Hanover June 17
The Gardner Roberts Memorial Library garden has been planted by the Girl Scouts. Last week the girls made a scarecrow. Now the scarecrow stands at Gould’s Corner where Mill Hill Road meets Howard Pond Road just looking scary. It is thought that he/she might feel better with a name. So all who have good scarecrow name ideas are asked to submit them to the library or the Town Office by way of e-mail, phone, fax or in person. By the end of June a group of judges (the Girl Scouts) will decide from the entries the best name for the scarecrow. A surprise gift will be awarded to the person who submitted the selected name.
Rumford Grange 115 recently held elections for officers during the upcoming year. Vicki Ann Clark will be master, Arnold Clark will be overseer, Methyl Park will be lecturer, chaplin and treasurer, Wendell Easter will be steward, assistant steward is Clem Worcester, lady assistant steward is Patricia Drapeau, secretary is Donna Worcester, gate keeper is Joyce Bellieau.
Hanover had a set of copper mugs that were the official measures for the town. Because the town had no town hall they were kept at the home of the Hanover treasurer. Somehow they were accidentally moved to Massachusetts around 75 years ago. May Sanford (98 years old) and her husband Wilbur (100 years old) found the mugs in their home as they were making preparations to move to an assisted living facility. Mrs. Sanford kindly had the mugs returned to Hanover to be displayed at the Town Office. The Board of Select Persons accepted the items and appropriately expressed appreciation for receiving them.
Mrs. Sanford also had a small table made by hand around 1875 by her grandfather, Joshua Roberts. Joshua was a brother of Gardner Roberts. The table measures eight inches by twelve inches. Mrs. Sanford donated it to Gardner Roberts Memorial Library for use within.
The Hanover community expresses condolences to the Chase family upon the passing of Robert Chase on June 7. He was 80 years old. Although growing up in Hanover he was a resident of Danville, N.H. A funeral service was last Thursday in Bethel followed by interment at the Hanover Cemetery.
Last Saturday, June 12, a memorial service took place at Hanover Cemetery for Nancy Pomerleau from Monmouth who passed away last fall. She had grown up in Rumford, the daughter of Charles and Eslyn Bartlett, and was buried in the family lot. About 30 people attended the service.
Do you remember our request several weeks ago for the name of the mountain in back of Rumford Point? We always called it Rumford Point Ledge but a map book with maps dating back to 1858 for Oxford County identified it as Tumble Down Dick.