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BRYANT POND — Sunday services at the Baptist Church are Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The ladies breakfast was held on June 25, and a delicious meal was served the men with a good attendance.
Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 18 to 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is for the whole family and everyone is welcome to attend. The church picnic is on July 23, at Arlene MacKillop's.
It was an interesting article on the church bell in the Sun Journal on Sunday. I had heard the story years ago but had sort of forgotten it. There was also an article in the Lighthouse Digest for July and August, with even more details about it.
The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War held their 99th convention in Waterville, at the Grand Hotel. Nine members from Judith Grover Tent 17 attended. Michelle Cary, department president, held a very nice convention. A granddaughter breakfast was held with one granddaughter, three great-granddaughters, eight great-great-granddaughters, three great-great-great-granddaughters and two great-great-great-great-granddaughters present. At the morning meeting visitors came to greet Michelle — the Commander of the Sons of Civil War Veterans and two ladies from the Auxiliary. Delegate at Large Jane Wardwell and alternate Vicky Myers will go to the National Convention in New York in August.
Election of officers was held with Elsie Bonney as the new Department President. Officers were installed by PDP Sally Sawyer. We wish Elsie a very enjoyable two years.
The convention will again meet on the last Saturday in June, next year as attendance was larger.
Several members of Judith Grover Tent 17, traveled to Yarmouth on Saturday, July 2, to take part in the headstone dedication services for Civil War veteran Pvt. William Johnson of the 1st Maine Calvary. The dedication was at 11 a.m. at the Yarmouth Meeting House Cemetery. It was found that he had no stone so one was dedicated. Taking part in this service were the Anderson-Mayberry American Legion Post 91 and Auxiliary, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Auxiliary, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the 1st Maine Calvary 3rd Maine Infantry. On July 10, in Boston, there was another affair for the Civil War.
On a Sunday recently, Ken and I were dinner guests of our daughter and husband, Beth and Steve Hoover. Mary Beth Hoover was also there. On Monday evening we were supper guests of our son and wife, Jim and Charlene Hoyt. Joseph Hoyt and friend Kelsey were also present.
Judith Grover Tent 17, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, met at the Grange Hall on Monday, July 11, for a regular meeting.
The Woodstock-Greenwood Senior Citizens met at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, at the Grange Hall. A delicious dinner was served by the Grange, and Edwin Howe told and showed pictures of a trip he took to the Grand Canyon. The next meeting is a picnic at Gordon and Joan Morgan's in August.
New members are always welcome.
President Olive Risko and Curator Larry Billings watched the Historical Society Museum on Saturday, June 25. Joyce Howe did research and two of Joyce’s relatives came in. Denise Swan donated the uniform of Morris Morgan and assorted pictures. Larry put out the wooden models of the Moses Mason house and the Oneil Robinson house for the day.
Curator Larry Billings watched the museum on July 2, and five people came in. Ellie Andrews gave some things that belonged to her father. Larry had all the items donated lately on exhibit. The Society has had a lot of these lately. Do visit the museum some Saturday this summer from 1 to 4 p.m.
Ken and I celebrated the 4th of July with some family members at our granddaughter's home in Yarmouth. Some had to work but those present were Beth and Steve Hoover, JoAnn Crockett, Ray and Kayla, Bob Hoyt and Marybeth Hoover. A cookout was enjoyed. It was a beautiful day on the ocean and the only rain we saw was on the way home.
Clara Whitman is back from the nursing home and it is good to see her back.
Sympathy is extended to the Berryment family on the death of Raymond Berryment.
Franklin Grange 124 met on Monday evening and final plans were made for the senior citizen dinner on Thursday. Other business was conducted and a a program was held. The next meeting is Monday, July 18.