Prospect News

By Barbara A. Tilley | May 23, 2014

Prospect News

Barbara A. Tilley


This will be a busy weekend for many people and a lot of traffic on the roads. Please be alert and vigilant and have a great Holiday. We will be honoring our Fallen and Family that have passed with Services and Parades. Hope that the Weatherman will co-operate with good weather-if it rains there will be no Parade but the services will be in the Fire House.

I want to thank Vivian Smart for the picture she gave me of the 32 Service People from Prospect, which was collected in the ’50 and ‘60’s I believe. This picture will be another one that will be on display in Oct. at the Marsh School. Thank You Vivian.

The winner of the Raymond Webster, Sr. $250. Scholarship given by the Prospect Community Club, was Austin Sargent, who will be going to Vocational School in Bangor. We wish him much luck and the Scholarship will be paid to him after the first semester.

Have TV’s, Computers and Electronics that you want to get rid of? Get a (free) permit at the Town Office by Thursday, May 29th. so they can fax a list of what you want to dispose of down to Stockton Springs Town Office. Take the permit with you to prove that you are a resident of Prospect down to the Stockton Springs Town Garage on Cape Jellison and they will take care of it for you.

The Town wide Clean-up will take place June 7th. There is a list at the Town Office of what you can get rid of then. No electronics, tires or liquids but most everything else. Have items at the end of your driveway by 7:00 AM.

The Primarys are coming up June 10th. and the Polls will be open 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, in the Town Office.

Our deck has been a site of mass confusion with all the birds trying to feed at the same time. Last Sunday we had 14 different birds out there. Pine Siskin, Gold Finch, Purple Finch, Cardinals, Tufted Titmouse, Humming Birds, Nut Hatch, Red Wing Black Birds, Blue Jay, Woodpeckers, Chickadees, Mourning Doves, Cat Birds and the Baltimore did come back and love the grape jelly more than the oranges. Needless to say, we have to buy more seed soon but do not mind as they are so much fun to watch.

The collection of bottles and cans for the Prospect Concerns Emergency Fuel Fund are beginning to add up. If you want to, you may also drop them off at the Redemption Center in Bucksport and they will count them and credited them to our account. Thank you for your donations.

Did you know that Prospect had a Shoe Maker and ours was Nemiah Mudgett? His shop was on the corner where the Memorial now stands and was the local shoemaker for many years and his cooper –toes boots were one of his most prized possessions.

Quite a feat! In 1909, Percy Ginn furnished his entire house on the Bowden’s Point Road for $257.00. The house had 10 rooms that included 5 bedrooms, a parlor and kitchen. The price included all the furniture , kitchenware and stoves for the entire house. I am getting this information from a book, History of Prospect, Me 1759-1979 written by Alice V. Ellis. There are still copies of this book for sale at the Town Office. Very interesting and tells of life the way it used to be. A good reference tool. As we get closer to the 220 year Birthday of Prospect to be celebrated in Oct. there will be more information printed. Prospect was an industrious town at one time.

I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember those that need a card or a prayer. God Bless you all.

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