- Category: Town Columns
By Henry Spencer
This is the big weekend, so remember to take a couple of dollars with you when you go to the transfer station. The Grange Hall will be open and representatives from the Preservation Society will be on hand to exchange dollars for baked goods. Even if you don't have to go to the dump, it's worth the trip to Center Effingham to see all that has been accomplished at the building. A lot of hard work and care really can make a difference. It is sometimes hard to remember that every action you take adds to the total of our history. Stepping into the Grange is a good reminder that the past is made up of endless moments in the present. The Grange Hall offers a great opportunity to notice this happening. As long as you are in the flow of history, you might as well do it with muffins, cookies and pies.
Speaking of history, our library's film of the month goes back a ways. Now the rule here is that the title of the movie cannot be put in the paper, but this movie is about a high school student who takes the "day off." Another salient point is that somewhere in the movie, a sports car is driven through a window in Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Falling Waters house. I wonder if that car was made of Ferris metal? The movie will be shown Wednesday, June 1. The press release received on this does say that this movie came out 30 years ago. Thirty years ago? Just how old are we all anyway? There's a pretty good chance that after 30 years, you have forgotten a scene or two, and even if you haven't watching it again in the company of friends and neighbors will add a lot to this particular trip down memory lane. For more information, call (603) 539-1573.
The annual used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson Library is coming up on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29. The library is accepting donations of books during library hours (no textbooks or encyclopedias, please). If you are able to volunteer a few hours of time to either set up, take down, or during the weekend sale itself, please talk to someone at the library. Your help will be most appreciated.
Once again, a reminder that beginning the weekend after Memorial Day and running through the weekend before Labor Day the Jackson Public Library will be open on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm in addition to its usual hours.
Why wait until July? Head to the Fryeburg Public Library on Saturday, May 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the day on May (1984) when July was proclaimed National Ice Cream Month. This event includes ice cream stories, ice cream making, ice cream eating and ice cream fun. All this excitement will take place just in time for the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend. This monthly program is brought to you by the Friends of the Fryeburg Public Library. Bring the whole family and remember the ditty I learned as a child: "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!"