Eugene and Elizabeth Fortin from Lathrup, Calif., were recent guests of Bob and Elsie Fortin and Eugene’s sister, Darlene. One of the highlights of their visit was a trip to Loudon, N.H., to watch the Sylvania 300 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Hanover resident Peter Barlow was named Maine’s Career and Technical Educator of the year at the Career and Technical Educator Conference in Lewiston on Oct. 5. Pete has been metal trades instructor at the Mexico based Region 9 School of Applied Technology for 21 years. Region 9 Director Brenda Gammon stated that Pete always puts his students first, that he engages them and they are lucky to have him with them in the classroom or shop. Similar attributes could be said of Peter Barlow by his Hanover neighbors for he is always friendly and helpful.
Last Saturday the fourth annual Celebration of Fall went on as scheduled. Crowds of people stopped in to look over the vast supply of yard sale items while others came for a bowl of chili, a hot dog or a sweet treat. Many stopped by to get books that were on sale. Some said they were stocking up on winter reading material. Raffle tickets were sold all day. The two o’clock closing time was rapidly approaching with occasional rain drops coming out of the increasingly darkening clouds, so all the workers pushed, shoved and carried everything under cover just in time for a drenching rain to begin. The event was a benefit for Gardner Roberts Memorial Library.
Winners of Celebration of Fall baskets were drawn at the end of the event. Disney Dream Maker was won by Reilaw Harczznski; Christmas 2012 went to Jerry Seely; Warm and Welcoming Evening Meals was first won by Chris Howe who re-donated it and it went home to Marjorie Bartlett. Kitchen Kapers was won by Ralph Stubenrauch; DIY for Ladies won by Donna Worcester; Going Beans went to Perry Carrier; A Bundle for Pink or Blue won by Annette Ross; How Can you Take it With You was won by Donna Keane; Quilters Treasure Chest was won by Peg Susbury; Enjoy a Maine Breakfast went home with Victoria Crockett-Harrington; Winter Picture won by Robin Smith; Made Basket went to Clem Worcester; For Kids by Kids was won by Bradley Powers; The Man’s Basket ended up with Peg Susbury and the last basket entitled It’s Five O’clock Somewhere was won by Ed Kennett.
Still for sale are tickets for a beautiful, large handmade quilt crafted by the Library Bees. The winning ticket for that will be drawn on Nov. 6, Election Day. Many people did a very lot of work to make this year’s event another success. The officials of Gardner Roberts Memorial Library are very appreciative of help received from customers, neighborhood volunteers and their own membership.
Bill and Gail Worcester were pleased to have as their guest last weekend their granddaughter Juliet from Lewiston.
Don’t Forget! Sunday, Oct. 14, Rumford Grange 115 will have a Harvest Dinner. Serving will start at noon and end at 2 p.m. Corned beef, ham, boiled cabbage along with other vegetables are on the menu. Be sure to get your piece of delicious homemade pie. Adults pay $10 and those under 12 are only $5.