The Grange celebrated their 135th Year Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 21. Thirty-five people attended. Philip House played the piano; Laura Hutchins played her accordion with Richard Felt playing the harmonica. Errol Briggs told about his Grange experiences. Steve Seames told some of the history of the Grange and had pictures and old items relating to the Grange to share. Gail Butterfield read a poem and Laura Hutchins had a reading. Refreshments were served after the program. It was a very good program and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
The program at the Whitman Memorial Library for September will be held on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Floyd Keniston will talk about his experiences at Pearl Harbor on Sept. 7, 1941. Everyone is welcome at no charge. Light refreshments will be served.
The Woodstock-Greenwood Senior Citizens will meet on Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Masonic Hall at 11:30. The meeting will be followed by dinner by the Star Birthday Club and program by Marybeth Hoover on her trip to Papua, New Guinea.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday school at 9:15, morning worship at 10:30, evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening is prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m.
It doesn’t seem possible school is starting already. Where has the summer gone?
Seems good to see the Village Store opened again as Breau's Too. Best wishes to them. Sorry to see the Feeding Friendzy is closed with such hard feelings toward the town. The problem was probably on both sides and maybe could have been fixed.
I remember when the town was thriving with four stores, two mills, a barber shop, and Birch Villa Inn. Now we have one store. Is this progress?
Anyone having old flags to retire please have them at Ken and Alice Hoyt's or any member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, as they are having a flag retiring ceremony at their Sept. 13 meeting.
Sympathy is extended to the family of James J. Roberts.
The Historical Society Museum has exceptional collections you can see at meetings this fall. The September meeting will be on the 11th. They will have two videos on Sturbridge Village. They have many historical films they can run from time to time. The society encourages you to come to the meetings and get to know the members.
Curator Larry Billings got some beautiful Bavarian china and a wooden salad bowl recently.