Mapleton Ladies Extension plans garden outing

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The Mapleton Ladies Extension will be enjoying a garden tour at Edged in Stone located in Caribou Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend this tour, please contact Extension member Liz Brewer at 764-3427. Birthdays
Birthday wishes this week go out to Courtney Hoffses, Tom Steeves, Galen Kennedy Sr., Brayden Boulier, Julie Clair Savage, Carly St. Peter, Adam Beals, Jeannie Wilcox, Andrew Patterson, Erin Frost, Joseph Bushey, Danny Caron, Woody Garland, Brian Ellis Jr., Kim Finnemore, Forrest Flagg, Richard Getchell and Douglas LaCombe.
Happy Anniversary this week to Wayne and Jill Ireland on the 28th, Mark and Judy Ireland on the 30th, and Graydon and Shirley Dougherty on the 30th.
From Jeans to Insulation?!
Did you know that almost anything can be recycled, including denim? National Geographic Kids magazine is collecting denim to set a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of clothes to recycle.
All of the denim will be incorporated into the COTTON FROM BLUE TO GREEN denim drive. The denim will be recycled into UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, which is used to help build houses in places that have been damaged by hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. Your jeans will help set a record, keep clothes out of landfills, and build houses for families to live in! It takes approximately 500 pairs of jeans to recycle enough denim to insulate one average-size home in the United States. Your denim jeans, or any other denim clothing item, must be received by June 30. Donations can be shipped to: NG Kids/Set a Guinness World Record, P.O. Box 98001, Washington, D.C. 20090-8001. For more information, visit and print off the necessary form to be included in your shipment.
College Graduate
Katelyn Powers received a bachelor of science degree in fashion retail and merchandising at the 155th Commencement of Lasell College in Newton, Mass. May 17. Founded in 1851, Lasell is one of the oldest colleges in greater Boston. While at Lasell, Katelyn was a Community Service Scholar, participating in events and activities supporting diversity on the campus and in the community. Katelyn has been accepted as a graduate student at Lasell for the fall of 2009 in the master of science in management degree program. Congratulations, Katelyn!
Senior Citizen News
The Mapleton, Castle Hill, Chapman Senior Citizens met at Maple Tree Estate with 21 members present. Anita Morin gave the blessing and a delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. Vice President Grenda Stephenson led the group in the flag salute and the Lord’s Prayer as President Shirley Coty is away visiting family.
A thank-you note was read from the Mapleton Baptist Church for the memorial gift in memory of long-time member, Louise Shaw. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Terry and Merle. Gerry and Ruth will serve on the kitchen committee for June and Millie will make the group birthday cake. Bingo was played by the group with Madeline, Rhoda, Jackie and Gerry winning prizes. Seniors are invited to join the group that meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Maple Tree Estates on the Hughes Road.
Mapleton Daze Meeting

The next Mapleton Daze Committee meeting will be Wednesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Pizza House. If you enjoy this annual festival and can donate some time to see that it continues, please consider attending this meeting!
Mapleton Daze Parade
Any and all who are interested in participating in the annual Mapleton Daze parade are asked to pre-register by contacting Grenda Stephenson at 764-0452. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 27. A change from previous years, the Mapleton Daze Committee has decided not to award trophies this year. Thank you for registering prior to the Saturday morning parade!
Letters from Home
In a small community, most of us know a member of the military serving near and abroad. Let’s thank them for their service, give them some words of encouragement and updates from home! If you know a serviceman or woman that you know would love letters from home, please send me their address. I plan to publish those submitted in this column.
Tom Steeves, son of David and Bonnie Steeves, is currently serving in Afghanistan. Since he is celebrating his birthday this week, let’s shower him with cards from home! His address is: Sgt. Steeves, Thomas L.  Fox Co. 3/509th INF ABN Orgun-E APO, AE 09311.
Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society
Candy bars are still on sale and can be purchased at Clukey’s Auto, Chandler Farms and the Mapleton Town Office.
The Society has voted to offer a couple’s lifetime membership for $150. If two people from the same family would like to join, this option would save $50, rather than purchasing one lifetime membership for $100.
The Grange Hall is available for rent May 1-Nov. 1. Please contact any member if you are interested in renting the hall for your event. The Society meets one night a month from February through November and welcomes new members. Please consider helping the Society preserve a piece of local history.
Mapleton United Methodist Church Luncheon
The United Methodist Church luncheon will be held Friday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
    Jennifer Buzza is the correspondent for Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman. She can be reached at 760-9115, or by e-mail at