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25 December, 2015 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 25 Students take Charlotte history bus tour As part of a new oral history project for Charlotte Club. The next stop was at An- Charlotte Elementary School students to nas Drive near the location where the first learn about the town, on December 18 Fisher settlers came in 1809. Clark talked local historian Eileen Clark led the stu- about the Sprague/Annas and Sprague/ dents, teachers and staff on a bus tour of Gower properties and explained that on the town. The oral history project was pro- up the hill there had been a blacksmith posed to the school staff by Robin Farrin shop, a store and a trucking business. of Eastport, who is working with the stu- The Charlotte Pound was the next stop, dents, and Clark told stories about animals that The first stop on the tour was James were kept there. The next stop was at the Pond Dairy, which is owned and operated location where Chet Sherrard ran a trans- by David James. Everyone was excited to port company. Clark mentioned the Da- see a dairy farm in operation. They got to mon Ridge School, Damon Ridge observe the cows being milked and the Cemetery, where a Revolutionary War milk piped into bulk tanks, where it is veteran is buried, the Haywood Road stored until it- is taken to Massachusetts to School, the locations of several mills, Mac be processed; Many had never been so Brook, Meadow Brook and Fisher Brook close to a cow before or been able to touch and showed photos. one. Some were excited to be licked by a At the Charlotte Baptist Church and cow's big tongue, and everyone loved the town hall yards, several photos were 4-day-old calf. James has over 70 head of shown of old buildings, including an old cattle, stable that was later used to build the first Stops were made at the Round Pond fire station, a blacksmith shop, a garage, a School, the Civilian Conservation Corps dance hall and the changing landscape. camps and the Round Pond Cemetery, The tour ended after two and a half hours where they observed the watering trough and still the town had not been fully ex- that was given to the town in 1908 by the plored. STUDENTS, teachers and staff from the Charlotte Elementary School, while on their tour of Charlotte, visit David James' dairy farm and see how cows are milked. (Eileen Clark photo) A A MERRY CHRISTMAS A A from i Preston's A Septic & Portables Edmunds, Maine 726-5061 A .-..--- To our friends and customers, and we thank you for your patronage over the years. LINGLEY'S GARAGE Wayne and Alice Lingley Dennysville, Maine Tel. 726-4643 SINGING "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" at the holiday concert under the direction of Kris Paprocki was the Charlotte Elementary School Pre-K through Grade 1 class. (Eileen Clark photo) by Eileen Clark Tel. 454-8825 HOLIDAY CONCERT together on Friday, January 1, at 4 p.m. at Charlotte Elementary School students the fire station. presented an enjoyable holiday concert on HISTORICAL SOCIEI ' December 17 under the direction of their A special Christmas edition of the music teacher, Kristopher Paprocki. After newsletter The Loon II has been published the concert everyone was invited to share and mailed to all members. Dues are now cookies and hot chocolate. payable for 2016. Dues are $10 for a sin- BAPTIST CHURCH gle membership and $15 for a couple. The Sunday school students presented Newsletters are included with a member- the Christmas program as part of the ship. morning worship service on December 20. Menbers enjoyed a Christmas get-to- Each classroom did an excellent presenta- gethexat a restaurant on December 13 in tion. Krista Vining Means beautifully sang place ,f the regular business meeting. The a Christmas song and Lora Edgerly played next neeting will be held on January 20. a song on her flute. After the service gifts AROUND AND ABOUT were exchanged and candy bags were giv- Heartfelt sympathy is extended to Jane en out. and Harold Hawkes and their family after Missionary Harry Straub is planning to the passing of his mother on December be at the church on Sunday, January 10. 10. Nonperishable food items are being col- It is great to see Marilyn Kinney Mor- lected at the church each week for a local food pantry. Items may be placed in a ang out and feeling much improved after havin[ cancer treatment in Brewer. Con- storage container at the back of the church, tinned get-well wishes are extended to her. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT Steve Clark and daughter Kayla of Her- On December 15 members met at the mon visited with his parents, Eileen and station for CPA training under the instruc- Herbie Clark, on December 12 and 13. tion of Jeff Brown of the Bangor Fire De- They attended a family Christmas party at partment. Members who participated will the home of their aunt and uncle, Mary receive their recertification for the year. and Ralph Mahar, in Pembroke. The next business meeting will be on Eileen and Herbie Clark visited with Tuesday, January 5. Anita, Steve, Kayla and Kelci Clark in Hermon on December 18 and 19. They CVF&R AUXILIARY attended a University of Maine girls' bas- Members of the auxiliary, fire and res- ketball game at the Cross Center and cue department and their families will be watched their granddaughter Kelci play in having the New Year's Day potluck get a Hermon High School basketball game. For Clyde Lingley's 90th Birthday At the Parish Hall in Dennysville Sunday, January 17 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. No gifts, please. aint gated i ekakwitha ari h Winter Mass Schedule (Effective November 7 & 8, 2015, through last weekend of April 2016) Saturday, 4 p.m. St. ]osepb, Eastport I[ Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Pleasant Point JJ [ - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Irnmacutate Conception, Calais II '- Sunday, 10:30 a.m. St. james,: Baileyville ? JJ - TelqS --06 :- = Dmailibktparish@po landdio e FIVE LOCATIONS: REMELIAH HOUSE, MAHAR ST., CALAIS CALAIS ALTERNATIVE CARE, SOUTH ST., CALAIS UNION VILLAGE, HIGH ST. CALAIS NORTH ST. BRIDGE HOME, NORTH ST., CALAIS ROBBINSTON BRIDGE HOME, ROBBINSTON Services provided are: all meals and snacks, dispensing of medications, help with personal care as needed, and transportation to doctor's appointments. Inclepe0dent unitsareava[Jable.:We accept MaiCmC~re, serf-payand long.term insurance. PLEASE CALL RHONDA AT 952-0241 OR 207-454-8961 (DAYTIME OR A54-8755 (EVENINGS) FOR A TOUR OF OUR UNITS.