Prospect News

By Barbara A. Tilley | Aug 07, 2014

Prospect News

Barbara A. Tilley


A reminder of the Bean Supper this Saturday, Aug.9th. 4-6 PM. In the dining room, then there will be two more suppers-Sept.13th. and Oct. 11th. This season has gone by so fast.

The Historical Society will have a Pot Luck Picnic Supper, Aug. 10th. at Noon time and extend an invitation to all to join us. Bring a beverage and a dish to add to the menu. Hot dogs will be cooked on the grill. Don Johnson always brings his gas grill so it can hold more than hot dogs. I read in the Bangor paper there will also be a Dog Show starting there at 11:30, so get there early.

Mr. Clyde Berry of MOCA(Maine Old Cemetery Association) was in town Weds. to check on the DeSilva Cemetery on Bowden’s Point and The Clark Cemetery on the Clark road. Sam and Lois Gianna and their family took it upon themselves to clean up and restore the cemetery by cutting small trees and brush, righting and raising some sunken stones, researching the internet to locate the families of the people buried there. They made White Crosses with known names and placed them on the graves and now have only 3 graves left that have not been identified yet and their daughter and son-in-law made signs for all the old unmarked cemeteries. Two years ago the descendants that have been located (20) came from Florida, Boston North Caroline for a

Ceremony to give it a sign and a service followed by a reception at the Community Club. We were all very proud to share this day with them.

After touring that cemetery, Lois, Jack Emack and Mr. Berry went to the Clark Cemetery to see what Jack had worked on all Spring and Summer of last year. This cemetery had been left alone for many years, trees had fallen on some of the stones, breaking them off and some had almost disappeared in the soft ground. Jack righted many stones and cleared the debris from the area and cut a path on the right of way to get to the cemetery. A sign made by Lois Daughter and Son in law also was nailed to a tree identifying it. Jack and his wife purchased a settee for people to sit and marvel at the area which had so long been forgotten. Mr. Berry was please and impressed with both cemeterys and gave Jack some tips on cleaning the moss and dirt off the stones. A big Thank you to them for all their hard work and thoughtfulness.

Only 56 days to the 220th. Birthday Party/Day for Prospect and much remains to be done. Dee Terry is the Chairman of the Celebration and Gloria Boynton is the Chairman of the Fire Works Committee. If you would like to help, give them a call. Carol Johnson is in charge of the Open House of the Marsh School House and there will be many displays there. Jenny McVeigh is in charge of the Children’s Activities, Fire Dept. in charge of the Cook Out and so on. Should be a big day and hope many people return to their roots for the day. Linda Gamble. President of the Community Club will be in charge of the Parade.

Sept. 8th. 7:00 PM, Professor of History, Mr. Todd Siebold of the College of the Atlantic will speak at the Community Club dining room about different kinds of apples and we are extending an invitation to all t5o hear what he has to say. Light refreshments will be served.

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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