Walking in the woods on Monday morning, I noticed that most of the leaves that are still on the trees seem to be in various shades of yellow—beech, popple, mountain maple, and such, making the woods seem aglow with sunshine, even on a cloudy day. There is still a bit of red to be seen on the red maples and some of the sugar maples. The weekend winds have done a number on the leaves, and they very kindly blew away most of those on our lawn, I know not where, nor do I care.
Pauline Applin reports that Pleasant Valley Grangers, in particular Jane Hosterman, Barbara Mahler, Pauline, and John, went to Fryeburg on Monday last week to dismantle the Grange’s two displays in the Ag building. That was one big job out of the way.
The next major event for the Grange was hosting the Bethel Senior Citizens’ dinner last Wednesday, the 13th. Pauline reports that the corned beef luncheon was very well received by the guests. It was gratifying to know that 41 members of the Senior Citizens’ group chose to attend.
Pauline especially wants to thank the following for their help in cooking and serving the meal: Nancy Buzzel, Lorraine Anderson, Ina Grover, Nesta Littlefield, Steve Seames, Marge Winsor, and Pauline’s husband John. Thanks go also to those who provided all the food: Arlene Bean, Ina Grover, Elsie Grover, Barbara Mahler, Sue-Ellen Richardson, Maryvonne Wheeler, Lorraine Anderson, and once more, John Applin.
In addition to compliments about the meal, Grangers also received many positive comments about how nice it is to have all new windows in the dining room. Knowing that this event was being planned, Danny Grover worked diligently to complete the installation in a timely fashion. And now it’s time for P.V. Grange members to take a deep breath and relax a bit. For the time being! We know it won’t be long before said group will be working on some holiday projects.
The repaving of a large section of Broad Street is supposed to be completed this week. On Monday morning I had to go to town and back via the Eden Ridge condos and Vernon Street, because the giant grader was re-grading said section. I was also told that paving would take place all day Tuesday. Since this column is submitted on Monday afternoon, I won’t be able to report on whether the deed was actually done until next week.
Another repaving project is in the offing on the Grover Hill Road. We noted on Sunday morning that some very large paving equipment was parked beside the road, so there is hope that it, too, will be finished sometime this week.
Next week I hope to have some news about Annie and Brandon Costello and their two little ones. Big changes in the offing!
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