Town Column

Chilmark

By Jacqueline Sexton
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Posted April 26, 2007

By the time this comes out, the votes for town officers will be counted and we'll be on our way to another year. Perhaps this is a good time to express our appreciation to all the people who serve on different boards, some of which are very demanding and time-consuming . We all thank you.

School children have been constructing and testing their solar model cars in anticipation of the Island-wide race this Saturday, April 28 at the Energy Fair being held at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. The fair opens at 9 a.m., and race time is 12 noon. You can get all the latest news on energy saving developments and also arrange for an audit of your house by Cape Light, which can demonstrate ways to be more energy efficient. Everyone is invited to the fair.

Next Tuesday is May 1, the day of the May pole dance at the school. Come and watch the children perform the intricate steps.

This Saturday, April 28, is the last day of the library's off-season café until next fall. So come and have some coffee and pastries, play scrabble or visit with friends in the library's meeting room. Everyone is invited; there is no charge.

Chris Dreyer, who has volunteered off and on at the library for years, has been down in the library basement with jumbo markers and red sticky tape marking which boxes of books are to be brought up for the Memorial Day book sale. Preparations begin May 23, so be on the lookout for some bargains.

The United Methodist Parish is in need of volunteers to help organize a vacation Bible study program during the summer. Helpers are also needed for a children's fellowship group, both up- and down-Island. Please call Diane Norton at 508-696-5989.

Tara Bolash-Larsen would like everyone to come to the bake sale at down-Island Cronig's this Saturday, April 28, from 10 to 3 to raise funds for the new animal rescue non-profit, Second Chance. The group has been caring for lost creatures in their own homes. They pledge that 100 percent of the bake sale proceeds will go to caring for the animals.

A report in the church newsletter provides some details about the pancake supper and talent show that took place at the church on Shrove Tuesday. Armen Hanjian played "Autumn Leaves" on a saw, (he makes it sound like a string instrument.); Beth Mayhew and her grandchildren entertained with a version of "This Little Light of Mine," and Ethel Sherman and the Rev. Mary Jane O'Connor-Ropp read selections they had written for the Howes House writer's group among other entertainments. The pancakes by the Rev. Susan Heyfield and the bacon and strawberries and cream were devoured to the tune of ooh's and aah's.

I have just heard that next Sunday is National Honesty Day. I find it absolutely remarkable that such a phenomenon has survived the last few years.