September is here, the children are back to school and Labor Day is behind us!
My brother, Steve McLain, arrived Saturday morning to help set up the town hall for the Gilead Historical Society’s yard sale.
Gilead Fire Dept. was called out about 12:30 a.m. Monday morning to a structure fire at a vacant building at the corner of Route 113 and Route 2. The fire dept. responded to this same building last fall. Bethel Fire Dept. also responded to assist.
Gilead Historical Society
The GHS was going to set up outside for the Labor Day weekend yard sale, but after listening to the weather reports, we decided that maybe the Town Hall was the best place to be. We were fairly busy on Saturday and Sunday, but Monday brought heavy rain and lighter customers. Business picked up by mid afternoon when the rain let up. Most of the people who stopped were happy to see the inside yard sale sign.
Besides Steve, Mary Tyler was there bright and early to help out. Linda Taylor and Morgan McLean set up their table and joined us for the day. Michele Croteau and daughter, Sidney Chapman appeared later and set up for the sale, too.
Bob and Judy Bishop traveled from Yarmouth (with delicious cookies) to give us a hand with the sale both Saturday and Sunday.
Hugh was busy throughout the weekend giving tours of the 1851 railroad station and the village schoolhouse. One of the reasons for the sale was to have people stop and show them what has been done and what still needs to be done.
There was a woman and her husband who stopped by and she told us that she went to the school when she lived in Gilead as a little girl. She took our contact information and said she had some pictures and stories to share. The GHS is always looking for any historical information material relating to Gilead.
Cathy Newell stopped by on Saturday. She was making the rounds of sales and events between Bethel and Gilead. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brown from Route 113 stopped by to check things out and support the society.
Thanks to the members who donated items and food for the sale, those who helped and those who stopped by and made a purchase.
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