Members of the Washburn Rotary are pleased to announce that they will be having an interactive Murder Mystery Night in place of their usual Rotary Auction on Saturday, May 9. There will still be lots of events during the evening including a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and other activities, as well as a delicious full-menu dinner with everything from soups to desserts.
The play is called “Death in Them Thar Hills” and takes place in the Grand Canyon about 100 years ago, and as for the mystery, the Rotary needs meal-goers to help figure out ‘who dun in poor old Dusty Jones’ a/k/a the ‘victim.’
The various characters are members of the local communities and a good time is promised for all who attend. There will be more details to follow in the near future.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include: Damien Paul DuMont, Quenton Tilley, Andy Churchill, Scott Dobson, Melissa Thompson, Jason Sargent, Ben Currier, Jason Forbes, Carol Harpine, Amanda Wark, Cindy Easler, Ryan Doody, Kim Whipkey, Lasha Butler, Andrew Parker, Julie Stephenson and John Helton.
Anniversary wishes go out to: Doug and Trina Everett, Dick and Donna Worster, Mike and Wendy Myshrall.
Civil Rights Team dinner
On Tuesday, April 7, members of the Washburn Civil Rights Team will be having a special supper and Bingo night, with the supper being served from 5 to 7 p.m. and games will be played from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Trailrunners Snowmobile clubhouse on Station Road in Washburn.
The supper will have a full menu complete with beans, hotdogs, chili and French fries. There will also be sodas and desserts to choose from. All proceeds will go towards funding an upcoming training trip to Augusta.
The next scheduled meeting of the Washburn Town Council will be held on Monday, April 13, at the Civic Center starting at 7 p.m.
TOPS will be meeting each Monday at the Washburn Trailrunners clubhouse, starting with weigh-in at 4:15 p.m. and the meeting to follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.
The Washburn Soup Kitchen schedule will include regular meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays, served from 3 to 5 p.m. There will also be special senior citizen meals served on the second Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the next senior lunch to be held on Friday, April 10.
An August Festival meeting will be held Wednesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.
There will be lots of fun events going on during the week of Monday, April 13, through Saturday, April 18, to celebrate National Library Week. Events include a special Story Hour time and a meeting of the Middle School book group who will be discussing the book “The Outsiders.” There will be lots of events to sign up for, including raffles, along with giveaways. There will be a fun jelly bean-counting contest and one event will be a special amnesty program, with late materials and library fines forgiven by donating a nonperishable food item for each fine. Please note that the only fines not forgiven are for lost books. For those having any questions, please feel free to phone the library at 455-4814 or stop in and visit the library during their regular hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 7 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Some of the more recent additions to the library include new flooring, new computer desks, a new circulation desk and a new photocopier. The library will also be investing in matching funds for a Gates Foundation grant to put some new public computers in the library. The new floor and front door have been installed in the library, and both make for a warmer atmosphere to read and research in.
A special program is being offered again for area adults interested in writing their history down for their children and grandchildren. All are welcome to attend the library’s Reminiscence Group which will be starting up again in the near future.
Also a library volunteer would like to start a knitting circle, and knitters of all experience will be welcome. The group will be meeting on Tuesday mornings and if you would like to know more on either of these groups, please phone the library at 455-4814, or you can also reach the library by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Washburn Memorial Library is participating in a statewide downloadable audio book program. All you have to do is go to http://download.maininfonet.org, press ‘login’ and find ‘Washburn Memorial Library.’ You need to know your library card number and you will be able to download audio book on your computer. These books can be checked out for seven days. You can transfer them to CDs, MP3 players or Ipods, and you can do this 24 hours a day. For questions or further information, please feel free to call the library at 455-4814.
Our library is also now on the Web and can be seen at http://sites.google.com/site/washburnmemorial which will lead to various sites of interest for genealogy fans, kids’ reference sits, the library’s calendar and its programs and services. There will also be a listing of the various memorials placed in the library as well as an attachment form you can use to give a memorial to the library.
On Friday, April 3, from 9 to 11 a.m., there will be a workshop held at the Washburn Memorial Library on time management as part of the Women’s Work and Community program.
This will cover information on ways to avoid procrastination and help with our organizational skills.
There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. For further information, phone the library at 455-4814 or check out the program on the Web at www.womenworkandcommunity.org or phone 764-0050.
Saturday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. the Washburn District High School gym will be the site of this year’s Junior Exhibition, directed by Mrs. Londa Brown. Admission is $3 adults, $1 for students. Students taking part this year include: Kayla Pike, Amber Reed, Alicia Saucier, Sydney Beckwith, Justin Howe, Felicia Cochran, and Jessica O’Donnell.
Christie Cochran is the correspondent for Washburn, Wade and Perham. She can be reached at 455-8034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Sjoberg
JUNIOR EXHIBIT — Students taking part in Washburn’s Junior Exhibit included, from left: Kayla Pike, Amber Reed, Alicia Saucier, back row: Sydney Beckwith, Justin Howe, Felicia Cochran, and Jessica O’Donnell.
Photo courtesy of Christie Cochran
WASHBURN AMERICAN LEGION members taking time for a photo op include, from left: Vice Commander Willie Drost, Stanley Theriault, Commander Kermit Fuller, Adjutant Larry Harrison, Dale Whitten, Allen Dahlgren, Herman Carman, John Churchill and Robert Brown.