Judith Grover tent 17 DUVCW met at the home of Alice Hoyt on Monday, April 12 with six members present. Results of the Cabin Fever Bingo were reported for the monument fund. There is now $2,304.75 in the monument fund. Reported also on Senior Citizens dinner. The new stone for Lester G. Swan, a veteran, buried in Whales Back Cemetery, who had no stone, has come and it is hoped it will be set and unveiled on May 15. A thank-you note was read to Sally and the DUV from Marybeth Hoover for the money and box from Sally to take to Papua, New Guinea, when she goes the end of May. Next meeting will be May 10 at the Grange Hall. Memorial Day plans were discussed and flags have been ordered. Thirteen calls were reported. Sally Sawyer received the mystery package. Sally read about the Nation’s Solders Civil War Monument, the Bloedners, having a new home in the Frazier International History Museum.
The firemen had a supper on Saturday night at the Fire Station to welcome and introduce new members and wives. A certificate of Thank You and Johnny jump-ups were given to the wives of the firemen. A delicious supper and fellowship were enjoyed.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., morning worship at 10:30, evening service at 6. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. is youth group and 6:30 is prayer meeting. A very stimulating mission conference was held last week with Brother Robbie Morrison. Also a pastor’s fellowship dinner was held on Saturday noon.
The To Your Health committee’s second program on “Good Food Buying and growing Locally” will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bethel Congregational Church. You will hear about container gardening for growing your own veggies from Carol Duplessis of Pooh Corner Farms. Cynthia Flores, Middle Intervale Farm, will talk about farmers’ markets, senior farm shares and community-supported agriculture. Jackie Cressy, Master Gardener, will talk about the philosophy of buying local and healthy and what to watch for in the grocery stores. This program is open to the public and admission is free.
Remember there will be a Mock Hee Haw Show at the Grange Hall in Bryant Pond on Saturday, May 1. This starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be on sale. Proceeds benefit Franklin Grange 124.
At the April meeting of the society, Paul Billings gave a research report on the Grange’s 143 years of service to Rural America. For the program he read an article on Folklorist Louise Manny of Gilead, who saved information on lumbermen in Maine and New Brunswick at the urging of Lord Beaverbrook. Then he spoke on Horato King of Paris, who became Postmaster General of the U.S. and asserted no state would withdraw from the Union. He also supervised completion of the Washington Monument. Annella Burnham received the mystery package and Curator Larry Billings donated a book. He also gave a tile to the museum.
The Historical Museum features local memorabilia, art and antiques. The quantity and quality of its exhibits are remarkable. Do visit Saturday afternoons this summer. You will be glad you did.
Larry got a book on Bethel, which he is reading and it seems very interesting. He has a few tins in his Cultural Center.