Monroe Town News

By Ashlie Stubbs | Nov 02, 2019
Monroe’s Sawyer Inman and Joe Lepore of the Mount View football team after a season finale 55-0 win over Washington Academy. Also on the team from Monroe, but not shown, Oliver Brown.


A windy welcome to November, Monroe!

Oliver dressed as a cow and has his first Halloween in the books. I’ll admit I didn’t put much thought or effort into his first costume. At 3 months old, I’m not banking on him recalling the events in any detail. In future years, I’m sure we’ll have a little more fun as he develops a personality and helps make decisions!

A big thank you to Kristin and crew at the Monroe Country Store for hosting the town's first Trunk or Treat. Despite the weather, a dozen or so “trunks” gathered to pass out candy, including one of the town’s fire trucks! Kids also enjoyed decorating sugar cookies in the store dining area.

It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. Oliver met Beau, a baby boy just a little older than he, who lives in town. I’m THANKFUL for community events; they open doors at a level social media sometimes can’t. What are you THANKFUL for this month?

Around town

The benefit supper for Roland Clements is happening Sunday, Nov. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Monroe Elementary School. All money raised will help with costs associated with Roland’s fight against sarcoma. He has finished rounds of radiation and undergone surgery to remove the mass.

Spaghetti with or without meatballs, salads, bread and Stone Fox Farm ice cream will be served. Free will donations will be accepted at the door. Bring family and friends and help support one of our community’s own!

The Monroe Community Church is very supportive of our diverse community and is exploring ways of making our church as inclusive as possible. The United Church of Christ calls this process becoming an Open and Affirming church.

If you are curious about what this means and would like to provide input and/or participate, we invite you to attend our next meeting in the upper office of the Monroe Community Church, 28 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

For more information, feel free to contact Pastor Bob Evans, 525-3256, or Suzanne Hall, 525-8527.

Monroe Food for All will be serving ham salad on a ginger roll, carrot soup, and surprise dessert on Thursday, Nov. 7. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m. Join friends and neighbors in the Fellowship Hall of the Monroe Church for a delicious, free-will donation meal.

Save the date

Nov. 16 - Monroe Lions Club Hunters Breakfast. 5 to 10 a.m. in the Monroe Church Fellowship Hall. More details in the next column.

Nov. 25 - deadline to order homemade pies from Monroe Country Store. Order forms are available on the store counter, or call 525-3300 and place your order.

Have a wonderful week!

Oliver and mom Ashlie Stubbs at Monroe Country Store Trunk or Treat on Halloween.
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