Ashland Logging Museum to host fall festival

16 years ago

Plans are under way for a Fall Festival to take place at the Ashland Logging Museum Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come and eat some delicious fire baked biscuits, bean-hole beans, ham, salads, desserts and even home-made ice cream! The luncheon will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children under the age of 12.     Vendors and crafters alike will be on hand displaying their wares and demonstrating their many talents and skills. Various activities are also being planned for patrons from noon-2 p.m. such as: pumpkin painting (bring your own pumpkin) and bring your own apples for making your very own fresh cider at the on-site cider press. What a fun way to spend your Sunday with family and friends, and the best part is you do not have to cook! Vendors are welcome to participate in the Festival for a fee of $10 per table, and anyone willing to volunteer their time to help would be very much appreciated. Please contact Andrea White to volunteer or with any questions you may have. She can be reached at 435-6363 or at whitehouse6363@ All proceeds made from the day will benefit the Ashland Logging Museum.
Truck Pulls Scheduled
If you are looking for something to do Saturday, Sept. 29, head on up to the Ashland Trotting Park. Individuals from around the state and beyond will be there competing to see just who has the best pulling truck around.
Self Defense Course
Ten women wanted to participate in a self-defense course to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights at the grade school multi-purpose building. The cost for the course is $50 and it will run for a total of 10 weeks. The start date will be set once enough participants are registered for the course. Please consider coming to learn something new and also to get some exercise. Call Julie at 435-7137 to sign up.
Time is Running Out
If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket for a 3-day, 2-night all inclusive stay at Chandler Lake Sporting Camps, which includes a scenic flight over the North Maine woods, please contact Julie Graham-Berry at 435-7137 or Andrea White at 435-6363. Tickets cost $10 each and all funds raised will go toward the Community Playground Project. The winner will be drawn Sept. 30.
Ongoing Events
The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. All seniors are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share or give a cash donation. For more information, contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time, too! For more information, contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
If you can help plan for Portage Lake’s Centennial Celebration, please contact Barb Pitcairn at 435-2368 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
Ladies, are you interested in crafts or have some that you’ve started and just can’t seem to finish? If so, take yourself over to the Portage Lake Municipal Building for Girlz Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the company and the satisfaction of finally completing a project!
(Julie Graham-Berry is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-7137).