by Alice Hoyt
Judith Grover tent 17 DUVCW met on May 10 at the Grange Hall for a regular meeting. Seven members were present. Michelle reported five members of Judith Grover tent attended a meeting of tent 19 in Norway.
A resolution from tent 23 was read. This will be voted on at Department Convention. The Lester Swan gravestone was discussed. Memorial Day plans were discussed. Sally has asked Wayne Hakala to speak. He will if we don’t find anyone else before than. Sally dropped a note to Mrs. Fer-land about the essays at school; she will check on them. Band is coming and Sally has purchased a speaker system to use at Memorial. Flags were taken to put on cemeteries. Calls reported: 20. Elsie Bonney received mystery package. Next meeting will be at Grange Hall on June 14.
Beth and Steve Hoover, Ken and Alice Hoyt, Robert Hoyt, Chris Hoyt and Maggie Hoyt attended Marybeth Hoover’s graduation from Pensacola Christian College, Fla., on Wednesday, May 12. Af-ter spending a week in Florida, they all returned home on May 15. Also attending the graduation was Mrs. Kay Hoover from New York. After a brief vacation at home, Marybeth leaves on a mission trip to Papua, New Guinea, for two weeks.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday school at 9:15, morning worship at 10:30, evening ser-vice at 6 p.m. Youth group at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday followed by prayer meeting at 6:30. Upcoming events: fifth Sunday lunch and afternoon service on May 30. Greg and Janet Peterson, missionaries to Zambia, Africa, will be there. Bring a dish to share for the lunch. Set-up for lunch is Saturday at 10 a.m. June 5, Vacation Bible School meeting at 10 a.m. June 28-July 2, Vacation Bible School. Mis-sionary Mariano Proto and his family will be here for V.B.S.
Franklin Grange 124 met on Monday, May 17, to present the Community Service Award to Wayne Howe. Wayne retired last year after teaching many years. Program is as follows: opening thought, opening song, “This is My Father’s World,” Grange proclamation read by Bertha DeHaas. Wayne was escorted to the altar to receive the Community Service Award for his years of teaching young people. The award was presented by state officers Harold and Mildred Parsons. The Bobcat Fusion, a group of 12 young ladies, performed several acts and did very well. Cack Bean, Dot Canwell, Yvonne Nowlin and Richard Felt played music for several selections. Closing song, “Sing Your Way Home,” reading by Bertha about friendship, closing thought. June 7 meeting is election of officers and June 21 is CWA night with supper. July 10 is a Craft Fair. Tables to rent are $10; when tables are sold you may bring your own and set up for $8. Call Sharon Silver at 665-2325.
It has been brought to my attention that care and respect of the flag needs to be taught not only to children, but adults also. Both the Daughters of Union Veterans and the American Legion have flag-burning ceremonies. Never dump flags in the dump!
The Memorial Day program will be held on Monday, May 31, at the Honor Roll. Time: 1 p.m., speaker: Wayne Hakala and essay by WES student, band: Mahoosuc Music Makers. Program first and parade to cemetery. All welcome — Daughters of Union Veterans, American Legion, school children, scouts and all who wish to participate.
The Woodstock Alumni High School Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 12, at the Locke Mills American Legion Hall at 5:30 p.m. Classes of 1960, 1950 and 1940 will be honored guests as well as Telstar seniors from Woodstock and Greenwood. All W.H.S. alumni are invited. Dinner is $10 per person, except for honored guests.
The Woodstock-Greenwood Senior Citizens will meet on Thursday, June 3 at the Crosstone Res-taurant to eat out.
Cubby Swan spoke at the May meeting of the Historical Society on Hobo A-Nol. That Hobo wrote twelve books and tried to persuade young people not to take up a hobo’s life. He had a child with polio and helped some with that disease with revenues from his books. He knew Taft, Teddy Roose-velt, Edison, Luther Burbank and Jack London. Bethel was one of his favorite places. The June So-ciety meeting will be the third Saturday of June at Market Square Nursing Home. Larry Billings will present the program at that meeting.
The Historical Society Museum features local artifacts, furniture, glass, china, art, quilts, cos-tumes, posters, tools, farm items, tins and books. It has a Research Library and small gift shop. The research of Ruby Emery helps with genealogy and local history.
Larry Billings’ Cultural Center explores New England’s cultural heritage and its many ramifica-tions. It is an ideal regional facility featuring all sorts of New England artifacts.
For Mother’s Day, Larry gave his mother a collection of dolls in costumes and Paul and Vicki took her out for dinner. She deserves something special at age 89.
Larry sends his best to Bunker House as he is recuperating.