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By Melissa McDonald | Nov 15, 2019


Hello. It's been cold out there! Lots of holiday-related events coming up.

The Brooks Congregational Church and Brooks Action Group invite you to Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28. This annual event is held at the Varney Building, 24 Veterans Highway, Brooks. The public is welcome, and there is no charge. We began serving at 1 p.m. If you need a ride, please call the church office at 505-5571. If you have never attended, I urge you to do so. There is a real sense of community (not unlike the first Thanksgiving) and a bounty of outrageously great food. Hope to see you there.

The Brooks Holiday Celebration will be Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Varney Building. Schedule of events: Schedule of events: 2 - 3 p.m., kids' arts and crafts; 3 p.m., Santa arrives; 3 - 4 p.m., pictures with Santa.

For more information, call Mike at 722-3236 or Jane at 722-3254. This is always a fun time, and the children really enjoy the arts and crafts.

The Brooks Country Christmas will be Sunday, Dec. 8, beginning at 3:30 p.m., Brooks Congregational Church, 22 Veterans Highway.

Join us for a singalong featuring individual performances. Soups and breads to follow at the Varney Building. If you or your group would be interested in taking part, we'd love to have you. We're looking for musicians, singers and storytellers.

Please call Mike at 722-3236 or Melissa at 323-9347.

Spotlight on a Brooks Resident: Ray Quimby (aka Bunk)

Disclaimer: Questions were answered without benefit of legal counsel.

- How long in Brooks: "My whole life except when I wasn't here. I live in the house I grew up in."

- Favorite color: Chromatically challenged

- Favorite pizza: Ham and black olive

- Favorite animal: Labradoodle

- Pet: Cat stepfather

- First job: Shoveling chicken manure

- Dream job: Airline pilot

- Morning or night: Morning

- Tea or coffee: Coffee (Allen's)

- Car: Corvette

- Can you drive a stick?: Does a hobby horse have a wooden head?

- Astrological sign: Orion

- Favorite movie: "If you build it, they will come."

- Favorite food: "Real" ice cream (homemade)

- Hobbies/interests: Astronomy, Celtics, relativity

- Tattoo(s): I got a tattoo of a cherry at the festival in Traverse City. It washed off after a week. I'd consider a Celtics themed tattoo in the future.

- Favorite song(s): Music defines our culture and at this time we need songs with lyrics of hope and togetherness. "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" by the New Seekers and "Get Together" by The Youngbloods.

- Slogan: M-A-T-H. Make America Think Again.








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