Martin to speak about owls

12 years ago

Martin to speak about owls


by Tomi Henderson

    Vaughn Martin, educator at the Francis Malcolm Science Center in Easton, will present a lively and informative program on all things “owl.” This event will be held at the Washburn Memorial Library, located at 1290 Main St., on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.

    Martin will talk about the diet of an owl, where they live, their ears, eyes and feathers. An owl-themed story time will also occur along with an owl craft activity. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. All area children from ages 3 to 10 are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please call Librarian Katherine Veitschegger with any questions 455-4814.


August Festival

    The August Festival Committee met last Wednesday, July 25. Everything is progressing toward a great weekend in Washburn on Aug. 17-19! The brochures have gone to the printer. Thanks in advance to Cindy Boot for refusing to see the Festival falter and die, and to Mike Umphrey for his dedication to the continuance of the parade. We will miss the Mane Event (horse cart rides) this year, as they have a family event scheduled. But most everything else is scheduled and ready. Watch for the bouncy house, the Firemen’s Muster, the soccer game, the alumni banquet, kids’ parades and games, music, fireworks, the parade at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, the craft sale in the park and much more. See you there!


Antique tractor pulls

    As part of Washburn’s August Festival events, there will be antique tractor pulls on Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Washburn Trail Runners Snowmobile Club’s parking lot. Pulls begin at 11 a.m.


Historical museum

    The Salmon Brook Historical Society has open hours at the Benjamin Wilder Homestead Museum and the Agricultural Museum on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. There is no admission charge and very interesting exhibits are available for the public to see.



    Those celebrating birthdays from Aug. 1-7 include: Alysea Beaulieu, Marcie Barbarula, Beth Thibodeau, Beverly White, Ryan Plissey, Adam Thompson, Perlin Bull, Amanda Clark, Matt Cannon, George Martin III, Caleb Brown, Mark Kelley, Natalie Doody, Jerry Thompson, Lesha Fitzherbert, Hillary Brown, Tony Searles, Kevin Burtt, Greg Libby, Stan Smith, Virginia Farley, Maddie Bither, Barb Churchill, Eric Sperrey, Pam Tompkins, Barb Churchill, Jessica Henderson, Chrissy Myshrall and Justin Clayton.

    Celebrating their anniversaries are: Gary and Karen Milton, Gordon and Reta Anderson, Chuck and Carol Mahoney, Dana and Barb Caron, Bill and April Fox, Lyman and Velma Sperrey, Gary and Louise Cole and Sheldon and Sandi Cunningham.

    NOTE: Please e-mail me at with any changes or additions to the birthdays and anniversaries listings.



    Two pageants, one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., will have several young ladies vying for the titles of Little Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss Washburn 2012.

Photos courtesy of Tomi Henderson

    The Little/Pre-Teen pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Washburn District High School. The Little Miss contestants at left are, in front from left: Tru Dost, Hannah White, Little Miss Washburn 2011 Emma Johnston, Amanda White and Lexie Barker. The Pre-Teen contestants in back are: Raegyn Chavez, Kristen Dube, Pre-Teen Miss Washburn 2011 Samantha Churchill and Raegan Whipkey.

    JUNIOR CONTESTANTS — The Junior/Teen/Miss Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Washburn District High School. The Junior Miss contestants at right, in front from left are: Carly Bragg, Anecia Fuller, Sydney Chavez, Samantha White and Natasha Lizotte. In back: Jayden Harris, Makenzie Vaughn, Junior Miss Washburn 2011 Makayla Shackett and Macey Barker.

    TEEN AND MISS CONTESTANTS — The Junior/Teen/Miss Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Washburn District High School. The Teen contestants at left are, in front from left: Elizabeth White, Mariena Bragg and Kaylee Doody; and the Miss contestants are, continued in front row: Shanae Burtt and Caitlyn Roix. In back: Teen Miss Washburn 2011 Courtney Cannon and Miss Washburn 2011 Tia Dee.


ATV news

    Freshly graded and raked trails greet travelers passing through town, from the Castle Hill Road crossing, behind the former Griffin’s One-Stop to the next road crossing. A tractor and bush hog was also used recently to mow the sides of the trail in the Blackstone Siding area. Thanks go to all who help maintain the trails for all to enjoy.

    Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Perham, Wade and Washburn. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail