The Sebasticook Garden Club (SGC) held their November meeting on Thursday, November 17th at the Newport Cultural Center. Some members placed winter greens in the Cultural Center window boxes prior to the meeting. Fifteen members attended the business meeting. At the October meeting, speaker Martha Hamilton challenged members to design trays similar to those in a judged flower show and return with their finished products at the November meeting. Participants used coordinating plates, mugs, and cups, tea pots, napkins and small floral pieces to decorate each tray. Carleen Harriman, Sandy Allen, Sharon Wing, and Joyce Daher were given round Christmas trays and the theme “Cocoa by the Fire”. Oval, fall colored trays and the theme “Autumn Breakfast in Bed” were provided to Flo Cote, Peggy Kaufman, Linda Marconi and Laura Nilsen. The final group, Ann Hardwick, Sandra Eastman, and Martha Hamilton chose a tray of their own and the theme was “Fall Afternoon Tea”. Members had a great time and did surprisingly well with their design choices. After viewing the trays, those who wished, learned to cover plant pots with fabric for a festive look.
The next regular meeting of the Sebasticook Garden Club will be on Friday, December 9th at Flo Cote’s house in Newport. SGC always welcomes new members. For more information contact Ann at 416-4807.
Sebasticook Garden Club members, Flo Cote, Sandra Eastman, Laura Nilsen, Marion Dyleski, Joyce Daher and Ann Hardwick decorate the Newport Cultural Center window boxes.
The Newport Area Senior Citizens had their Thanksgiving luncheon at the Newport American Legion Hall on Wednesday, November 16th. The meeting was called to order at 10:30 AM by Dee Terrio. The Newport Area Seniors are still looking for nominees for officer positions for 2017. A shopping bus trip to Bangor was voted on for Wednesday, December 7th leaving the Legion Hall at 8:30 AM with lunch at Governor’s Restaurant. After the meeting, Nancy Bellfleur and Juanita Graves performed a comedy skit. Luncheon consisted of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and gravy along with all the fixings and desserts. The next and last meeting for 2016 will be Wednesday, December 21st.
The Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club will hold its annual Christmas party on Sunday, December 4th at 12 PM at the Big A clubhouse. This is a potluck lunch so make sure you bring your favorite dish to share as well as a wrapped ornament to exchange in the Yankee Swap ornament exchange. All members are welcomed to attend and encouraged to bring guests to this fun event.