If you wondered where my column was last week, the simple truth is I didn't write one as I was away in Burlington, Vt., to attend the Memorial Service for a friend and also to do some rest and recreation which included seeing “Lincoln,” which I highly recommend to everyone. For me one of the highlights was watching the then Speaker of the House, Schuyler Colfax, because my grandfather was named after him.
This Saturday evening, Jan. 26, there will be a Public Potluck
Supper at the First Congregational Church which has been given the title Starlight and Snowflakes. In addition to the meal there will be a 50-50 and a surprise or two. Don't miss it! Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the meal being served at 5:30.
The Snow Valley Sno-Goers will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse off Route 5 in Andover. Plans will be discussed for the upcoming annual Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23. All interested persons are invited to attend.
The First Congregational Church Annual Meeting has been moved from Feb. 3 to Feb. 17 following the worship service. All members are urged to attend this important meeting which will plan church activities for 2013 and elect officers. There will be a potluck lunch.
While dining at the Red Hen I noticed the following: A student-exchange group is looking for host families for next year. The student will be attending Telstar. This is a great experience not only for the student but for the host family. When I was in high school, we had an exchange student from Norway (the country) and 48 years later we were able to contact him and have him be part of our class reunion. Life-long friendships come from these encounters. If you're interested in being a host family or knowing more about what that entails, please contact Richard and Heather Henderson at (207) 357-0880 or (207) 418-7646 or e-mail email@example.com.