Prospect News

By Barbara A. Tilley | Jun 13, 2014
Photo by: Barbara A. Tilley Our Dog Daisy cooling after running hard.

Prospect News

Barbara A. Tilley


The Prospect Cemetery Association will be holding a meeting in the Community dining room, June 16th. 7:00 PM. All are invited.

At the Prospect Historical Society meeting Monday night, June 9th. ideas and plans for the 220th. Prospect Birthday Party on Oct. 4th. in several areas around town. There will be displays, Horse Shoe Tournament and Kids games at the Marsh School. Porta- Pottys will be available there. Prospect Fire Dept. will be having a Barbecue by the Fire Station, a Food Sale and more displays in the Community Building and if the fund raising goes well-Fire Works in Boynton’s Pit that night. There are more things to be planned but it sounds like it will be a fun day for the whole family. It would be nice to see former residents of the Town come back and visit for the day. There will be no charge for the events. The next meeting will be July 14th. in the dining room. All are invited.

The Society is ordering a 15x12 Plaque to be put on the Marsh School House, showing the building is on the Historical Registry of Maine for all to see.

The date has been set for the August meeting which will be a Picnic at Fort Knox, Noon Time. Everyone will bring something for the table. At the next meeting a list can be made so won’t get duplicates.

There are 3 windows left to be sold in the Marsh School. The cost is $275.00 which includes scrapping, puttying, priming and final top coat of paint and a plaque with the name or names to which they will be dedicated to. A storm window will be installed as the final part of the project. If interested call Carol Johnson at 567-3371.

When the Town of Prospect was incorporated, there were 886 inhabitants and according to the 2010 Census there were 709. We have many more people move in since 2010 but also a lot have moved out and there are many housed for sale. I remember as a child that as a new neighbor moved in, people would give them a House Warming as a welcome to town. They would receive household items, canned food, baked goods and whatever they thought the people could use. Many games of Canasta were played in different houses on a rotating basis on Friday nights and of course there were the Dances Saturday night. Prospect was much more lively back then, now people are to busy to visit and recreate with each other.

Waldo County Fire Fighters Assoc. are having a county wide bottle drive June 10-21st. and the proceeds will benefit the 2015 Fire Fighter Convention. Bottles can be dropped off at Waldo Ave. Redemption Center in Belfast, 10-4 Store and Redemption Center in Montville or MT Bottle Redemption in Searsport. Questions call Lisa or Bill Gillespie at 589-3663.

On Sunday, June 29th. 2:00 PM at the Bank of America Campus. 21 Schoodic Drive, Belfast, Me. The American Legion, District 11, Dept. of Maine will hold a ceremony to honor Waldo County World War 11 Veterans Refreshments will follow ceremony. For questions and info call Lance Weddell (207) 223-5357 .

Happy Father’s Day June 15th. to all Fathers here and in Heaven (that’s where my Dad is and always celebrated in my Heart with him).

The Prospect Community Club held their meeting Thursday night in the dining room and only business discussed was the floor in Maddie’s Place under the walk-in freezer. It has dropped down about 1” from the weight of the cooler and contents so David Terry and his Father, Tim Terry are going to replace a beam and put jacks under this area to support the heavy load. The Community Club will pay for the materials and they will donate their labor, which will be much appreciated by the Club. Next meeting will be July 10th.

The sun is due to return, so fire up your lawnmowers and do that all over again. It smells so fragrant outside our house now as the Flock and Honeysuckle bushes are in full bloom.

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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