Brooks Town News

By Frank Champa | Nov 24, 2012


Don't miss the last show of the season at the Marsh River Theater, "It's a Wonderful Life, a 1940's Radio Show." The show will play two weekends this year, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. The show is like being in the studio audience of a 1940s radio broadcast, complete with commercials. "It's a Wonderful Life" stars Matt Littlefield, Amanda Stover, Jen Albee, Sue Hall and Frank Champa, doing all the voices from the movie. The show also features two Foley artists, Donna Herkel and Susan Champa. Come on down and join in the fun! Call the box office for tickets at 722-4110.

The Marsh River Theater is also holding a survey to see what you would like to see in the 2013 season. You can find the survey online at HTTPS://

Santa in Brooks

The Brooks Holiday Celebration will be Sunday, Dec. 2, this year. The parade will start at 5 p.m. at Morse Memorial and work its way down Jewel Street, then down Route 7 and to the Town Office. Carols will be sung on the porch, and the annual reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" will take place. Anyone who would like to decorate their car or truck with stuff and lights for the parade can do so. Have your vehicle at Morse Memorial at 4:30 to join in the parade. Santa will arrive at town hall at approximately 5:30-6 p.m.

Potluck suppah

There will be a community potluck on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Varney Building. Bring a dish to share with the group. This is, as always, a free event.

Farmers Market

The Brooks Park Boosters Winter Farmers Market will be held at the Varney Building on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 22. The market features local meat, baked goods, herbs, jams, teas as well as many other items. The market opens at 9 a.m. and stays open until 1 p.m. This is your chance to stock up on local goods for the winter.

Care packages

The Harvest Home Grange will be putting together care packages and cards for soldiers overseas, if you believe in this cause and would like to help, they will be putting everything together on Dec 2 at the Grange and mailing it out on Dec. 3. They will be gathering fudge, cookies, and brownies, cards, stationery envelopes, stamps, socks. If you would like to contribute, the grange certainly will welcome it. Please, nothing with nuts, as some may be allergic. Contact Paul Corbin if you can and want to help.

Holiday concert

The annual country Christmas concert will be held at the Brooks Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec. 16. Come listen to Christmas carols sung by your neighbors. You don't want to miss this Brooks tradition.

Food drive

The Brooks Congregational Church Food Pantry is having a food drive. Bring any canned or dry food to Ralph's Cafe during the months of November and December to support local families in need. Food items may also be brought to any of the community potlucks.

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