Hanover July 22
The Howard Pond Preservation Association held its annual meeting on Saturday, July 10. Elected president for the coming year was Lisa Adams. John Beliveau will be the vice president, Dottie Adams will continue as treasurer and Beth Pelletier will serve as secretary.
The Gardner Roberts Memorial Library Garden Project Scarecrow has a name. The name was chosen from a variety of submitted names and the project’s younger members selected the winner during a voting process. It seems the scarecrow is a fellow who will go by the name of “Friendly Fred.” Linda Beaudoin suggested the name and she will receive a prize.
The first winner in the Library Adult Summer Reading Program was Michelle Richardson. Congratulations!
The Rumford Grange 115 had an open house and Community Service Award presentation Saturday, July 17. Following a noontime lunch Grange Master Wendell Easter presented John Kezal from Rumford Corner this year’s Community Service Award. John has been a long-time advocate for veteran services and assisting veterans find the programs to obtain help. Following the presentation the assembled group enjoyed a musical program by the Bare Bones Blue Grass Band.
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas DeLuca, DO, who recently received a Distinguished Service Award from the Maine Osteopathic Association at their annual conference. Dr. DeLuca lives in Hanover with his wife Vicki and children Marcello and Isabella.
The Rumford Grange 115 will host a beef dinner on Sunday, July 25, at the Rumford Center Grange Hall. The meal will start at noon and end at 1:30. Donation of $8 will be asked from adults and $4 for children. As usual a fine meal may be expected.
Several weeks ago Daren, Brad and Mike Worcester hiked the Appalachian Trail from Mount Carlo and traveled through Mahoosuc Notch and over Old Speck to Grafton Notch. It was noted that they made snowballs in Mahoosuc Notch on July 4. Starting July 17 Daren and Brad continued their hike from Grafton Notch over Table Rock, Baldpate Mountain and onward, hopefully concluding at Mount Katahdin in three weeks. These ambitious Worcester men are the sons of Bill and Gail Worcester.
A nice sign identifying Hanover Cemetery to passing traffic was found in place last week.
Congratulations to Rumford Grange 115 for taking first place in the Grange displays at Waterford World’s Fair last weekend.