Descendants of Eva Bartlett, Herbert Long, and Carl Swan held their third annual family reunion in August. Eva Bartlett was married first to Herbert Long who died in 1925. She later married Carl Swan, who had been married to Nellie Stover who died in 1926. The families lived in the Bethel-Greenwood area. Thirty-four family members and friends attended the reunion, which was held at the home of Laurie and Bob Hickey in Shelburne, N.H. Participants came from towns in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia. Traveling the furthest to attend was Ken Ring of Amissville, Va. The youngest family member was two-year old Ava Head, the daughter of Amber and Bryan Head of Newry. Ava attended the reunion with her mother and older sister, Maya Taylor.
The Glorification Singers, contemporary Christian musicians who perform both original compositions and works by popular artists, will perform on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Rumford United Methodist Church at 455 Linnell St. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge, but an offering will be taken to help pay expenses for the New York-based group. A potluck lunch will be served following the service. Worshipers from the Bethel and Rumford Center United Methodist churches will attend the service in Rumford that day.
The Red Cross is holding a blood drive today from 1 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on the Gore Road in Locke’s Mills. Blood is in critical supply. Give if you can today. Call 800-RED-CROSS for an appointment, or just show up.
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