Brooks Town News

By Frank Champa | Jun 04, 2013

The Marsh River Theater will open its season with the Rodgers and Hammerstien musical "The Sound of Music". The show that was turned into a movie starring Julie Andrews in the early 1960's, is based on the true story about the VonTrappe family in the pre-world war two era in Austria. The Show features Kate Hall as Maria and a whole troupe of local kids as the 7 VonTrappe children. The musical includes favorite songs like "The Sound of Music" "My Favorite Things" "Climb Every Mountain" "Do, Re, Mi" "16 Going on 17" and more. Dates for this show are: June 21,22, 28 and 29 at 7:30pm and June 30 at 2:00pm. Call the box office at 722-4110 for tickets.

Brooks Historical Society (at the Pilley House) will be holding an Open House on Sunday afternoon, June 23rd, from 1 - 4 pm, featuring dresses of the 50's and 60's (especially prom gowns). The Public is Welcome and especially all Morse Memorial graduates are invited to attend. Enjoy a blast from the past with outdoor music (weather permitting). Refreshments available on the porch. Spread the word!

The Brooks Park Boosters are looking for volunteers for the 60th annual 4th of July Hay Days celebration. Anyone who signs up to volunteer for 4 hours or more will recieve free admission to the park for the day. Volunteers are needed to work in the cook shack, man the Maine Jump blow-up "rides", act as runners, trash duty, man the kids games and more. Please contact Frank Champa, volunteer coodinatior to sign up at 722-3893.

The Brooks Park Boosters Farmers Market has begun its season in the parking lot of the Brooks Town Hall. The market features many vendors selling things from vegetables to baked goods and local meats as well as crafts. The market is open every Saturday from 9am until 1pm, rain or shine.

Brooks Communtiy Day was held for the 4th year the last weekend in May again. The weather was a bit disappointing this year, but it still was a grand day. The day brought together many local organizations and groups to celebrate Brooks. The 3rd annual Pies on Parade saw 30 people walking around and eating pie. I would like to thank all that baked pie, ate pie and watched people eat pie this year. The Booster Club made $350 for the 4th of July celebration. The Brooks Fire department held a car was for emergency equipment that raised over $1000. So even though it was a rainy overcat day, it turned out to be ok. 

The real estate market seems to be rebounding as several vacant houses in the village have been sold. The most notable being Delmont Clark's house on the corner to a mother and son who intend to fix it up and live there. We wish them all the luck and can't wait to see it fixed up. 

My sister Kathleen Schiessl has been traveling to Baltimore for surgery this past few months. She had found out that her breast cancer had spread to her brain and is getting treatment at Johns Hopkins. The Schiessls would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes as they fight this new battle.

The Brooks Park Boosters is the proud recipiant of a grant from The Maine Communtiy Foundations Waldo County Fund to create a garden workshop series. The money awarded to the Boosters will pay the teaching fee for each facilitatior and make the gardening workshops free to the public. The Brooks Park Boosters would like to thank the Waldo County Fund for their support of this program. Future workshops will be announced as they are scheduled.

The Booster Club would also like to thank FedCo for the donation of 30 low bushes and fruit trees for the park. These trees were planted this past week by Lauren and Bill Errickson and Izzy McKay.

The June Community pot Luck will Be June 16 at 6:30. As always the Communtiy Pot Luck is open to everyone and costs nothing except to bring a dish of food to share with the group. The pot luck is held at The Varney Building on rt 7 next to the Brooks Congregational Church.



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