Monroe Town News

By April Small | Aug 31, 2012
Courtesy of: Jackie Robbins Martha Smith was presented the Boston Post Cane and a certificate declaring her the oldest resident in Monroe. Martha recently celebrated her 100th birthday.


Boston Post Cane presented

On Aug. 25 at an open house celebration, Martha Smith, who turned 100 years old, was awarded the Boston Post Cane as the oldest citizen of Monroe. It was presented by her daughter, Sue, and Selectman Jackie Robbins. A photo of Martha will also be hung in the Town Hall.On behalf of the citizens of Monroe, happy birthday and congratulations to you, Martha.

Book discussion group

The Monroe Community Library book discussion group will meet Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall to plan its selections for the coming season. Those attending should bring suggestions for the books they would like to read and discuss. Newcomers are encouraged and very welcome! For further information, contact Ann Fogg at 525-4414 or e-mail

8th Annual Monroe Art Show

Monroe-area artists working in any medium are invited to enter their work in the 8th Annual Monroe Art Show, a free cultural event sponsored by the Monroe Community Library. This year's show will open Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7-9 p.m. and continue Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It will be held in the Town Hall on the second floor and refreshments will be served. If you are not a citizen of Monroe, your submission is no longer required to reflect a Monroe scene or subject.

All entries should be original work in any of the following seven categories: painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, textiles or woodworking. All drawings, paintings and photos should be framed. Submissions should be delivered to the Monroe Town Hall between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28, unless other arrangements a made in advance.

No more than two submissions per category. For more information or questions, contact Sharon Smith at 525-3264 or e-mail her at

Senior Girl Scout fundraiser

A fundraiser to benefit the area's Senior Girl Scouts will be held Sept. 22 from 2-6 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse. The Fall Family Day dinner and silent auction is to raise funds for a trip to Europe next summer. Carnival-like games will be organized and balloon artist Kyle Edgerly will be on hand creating balloon animals for the kids. Dinner will be served starting at 4 p.m. The silent auction runs from 2-6 p.m., with winners being announced at 6.Tickets are being sold in advance. Cost is $10 for teens and adults, $7 for age 3-10, and 2 and under free. Silent auction items will include themed baskets, gift certificates from local businesses and artists, and will include offerings for services. For more information or to purchase tickets or make a donation to the auction, contact Meredith Hill at 322-4048 or Lynnette Moore at 323-1653.

Benefit for Waldo Pomona Grange #12

A turkey supper with all the fixings will be held Sept. 29, at the Knox Grange Hall from 4:30-6 p.m. to benefit Waldo Pomona Grange #12. Cost is adults $7 and children 5-12 $3, under 5 free.

Grange #579 public supper

Knox Station Grange #579 is holding a public supper Sept. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. It will be baked ham, baked beans, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, beverages and pies. Adults will be $7, children 12 and under $3.

Future MSAD 3 Fundraiser Reminder

Depot Country Store Manager Valerie Tweedie and store owner Barry McCormick recently presented a check for $1000 to Future MSAD 3 board member Vera McCormick to support the upcoming golf tournament to help raise money for Future's continued efforts at the new Mount View Complex and athletic facilities.

The 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Country View Golf Club begins Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at the scenic Brooks facility. Team fees include continental breakfast,18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch and prizes. Sponsors and gift donors wishing to participate are encouraged to contact George Faulkner at 930-0287 for information.

All the net proceeds of the tournament will go to Future MSAD 3 a nonprofit 501(c) (3) volunteer community-led organization. For more information on Future and their purpose visit their website at

Benefit supper for Leon Moody

There will be a spaghetti supper on Friday, Oct. 12, to benefit longtime Monroe resident Leon Moody, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The supper will be held in Belfast from 4:30-7 p.m. on Main Street at the Improved Order of Redmen, Tarratine Tribe #13 Hall. The suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12 would be appreciated. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and possibly a silent auction. I will post more information as details become available. Please pass the word.

On a personal note

As I am sure many people are aware,there has been a dramatic increase in burglary and theft, as well as vandalism instances in the area, and Monroe is no exception. A recent discovery was made at Gesnor Park during the Moody-Dickey family reunion that was held on Aug. 25. Someone had broken into one of the buildings in the back of the park and done a good deal of damage to the roof. It is a sad day when something that the citizens of Monroe have worked so hard to create and maintain is damaged and violated in such a manner. If anyone thinks that they may have seen any suspicious activity the day or so before that, please contact the Waldo County Sheriff's Office at 338-2040.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jeff Davis | Aug 31, 2012 15:08

It is always nice to see the Boston Post Cane being presented. Congradulations, Mrs. Smith.

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