Easton well represented at Northern Maine Fair Association pageant

10 years ago


by Hillary Hallett

    On Friday, Aug. 1, Easton’s Abagale Stewart was crowned 2014 Miss Northern Maine Fair. Abagale is the daughter of Jon and Tina Fields and is a 2013 graduate of Easton High School. She is about to start the second year of her pre-med degree the University of Maine in Presque Isle debt free. Abagale has won scholarships through pageants and worked two jobs for the last two years to pay her way through school.
Last year Abagale was the first young lady from Easton to win the title of Miss Maine Potato Blossom and was awarded a scholarship. She  had the unbelievable opportunity to represent Maine and the Maine Potato Board! While representing the Maine Potato Board, she met many people and made many contacts including Gov. Paul LePage and Sen. Susan Collins. Abagale is looking forward to representing and promoting the Northern Maine Fair Association!
Maggie McQuade, 2013 Little Miss Easton, also competed and won the title of 2014 Pre-Teen Miss Northern Maine Fair. Maggie will be a third grader at Easton Elementary this fall and is the daughter of Andrew and Lori McQuade. Maggie was so delighted in her win she was in tears!
Another up-and-coming young lady is Allison Bate of Easton. Allison is the daughter of Kristy Bate; she competed for the title of Little Miss Northern Maine Fair. Allison won her age division in talent and was amazing on stage. She wore a beautiful hot-pink gown and simply glowed in it.
Also in attendance was 2014 Little Miss Easton Amelia Bate, the daughter of Kristy Bate. Amelia, a very talented singer, was there to cheer on her sister Allison and the other Easton contestants. It is truly amazing the talent that comes out of Easton. The Easton Community Fundraising Committee (sponsors of the Easton Pageant) and the Easton residents wish Abagale Stewart 2014 Miss Northern Maine Fair and Maggie McQuade 2014 Pre-Teen Northern Maine Fair a wonderful year as they represent the Northern Maine Fair Association.

The Walker family in concert tonight

    The Walkers will be in concert at the United Baptist Church at 63 Center Rd. in Easton tonight, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. Pastor Greg Jackson invites everyone to come and hear this nationally-known Gospel group. If you love good Gospel music, then you do not want to miss an evening with the Walkers. From a high-energy blend of southern, country and contemporary music blended together to form that “Walker style,” that has endeared them to fans across the country, to traditional hymns, as well as some of today’s top praise and worship, it will be a night that everyone will enjoy. Free to the public; a love offering will be received.

Committee extends yard sale

    The Little School Restoration Committee will be continuing their fund-raising yard sale at the Little School on the Station Road in Easton on Thursday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New items have been added. For more information, email Myrna at gardnerm3@myfairpoint.net.

Club hits the road

    Easton senior citizens — members of the Happy Days Club — traveled to Anderson’s Restaurant in New Brunswick on Thursday, July 24,  enjoying a delicious lunch. After the lunch, there was singing by the owners, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Gale. The seniors making the trip were: Paul and Liana DeMerchant, Loomis and Kitty Scott, Hughie Gray, Arthur Lamoreux, Marie Hewitt, Roger and Jackie Condon, Ed and Alta Rattray, Diana Hersey, Marge Niblett, Margaret Adams, Carol Adams, Elizabeth Martin, Ezalee Smith, Hollis Hull, Barb Bonville, John and Nina Trask, Betty Brown, Annette Copeland, Melvin Cleaves, and bus driver Dellas Adams.
The group’s next meeting will be a potluck dinner on Aug. 14 in the recreation room at the West Ridge Manor. All Easton seniors are invited to attend the luncheons, meetings and trips. Join for a fun day.

Kiwanis Birthday Calendars

    2015 is Easton’s Sesquicentennial! The Kiwanis Club of Easton wants to celebrate the town by creating a special Community Calendar for 2015. It will have 12 different photos depicting the history of the community and will continue to have advertising for local businesses and everyone’s birthdays in the past. The cost of this year’s calendar will be $10. In an effort to get the product out to everyone in November, the group is trying to have the order completed and sent to the printing company by Friday, Aug. 15. Please call Loris Allen for more information at 488-6111. Checks can be sent to: Kiwanis Club of Easton, PO Box 291, Easton, ME 04740.

 Upcoming Rec programs

    The Easton Rec Department will offer a Karate Camp on Aug. 11,12 and 14 at the Hall/Community Center, 23 Station Road, from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $15. Open to grades two and up. Pre-registration is preferred and space is still available.
Easton Recreation will host Golf Camp at Mars Hill Country Club on Aug. 11, 12, 14 and 15. Transportation will be provided from the Hall at 9 a.m. and return by 11:50 a.m. The cost is $20. Open to grades two and up. Pre-registration is required, space still available.

Rec calendar

    Wednesday, Aug. 6 — Field Trip to Kingswood Entertainment; the bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Cost is $20. Children must have a release form and birth certificate on file to attend.
Softball playoff games.
Tee Ball at 6 p.m. on the field behind the high school.
Thursday, Aug. 7 — Last day of summer day camp from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hall; today’s theme is “science” and there are lots of fun experiments planned. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Final day of swimming at Fort Fairfield Pool; bus departs at 12:40 p.m. and returns at 3:15 p.m. Be sure your child has a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.
Archery Camp at Easton Elementary School at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Softball playoff games.
Friday, Aug. 8 — Final swim lesson departs from the Hall at 8:30 a.m. and return by 10:15 a.m.
Playgroup from 10:30-11:45 a.m. for children 2 and older. Children not potty trained must be accompanied.
Softball playoff games.
Saturday, Aug. 9 — Tournament games for softball at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10 — Tournament games for softball at 2, 3, 4 and possibly 6 p.m. Community barbecue for all softball players and their families at 5 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 11 — Golf Camp 9:30-11:30 a.m. Transportation from the Hall at 9 a.m., returning at 11:50 a.m.
Karate Camp at the Hall 1-3 p.m. Open to grades 2 and up.
Tuesday, Aug. 12 — Golf Camp 9:30-11:30 a.m. Transportation from the Hall at 9 a.m., returning at 11:50 a.m.
Karate Camp at the Hall 1-3 p.m. Open to grades 2 and up.
Wednesday, Aug. 13 — Field trip to Playland Adventures; the bus departs at 7:45 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. The cost is $12; this includes most activities. There are 11 inflatables inside and four waterslides/activities in the outdoor “splash zone,” as well as an arcade, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline and concessions (requires extra money). Must wear socks and have a bathing suit and towel. Release form required.
  Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to: hillary_jt@myfairpoint.net or call 551-7737.