The Haunted House put on by the youth at the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday evenings was a huge success and not only that but all who participated had a great time doing it. The upstairs was named the “gentle room” for the younger set and the first floor was the really scary room for the teenage types and adults. Everyone had such a great time, there is already talk about how to improve it for next year. Not to mention the project raised over $1,000 for the church and community.
This Saturday, Oct. 27, there will be a Fall Festival at the First Congregational Church featuring a Pie Baking Contest. So all you great cooks out there bake your best pie and have it judged so you have the opportunity to be called number one pie baker. Pies will then be sold by the slice or whole. Other activities for the day include craft vendors selling their wares and take-out food such as baked beans, harvest soup, coleslaw and a variety of breads and much more. You will also have the opportunity to have pictures of your children taken in a harvest setting. Help aid the food pantry for the Thanksgiving holiday baskets by bringing canned goods and supplies such as cranberry sauce, pumpkin, vegetables, and stuffing mix. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For pet owners in the community, there will be a Rabies Clinic at the Fire Station on Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15.
If you are planning to vote early, remember that the deadline for absentee ballots is Nov. 1. This is an important election and we all need to exercise our civic duty. For more information about early voting, call the town office at 392-3302.
Nancy Thew of the Upton Union Church and myself journeyed to the Green Church in Mexico on Sunday for the fall meeting of the Oxford-Union Association of the United Church of Christ and to attend the Celebration of Call for their new pastor, Izzie Radford-Nash.