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Brooks News

By Melissa McDonald | Jan 10, 2020


We're back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Happy 2020 to you!

Just a reminder: I can't do this column without you - I need your input and news to make it happen, so please get in touch.

Quite a few folks have been traveling (some as far as New Zealand). Pat Donovan and Susan Champa to Florida to visit family. Pat, her brother Ed, sister-in-law Patty, Susan and her sister Mary Jane were able to enjoy dinner together at Chipotle in Clermont, Florida. That must have been an interesting evening. Susan will then move on to her adventure in Ecuador. Looking forward to her posts and photos.

Congratulations to Russell Lord. The Brooks Congregational Church presented the Unsung Hero Award to him Jan. 5 in recognition of a lifetime of exceptional dedication, commitment and support to the Brooks Congregational Church. Well done, Russell! Brooks is lucky to have you!

The Brooks Historical Society 2020 calendar is for sale at the Town Office and the Varney Thrift Store. The theme this year is "Family Memories." Each month features photos, local family histories, stories and memories. Some interesting reads while you get organized.

Spotlight on a Brooks Resident: Vaughn Ellis

- How long in Brooks - "All my life (except while in the Army)."

- Favorite pizza - Supreme (everything)

- Favorite food - Ice cream

- Favorite ice cream flavor - Grape nuts

- Favorite color - Blue

- Favorite song - "How Do I Say Thanks?"

- Car - Chevrolet

- Can you drive a stick? - Learned on a '33 Chevy

- Tattoos - "Negative"

- Astrological sign - Libra

- Early a.m. or night owl - Night

- Tea or Coffee - Coffee

- Favorite animal - Cat

- Favorite holiday - "My least favorite is Halloween"

- First job - Picking beans for Lawrence Brown

- Dream job - Show Biz!

- Hobbies/Interests - Gardening, dancing, singing, Historical Society, church choir, golfing — parred the course at Country View in 1969.



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