The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Judith Grover tent 17 with the help of Larry Bonney erected the signs at the Veterans Memorial Honor Roll beween the Grange Hall and the Library on Main Street, Bryant Pond, on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Daughters are trying to earn enough money to enlarge the Honor Roll to accommodate all Veterns past, present and future. Due to lack of space some names have never been added to the present Honor Roll and others are in the wrong place. We would like to name the Civil War Veterans from our area also. These men were willing to fight and some even died for our freedom. The least we can do is honor them in this way.
Will you help, with a donation? It is tax deductible and a receipt will be given for each donation. We currently have about $2,500, thanks to a Special Beano by Jackson-Silver Post and donations from some organizations and individuals and lawn sales.
Please mail any donations large or small to Alice Hoyt, PO Box 105, Bryant Pond,ME 04219 or Elsie bonney, 28 Paris Road, Bethel, ME 04217.
The material for the signs were donated by Elsie Bonney, the signs were made by Marybeth Hoover and put up by Larry Bonney. Much thanks to them. also thanks to all who have already donated. Checks may be made out to Veterans Monument Fund.
Remember the Whitman Library program today (Thursday, Sept. 9) at 2 p.m. Floyd Keniston will be guest speaker telling of his experiences at Pearl Harbor on Sept. 7, 1941. All are welcome at no charge; light refreshments will be served.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday school at 9:15, morning worship at 10:30, evening service at 6. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. is prayer meeting. Looking ahead, Sept. 11 at 7 a.m. is Men's Breakfast at Calvary Bible Church in Andover. Sept. 26 Don and Carol Merritt will be at both services that Sunday.
On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Church picnic was held at Arlene MacKillop's. It was a beautiful day with a good crowd and plenty of food. Around 35 attended.
Judith Grover tent will hold a picnic and meeting with flag retiring ceremony on Monday, Sept. 13 at Sally Sawyer's. Hamburg and hot dogs will be provided; please bring a salad, dessert, chips or drink to share. This is at 6 p.m. Norway and Stoneham tents are invited to join us.
The Historical Society has many nice cookbooks you can copy recipes out of. Both men and women do a lot of cooking these days, so do look over the offerings in this regard. The resources of the Historical Museum and Research Library cover so many things. They will surprise you once you start looking around at a meeting this fall. Do come. The research library contains biographies, antique books, travel volumes, works on wildlife and flowers, art, philosophy, literature, music and hobbies, transportaiton, and of course all aspects of history. There are many notebooks of Bryant Pond materials and all of Ruby Emery's writing on local history.