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By Meredith Toumayan | Jun 26, 2020
Courtesy of: Nancy Patrick Air Force veteran Elson Patrick, wrapped in his Quilt of Valor on his 90th birthday.


Happy July Fourth to you all! Events and parades may be few and far between, but Tattooed Dad Brewing Co. will be hosting local band The Rugged on the Fourth for an outdoor evening of music that starts at 4:30 p.m.

Join me in wishing happy 90th birthday to Elson Patrick! Mr. Patrick enjoyed a family barbecue this past weekend with a special surprise. He was nominated and selected to receive a Quilt of Valor. This handmade red, white and blue quilt was personally presented at the barbecue by representatives from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Mr. Patrick served for 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a master sergeant. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Free summer meals for kids, teens

Summer Meal Program begins Monday, July 6, and runs through Friday, Aug. 14. You may pick up two breakfasts and two lunches each Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the weeks the program is being offered. The pickup times and locations are as follows:

Jackson Town Office: 12:15-1 p.m.

Monroe Elementary School: 11:15 a.m.-noon

Morse Memorial School: 11:15 a.m.-noon

Waldo Town Office: 12:15-1 p.m.

Walker Elementary School: 12:15-1 p.m.

Mount View Complex: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Unity Elementary School: 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Unity by the Stream Mobile Home Park: noon-12:30 p.m.

Field of Dreams Park: 11:15 a.m.-noon

Troy Central School: 12:15-1 p.m.

The Summer Meal Program is sponsored by Regional School Unit 3 Food Service Program. Questions/concerns, contact Tina Fabian 568-4607

Jackson held its town meeting the morning of June 20. It was held at the Fire Station with the engines moved outside and the big doors opened up for adequate distancing. There were about 25 townspeople in attendance. Bryan Menard was reelected into this year’s open selectman’s seat. The town approved a three-year contract with Matt Brown for winter plowing. (His was the only bid received). Dale Hustus Jr. was voted in as the new Emergency Management Agency representative. Marlene Thompson will continue as town sexton and Don Nickerson as fire chief. Our all-volunteer Fire Department is always in need of new fire team members. Please reach out to Don at 722-3373 if you are interested in serving in the Jackson Fire Department.

Please note: The Jackson Planning Board is not holding regular meetings at this time; however the board will convene to respond to any time-sensitive issues. Please contact the Town Office if you have a need that requires Planning Board review.

Spotlight on local business

Tattooed Dad Brewing Co. is Jackson’s very own brew company, located at 894 Moosehead Trail (Route 7). Cody and Jenny Tibbetts brew a variety of beers -- all good! They have reopened with plenty of outdoor seating; regular hours are Friday and Saturday, 3-7 p.m., and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Come on down!

Randy’s Busted Knuckle Repair is a small engine repair, maintenance and tune-up service found at 108 Village Road. Randy’s industrious and resourceful repairs include small engines for every season, from snowmobiles, snowblowers and generators to chainsaws, trimmers, mowers and ATVs — along with a few antique cars for good measure.

Call for drop-off at 722-3627 or 323-0237.


Quilt of Valor that was presented to 22-year veteran Elson Patrick on his 90th birthday.
Elson Patrick (Courtesy of: Nancy Patrick)
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