Robbinston

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

 

On March 21st, the Robbinston Historical Society held their first meeting of the year. After the reading of the minutes and treasurer’s report, the Society welcomed new members Travis and Teresa Christie and Sarah and Paul Strickland. Mary Ann Duvall and Theresa recently repainted the window sills and they look great. Tom Brennen will restore the signs outside the Visitors’ Center and Grace Chapel. Art Carter reported that a woman from Wisconsin has diaries of the Bugsby family. She is willing to donate as soon as she has finished transcribing them. This will be a great addition to the archives the Society already owns. The Society is planning a yard sale on May 25th and 26th from 9 - 1. Start giving your items you no longer need in order to donate them to the sale. Please, no clothes. The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 18th at 7 pm.

Last Saturday, a lively bunch of kids came to the Robbinston Grade School to look for Easter eggs. Because of the cold and snow outside, the eggs were hidden in the gym. Three lucky kids found a large egg and won a prize. Free Easter cupcakes were given to each child and other refreshments were sold. There was also a Chinese raffle. The Easter Bunny greeted each child as they came in and had her picture taken with one toddler. All the kids went home with a bag of candy. This will be an annual event for the Robbinston Grange.

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Trainer on the 27th, Nicole Nickelson on the 31st, Kaytlin Brenner on April 1st, Darlene McConnell and Kelly McCormich on April 2nd and Dennie Sterner on April 6th.

The first service of the Sewall Memorial Congregational Church took place on March 24th at 4 pm. It was good to see everyone again. Everyone went home with palms. Just a reminder. the Easter service will be at 7 am followed by breakfast.

Next week, I’ll report on the town meeting.