PTO dinner draws 150

7 years ago

 PTO dinner draws 150

By Amy Sawyer

 The dinner sponsored by the Washburn Area PTO for Reed Plummer was a huge success thanks to all of his family and friends who helped make it happen.

There was a great turnout, bringing in upwards of 150 people on Friday, Oct. 21. Organizers thank all who donated supplies, food and help. Without such a caring community this dinner wouldn’t have been possible.
The PTO sponsored walkway dedication to the former superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Ervin, will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. outside at the Washburn District Elementary School in Washburn. All are welcome to attend and gather around the students while the walkway is dedicated.
There will be a bake sale at the parent/teacher conferences at the Washburn District Elementary School on Tuesday Nov. 22. The PTO is in need of baked goods to sell. If you are willing to donate some goodies, contact any PTO member or Angela Farley at 455-8048.

Wreath Fundraiser

The Spain and Paris Tour Students will sell holiday wreaths from now until Nov. 20. They are handmade and approximately 30 inches across. Plain wreaths are $15 and decorated wreaths are $25. The profit goes toward the students’ trip fees. For information, contact Tracy Reed at 762-0061 or, or any tour participant.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

The brain tumor awareness T-shirt fundraiser in support of Reed Plummer has started. Students at Washburn District Elementary School were sent home with order forms. Orders may also be taken at Country Farms Market. Shirts are $10 each and range in size from 2T to adult XX large. Payment is due with order.
Orders are due by November 11th. Make checks payable to Amber Fields. Contact Fields at with any questions.

United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Women’s Group will hold a bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the church. The next meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11.

Washburn Memorial Library

The Washburn Memorial Library hours are Monday, 1-7 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Girl Scouts meet Fridays at 3 p.m. downstairs in the King Room. Toddler Story Time is Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult and use the back entrance.
For more information, contact Lois Walton at 455-4814.

August Festival Meeting

There is an August Festival Committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Scheduled Meetings

The Washburn Town Council meets in regular sessions on the second Monday of each month at the Washburn Civic Center. If the second Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to the following Monday. The next meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The next MSAD #45 School Board meeting will be November 8, 2016 in the David J. Lyon Washburn District Elementary School at 7:00 p.m.


Those celebrating birthdays between November 2 and 8 include: Dick Hartford, Linda Bragg, Barbara Doak, Nabil Nader, Dana Caron, Justin Howe, Mark Conley, Bill White, Rowena Forbes, Kathy Mills and Randy Pelham, Trevor Pendextor II, Jenna Farley, Ashley Belmain and Christine Scott.


Those celebrating anniversaries between November 2 and 8 include: Alfred and Diana Easler, Stan and Nada Theriault, David and Connie Heald, and Derek and Candy Libby.

Amy Sawyer is the correspondent for Perham, Wade and Washburn. She can be reached by calling 227-8679 or by e-mailing