Washburn senior citizens treated to spaghetti supper

17 years ago

The Washburn Rec Center put on a special supper for the Washburn area senior citizens. The combined groups of the Traveling Seniors and the Washburn Keenagers, totaling 12 members enjoyed a spaghetti and meatball supper complete with garlic bread, salad, punch, coffee and a special angel food cake dessert, served with whipped topping. They were served salad, dessert and coffee by Junior Girl Scout and Santa’s helper, Kassy Belk, while Rec Director Marcie Barbarula and volunteer Christie Cochran cooked the spaghetti and even managed to ‘heavily toast’ one tray of garlic bread, but the two others turned out fine.
    The ladies each received a fun Christmas gift of bath beads and soaps, along with a candy cane. Five door prizes were won by the guests, and plans were discussed for a future event, possibly a picnic this summer.
Sewell Commons Residents Enjoy Special Meal.

Several residents of Sewell Commons enjoyed a dinner put on for them on Wednesday, Dec. 6, by some students of Loring Job Corps. The students served a delicious ham and turkey meal complete with all the fixings and desserts to 34 of the residents. The residents more than enjoyed the abundant feast, and after, they enjoyed games and listening to the talented student Faith Neumann who sang Christmas carols.

Members of the Loring Job Corps Student Government were also in Washburn on Wednesday, Dec. 13, to deliver toys to the Town Office which would be delivered to children in Washburn. The board members included: President Matt Cousins, Vice President Tahesha Bryan, Secretary Nicole Blake and Treasurer Matt Stapleton.

Events and Reminders

 There is Bingo each Tuesday evening starting at 7 p.m. at the Trail Runners Snowmobile clubhouse on Station Road.

TOPS meet each Monday at the Trail Runners clubhouse. For further information, contact Birdina Cochran at 455-8353.

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day, reopening on  Jan. 2.
The next scheduled meeting of the Washburn Town Council will be on Monday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

The Middle School Book Group’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. The featured book will be “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen.

Please be advised that all dogs six months or older must be registered in the municipality where the dog is kept by Jan. 1 of each year. Everything necessary to license dogs for the year 2007 is currently available at the Town Office. Please bring the license from last year, a rabies vaccination certificate and the spaying or neutering certificate. The fee for dog registrations is $6 for spayed or neutered and $10 for those who are not.

Looking Ahead

  There will be a special supper held at the Washburn High School on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, for the benefit of Amber Palmer and her family. There will be a spaghetti supper and a silent auction. The Washburn Town Council, the town employees and many volunteers are sponsoring this event.

Rec Center Schedule 

  On Wednesday, Dec. 27, there will be snow tubing at Big Rock for grades 4-6. This is limited to the first 14 entries and the cost is $8.

On Thursday, Dec. 28, grades 5-6 Boys Basketball Pre-Season Round Robin will be held at Mars Hill.
For any questions on times, contact Marcie at the Rec Center at 455-4959.

Retired Librarian Honored

  Current Library Board members who attended the presentation honoring Skip Jardine were Gary Cole, Chairman Bill Forbes, Wade Representative Cheryle Mattowitz and Perham Representative Ellie Snyder and Librarian Kathy Corey. Washburn Town Manager Andrea Powers presented the Honorarium to Mrs. Jardine. Several guests attended the presentation along with Skip’s daughter, Ruth. Also attending was Librarian Kathy Corey.

Class of 2007 Project Graduation

  The Project Graduation Committee is currently busy selling raffle tickets on a Pampered Chef raffle. The cost of the tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and there are four prize sets which will be drawn on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007. Set 1 is the Baker’s Set and includes a Deep Dish Pie Plate, Baker’s Mat, a Baker’s Roller, a Pie Crust Shield, pizza cutter, kitchen towel set and a Delightful Desserts Cookbook. Set 2  is the Grilling Set and is a great grill gift set including a barbecue tool bag, a turner, fork, tongs, basting and cleaning brushes. Set 3  is a Cutting Edge Tools Set and includes a food chopper, an Ultimate Mandoline and deluxe cheese grater. Set 4 is a great five-piece Executive Cookware Set.

The group is also selling tickets on a handmade Moose Antler Cribbage Board at a cost of $1 each or six for $5. The group is also selling locally-made honey which will be available at the same tables as the raffle tickets are sold. You can also purchase tickets from any Washburn District High School senior or Project Graduation Committee member. The group needs to raise a lot of money in a limited amount of time, so they appreciate all who can help them and all proceeds will go toward 2007 Project Graduation events.
Town Council

The Washburn Town Council held their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Civic Center at 7 p.m. There were nine attending, and all Council members were present.

Questions from residents included a request for tax increase notification, and the Council agreed to set a Notification Policy into effect. Another question concerned cleanup of property within the town limits and policy on trash barrels by the street. The Council answered both these issues.

The Council reviewed the new and revised town ordinances, agreeing to approve sending them to a public hearing prior to the annual Town Meeting for a vote. The date of the public hearing will be posted. The new or revised ordinances include: Building Code Ordinance, Animal Control Ordinance, No Smoking Ordinance, Controlling Nudity in Business Ordinance, Land Use Ordinance, Litter Ordinance and Solid Waste and Recycling Haulers Ordinance. Copies of these ordinances are available at the Town Office.
The Council also signed off on a municipal quitclaim deed to discharge liens and reviewed a statement for Boy Scout insurance as well as reviewing a report of the town’s assessment review.

The Council tabled a vote on the Washburn Fire and Rescue Rules and Regulations, asking for a change of wording.

The Council went into Executive Session to discuss Economic Development, legal and personnel matters.