The month of July went by so fast. We are into August already. The Back-to-School fliers are coming out already!
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by Saturday. After he checked the town’s mailbox for mail from the past few days, he spent some time on the corner lot with us. We decided to set up on a Saturday this week instead of Sunday, and see how the Cold Bottled Water Project for the Gilead Historical Society would work out. It went great. We think Saturday is the best day to set up.
Mary Tyler also came up to help and while we were there, we discussed some ideas of things to do for the GHS. We discussed things like applying for more grants and some fun ideas for next year’s Friends and Family Day.
Lise McLain saw a hen turkey and three chicks in the yard the other day. She is the first person who has mentioned to me that they have seen any little ones.
Tim Chapman and three of the grandchildren, William, Ajay and Sidney, were at the house last Saturday. They came to give Grampa some help trimming branches off a tree and help with a few other projects. They brought their dog, Chloe, with them and she was quite helpful.
Chris Chapman called from St. Cloud, Minn., last Sunday. He and Kym are working on plans for their visit at the end of August. It will be great to see them again. The last time they were here was when Benjamin graduated in 2010.
Gilead Historical Society
The Cold Bottled Water Project went quite well this past weekend. There was a car with three people in it from Minnesota who stopped by and wanted to see the buildings. We had bicyclers, canoe carriers, a lady walking her dog, and there were a few local people who stopped to help support our fundraising efforts. Every little bit counts. Any donations that we receive will go into the building fund. It is kind of fun sitting on the corner, visiting with people and explaining what we are doing. We are hoping people will stop by to see the buildings and the work in progress.
The painter, Denny Wheeler, and crew, have arrived to work on the schoolhouse. They did some sanding and priming the other day. When the good weather returns, so will they. It already looks better with the red paint mostly sanded off. A nice, fresh coat of white paint on the school will really look good beside the Town Office and Town Hall.
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