Church offers free sitter service for a day

17 years ago

   The Women’s Ministries of the Easton Wesleyan Church would  like to honor you this holiday season by providing a FREE and safe place for your children (ages 1 year to grade 5) to stay while you choose to do any of the activities mentioned – shop, dine out, clean your house, wrap presents, rest, visit with friends or do absolutely nothing. 

On Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. children in grades 1 to 5 will be leaving the church promptly at 11:45 a.m. to attend a Christmas presentation at the Francis Malcolm Science Center. They will be returning to the church at 2:30 p.m. Transportation is provided by the church. The children will then participate in activities at the church until 3:30 p.m. Children 1 year old to 4 years old will be staying at the church where there will be activities for them. Activities for all children will include a special visitor, balloons, food, candies, crafts, tree decorating, etc. There will be many volunteers on hand to help with the children but in order to prepare for this event, we need for you to pre-register your children by filling out a form you can obtain at the church and mailing it to the Easton Wesleyan Church at P.O. Box 15, Easton, ME 04740 or by calling the church at 488-6874 or Pastor Dee at 498-6438. You can e-mail your registration at
   Olive Bolster recently celebrated her 92nd birthday at her home in Portland. She was visited by her son, Tim Bolster, of Centerville, Mass., and her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Michael O’Connell, of Portland. Olive is recovering from a broken wrist suffered from a fall at her home. This accident has not dampened her spirits and she continues to be active at her retirement community. She spent Thanksgiving with her son, Keith (Killer) Bolster, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and her grandchildren, Ryan and Erin O’Connell, of Philadelphia, Michael and Beth O’Connell, and a special friend, John Donovan, of Gorham.
   Marguerite Foster, a former resident of Easton, will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Nov. 30. We wish her a very happy birthday. Her address is Room 102, Laurel Court, Ross Manor, 758 Broadway St., Bangor, ME 04401. Her sister, Doris Dow, also resides at Ross Manor.
   Michael and Beth Carter ,of Portland, drove home on Nov. 20 to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Clair and Eldora Carter. Arriving on Nov. 21 for a long Thanksgiving were another son, Dana, wife, Kimberley, and their children, Jeremy, Emily and Molly.  
   Larry and Melanie Nichols and little daughter, Machennzie, of Falmouth, were in Easton over Thanksgiving, staying with Larry’s brother and wife, Kevin and Nancy, and their girls, Ashley and Page, and visiting with his mother, Glenice Craig, and aunt, Avis Hume. While here they all had Thanksgiving dinner with Kevin and Nancy.
   Linda Hansen and Cynthia Plourde of Salsbury, Mass., and Linda’s daughter, Tina Martinez, of Rollingford, N.H., were in Easton to spend Thanksgiving and the long weekend with their mother and father, Freda and Rollie Dionne. The Dionne’s son, Bob, wife, Jessie, and children, Isabelle and baby Ethan, along with Jessie’s parents from North Dakota, Lois and Marty Ustanko, joined the family for the Thanksgiving meal.
   Mark and Carol Smith, of Portland, spent the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend with his mother, Ezlie Smith, and other family members. Mark, I’m sure, was delighted to accompany his wife and mother on a shopping spree on Black Friday.

    Eldora Carter is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached at 488-5961. 


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    JUST SOME of the 24 Easton veterans who were honored with a special meal and program at the Easton Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 8. Those identifiable are, from left: Ronald Webb; Vaughn Carter; behind Vaughn, Clair Carter; Duncan Beaton, Troy Finnemore, Fred Barnes, Lance Taylor, Merle Lamoreau, Dan Turner, Bernard Hussey, Dennis Anderson, an unidentified participant, John Trask and Torr Harmor. 


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    THREE OF EASTON'S Future Farmers of America acted as color bearers leading in the school children before the program to honor the Easton veterans before the program began.  Pictured, from left: Sadie Romano, Tony Brown and Caleb Bomar.


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    MEMBERS OF THE EASTON Jr./Sr. High School's Honor Society read to the group, gathered to honor Easton's veterans, the meaning of the emblems of each branch of the service. Brad Trask was one of those students. Beside him is Easton's Gold Star Mother, Freda Dionne, whose son, Fred Seaborn, met his death in Viet Nam; beside her is veteran Roland Michaud.


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    TAYLOR LAWRENCE of Easton Jr./Sr. High School read his essay, written for Veteran’s Day, to the veterans and others gathered to honor them on Nov. 8.