Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Aug 22, 2014

The Demolition Derby at the Union Fair last Saturday was very exciting indeed! For once, we were organized enough to head down early and find outside bleacher seats. We were mere feet from the action! At one point one of the cars was hit so hard up against the cement blocks on the exterior of the track that it was pushed up and over, coming to rest pointing up and dangling over the block! We ran into some friends walking around and had a great time. This is one of our favorite fairs of all time.

It looks like their finally gearing up to do some road work on Halldale and Burnham Hill Roads. Hallelujiah! I had gotten into a groove of which holes to avoid and what side of the road to drive on to lessen the chance of bottoming-out. It is like an obstacle course. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Montville Town News
The Montville Historical Society is open on Monday evenings from 6-8pm until September 15th. There are photographs of the Waldo County Eastern Illustrating Collection on display. The photographs are of surrounding communities. Many thanks to the Penobscot Marine Museum for extending  the display of the images a little longer. The Montville Historical Society is located in the little red school house on Center Road, next to the town office.

On August 17th the historic North Montville Baptist church held their annual music show with an ice cream social and pot luck dinner. There was also a pie auction. According to the church's oldest member, 94 year-old Winnie Hall, the annual ice cream social has been taking place since her early childhood! On September 7th, Annie Borregine will be guest minister.

News from Liberty Library
Outrageous Banjo - Thurs., Aug. 28, 7:00 @ Liberty Community Hall
Plunk meets funk when Banjoist Peter Mezoian updates the American Song Book. He has been influenced by such musicians as Les Paul, Irving Berlin, Eddie Peabody, Harry Reser, Bing Crosby, Stevie Wonder, Don Reno, Django Rheinhard, broadway showtunes, bluegrass, swing, ragtime, and early American popular songs. Peter spent 2 decades touring the world on the main stage of over 50 different cruise ships, as well as theaters and music festivals in England and the U.S. Fun for whole family! FREE admission.

We need help to provide food for sale at the show. Can you bring some cookies, candy, popcorn, or other finger-food? Please bring your donation to the Community Hall after 6:00 p.m. or drop it off at the library anytime on Thursday. Please package baked goods in single portions.

Listen to “Outrageous Banjo” at Celebrate the end of summer at this fabulous concert!

Thanks for your support!
The pie sale and the Pick-a-Prize Raffle were very successful! Thank you for your support at these sales and the previous sales throughout the summer. Almost all attendees at the Story Slam told an “Oops!” story, and lots of laughter ensued. Look for participants wearing their original Story Slam t-shirt around town, thanks to Liberty Graphics.

We set a new record!
The Library loaned 534 items during the month of July, setting a new monthly record! The downloading of eBooks and audiobooks from Download Library has also been quite popular with 50 items downloaded by patrons in July. A reminder to our summer residents - Download Library is available to you throughout the year. All you need is a library membership!

Fizz, Boom, Read! for Kids at the Library this Summer
There will be one more Science-themed Story Time on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10:30. The theme is the human body. Story Time for preschool children will continue in September at the same time. A brochure with topics will be forthcoming.

School Starts Tuesday, September 2
Just a reminder that the first day of school for students in grades K-5, grade 6 and grade 9 will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  For grades 7,8 and 10 through 12 the first day will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014.  Keep an eye out for students waiting for buses. Welcome back to school everybody!

That's about it for this week. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email or give me a call. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00.

Until next time.

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