Easton plans Clean Up Day

7 years ago

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Town of Easton will provide a collection point at the town garage on the Fry Pan Road for household junk, such as appliances, tires, furniture, wood, etc. Wood products must be separated. Household garbage and used oil will not be accepted.

There will also be a collection point next to the recycling igloos behind the town office to dispose of electronics such as: televisions, computers, monitors, printers, fluorescent bulbs, circuit boards, cell phones, fax machines, scanners, laptops, DVD/VCR players, batteries and copiers. All recyclables must be deposited in the igloos behind the town office. This is intended for Easton residents only. Coordinate your fall cleaning with the Town Clean Up Day and make use of our efforts to make Easton a more beautiful place to live. No commercial loads. Call 488-6652 with any questions.

Flewelling a finalist for Heisman

Jacob Flewelling, a senior at Easton High School, recently applied for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy Scholarship through the school’s guidance office. Thousands of students apply across the country inn the first phase and 11,000 school winners are chosen. In the next round, 1,000 state finalists were chosen, including Flewelling.

Ten national finalists will be chosen from there and then the final two national winners. It is a $10,000 scholarship and a trip to the Heisman Trophy ceremony broadcast live on ESPN. The scholarship is based on athletic ability, academic excellence and leadership skills.

Harvest party is Saturday

It is that time of year again for the Parent Teacher Organization’s annual Harvest Party. It will be held on Saturday from 2:30-4 p.m. at Easton Elementary School. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the local food bank, and is open to all kids through grade 6.

The PTO is looking for volunteers to set up on Friday from 1-6 p.m. and again on Saturday to help run games from 2-4 p.m. Even if you are only able to help for an hour or so, they would love to have you. Please contact Peggy Arnett by email ( arnett_peggy@yahoo.com) or phone (488-6904) so the group will have an idea of how many volunteers they have.

Room parents will be contacting all of the classes to request donations for the party. The list is as follows: Pre-K and kindergarten are responsible for sweets, grade 1 responsible for fruit (washed, cut up and ready to be served), grade 2, veggies (washed, cut up and ready to be served); grades 3-4, sandwiches; grade 5, cheese and crackers; and grade 6, chips and pretzels.

As always, the PTO would love cakes and cupcakes for the cake walk. There will be a prize for the most creative, attractive and themed presentation of snacks. Snacks should be brought to the school Friday afternoon or at least an hour before the party.

This year they are partnering with the Easton Wesleyan Church, as they will be holding their annual Trunk or Treat immediately following the harvest party. Trunk or Treat will be held at 4 p.m. at the Easton Wesleyan Church and a presentation by the Supreme Court Jesters will be held at 5 p.m.

Pastor Tony and his congregation encourage and invite anyone in the community who is interested to bring their decorated car to church by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to get ready for the event. Those bringing a vehicle are responsible for their own decorations and candy. A prize will be given for the best decorated car. For more information, contact Pastor Tony at 551-0777.

Upcoming community library hours

The library will be open to the community for patrons to utilize library services; book loans, use of periodicals and reference materials, Internet and computer access. Patrons may bring their own devices to access the Internet and will be asked to follow existing library rules/guidelines.

The Junior Senior High School library will be open from 3-5:30 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Easton High School library will be open from 9:30-noon on Saturday, Oct. 29 with story time from 10-10:30 a.m.

Happy Days Club update

A small group of members and guests of the Happy Days Senior Citizens’ Club traveled to Haystack Mountain on Oct. 13 to view the foliage and enjoy lunch at the Bonanza Restaurant before returning to Easton.
The next meeting will be a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the recreation room at the Manor. Seniors, please invite a friend and join them.

Junior Exhibition planned

The Class of 2018 will be holding its Junior Exhibition on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Easton Junior-Senior High School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, $2 for senior citizens and $12 for a family of four or more.

Craft fair scheduled

The annual craft fair will be held Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Easton Elementary School gyms. Spots are still available. The fee is $20 and payment must be received by Oct. 31. For more information, please call Melissa at 227-4093 or email at crazycountygirl96@gmail.com.

Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to hillary_jt@myfairpoint.net or calling 551-7737.