There are still a few slots left for those who would like to enter their chowder in the Annual Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday, Aug. 1. Show off your best chowder, make lots of money for the Lighthouse and the Library and win great prizes. If you would like to enter, call or email Kimberly Haller at 526-4488 or [email protected] or call Fran or Eric Chetwynd at 526-4108. If you prefer to taste more than a dozen excellent chowders and help choose winners, show up at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at IOOF Hall. Stick around for the entertaining Variety Show at 6:30 p.m. which benefits the Swan’s Island Recreation Program. Better yet, volunteer to perform that special act of yours in the show; call Leah Staples at 460-3207 or Lacey Freelove at 460-2443 to book your act.
You don’t want to miss Sonny Sprague and Spencer Joyce identifying and talking about ledges, islands and fishing grounds around Swans Island. They share their vast knowledge on this subject at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at the library.
Emmie McKay Sawyer informs us that Vacation Bible School will be hosted by 3 Springs Ministries this year from July 21-24, Tuesday through Friday, for pre-K through sixth grade youth. It runs from 9-11 a.m. each day in the Church of God Fellowship Hall, located at 77 Rose Hill Road.
St. Paul’s UMC work crew presents an Evening of Music at the Swan’s Island Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. The concert includes performances by a men’s choir, a mixed choir, flute and piano. Donations will be accepted to help defray material costs.
Candi Joyce notifies us that the Annual Island Bazaar at the library will be on Thursday, July 23, from 12-3 p.m. The Summer craft fair and flea market at the Methodist Church on Thursdays will resume the following week.
Jim Stone reminds us that the Annual Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Oddfellow’s Hall. This meeting is particularly important in determining the future of SIEC, for a straw ballot determining whether or not talks will continue with Emera is a featured agenda item. Come and have a voice in this significant decision.
Jeanne Hoyle notifies us that the library is in need of volunteers, especially Thursdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. Jeanne is the Tuesday volunteer and is willing to switch if someone would rather volunteer on Tuesday instead.
Happy birthday to Aaron Sheridan, Kristi Sheridan, Belva Staples, Theresa Karen Joy, Dwight Colbeth, Brad Ames and Sonja Jane Philbrook. Anniversary blessings to Gary and Mimi Rainford.
If you have news to share, please email, call or write me by Sunday noon if you need it to be included in the following edition. Email me at [email protected]; drop a note to Kimberly Haller, P.O. Box 94, Swans Island, ME 04685; or call me at 526-4488.