO is hosting its annual and infamous Dessert Auction on Monday, Nov. 21, at Monroe Elementary School, 36 W. Main St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bidding begins at 6 p.m. sharp!

Snacks will be available to purchase during the auction and a student art show will be on display. All funds raised that evening will be going to the Monroe PTO. Darlene Charrier, former longtime and loved kindergarten and first grade teacher at the elementary school, will be acting auctioneer. In the event of inclement weather, the auction will move to Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Everyone is welcome to attend; this is a fantastic opportunity to support the school and get a jump on your holiday dessert stash.

Election results

In Monroe, 530 registered residents cast votes in Maine’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. For governor, Mills received 303 votes, LePage 206 and Hunkler 18. For state senator, Curry received 298 and Kinney 222. For District 38 representative to the Legislature, Hymes received 208, Stanicki 198 and Garrold 108. For sheriff, Trundy received 302 votes to Boisvert’s 215. For District 2 representative to Congress, Golden received 288 votes, Poliquin 182 and Bond 49.

Save the dates

Nov. 26 – Saturday Storytime at Monroe Community Library, 11 a.m.

Dec. 3 – Holiday Gathering —- Monroe Style. Hosted by Friends of Gesner Park Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Monroe Town Hall.

Dec. 14 – Friends of Gesner Park monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Monroe Town Hall.

Have a great week!

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